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Automatic Driving Lessons

Learning to drive in a manual car is not for everyone – for many people, automatic driving lessons are a better option.

People learn to drive in an automatic for many different reasons, perhaps you’re eco-conscious and are planning to drive an electric car which are mainly automatic, or maybe you have a disability that stands in the way of changing gears. Whatever your reason may be, RED is here to provide you with expert automatic tuition and get you on the road safely, comfortably, and quickly.

2 free hours when you book 12!

If there are no instructors covering your area, please call our contact centre or alternatively purchase RED’s Gift Voucher for driving lessons at the earliest opportunity. Find out more about RED’s Driving Lesson Gift Voucher scheme.

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Why choose automatic?

As there is no clutch pedal, an automatic car may be easier to drive – especially on more congested city roads – and if you are having difficulties managing the gears in a manual car, you may find that taking automatic driving lessons is a faster route to your licence. Some people just prefer automatic transmissions for city driving as busy traffic means more frequent gear changes for manual drivers.

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Before you decide whether to book driving lessons in an automatic or manual car, it’s important to keep in mind that an automatic licence does not permit you to drive a manual car once you have passed your test. That means that going for an automatic now may limit your choice when buying or renting a car or van in the future.

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At RED Driving School we can offer automatic car driving lessons in many areas of the country, contact one of our advisers on the number provided for availability near you.

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We’ve got a special offer this spring to get new customers in the driving seat:

  • Two free hours when you buy 12*

For more details and to buy, visit our offers page here.

  • And ongoing discounts of up to 10% on our other driving lesson packages

Find out more here.

Our Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for someone who wants to get on the road quickly. Purchasing a RED Gift Voucher is simple and secure. Simply click this link and follow the steps to purchase a voucher from as little as £10.

*One of your free hours must be used on the day of your test. The 14 for 12 offer is not available to existing RED Driving School students and only one ‘14 for 12’ offer per learner.

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Find out more about Automatic

Interested in finding out more about learning to drive in an automatic, or electric vehicles (EVs)? These articles could be for you!

Why Learn Automatic

Find out more about why learning to drive automatic could be for you.

Why Go Electric?

Find out more about electric vehiciles (EVs) and how they’re becoming the future.

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Our experienced instructors operate nationwide. So whether you’re learning in Newcastle or Norwich or Plymouth or Preston, we’ll find the perfect instructor to help you on your journey to passing.

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