Driving lessons in Gold coast are a must for those people who find negotiating the gear stick and clutch a bit of a challenge. Taking away the worry and stress that gear changing can bring helps nervous drivers specifically too. Perhaps you do a lot of city or town driving where the constant clutch-control makes your ankles hurt? Well, driving an automatic car can help alleviate all those issues and there are more and more makes of cars having the facility of an automatic gear box.
Automatic cars were once sneered at being thought of as clunky, expensive vehicles that used a lot of power and fuel. They are actually becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are driving and our roads becoming more congested. The need for constant clutch pressing and depressing is removed and it makes for a smoother and more comfortable drive.
It’s impossible to stall an automatic car which is why they are so popular with nervous drivers as the worry of stalling and hill starts is removed. Your time and concentration can be spent on other aspects of driving such as being aware of hazards around you or possible obstacles. You can be more aware of other vehicles and traffic signals as you can focus on that without having the need to change gear. You will have gears in your automatic car but that will simply be to put the car in whichever mode you want such as Drive, Park or Reverse. Having to change from 1 to 2 to 3 etc. as the car’s speed increases will not be necessary.
For a smooth drive around town an automatic car is definitely the way forward however you need to consider whether this has an impact on your fuel consumption. More and more cars are now being fitted with “automated manual” gearboxes which, through a detailed hydraulic system takes care of the clutch and gear changes and provides a fuel consumption saving at the same time. In addition, some more modern semi-automatic cars have paddles or buttons which also help to use less fuel. It’s the stop-start type of driving that makes the demands on the fuel but if you’re travelling at motorway speeds there’s very little difference between manual and automatic cars. Automatic cars traditionally hold their value better than manual cars so it all evens out eventually.
One thing to bear in mind when deciding on driving lessons gold coast and subsequently buying an automated car is that your licence will not allow you to drive a manual car. If your lessons and your test were taken in an automatic car, then that is only type of car you can drive. If you had to drive a manual one, you would need to take lessons and a test in a manual car before driving it.
Here at driving lessons gold coast we provide an excellent standard of tuition in whichever type of vehicle you choose. Our instructors are proficient in delivering courses to suit a range of different needs. We have male and female driving instructors and teach in both manual and automatic cars. We can provide lessons at a time and from a place that is convenient to you making it easier for you to fit driving into your busy life. We can be flexible with times and you can be assured that your instructor will be punctual and reliable. They are all Advanced Driving Instructors and hold the relevant industry led qualifications. They are checked and monitored regularly to ensure they continue to deliver only the best tuition.
People often ask us what makes us special or why should they choose us? Well, we are very proud of the quality of our tuition and the high standard of professionalism our instructors show at all times but our attention to detail and unique tailored learning plans are what people say helps them the most. We spend time getting to know our pupils and assessing their strengths and development areas. That way we can tailor a plan that fits the pace at which they learn and is geared to them as an individual. We won’t waste time on areas that you’ve mastered other than to hone them in time for your test but we will spend extra time going over areas where you don’t appear to be as confident or proficient. This allows us to get you exactly at the standard required to take your test. Everyone is different and so we deliver bespoke tuition to suit all your different needs.
We also spend time teaching you hazard perception skills together with observational techniques which enhances the quality of your driving and helps make you into a safer and more confident driver. Please feel free to call us anytime if you would like further information on our services.