Balham Driving School
When learning to drive, one of the really important decisions you need to make is whether to learn in a manual or automatic car. Fortunately, many Balham driving schools will offer tuition in the SW12 area in both kinds of vehicle, so finding an instructor shouldn’t be difficult. However, it’s important to weigh up the benefits and drawbacks of each option, so you make the right choice.
Here are some things to consider when choosing between manual and automatic for your Balham driving school lessons:
- if you pass your driving test in an automatic car, you’ll only ever be able to drive automatic cars, unless you take another test in a manual. However, taking your test in a manual car will give you the option of driving both manual and automatic vehicles, so it could give you more choice and versatility in the future
- manual cars can be more fuel-efficient than automatic cars, if driven properly. Your Balham driving school instructor will teach you how to drive in a fuel efficient way in a manual car, but there’s very little you can do to make an automatic car consume less fuel
- learning to drive a manual car is harder, no matter how good your Balham driving school is, because there’s so much more to learn. With an automatic car you won’t need to learn about how and when to move between gears. This could mean you’re ready for your test more quickly.