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By 100000176500 27 Mar, 2017

Manual Driving Lessons : Many learners want to learn in a car with automatic transmission. It’s the quicker, easier option; you simply point the car in the right direction and press the pedal on the right to go and press the pedal on the left to slow and stop. The car will do the rest. Boring stuff for those of us who prefer to drive a real car, that is a manual transmission with a clutch; not one of these gimmicky sports mode autos (Tiptronic, Sportmatic, Steptronic) or whatever other gadgets have been invented for those who want to think they are driving a real car.

Yes, learning in a manual may take a little longer to master, it may be a little frustrating at times although with good, expert instruction the task is made much easier. Most manual learners that I come across would not want to learn in automatic. Once the basics are mastered the learner will enjoy the experience of driving a real car.

Learning to drive a manual car requires a little more thought than that required to drive a toy (oops!) automatic car. You must now give more consideration to your approach to a hazard; position, speed and of course the correct selection of the appropriate gear. I consider the extra thought that has to go into learning manual , together with carefully explained information as to the operation of the vehicle, results in a better driver. I believe that too many new learners are out in the traffic, in the automatic,  before they are psychologically ready. The confidence developed with the extra time taken in the early stages of learning manual will pay dividends in the long run.

Another advantage to learning manual, and learning well, is in developing a skill that will come in handy with many occupations. I have trained many people to upskill from automatic to manual because either they have now bought a manual or it is a requirement of their employment. Anyone wanting to join our emergency services will be required to state, on application, that they are competent in the operation of a manual vehicle. Many trades operate manual vehicles. Other occupations where I have helped people learn manual include: truck driver; engineers on site in a 4WD; mechanic; car valet. So many of these people have told me they wish they had learnt manual in the first place.

Beside this there is the pure pleasure of being in complete control of the car and reliant on your own skill, having been taught by a good, experienced driving instructor . Not for the real driver are these gimmicks which give the impression of being a driver but rely on the onboard smarts to get the job done.

Remember: Any driver can drive automatic. Real drivers drive manual .

To book your manual driving lessons in Adelaide phone Mitcham Driving School on 8271 8400
By 100000176500 27 Mar, 2017

Manual Driving Lessons : Many learners want to learn in a car with automatic transmission. It’s the quicker, easier option; you simply point the car in the right direction and press the pedal on the right to go and press the pedal on the left to slow and stop. The car will do the rest. Boring stuff for those of us who prefer to drive a real car, that is a manual transmission with a clutch; not one of these gimmicky sports mode autos (Tiptronic, Sportmatic, Steptronic) or whatever other gadgets have been invented for those who want to think they are driving a real car.

Yes, learning in a manual may take a little longer to master, it may be a little frustrating at times although with good, expert instruction the task is made much easier. Most manual learners that I come across would not want to learn in automatic. Once the basics are mastered the learner will enjoy the experience of driving a real car.

Learning to drive a manual car requires a little more thought than that required to drive a toy (oops!) automatic car. You must now give more consideration to your approach to a hazard; position, speed and of course the correct selection of the appropriate gear. I consider the extra thought that has to go into learning manual , together with carefully explained information as to the operation of the vehicle, results in a better driver. I believe that too many new learners are out in the traffic, in the automatic,  before they are psychologically ready. The confidence developed with the extra time taken in the early stages of learning manual will pay dividends in the long run.

Another advantage to learning manual, and learning well, is in developing a skill that will come in handy with many occupations. I have trained many people to upskill from automatic to manual because either they have now bought a manual or it is a requirement of their employment. Anyone wanting to join our emergency services will be required to state, on application, that they are competent in the operation of a manual vehicle. Many trades operate manual vehicles. Other occupations where I have helped people learn manual include: truck driver; engineers on site in a 4WD; mechanic; car valet. So many of these people have told me they wish they had learnt manual in the first place.

Beside this there is the pure pleasure of being in complete control of the car and reliant on your own skill, having been taught by a good, experienced driving instructor . Not for the real driver are these gimmicks which give the impression of being a driver but rely on the onboard smarts to get the job done.

Remember: Any driver can drive automatic. Real drivers drive manual .

To book your manual driving lessons in Adelaide phone Mitcham Driving School on 8271 8400
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