Our qualified, friendly and experienced instructors provide automatic driving lessons in Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester, Whitchurch and Ellesmere Port and surrounding areas.  There are many reasons for choosing to learn in an automatic car, we can take you through your lessons from complete beginner to passing your test.

There IS another way

Are you struggling with poor clutch control?

Do gears scare the life out of you?

Does the ‘biting point’ confuse you?

Are you worried when you stall?

Do you find that you don’t have time to deal with most situations when on the road?

What if we tell you there is an answer to your problem – Automatic Driving Lessons

We offer automatic driving lessons which means you can learn to drive without the added stress of gears –which makes for a much simpler, less stressful experience when learning to drive. You don’t have to worry about stalling or the clutch and can concentrate on driving, this often means that you will pass your test quicker than learning in a manual car.

Learning to drive in a manual car is not for everyone, automatic cars are perfect for learners and qualified drivers alike who find gears confusing and stressful.  More and more people are now choosing this option, there are many more automatic cars available now.

An automatic car is exactly the same as a manual vehicle, except the function of changing gears is taken care of for you by the car. What this means is that you can concentrate solely on driving – as the only pedals you operate are the accelerator (go) and the brake (stop). This simplifies the process of driving and enables you to concentrate on what’s going on around you, as learning to drive can understandably be a daunting undertaking with lots to think about at first.

You may have driven a manual vehicle before – if so, you’ll know that there is a gearstick between the driver’s seat and passenger seat. If you’ve seen someone drive a manual vehicle, you’ll see that they push their foot down on the clutch pedal and move the gearstick, shifting gear according to which they think they should be in. In these cars, we as the drivers make the decisions – and whilst these become completely natural over time sometimes as is often the case with human error, we make the wrong one! This is when you may stall (in too high a gear) or burn out your engine (driving too fast in too low a gear). You can also cause wear and tear to your gears by grinding them should you not put your foot down on the clutch properly.

Some automatic vehicles are ‘semi-automatic’, which means you can either drive them either way depending on what you prefer.

If you learn to drive in an automatic, you won’t be able to drive a manual vehicle unless you learn to drive in a manual separately. If you learn to drive in a manual vehicle, then once you have passed your test you are entitled to choose to drive either a manual or automatic car – whichever you prefer. The licence you are issued with if you learn to drive in an automatic entitles you to drive an automatic car only.

However this is rarely an issue for drivers who learn in an automatic, as most makes and models of vehicle these days are available in both variations. It may only be an issue if you are looking for greater freedom of choice in choosing a car, as automatic vehicles tend to be newer and therefore can often be more expensive than an older manual car

This is our fantastic automatic car – the Toyota Yaris hybrid. It’s been specially chosen by us to make learning to drive easy, safe and fun. It’s an incredibly smooth drive –if you learn to drive in this car, you’ll be passing your test in no time.

The decision you make as to whether you’d like to learn in an automatic car or a manual car is completely up to you. If you require more information, you can always call us for advice.

Automatic Lessons in Stockport, Macclesfield & Surrounding Areas

If you would like to have the experience of driving an automatic car or would like more information to ascertain whether learning in an automatic is for you, then please get in touch with us

0161 327 2105

Customer Reviews

Sophie Snape

The most important thing for me when choosing a driving instructor was to find someone I felt comfortable with as I was very nervous, I had lessons years previously and hadn’t liked the instructor so after several lessons I had given up. Luckily for me, I found the delightful, funny, charming man that is Geoff Capes! He made every lesson one that I really looked forward to, he is so much fun and really helped me with my confidence.  I wanted to learn in an automatic car the school had to have an automatic which luckily for me they did.

Learning to drive with Geoff was a dream compared to what I had initially expected, I found the driving so difficult but he really kept me on track, gave brilliant help and advice and never made me feel stupid when I just didn’t get it! How he kept sane after teaching me to reverse around a corner I will never know!

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes driving school, particularly to those who are nervous as I found Geoff really put all those nerves at ease and he made me feel less anxious.

Sophie Snape of Macclesfield

Ann Kelly

When I was looking for a driving school they had to offer automatic lessons also the instructors had to be patient and understanding, other factors that would help me make up my mind was what did other people who had learned with the driving school had to say, I was really impressed with all the customer reviews on the website.

Leaning to drive forward came quite quickly but when it came to the manoeuvres that was quite a struggle, but I got there with a lot of help from Geoff, so much so that I passed my test first time.

Geoff’s teaching methods were great he was very patient, he made everything easy to understand and was very clear and concise with his instructions.

I would definitely recommend the driving school because the customer service was excellent and Geoff was prompt and very reliable.

Ann Kelly of Stockport

Connie Walsh

I was looking for a driving school that could supply automatic driving lessons, as I was struggling with the manual car for quite a while.

I was lucky to have Geoff as a driving instructor, he displayed a calm and understanding attitude throughout our lessons and explained things very clearly, Geoff also fitted my lessons around my schedule.

The learning to drive process took me longer than I had expected but when I started taking lessons with Geoff everything seemed to fall into place.

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School because I passed 1st time which I never imagined that I could, also the customer service is fantastic, I liked the text reminders that you get the night before to remind you of your driving lesson the next day.

Connie Walsh of Bramhall

Luna Tawfik

When I was looking for a driving school they had to do automatic driving lessons, also I was looking for a driving instructor who could communicate with me clearly.

I found my driving instructor Ian Hill to be very helpful in the way he explained things which made it a lot easier for me to understand.

I found learning to drive to be a lot easier than I had expected, I thought it would be a lot harder and scarier.

I will be recommending Geoff Capes Driving School and Ian Hill as his techniques were very simple, every learner needs an instructor like the one I had.

Luna Tawfik of Reddish

Vicky Rooney

When I was looking to take driving lessons I was looking for a driving school that had an automatic car, I was also looking for a driving instructor who was calm, friendly, and easy to get on with and one that made me feel at ease.

Learning to drive I found more challenging and difficult than I had previously thought, but my driving instructor Geoff Capes was always calm, and very patient with me, he also explained things in a clear manner which made it easier to understand.

I would certainly recommend Geoff Capes Driving School because Geoff is very friendly and never judges your driving which could make you feel less confident.

I found the whole experience to be very rewarding from the customer service to the learning experience.

Vicky Rooney of Bramhall

Dr Sulmaaz Qamar

When I was looking to start my driving lessons I was looking for a driving school that did automatic lessons, also with me being a Dr. I was looking for a school that could be flexible around me. I contacted Geoff Capes Driving School and was very impressed by all the customer reviews on the website.

My learning to drive experience exceeded all my expectations; also I was very impressed with my driving instructor Ian and his teaching methods. I will definitely be recommending the driving school to all my friends.

Dr Sulmaaz Qamar of Stockport

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If you would like to book a driving lesson or have any questions call

0161 327 2105