Our qualified, friendly and experienced instructors provide automatic driving lessons in Stockport and Macclesfield  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

Sean Wilson from Stockport

What was the MAIN reason for choosing Geoff Capes Driving School?
I was looking at learning to drive after lockdown, after doing some online research I came across Geoff Capes Driving School who already had excellent reviews as a driving school.

What OTHER factors were important to you when choosing your driving instructor / school?
With already having added difficulties it was important to me that the school I was learning with understood I may need more time to pick things up. I was very lucky as my driving instructor Claire put me at ease and help me to believe in my abilities.

How did learning to drive compare to what you expected?
I found learning a lot more enjoyable than my initial thoughts of it possibly being challenging.

How did you find your instructor’s teaching methods?
I feel my instructors way of teaching was always very clear and always well explained. I always felt I could ask any questions I had and I always felt comfortable in asking especially as I received helpful advice.

Would you recommend us to others and if so WHY?
Yes, I would recommend Geoff Capes driving school as I felt comfortable every step of the way with no pressure at all, despite my struggles they helped me to believe in myself and I was able to pass my test first time.

Sean Wilson of Stockport

Becky Robinson of Glossop

What was the MAIN reason for choosing Geoff Capes Driving School?
Geoff teaches to drive in automatic cars and he was such a good teacher and I passed first time today in Buxton.

What OTHER factors were important to you when choosing your driving instructor / school?
Geoff was so patient and such a brilliant teacher

How did learning to drive compare to what you expected?
I was nervous driving at first and Geoff was so good and taught me well

How did you find your instructor’s teaching methods?
Amazing!

Would you recommend us to others and if so WHY?
Because he is so friendly and helped me so much I would definitely recommend

What could we have done better to improve our customer service or enhance your learning experience with us?
Nothing no improvements needed!

Becky Robinson of Glossop

Laura Williams

What was the MAIN reason for choosing Geoff Capes Driving School?
I was recommended Ian by a friend who works with his wife. I needed someone who could teach me automatic as I had tried manual and it just wasn’t for me.

What OTHER factors were important to you when choosing your driving instructor / school?
I needed someone who had patience, was tough but not too tough and would explain things to me in a way I could understand.

How did learning to drive compare to what you expected?
It was a lot easier than I expected. Once I got my bearings of the car.

How did you find your instructor’s teaching methods?
What can I say Ian is the best instructor around Stockport. He was so good with me. His explanations of how to do things really stick in your head. The best advice he game me was to talk yourself through the manoeuvres, it’s really does help. He is firm but very fair. I could honestly not have done it with out the support from Ian. So, a huge thank you

Would you recommend us to others and if so WHY?
100% would recommend. I have a friend who is already set up with Ian as she seen how well I progressed with him.

Laura Williams from Stockport

If you would like to book an automatic driving lesson or have any questions please call

0161 327 2105