Which is the course for you?


Need a Theory Test?


Become a Driving Instructor


Contact Us


AA Main Website





Failed a few tests? Fed Up? Lost confidence?

  • Do you think that you may never pass your test?
  • Have you had problems and difficulty learning to drive?
  • Have you already failed a few tests and lost confidence?

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions you may wish to consider an alternative; automatic driving. Although this may not be quite what you had in mind, consider the following.

Automatic vehicles have no clutch to operate and no gears to change; this makes driving much easier and allows you more time to concentrate on what is going on around you. People who have failed tests on the following faults may benefit from driving an automatic.

  • Moving off under control - Faults causing rough moving away, stalling or rolling back on hills. - Usually caused by poor balance or co ordination of clutch, gas and handbrake.
  • Gear Faults - Failure to select, wrong selection, coasting, looking down at the gear lever or poor steering control whilst gear changing.
  • Manoeuvres - Control. - Failure to maintain co-ordination with foot controls to keep the vehicle moving slowly enough to obtain the steering accuracy required.
  • Progress - Avoiding undue hesitancy. - Waiting when it is safe to proceed at junctions and roundabouts. When caused by lack of ability to move away quickly enough or the lack of confidence in being able to move away without stalling even though a gap is clearly safe to proceed in.

Using an Automatic vehicle basically eliminates the above faults.

In addition to this anyone who has failed on the above faults will undoubtedly lack confidence in their ability to "move off" and in meeting situations will loath to stop when their instinct tells them they should, simply because they don't want the problem of having to "move off" again.

If you feel that any of the above is reflected in your driving we recommend that you try an automatic. You can do this by trying our "Auto Introduction Session".

See our Frequently Asked Question page Click Here.