Automatic Car Driving Tutorials for Learner Drivers
This is your complete guide for learning to drive an automatic car. Complete tutorials from qualified driving instructors from start, right up to test standard.
Complete guide to the cockpit drill procedure for automatic cars. Tutorial as taught by professionally qualified driving instructors, this cockpit drill will be your very first driving lesson.
As a learner driver, passing the driving test and staying safe is paramount and this is achieved partly with effective observation. These tutorials cover all aspects of your car's mirrors and effective observation.
After learning the cockpit drill and setting the mirrors, you'll now need to move onto learning the foot controls, hand controls and auxiliary controls before driving the car.
Planning ahead is a crucial skill that's essential for learning to drive. This guide explains the key skills required for learning to drive; concentration, observation, awareness, anticipation and planning.
To help with the many challenges of learning to drive, instructors use driving routines. These routines should be taught from and early stage and used throughout the process of learning to drive. As you continuously repeat the routines, you'll be doing them without thinking about it.
We now move on to the first practical driving lesson of moving off in an automatic car. This tutorial will also be suitable for those learning to drive in an electric car due to those also being automatic. This tutorial is the first part of 'moving off and stopping' and comes complete with diagrams to follow just as a driving instructor teaches.
Once you have learnt how to move off, you will of course need to learn how to safely stop the car. During the driving test, the examiner will ask that you stop on the left many times. This stopping on the left in an automatic car tutorial explains everything you need to know for safely stopping on the left alongside the kerb to test standard. Tutorial includes proper safety observations, appropriate speed and correct use of car controls.
During a driving test, it's likely that the examiner will ask you to carry out a hill start. Though hill starts are much easier in an automatic car compared to a manual, it's still important that you get it right, as rolling backwards can easily fail a driving test. This tutorial explains how to do a hill start in an automatic car without fear of rolling back.
After perfecting moving off and stopping, you'll then begin driving in traffic. For safety reasons, you'll need to know a safe distance for following vehicles ahead. An easy method for assessing safe following distances is to use the 2 second rule. This tutorial explains what the 2 second rule is, how to do it and why it's important.