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Manual driving lessons

There are many benefits that come with learning how to drive a manual car in which gears are selected using the gear selector and a clutch pedal. When you choose to do manual driving lessons, you are investing in the future as it gives you the ability to drive automatic transmission as well. 

Manual Driving Lessons

It's the most widely used option! Manual driving lessons have many advantages:

  1. After passing your driving test, you have the option of driving an automatic or manual car.

  2. Driving lessons may be less expensive.

  3. You have a better chance of developing your driving skills.

  4. Manual cars may be cheaper to purchase.

Here at GTD Driving School we offer both manual and automatic driving lessons. Scroll down to read the benefits of manual driving lessons.

The advantages of Manual Driving Lessons

More job opportunities –

Having a manual driving licence opens the door to greater job opportunities! By learning to drive in a manual vehicle, you give yourself a big advantage for future jobs that require the ability to drive a wide range of vehicles. This could include many vans, or fleet vehicles for large companies. These vehicles are most likely to be manual transmission.

Cheaper maintenance 


With all of the added machinery that goes into the automatic transmission, it can end up costing you a lot of money just to keep it running properly. Manual transmission cars require very little maintenance, and generally maintenance and repairs end up being significantly less costly.

Be warned, however, because one thing that a manual has that the automatic doesn’t have to worry about is the clutch, and if that thing quits on you, then you could be in trouble.

Full unrestricted driving license 


If you want the flexibility to drive either automatic or manual cars in the future, you will need to take a manual driving test as you will be able to drive both manual or automatic cars as long as you pass your driving test in a manual car. If you pass your driving test in an automatic car you are limited to driving only automatic vehicles. 

Better fuel efficiency

Overall, manual transmission engines are less complex, weigh less. The end result is that you’ll end up getting more miles out of the fuel you pump in than you would with an automatic.

Manual transmissions have been known to save drivers between 5% and 15% on their fuel costs.

Better car control - 


Automatic transmissions are designed to choose the best gear for any situation, shifting too high of a gear and wasting engine power can result in higher fuel costs. At the same time, they are built to respond to conditions as they are encountered, which doesn’t allow for drivers to anticipate an oncoming condition. Manual transmissions give drivers greater control over the vehicle.

Less expensive to purchase


Cars with manual gearboxes are generally cheaper to buy, maintain, repair and insure than automatics. Some drivers think manual gearboxes are more fun to drive than automatics. If you learn to drive in a manual, you are also qualified to drive an automatic.

Step 1

The first step on the road to a full UK driving license is to apply for your provisional driving license. Before you can start your driving lessons you will need a provisional license. Click below to apply for one from the website

Provisional Driving License

Prices For Manual Driving Lessons

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2 Hours


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5 Hours


£33.50 Hour  

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10 Hours



£33.00 Hour  

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Manual Driving Lessons
Automatic Driving Lessons

If taking driving lessons in a manual car is not a suitable fit for you, taking driving lessons in an automatic vehicle might be.

Manual and Automatic Driving Lessons

Track Your Progress

Through the Total Drive app, you can keep up to date with your student record and feedback from your driving instructor. You will be able to see where you are up to and what skills you need to achieve to help you become a safe and confident driver

Manage Your Lessons

View all your upcoming lessons and previous lesson history with the Total Drive app. You can also keep in contact with your driving instructor via the app to help arrange lesson times that's most convenient for you

Great Value For Money

If you are looking for a trusted Driving School local to you. Then you are in the right place. Our team at GTD Driving School are here to support you through every step of your driving journey. We deliver results you can trust

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