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Learning to Drive


Learning to drive a car can be made much easier by taking automatic driving lessons.  Paul Loader’s Automatic Driving School offers automatic driving lessons in Basingstoke.  The driving school offers all kinds of automatic driving tuition, starting with absolute beginners and to those who have passed the driving test and wanting to take motorway or refresher lessons.

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Beginner Lessons

If you are an absolute beginner to driving and never had any driving lessons before then automatic driving lessons should help you learn to drive and pass your driving test. 

Some people have tried lessons in a manual car or had a previous instructor that they did not get along with, if this is the case then you will find learning to drive easy with Paul Loader ADI.

Easier to learn and pass your test

Automatic driving lessons are statistically much easier than manual lessons. As it is easier to learn to drive in an automatic car it should also mean that you need less lessons before passing your driving test.  Many people who join the driving school have already tried driving in a manual car, they have not enjoyed it or been unable to progress so changed to automatic and loved it.

There is no average amount of driving lessons that a pupil will need in order to pass the driving test as long as by the time you take your test you can drive safely and independently. 



No rolling backwards

No stalling

No gear changing

No clutch control

Refresher and motorway

As well as driving lessons for beginners we also offer refresher lessons and classes as well as motorway tuition.  These extra courses can be taken by anyone who has already passed the driving test.  You can improve your existing skills and learn a few new ones along the way.

Some people also choose to take a few refresher lessons before buying a new car.  This is especially common if someone is buying an automatic car for the first time and wishes to practice and try it out before they buy.

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How much it costs

The price for automatic driving tuition and classes will vary depending on what tuition you are taking.

1 hour learner tuition        £35
1.5 hour learner tuition     £50
2 hours learner tuition      £65

All other driving tuition     £40 (an hour)

There is more information available on the prices and discounts page.  

Excellent Reviews

Paul Loader’s Automatic Driving School has many excellent reviews on google as well as on other review sites from pupils who have passed their driving test.  You can take a look at these reviews on the reviews section of this site.

All of the reviews on this website are genuine reviews from real pupils.  The images and reviews are all used with full permission of the pupils.

The reviews are updated frequently but there is no pressure for anyone to add a review to the website. 

Cameron O'Connor

“Great driving instructor, would recommend to anyone, always felt at ease when learning! Overall great experience to learn with and pass with! “

Laura Westbrook

“Paul is a excellent driving instructor I have had a couple but he is down to earth kinda guy hard to come by these days and really focus on the things…. “

Lindsay Draper

Fantastic instructor very patient and makes you feel at ease! So happy to say I passed first time. Would highly recommend.

Clare Hollylee

Paul took me on as a nervous wreck after failing to progress with a different driving instructor, he has the patience of a saint and I couldn’t have passed without him. I cant recommend him highly enough, he does a fantastic job at building reassurance and confidence without the need to pressure or belittle. Thanks for everything Paul, you’ve been a star. .

Automatic Driving School Basingstoke

For more information on learning to drive in Basingstoke as well as other lessons offered please visit the driving schools main website.


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