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Paul Loader has been a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor since qualifying in 2005.  He began his driving instructor career teaching manual driving lessons but since establishing his own driving school, Paul’s Automatic Driving School in 2010, now specialised in automatic driving tuition.  Paul is DBS checked and has been give a ‘Grade A’ by the Driver Standards Agency, this means you will get excellent driving tuition.

You can read some of the many positive reviews about Paul and his automatic driving lessons that have been written by some of the students who have already passed their driving test.  You will read that he is a patient, calm and experienced driving instructor.

Tuition offered

All types of driving tuition are offered by the driving school. This includes lessons for learner drivers of any ability, refresher lessons, motorway lessons and even lesson for people who want to try an automatic car before buying one of their own.

Area covered

You can take automatic driving lessons anywhere in Basingstoke.  You can arrange felexible collection and drop off points (in advance).  This can include; home, college, work, town, railway station etc  Sorry but we do not offer lessons outside of the Basingstoke area.

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Paul Loader is a St John Ambulance first aider.  Qualified to offer emergency and lifesaving first aid for a range of conditions.  Attending planned events to offer peace of mind to members of the public and at times of national emergency St Johns Ambulance members could also be called on to support local emergency services if there were to be a sudden crisis that required it.  This means that he is not available to do any automatic driving lessons at weekends or evenings.


Automatic driving lessons can be taken Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm in Basingstoke only.  Sorry we do not offer evening or weekend lessons.

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To add yourself to the Automatic Driving School's waiting list please make sure of the following:

- You are have a valid provisional licence

- Lessons are weekdays 9am to 4pm

- Lessons can only be taken in Basingstoke

- Acknowledge lessons can not be taken evenings or weekends

You can choose to begin and end your automatic driving lessons from pre-arranged locations.  These can include home, work, town, railway station or even college.  Flexible collection and drop of points do need to be prearranged in advance within Basingstoke

When you take automatic driving lessons with Paul's Automatic Driving School you can download the free pupil app.  It is available on IOS & Android.  You can use this to track your booked and past lessons, payments and prepayment, lessons notes and your full progress history.

Paul's Automatic Driving School has high pass rates.  Paul is a very experienced driving instructor that has helped many people to pass the driving test.  Automatic driving lessons are also easier, this can mean that people find it much easier to learn to drive and pass the driving test. 

All automatic driving lessons are individually tailored to each learn and their style, pace and ability to learn.  All students are unique and so are the lessons.  You can learn to drive at your own pace.  The goal is always the same - that is to pass your driving test and Paul Loader will do everything he can to help you get there.

Automatic cars are easier to drive because they do not have a clutch or gears.  Learning to control the clutch and change gears are complicated to some learners.  As there is no clutch control to learn it also means you will not stall, automatic cars do not stall and tend not to roll backwards on hill starts.

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Introducing the Ford Fiesta Active

Paul's Automatic Driving School uses the Ford Fiesta Active (Eco Boost) for all lessons and classes.  Being an automatic the car is very easy to drive as there are no gear changes to do.  Also with no clutch control to master its easy!  This car will also never stall or roll backwards on those challenging hill starts.