About Paul’s Automatic Driving School in Basingstoke.

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About Paul’s Automatic Driving School

Paul’s Automatic Driving School offers automatic driving lessons in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

My name is Paul Loader and I own and run the driving school since it opened in 2010. I am a fully qualified DVSA ‘Grade A’ driving instructor.  I have been a driving instructor since 2004 and have 18 years of experience in teaching people to drive. Since qualifying as a driving instructor I have taught both manual and automatic lessons – but now specialise in teaching only automatic driving lessons.

I enjoy my job and take pride in helping people of all ages and abilities to learn to drive and pass their driving tests, using the latest coaching and teaching methods, which are referred to as ‘client-centred learning’.  This means that I adapt my teaching to suit each individual’s own style of learning – to help them get the most out of all their automatic driving lessons. I have an excellent pass rate and come highly recommended by previous students, you can read some reviews here.

To get started and arrange your first automatic driving lesson please sign up here.

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Call or Text: 07854 245 494

Tuition Offered

I offer a range of automatic driving tuition in the Basingstoke area.  Whether you are an absolute beginner and have never driven a car before, had some lessons in a manual car and decided to switch to an automatic car, or maybe you are looking for some refresher/motorway lessons in order to learn some new skills.  Whatever type of automatic tuition and classes you require I am happy to do my best to help you achieve your goals.

The Tuition Car

I have taken delivery of a brand new Toyota Yaris Cross (Hybrid) at the end of April 2022.  The car is fully automatic, dual controlled and is packed with features, including; automatic stop start, automatic gears, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, electronic parking brake, ‘hold’ button (to hold the car still at junctions), climate control, power steering and many more features.  It is easy to drive and very comfortable.  An all-around great car to learn to drive in!

High Pass Rate

Customer satisfaction is very important to me, as is my business reputation.  Since I have been a driving instructor it has been my goal to ensure all my students not only pass their driving test but also enjoy their time learning to drive.  I have an excellent pass rate and like to teach all of my students to an extremely high standard.  My previous students have left many excellent reviews on this website as well as Google and Facebook.

My Goals

It is my goal to aim to teach all of my students to drive safely and independently. It is far more than teaching someone to simply pass the driving test. I want my students to have good read sense, understand the rules of the road and be able to deal with anything and everything they may encounter whilst drive.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss your requirements please visit the contact page.

Reviews From Previous Students

Paul’s Automatic Driving School comes highly recommended

Passed Zero Faults

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul helped me to pass my test with 0 faults! He made sure I was not only ready to pass the test but also made sure I was a confident driver. Paul really put me at ease during lessons which meant I was able to focus on the driving. Really happy with his approach and would definitely recommend to everyone!

Alex Blackall

10 out of 10

Rated 5 out of 5

10/10 would recommend, an amazing teacher, coach and instructor. Very professional and organised. Passed 1st time!


Paul was a great driving instructor

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul was a great driving instructor, very patient and very helpful when learning, also very calm and easy to talk with to understand a manoeuvre in more detail.
Would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn

Kai Williams