The benefits of holding a manual car licence

By Ian
Driving Tips & News


We are one of the few Northern Beaches Driving Schools that offer manual car driving lessons.

The advantages of driving manual the cars are generally cheaper it’s a good skill to learn as you have to plan much more ahead than you do in auto and be a lot more aware of your surroundings.

Driving in European countries

Most of Europe and some Latin American countries predominantly drive manual cars so if you decide to go travelling or on holiday that’s what the hire companies have if they do have an auto option it’s generally the luxury end cars BMW,Mercedes which would cost substantially more to hire.They are cheaper to maintain.

Better fuel efficiency

Overall, manual transmission engines are less complex, weigh less, and have more gears than automatics. The end result is that you’ll end up getting more kilometres out of the petrol 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.

Less likely to be stolen

With the increasing number of automatic transmissions finding their way onto roads, there’s an entire generation that has never learned the finer points of manual transmission operation. This means that should a car-thief decide to give your car a closer inspection in preparation for stealing it, there’s a fairly good chance that simply having a manual transmission will be enough to deter the criminal.

Better car control

Automatic transmissions are designed to choose the best gear for any situation, but they tend to err on the side of caution, shifting to too high of a gear and wasting engine power. At the same time, they are built to respond to conditions as they are encountered, which doesn’t allow for drivers to either anticipate an oncoming condition, or to purposely select a lower gear for an added boost of power. Manual transmissions give drivers greater control over the vehicle.

Enquire today about our manual car driving lesson

Learn to drive a manual car with Licence 2 Drive Driving School Northern Beaches.  Your driving instructor, Ian Milner, has over 10 years experience teaching students of all ages and skills levels how to drive with confidence and successfully pass their driving test. We offer single driving lessons and learn to drive packages aimed at accommodating all budgets and student requirements. Ask us about the Keys2Drive program, a Federal Government initiative offering a free driving lesson for eligible learner drivers. Terms and conditions apply and we can determine whether you may be eligible. We service all of Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore suburbs ranging from Chatswood to Mosman to Manly to Frenchs Forest to Terry Hills to Palm Beach.


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