5 Quick Reasons You Should Learn Manual
Our manual driver trainers know what they're doing and take a careful approach to helping you understand how manual vehicles work. That is; how to control the clutch, safely change gears, observe the road and traffic, and how to pull the juggling act together.
1. Get more kilometres out of your fuel tank.
Sure, brand new automatic cars can often make better judgements on fuel efficiency than the person behind the wheel, but are you in the market for a new car? As you learn to drive manual cars, you'll be surprised how far you can stretch $10 in fuel.
2. Less people will borrow your car.
Did you know that 2014 was the first year No Yelling taught more automatic driving lessons than manual? Fact is, these days many Australian students opt for an automatic licence as automatic cars are growing more common and affordable. Of course, if you learn manual you get it both ways.
3. You're one with the machine
Understand how power shifts from the engine through the wheels and onto bitumen. You're engaged with your vehicle. Driving manual gives you an appreciation for what driving truly is, and the intricacies of how your car responds to force
4. You're in control, baby
You decide exactly how much power goes from the engine to the wheels at all times. The onboard computer of an automatic car has no idea you're about to drive up a muddy driveway, and can't predict a slippery downhill. If you feel your wheels losing traction, you'll be thankful you're driving manual.
5. It's more fun.
Ask yourself this: if you had a choice, would you choose to travel by car, or in a glorified golf cart with lever for forward and backwards plus a button to stop?
Our advice to new learners
We recommend you learn whatever transmission you feel comfortable with, considering your needs. Learning to drive in a manual does have its advantages, but we appreciate it's not for everyone.