Automatic Driving Lessons Perth, Bunbury & Southwest WA

People often jump to the conclusion that learning to drive an automatic vehicle is easier than learning the ‘complicated’ ins and outs of attempting manual driving lessons – which is not always the case. With proper training by specialist driving instructors, best practices can be taught to make driving either transmission type a breeze.

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Benefits of Driving an Automatic Vehicle

Reduced Stress

Learning to drive an automatic vehicle can help reduce driving anxiety – requiring fewer actions and processes to drive efficiently. This makes it a common choice amongst students booking Perth Driving Lessons. Automatic vehicles reduce the chances of:

  • Stalling
  • Rolling Backwards
  • Bunny Hopping

Compared to manual vehicles, auto cars only have two pedals and usually only require the use of the gear stick when reversing or idling. This allows the driver to focus on the dangers around them when learning to drive and sitting their automatic practical driving assessment.

Reduced Strain in Busy Traffic

Driving a manual vehicle in busy traffic such as Mitchell Freeway during peak hours can often take a toll on both feet as you’re constantly on and off the clutch and accelerator. As automatic vehicles only require the use of one foot, the strain of busy start and stop traffic is somewhat reduced. This usually makes automatic vehicles a more preferred choice for drivers expecting to be stuck in traffic on their way to and from work.

The Simplicity of Automatic Transmission

As automatic vehicles do not require the use of a clutch and minimal use of the gear stick, drivers can put more focus towards external dangers on the road. The simplicity of automatic driving lessons is often appealing to many learner drivers.

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Our Advice on Automatic Driving Lessons?

Both automatic and manual vehicles have their own benefits. While learning to drive manual allows the flexibility of driving both manual and automatic vehicles once you pass the test – we understand manual driving lessons may not be the best option for everyone.

We recommend you strive to obtain the license you feel more comfortable learning. Whichever option you choose, Eclipse Driving School’s experienced driving instructors will ensure you have the best chance of passing your practical driving assessment first time.

Did we mention we’re accredited to deliver your free government funded Keys2Drive automatic driving lesson?

Keys2Drive is a government initiative that entitles all learner drivers to a free hour lesson. Want to book yours? Head over to our Keys2Drive page to find out more.

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Our Covid Precautions

At Eclipse Driving School, the safety of our students and instructors is always our top priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented a number of new precautions to help keep everyone safe.

First and foremost, all of our instructors are required to wear masks during lessons if requested by the client. We also regularly disinfect all vehicles between lessons, paying special attention to high-touch areas like steering wheels and door handles. Finally, any instructor who is feeling unwell is required to stay home until they have recovered.

We appreciate the trust our client's place in us, and we will remain committed to doing everything we can to keep them safe.

Parents and Guardians are Welcome

Is your child undergoing driving lessons? Joining in on their lessons can benefit both you and your learner driver.

Observing how the driving instructor teaches the learner, can help you to develop the teaching skills to conduct more productive private lessons with your child. As a passenger, you can develop the skills to effectively provide directions, critique driving and parking techniques, and help reduce your learners driving anxiety.

These teaching skills will become important when your learner wishes to brush up on their driving and parking skills outside of their lessons with Eclipse.

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Lesson Type Price
1 hour lesson$70
1.5 hour lesson$105
2 hour lesson$130
1 hour lesson & PDA$155
2 hour lesson & PDA$210

Driving Lesson Packages

5 Hour Lessons Package

5 x 1 hour Lessons

5% Discount


10 Hour Lessons Package

10 x 1 hour Lessons

7.5% Discount


25 Hour Lessons Package

25 x 1 hour Lessons

10% Discount


50 Hour Log Book Package

50 x 1 hour Lessons

12.5% Discount


$500 deposit to be paid prior to commencing 25 & 50 hour packages.

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