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The inside of an automatic car

The Benefits of Driving an Automatic Car 

An automatic car is a type of car with a different gearbox than a manual car. The key difference is that an automatic car does not require the driver to manually change gears, which comes with a range of benefits. If you’re someone that struggles to drive a manual car, then driving an automatic may be a complete game changer for you, and make you fall in love with driving. 

Here at Beverly Slater, we offer automatic driving lessons for those who want to start driving an automatic car.

Easy to use 

It’s no secret that many people find automatic cars a lot easier to drive. This is because you don’t have to worry about changing gears all the time, you only have to focus on whether you’re going forward, reversing, or coming to a stop. This makes the mechanics of driving a lot more simple and easier, which is a massive advantage. 

Driving an automatic car is also much easier to use whilst driving in heavy traffic, and hilly areas. As you don’t have to worry about switching gears, it becomes a much more straightforward affair in what would otherwise be a stressful situation.

Reduces worrying 

Following on from the previous point, as driving an automatic car is easier it actually saves a lot of stress on the road. One great example of this is removing the fear of stalling. Stalling happens when you release the clutch too quickly, which impacts the engine’s ability to function normally. Since you don’t have to worry about the clutch in an automatic car, this allows you to drive knowing your car won’t stall when you stop. Stalling can be very anxiety-inducing, as you don’t know where it will happen, and those behind you may not be too patient! Driving an automatic reduces these fears and can make driving a more pleasant experience for you.

If you’re someone that worries a lot and already has driving anxiety, then driving an automatic may be the best option for you. Additionally, if certain aspects of driving scares you, then sign up to our pass plus course that we offer. We can teach you how to navigate the roads during anxiety-inducing conditions. 

Easier to control

Removing the need to change gears constantly allows drivers to focus and concentrate on the road ahead. This makes automatic cars easier to use and control, which is a great benefit to have.

If you’re interested in automatic driving lessons, contact our team today.

A person putting an L plate on a blue car

What Are Lapsed Learner Driving Lessons?

Here at Beverly Slater, we understand that many people choose to pause their driving lessons due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes important life events happen that stop us in our tracks, or a change in mindset can knock you off your path. Whatever it is, our team is here to help you get back into learning to drive, and we can help you every step of the way.

One of the ways we can help is through our lapsed learner driver lessons. These driving lessons are designed to help learner drivers who had to stop their lessons for various reasons, and now wish to restart again. However, instead of restarting the entire process and having to go over things you have already learnt, lapsed learner driving lessons pick up where you left off, to give you the best possible learning experience.

Why you should consider lapsed learner driving lessons 

Below is a list of the main reasons as to why you should consider lapsed driver lessons if you’re a learner driver who had to stop their lessons suddenly. 

An honest approach

At Beverly Slater, we’re dedicated to giving you the best possible driving lessons that teach you everything you need to know to pass your test. This is why our approach is honest, friendly, and relaxed. We want you to feel confident and comfortable on the road which is why we go over everything you need to know at the speed that suits you.

Tailored to you  

If you struggle with one aspect of driving more than the other then we will make sure we tackle the thing you struggle the most with head on. We pay attention to our students and their individual needs, which allows us to develop a tailored approach to their lessons to ensure they get the most out of them. Whether you’re struggling with driving theory or having confidence on the road, your assigned driving instructor will help you in every way they can to help you achieve a pass. 

Where can you find us?

We have driving instructors that work in various different areas of south Manchester. East Didsbury, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, and Wilmslow are to name a few. We also operate in Manchester and Sale, as well as further areas such as Macclesfield and Knutsford. If you live in these areas and want to learn to drive, or get back to learning to drive, contact our team today. 

driving at night

How to Drive Safely at Night 

Driving at night is something many drivers dread. Especially new drivers! You rely heavily on your headlights and can’t see your surroundings as well as you can during the day. This is one of the reasons why many accidents occur in winter, as drivers and pedestrians can sometimes be unaware of each other. This makes driving in the dark a stressful experience for some drivers, as the paranoia increases. 

If you’re someone who’s afraid of driving in the dark then just know you’re not alone. It’s a common feeling among drivers in the UK. At Beverly Slater we aim to boost the confidence of our driving students and ensure they can drive confidently at night. The following are some tips to follow when you find yourself driving in the dark.

Ensure your lights are working properly 

The Highway Code states you must have two working headlights in order to drive, especially at night. You can face a fine and points off your licence if you’re pulled over by the police without proper working headlights. For safety and legal purposes, it’s important to always check your lights are working adequately. 

Regular checks on your car is important. Ensure your tyres are at optimum pressure, your mirrors are positioned correctly, and your headlights work effectively before you begin travelling at night. 

Stick to the speed limit

Speeding can happen easily, and it’s unfortunately a common mistake that many drivers make. However, it’s imperative that you abide by the speed limit when driving, especially at night. Since the risk of accidents increases during night-time hours, it’s crucial you don’t go over the limit. 

If you’re speeding it’s much harder to come to a stop when you need to. In the dark it’s harder to spot vulnerable cyclists, children, and other pedestrians. This makes sticking to the speed limit all the more important at night.

Never look directly at another vehicles headlights 

When on the road, it’s important to avoid looking directly at another vehicle’s headlights. This is because the glare of them could disorient you and make you lose your concentration. This, of course, is dangerous and can make you panic, which is never ideal. 

Take a pass plus course 

Here at Beverly Slater, we offer what’s called a Pass Plus course to help new drivers. Our pass plus courses are designed to boost your confidence and help you navigate tricky situations on the road. You don’t have to be a new driver to sign up either, it’s perfect for any driver who needs a confidence boost. 

Our pass plus courses target night driving, driving in harsh weather conditions, and motorway driving. If this interests you then do not hesitate to contact our team today for more information. 

The Benefits of Joining Our Driving Instructor Franchise 

If you’re looking for an exciting new career that involves driving, then becoming a driving instructor may be for you. Being a driving instructor is a fun and rewarding challenge that combines your love for teaching, with your love for driving. If you’ve always thought about becoming a driving instructor but don’t know where to start then you will benefit from joining our driving instructor franchise. 

Joining a driving instructor franchise has a wide range of benefits for those wanting to enter the industry. Here at Beverly Slater we have a thriving driving instructor franchise that operates in South Manchester areas such as Didsbury, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Macclesfield, Knutsford, and more. Click here to see our full list of locations. 

The following are some of the main benefits of joining our franchise. 

Fixed franchise fee 

One of the main benefits of joining our driving instructor franchise is that we offer a fixed fee. This means we will not surprise you with any additional fees at the end of the week or month, we honour our fixed fee. 

Unlike other franchises, we will never surprise you with any additional costs and fees. We value our driving instructors and are always looking to grow and develop our thriving team. 

Flexible hours

With most driving instructor franchises you’ll be able to work the hours that suit you. Here at Beverly Slater we believe in flexibility. This is why we allow you to create and follow your own schedule when you join our franchise. 

Flexibility is one of the main things that draw driving instructors to the job. Being able to fit your personal life around your working life is very important. Many would agree that having a good work/life balance is vital to your overall happiness and health. If you’re someone that’s looking for more flexibility in your career, joining a driving instructor franchise may be a great option for you.

You get to choose your own vehicle 

Some driving instructor franchises may give you a car they’ve chosen, whereas here at Beverly Slater we let you choose which vehicle you want to use to teach in. We know you’ll be spending a lot of time in your work vehicle, which means it’s important that you feel comfortable in it and love it! This is why choosing your own vehicle is encouraged.

These are just a few of the many benefits that joining our driving instructor franchise brings. For more information feel free to get in touch with our friendly team anytime.