Welcome to Select Drive, Automatic Driving Lessons in Lincoln

Learn to drive in an automatic car in LINCOLN. Select Drive specialises in Automatic Driving tuition because we believe an automatic car takes a lot of stress out of driving.



You will learn with a professional patient and well organised driving instructor who will teach by using safe, modern techniques which help learners pass the practical driving test and develop lifelong road skills.


He is highly experienced with all aspects of driving an automatic car safely and the requirements of the practical driving test.


The car you will learn in is very modern and fitted with all the latest equipment for safety and comfort, including an automatic collision avoidance system.



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Why automatic?


The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency says:


     A vehicle fitted with an automatic transmission should be safer to drive:

  • Both hands are free for steering most of the time
  • It is less tiring, particularly in heavy and slow moving traffic
  • Automatic transmission reduces the chance of making an error with a gear or the clutch




Our main objective is helping you pass your test by not just teaching you certain routines to pass an exam, but providing you with the skills that enable you to drive safely for the rest of your life. 

We would like you to take your driving test with the confidence that you are a competent driver, who drives defensively and shows courtesy to all other road users and pedestrians.


The basics


Most automatic gearboxes will let you select between 'P' (for park), 'R' (reverse), 'N' (neutral) and 'D' (drive).


  • Park should be used when you are stopped and getting out of the car. This 'locks' the transmission, preventing it from rolling away.
  • Reverse does as it says - acts the same as a reverse gear in a manual and should be selected when you want to drive backwards.
  • Neutral is the same as knocking a manual gearbox out of gear. It shouldn't be selected when moving.
  • Drive will select gears automatically and allow the car to move forwards.

What to do when setting off


Although automatic gearboxes are generally very easy to use, the confusion comes when starting and stopping.


Put your right foot on the left-hand pedal (the brake) and push down, start the car using the start button, and (with your foot still on the brake), select D (if you want to drive forward) or 'R' (if you wish to reverse).


Lifting your fot off the brake will cause most automatic veghicles to 'creep' forwards - this helps with parking or in slow speed traffic.


It might need a bit more gas if you're on a hill or want to move off quicker.


Once moving, the gearbox will select the correct gear for the situation and do all the hard work for you.


When you've finished your journey and the car is stopped, keep your foot on the brake and shift the lever to 'P', turn the ignition off and exit the car.


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The car

Toyota Corolla Hybrid. You will always learn in a modern car with the latest safety features


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