Automatic Driving Lessons in Reading

Learn to drive with confidence but without the gears when you choose our automatic driving lessons in Reading.

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  • Easily book your automatic driving lessons online or by phone
  • No gears, no clutch! It’s automatic
  • Friendly, reliable driving instructors in your area
  • We’ve got two decades of experience teaching every type of learner – there’s nobody better to learn to drive with than us
  • Every pupil gets full, free online theory test training
  • When you book your automatic driving lessons in Reading with us, you’ll get your own personalised pupil pack
  • Get the full support from a dedicated driving school, committed to helping you pass your driving test

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Your best choice for automatic driving lessons in Reading

When you book your driving lessons with us, you don’t just get driving lessons. You’ll also get theory training, full support from our dedicated office team, we’ll even book your driving tests for you.

Relax, we’ve got this!

We know there are so many automatic driving schools in Reading to choose from, but why go anywhere else now you’ve found us? We’re quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing, most reputable driving schools across the South of England. Combining great service with fun and productive driving lessons, you’ll love doing your automatic driving lessons in Reading as a 1st 4 Driving pupil.

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Why choose automatic driving lessons?

2020 was reported to become the first year where new automatic car sales overtook new manual car sales. In short, automatic is quickly becoming the dominant transmission on the roads today.

And that’s no different in Reading. There’s never been a better time to start looking at booking automatic driving lessons. We’re seeing an incredible demand for automatic lessons due to changing requirements, attitudes and accessibility. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you might choose to take automatic driving lessons in Reading over manual.

  • Perhaps you’re nervous or anxious about learning to drive a manual car
  • With fewer controls to think about, learning to drive automatic can be simpler and less confusing
  • If you’ve had lessons in a manual car before and struggled, then automatic driving lessons could be the solution for you
  • Some people with disabilities or impairments may find automatic cars more accessible
  • International pupils including students coming from countries where automatic cars dominate the roads may be more comfortable learning to drive automatic. These countries include the USA and China
  • With the world moving towards electric vehicles (EVs), get prepared for a future of automatic driving
  • Or maybe you just simply like the idea of learning to drive in an automatic car!

Whatever your reason, you’re making a great choice by considering automatic driving lessons in Reading. In us, you’ve found the best driving school to help you pass your driving test and achieve your goals. Book your automatic driving lessons online now or call us on 0330 22 33 123 to get started.

Free theory training included


Every 1st 4 Driving pupil gets full, free access to our theory training platform, Theory Test Suite. Pupils who use Theory Test Suite are twice as likely to pass their theory test.

Some driving schools do offer this, but beware – you’ll only usually get limited trial access to the system. With 1st 4 Driving, you get full unrestricted access using your own personal log-in to a comprehensive bank of questions and videos to practice with.

We’re committed to giving you the best value with your automatic driving lessons in Reading and helping you pass both the driving tests is no different. We believe that as driving instructors, it’s our duty to nurture our pupils to become well-rounded and confident drivers. We hold the highest standard for your learning experience and your progression is our responsibility.

Theory Test Suite allows you to practice the multiple-choice questions and hazard perception videos wherever you are. Whether this is at work, on the bus or at home. Using the mobile app or the website from a desktop/laptop device, you can access the system from wherever you are.

You’ll be able to use Theory Test Suite from home between your driving lessons and as well as helping you pass the theory test, it will also give you a better knowledge of the road and the way it works. This will give you more confidence in your practical lessons and help you learn that way.

Your nearest theory test centre will be in Reading on Greyfriars Road. If you’re ever unsure, you can contact our dedicated office team or speak to your driving instructor.

🖱️💻 Book lessons now and get access to the Learner Hub!

Our revolutionary new online driving Learner Hub will accompany your in-car learning with loads of great features designed to help you pass your test faster.

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  • Videos covering every single part of the Learn to Drive syllabus
  • Noticeboard for news and updates from us and the DVSA
  • Loads of downloadable resources and helpful links
  • Revision for things like stopping distances and ‘show me tell me’ questions
  • Discussion forum designed for asking questions – or general chat
  • Discounted learner insurance
  • Buy more blocks of lessons straight from the Hub
  • Quizzes and courses (coming soon)

And the best part is that you get all this for free alongside access to Theory Test Pro when you book in with us!

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55% of Learners Fail the Driving Test. Book Lessons Now To Find Out Why 98% Pass With Us!

If would like to read about us in more detail, then here is the information on why YOU need to choose 1st 4 Driving as your driving school for driving lessons.

You need a driving school in your area that you can trust, and one that is backed by strong foundations and correct and proper teaching, which is not often found in most other driving schools. You need to know that the driving school you choose will get you through your driving test at a pace to suit you and not waste your valuable money and time. Driving lesson price can not necessarily guarantee all this.

While it’s true that the most expensive is not necessarily the best, it’s probably true that the cheapest won’t be. Buying driving lessons in Portsmouth is a life skill and something that shouldn’t be chosen by picking the cheapest driving lessons around. Your driving instructor needs to be honest and needs get you to where you want to be in a time frame that suits you. Therefore, what you want is the independence of driving on your own as soon as possible and as cheaply as possible. That’s where we come in.

  • 1st 4 Driving was established in 2000 and incorporated in 2005, so you know we’re here to stay for you.
  • We get you on the road to independence quicker with our proven systems.
  • While not the cheapest initially, we will save you £££s in the long run by reducing the overall amount of lessons you take.
  • Our high first-time pass rate ensures you don’t waste money on extra driving tests and driving lessons in Hastings.
  • Nobody really wants driving lessons or driving tests, you want to be driving your own car independently. That’s what we can do for YOU!

Our pupils love us

We value each and every one of our pupils, and they love us too. Over the years, we’ve built up an impressive bank of testimonials and reviews, because everyone who passes with us wants to vouch for us.

automatic driving lessons in ReadingMy instructor was fantastic. He was friendly, reliable and has great knowledge of the test procedures.

I couldn’t have passed first time without his continuous support.

Eden ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Edvins Gorohovs
Edvins Gorohovs
Mike was a great instructor helped a lot and explained everything amazingly, I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive
Kizzy Grimshaw
Kizzy Grimshaw
Couldn't wish for anybody better my daughter hasn't been with James for long and felt so comfortable and grew in confidence every week and passed 1st time thankyou james
Ben Smith
Ben Smith
Natalie was very reliable and helpful, I was able to complete different parts of driving allowing me to become a better and more confident driver. She was also very kind and polite very, which made things very clear. Thank you very much !!
Ryan Butterfield
Ryan Butterfield
Mark was an absolutely fantastic instructor who made me feel really calm and confident while driving. Would definitely recommend both him and 1st 4 Driving
Carl Soley
Carl Soley
Passed today!! because of a brilliant driving instructor. Would highly recommend using Donna for lessons! Thank you for everything :)
Mia wedlake
Mia wedlake
My instructor Natalie was amazing! She was great at explaining things and gave me loads of motivation! She is very friendly and easy to get a long with. I highly recommend. 😁
Maggie Bean
Maggie Bean
Natalie was a great instructor. Really helped with my confidence and helping me better my driving. Wouldn’t have been able to do it without her.
Yoey Short
Yoey Short
James was an amazing driving instructor, I couldn't of asked for anyone better. He was understanding, flexible with timing of lessons, and calm in the car. He had alot of knowledge and taught me in the best way I could learn. I would definitely recommend him as a driving instructor.
Ebony Macdonald
Ebony Macdonald
Mark(Portsmouth) is an amazing instructor, I was so nervous to learn to drive but he made me believe in myself and I passed first time!!
Dan O'Neill
Dan O'Neill
Could not have asked for a better driving instructor! Alex was really patient with me and took the time to thoroughly explain everything I needed to do to pass. 10/10 instructor!

You can read more of our reviews by clicking here.

Your very own personalised pupil pack

When you book your automatic driving lessons in Reading with us, you’ll receive a pack in the post with some goodies in.

Your starter pack will include a personalised record card, some learning materials, a link to get even more downloadable content – and the best part, a 1st 4 Driving pen!

As you can see in the image below, you’ll get a progress record card which will allow you to track your journey from your first steps as a new learner, right through to the day you pass your driving test.

The record card covers the whole DVSA ‘Learning to Drive‘ syllabus, meaning you’ll get through every aspect of learning to drive during your lessons.

You’ll build up the skills and knowledge on the road to make you a confident road user, ready to go to your driving test expecting a pass.

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Learning to drive in an automatic car in Reading

As far as learning to drive goes, Reading is a town that offers a lot of opportunity to grow and develop your skills as a driver.

Being situated right in the heart of Berkshire, Reading is so well connected with links to London via the M4. You’re also just a stone’s throw away from much greener areas with more intricate country roads. This makes learning to drive in Reading very diverse and interesting, with lots of different road types in the area to practice and gain new skills.

We’ll start you off at your own pace and we’ll never push you faster than you’re comfortable with – but we’ll also never hold you back. Everybody learns to drive at their own speed and with a different learning style and we’ll tailor your automatic driving lessons to your needs.

Our driving instructors use modern coaching techniques approved by the DVSA to help you learn quickly and pass your driving test as soon as possible.

Since June 2018, learner drivers are now allowed to drive on the motorway, as long as they are accompanied by an ADI (approved driving instructor). This will give you a chance to gain valuable experience driving as part of your learning process.

Your practical driving test

🧭 Your nearest driving test centre is…

220 Elgar Road South

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Your driving instructor will ensure that you’re completely confident and also familiar with the area around the test centre before you go to your test.

Remember – we’ll book your driving tests for you so you don’t need to worry about it. Once your instructor has told you that you’re ready, just contact the office and we’ll get you booked in. It’s as simple as that!

There really is no better time to start booking your automatic driving lessons in Reading. Click here to book online or call us on 0330 22 33 123 during normal working hours to speak to our expert office staff.

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Book your automatic driving lessons in Reading now

As our driving lessons are in such high demand, the best time to book is right now. Fill in the form below to make an enquiry or call us during normal working hours to speak to somebody about booking your driving lessons.

You can book your automatic driving lessons in Reading by:

Calling the office on: 0330 22 33 123

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