Automatic Driving Lessons

Peter Skelton Driving School provide automatic driving lessons in Newbury, Thatcham and Basingstoke. Automatic driving lessons were something of a rarity many years ago to the extent I rarely ever got asked if I do them. Nowadays possibly 50 per cent of enquiries are for such lessons.

Why choose Peter Skelton Driving School
    • Male and female instructors
    • Manual and automatic
    • Catering to nervous and anxious pupils
    • All lessons are taken at your own pace
    • High pass rates
    • Intensive and semi-intensive courses available
    • Free theory training
    • The highest standards of tuition
    • Motorway lessons
    • Refresher lessons
Automatic Driving Lessons - Julie Jolly

Now is a good time if you do want to take automatic lessons. We have instructors at the ready to teach you. All lessons will be conducted at your own pace. All instructors are trained and work to the highest standards. It is something we insist on. You are not just taking driving lessons to pass a test but to also help you to become a safe and competent driver. Our instructors will guide you step by step through all the skills required, starting with the very basics up to driving independently. We will of course tailor your lessons to your current ability level as some people may have driven before or have a better or natural aptitude to driving.

Automatic cars have improved so much over the years compared to what they were many years ago and as a result are much more responsive compared to how they used to be. Many people who drive a lot of miles each year prefer them to save the constant gear changes.

There is another reason for the change over too and that is the advent and constantly improving electric cars. The range of the electric car can now be around 300 miles compared to 80 miles found until fairly recently. Electric cars are incredibly cheap to run with a full charge from home costing less than £5. Charging points are becoming more common place too; on the street, gyms, supermarkets and car parks. There are certainly a lot more around town than there were a couple of years ago.


“I’ve passed my exam on my first attempt thanks to Peter Skelton and especially my instructor Tomasz. I’d like to thank you for all your efforts and great lessons.”

Baris Mancar – Newbury – Automatic

“I’m so thankful for Pete (Burke) being my instructor. He’s so calm and patient and it’s thanks to him that I passed my driving test first time with 1 minor.”

Holly Gillingham – Newbury – Manual

“Peter (Skelton) was amazing, thank you so much! I passed first time and I’ve never been happier, the best!”

Brooke Harmerston-Shepherd – Newbury – Manual

“I learned to drive with Peter Skelton Driving, and Louise was my driving instructor, Louise is a lovely teacher, she was always really friendly and patient.”

Charlotte Taylor – Thatcham – Manual

Why our customers choose Peter Skelton Driving School