Manual Driving Lessons Perth, Bunbury & Southwest WA

Let’s have a look at the positives for driving a manual vehicle:

  1. Better Fuel Economy
  2. Better Job Prospects
  3. You Can Drive Automatic Vehicles Without Further Tests

Learning to drive a manual vehicle will take a little longer as you’ll need to master 3 peddles rather than only 2 for auto. Our experienced Perth driving instructors will work with you at your pace to ensure you learn the best driving practices and pass your test first time.

New drivers may be worried about manuals due to a fear of stalling. However, with proper training you have nothing to worry about.

Myths About Manual Vehicles

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This has nothing to do with nerves, its because we jump off the clutch too quickly. Your eclipse instructor is very experienced and patient and will show you the correct methods for moving a vehicle from a stationary start. We get many students from other schools who are taught to leave foot on brake and find the (friction point) on the clutch.

Due to the fact the friction point tells my car to move and brake tells it to stop it’s a bit confusing for the car. The correct method for moving away is petrol and friction point at the same time, if you think the car will roll back due to a hill then we use the handbrake which is designed to help us.

Hill Starts

Hill starts with the handbrake is another exercise we will practice. Once ready, we will also teach you how to park and leave a car facing uphill or downhill while ensuring the car is safe before exiting.

Even though emergency braking is not part of the P.D.A (practical driving assessment), we will show and practice this as we believe it’s a very important skill to learn.

We employ highly trained and experienced instructors with a real passion for teaching and helping you become a safe driver on our roads, your goal is to pass your test, ours is create a safe driver for life.


Call 9557 5010 to book your manual driving lesson in Perth, Bunbury & Southwest WA today.


Manual Driving Lessons FAQs

What are the benefits of manual driving lessons?

Taking manual driving lessons and passing your driving test in a manual vehicle will provide better fuel economy and the ability to drive both manual and automatic vehicles.

Why do people say driving a manual vehicle is harder?

Learning to drive a manual vehicle requires the use of 3 pedals (compared to two with automatic) and the use of a joystick to shift gears. While many people believe this makes it harder to learn, with proper training and manual driving lessons from qualified instructors, learning to drive a manual vehicle is easy.

Will it take me longer to learn to drive a manual car?

The time it takes for you to learn to drive a manual vehicle will depend on your capabilities. With 12 months to learn how to drive a manual car, continual practice and professional driving lessons will reduce the time it takes for you to become confident.

Are free manual driving lessons available?

You can book a free manual Keys2Drive lesson from Eclipse Driving School, funded by the Federal Government. Terms and conditions apply.