Is it easier to learn to drive an automatic car?
Yes, it is much more straightforward. Learning to drive without having to think about gear shifting is simpler and can result in a much less stressful experience. As a consequence, it's easier to focus your attention on what is happening around the car, for example using mirrors and watching out for hazards on the road.
Can you stall an automatic car?
An automatic car will not stall unless it has a fault, so under normal circumstances the answer is no, it will not stall. This can increase your confidence when moving the car away from roundabouts and traffic lights, for example.
Which foot should I use to drive an automatic?
Automatic cars have two pedals: accelerator (gas) and brake. When driving normally, you should use one foot to drive, usually the right, to prevent accidentally using the brake and accelerator at the same time.
If I pass my driving test in an automatic can I drive a manual?
In the UK if you pass in an automatic car then you are fully-licenced to drive automatic vehicles only. For most people this is not a problem but if you need to drive manual vehicles you should learn to drive in a manual car.
What's the difference between automatic and manual?
In a manual car you will need to change gears yourself (in co-ordination with a clutch pedal) to match the engine speed (rpm) to the road speed of the car (mph) as you drive.