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Chester & Ellesmere Port


If you would like to learn to drive an automatic car, I offer straightforward and patient tuition to help you to learn to drive in as stress-free a way as possible. I've been a driving instructor for over 17 years, specialising in automatic driving tuition for more than seven years. I've helped many nervous, anxious learner drivers to become safe, skilled and confident on the road.


All driving lessons are given in a dual-controlled, automatic Hyundai Kona. It's fully electric and I only use electricity from 100% renewable sources, wind and solar, to charge the car, allowing you to learn to drive while at the same time helping you to reduce your impact on the environment.


Steve Paddy Driving School offers door-to-door service to your home, university, college or work address in the Chester and Ellesmere Port areas, covering most areas in postcodes CH1 to CH4, CH65 and CH66. I exclusively cover Chester Driving Test Centre and you'll benefit from my extensive, in-depth knowledge of the surrounding roads.


Please enter your full postcode, including the space, to check if I cover your area.

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In 2020, for the first time, more than half (54%) of all new cars sold in the UK were automatic. Vehicle manufacturers have already started to phase out manual gearboxes before the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars begins in 2030.


Learn to drive in an automatic car and you'll be moving off safely and confidently from your first driving lesson. Moving off from junctions and traffic lights is easy and stress-free as the car will never stall or roll back on hills.


Simply select 'D' and an automatic car will change gears for you as you drive, allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel and your concentration on the road. It's easier to move off at roundabouts and keep up with traffic flow.



If you have tried manual driving lessons before and had problems with the clutch and gears then an automatic may be the solution for you. Or perhaps you are just not enjoying learning in a manual and would like to try out an automatic.

Customer Reviews

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Kristine Lickstein

I can’t recommend Steve highly enough. He is extremely professional, while at the same time very kind and patient.

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Ronette Harris

I would recommend Steve to anyone, he is very patient, positive and professional. His car was perfect and immaculately clean on every lesson.

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Kelly Grant

he did a fantastic job in teaching me to drive. He’s such a friendly, professional guy and really wants the best for his students.

Automatic Lessons Availability & Price

Due to exceptionally high demand I am fully booked. To reserve your place on my waiting list for automatic driving lessons please enter your details below including your availability and details of a driving test if you have one booked. Please first ensure that I cover your postcode which you can do above. The price per 90 minute lesson is £75 which includes all apps and courses listed below:


Keep track of lesson appointments, payments and your lesson progress record with your own personal Total Drive app. You'll also receive lesson reminders by app and SMS messaging.


To help pass the theory and hazard perception test my customers get full access to Theory Test Pro. Access from anywhere with an internet connection with PC, Mac, phone or tablet. 


All my customers have free access to Learn to Drive in 3D Pro Online Course, a comprehensive suite of videos to enhance your learning experience when taking lessons with your instructor, or to use when taking private practice with friends or family.


I'm pleased to be able to offer access to Driving Test Nerves Pro online course. It teaches highly effective ways to control emotions and reduce anxiety surrounding the practical driving test. 

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