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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 15 years, specialising in automatic driving tuition for more than five years. I've helped many nervous learner drivers to become safe, skilled and confident on the road.


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


I offer complete coverage of Ellesmere Port CH65 and CH66 postcode areas for automatic driving lessons. I completed my driving instructor training with BSM in Ellesmere Port, becoming a fully qualified driving instructor in 2005, and gave manual driving lessons in the area for 10 years before specialising in automatic tuition in 2015.



All driving lessons are given in a safe, comfortable, easy-to-drive, fully electric automatic Nissan LEAF. 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 carbon footprint. 


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

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Boost Your Confidence


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.


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

Kristine Lickstein

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

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.

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.

Prices and Extras


Single 2 hour automatic driving lessons are priced at £70 each (£35 per hour). I am not currently offering 60 or 90 minute lessons, although this may change in the future.


I can securely take credit and debit card payments in the car. We take all major credit and debit cards, Visa, Mastercard and American Express, by chip and pin, or contactless payment including ApplePay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.


All our customers benefit from free and full access to Theory Test Pro. Access from anywhere with an internet connection with PC, Mac, phone or tablet. 


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. Free to all our customers.

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Steve Paddy Driving School, 7 Tudor Green, Chester CH1 5JU. Tel. 01244 794099