Welcome to
Automatic Driving Tuition
The North East's Premiere Driving School for people who don't want to be messing about with gear sticks!



When you first start driving a car, you might think, "How does anyone ever do this?" and be absolutely terrified. It's our job to help you overcome your fear and become a competent, safe driver and, first and foremost, to prepare you to pass your driving test! For those people who don't want the additional hassle of using a gear stick to change gear there is an 'Automatic Only' test, which allows you to drive automatic cars but not manual cars.

Be One of our Happy Driving Test Graduates!

Automatic Driving Tuition is currently a one-man operation; and that man is Steve Heslehurst. Because we're not a big firm, your custom is very important to us and Steve's aim is to make sure you have the competence and confidence to calmly demonstrate the skills required to pass your test. For some people this is achieved in very few lessons, and for some this will take a little longer. Whatever your current ability and familiarity with driving an automatic car, Steve will make sure you are fully prepared to become a member of the road-using public.

Our modern, small cars, are equipped with dual controls so you (and Steve!) will remain safe at all times. We have a manual as well as automatic vehicles of the same type and if you decide you would like to try driving a manual car, Steve can provide manual lessons as well.

Based just outside Stockton-on-Tees, Steve covers most towns and villages between Durham, Hartlepool, Yarm, Ingleby Barwick, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Richmond and villages in North Yorkshire as far afield as Lingdale, Loftus, Boulby, Saltburn and Redcar.

Beginners Courses: Manual and Automatic

  • £45 for the first 3 hours


  • Steve Heslehurst and his wife Jo-An

    Automatic Driving Lessons

  • £24 per hour

  • Block Booking Discounts

  • 10 Hours £220
  • 20 Hours £420
  • 30 Hours £600

  • Manual Driving Lessons

  • £22 per hour

  • Block Booking Discounts

  • 10 Hours £200
  • 20 Hours £380
  • 30 Hours £550



  • Lessons can be booked individually, for those who just require a 'top-up' or in blocks of 10, 20 or 30, which will gain an attractive discount. For those who wish to gain real-world experience of a variety of different situations, or to further enjoy their automatic driving lessons, Steve offers blocks of two or three hours of routes around the local region.

    Steve is a fully accredited driving instructor and it is his guarantee that when you have mastered the necessary skills, there will be nothing to stop you passing your automatic driving test and hitting the open road with confidence.



    Automatic Driving Tuition is available from us throughout the region. We can cover urban, suburban and rural driving conditions and cater for absolute beginners to those who just need a final polish before their driving test. Contact us today!


    Stephen Heslehurst
    Driving Instructor
    The Old Service Station,
    Morrison St., Stillington,
    Stockton, TS21 1JD




    ADT Service Area

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    or call:
    07969 433 791