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Manual Driving Instructor

Postby deebug » Fri, 05 May 2017 9:59 am

Hi there,

I'm looking for a (patient) driving instructor for manual transmission - someone who can converse fluently in English!

Any recommendations? Location is not important as I'm a little desperate at this stage, have called a few instructors however haven't had much luck.

Suggestions greatly appreciated!

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Re: Manual Driving Instructor

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:11 am

Are you already experienced in driving a car and only need to learn how to drive a manual?

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Re: Manual Driving Instructor

Postby deebug » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:18 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Are you already experienced in driving a car and only need to learn how to drive a manual?


Yes! I've had an automatic licence for 5 years and have had a 3A Singapore driving licence (auto) for about 6 months, but need a manual licence for a trip I'm doing in August.

Thanks :)

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Re: Manual Driving Instructor

Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:44 am

What's wrong with enrolling to one of the driving centers to complete the course? I don't recall having any communication issues while I was doing mine unless the car driving instructors speak worse English than the motorbike instructors.

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Re: Manual Driving Instructor

Postby deebug » Fri, 05 May 2017 11:18 am

x9200 wrote:What's wrong with enrolling to one of the driving centers to complete the course? I don't recall having any communication issues while I was doing mine unless the car driving instructors speak worse English than the motorbike instructors.


There's no availability until July for all the schools, and I'd like to start sooner, so contact details for private instructors would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Manual Driving Instructor

Postby community@lithan » Tue, 09 May 2017 2:49 pm

search online! there r plenty

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Re: Manual Driving Instructor

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 09 May 2017 11:03 pm

Ya know... it would take you about 20 minutes to get the hang of driving a standard, another couple of hours to become comfortable with upshifting and downshifting.

If you've got a friend with a standard/manual transmission, I'd go over to to the old Turf Club off Bukit Timah on a slow afternoon. There are roads that lead back into the hinterlands with virtually no traffic. You could easily learn there.

Also, Google "driving a manual transmission" to learn the ins and outs of when to upshift and when to downshift. You'll get the hang of the clutch in four or five tries... then it becomes a question of perfecting technique.


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