Automatic driving school in Harrogate
Massive thanks to Neil, he is calm, patient and encouraging instructor. He gives clear and useful tips and techniques for manoeuvres. He is a lovely guy who is easy to talk to and makes the whole experience less nerve racking. He has really helped me gain confidence in my driving. Would highly recommend!
Neil has been an outstanding driving instructor and I can not recommend him enough. From the outset he made me feel at ease and his relaxed, patient and logical approach has completely changed my perspective on driving. Neil is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for driving is clear. Not only that, but he is also extremely personable and easy to get along with. Never thought I’d be able to say I looked forward to driving lessons! I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am for his help.
It has been my absolute pleasure having Neil as my driving instructor. He is the best driving instructor anyone could ever hope for. I enjoyed my every lesson with him. He was so nice and patient since day one, always so encouraging ad reassuring. He was so supportive and helpful every step of the way. I passed my driving test the first time all thanks to him! He believed in me and never doubted me. I will always remember his words of encouragement and pieces of advice as I take on the road as anew driver. I couldn’t recommend Neil enough. Thank you so much, you are the best!
I am writing a review for my driving instructor Neil. I had a great experience with my automatic driving lessons as Neil’s student. Neil is patient and calm as a driving instructor and he always makes sure that it is easy for the student to understand and remember everything. You will feel at ease and gain more confidence from your first lesson up until your practical test. I am pleased to have passed my practical test with Neil’s help and expertise! Highly recommend!
Neil was a fantastic driving teacher throughout my learning journey and made the process of learning to drive a breeze. Having put off getting my driving license for almost 10 years, I passed my test first time thanks to Neil’s excellent instruction. In every lesson he was calm, patient, knowledgeable and willing to answer any question I could think of. After four months of lessons I felt totally ready to pass. I wholeheartedly recommend Neil as an instructor!
Neil was an excellent instructor. I came to these lessons with a lot of pessimism having had a long background of driving failures over the years. Neil immediately made me feel at ease and confident that we could take as much time as needed for me to be comfortable with driving after an 8 year break. He struck a perfect balance between taking the time to explain and practice in safe surroundings whilst building my confidence enough that despite my reservations before the first lesson, I was able to drive around town like no time had passed and with more confidence than ever before. Neil is highly professional, extremely patient and one of the calmest people I have ever met. Even when I started a lesson with intense work related stress ( including the one on the day of my practical driving test!) he had a way of helping me so I was able to be calm enough to focus on the driving. I am fairly certain that there is no way I would have passed my test and so quickly with any other instructor and I really couldn’t recommend Neil highly enough. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and I had never before actually enjoyed driving. Thank you Neil.
Neil got me through my test in just nine lessons with no faults! I had a little prior driving experience but Neil was great identifying any areas that needed improvement and we focused on these as the lessons progressed. One he was confident in my ability to pass my test which was a couple of months down the line we took a small break from lessons which I think is testament to his focus on actually getting his students through their test and not just trying to book as many lessons as possible. Neil was patient, concise and really easy to understand. He explained everything I needed to know very clearly and ensured it was understood and at no point during a lesson did he ever make me feel nervous or uncomfortable. Wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks again Neil.
Neil is an excellent instructor, very professional, patient, punctual and concentrated and corrected my areas of weakness. He is very calm and gives clear and easy to follow instructions. I simply don’t have words to describe my gratitude. I truly enjoyed the entire experience of learning. I have been lucky to have him as my instructor and really thankful to him for transforming me into a confident driver. Thank you so much Neil for your great support. Would greatly recommend.
I’m thrilled to share my incredible experience with my driving instructor (Neil) who played a pivotal role in helping me pass my practical driving test ! Right from the start, Neil was patient, supportive and incredibly knowledgeable. Neil’s teaching style made learning enjoyable and stress free. I looked forward to every lesson knowing I was in safe hands. Neil personalised each session to focus on areas where I needed improvement and his attention to detail was truly commendable. With his guidance I gained the confidence and skills needed to navigate the roads with ease. One of the things I appreciated the most was the way he instilled a sense of responsibility in me as a driver. He emphasized road safety and proper driving etiquette, which has made me a more conscientious driver. Neil’s positive attitude and unwavering belief in my abilities gave me the motivation to push myself beyond my limits. Passing the test wouldn’t have been possible without his encouragement and support. If you are on the hunt for a phenomenal driving instructor I wholeheartedly recommend Neil. He is dedicated, professional, and genuinely invested in his students success. Thank you.
Neil is an amazing instructor within a few lessons he said in was ready. He never gave up on me and inspired me to do betterment. He is one of the best instructors I have had. I would recommend to learn how to drive with Neil if you want to learn automatic.
I would recommend Neil to anyone, he has been so kind and patient. He is brilliant with teaching but also keeps lessons interesting and chatty, which meant that I wouldn’t be as nervous when driving. Neil also taught me super easy methods for each type of parking, which I use all the time. He has just been amazing, thank you!
Neil was just the instructor I needed after years of being scared of driving, Neil’s calm manner, experience and clear instructions made me feel totally at ease. Really comfortable and nice car to drive too. After just a few months of weekly lessons Neil made sure I had everything i needed to pass first time, including confidence! Highly recommend GoAuto. Thank you for my new found Freedom!
Neil is an amazing driving instructor. He helped me feel really calm and comfortable whilst doing all my lessons and especially for my driving test. I definitely passed thanks to him.
For the bottom of my heart. The fact that I have wanted to drive for the last 5o years and have just passed my car test and I’m 73 years of age and it’s all down to Neil my driving instructor who owns GoAuto. His patience, he relaxed demeanor to teach someone at my age and for me to pass is a fitting tribute to his skills as a driving instructor and a lovely person.
I can’t recommend Neil at GoAuto enough. Thanks to his guidance, reassurance and support I was able to pass my driving test on my first attempt! From the first lesson Neil made me feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel. He was patient and’s supportive throughout the entire learning process, which helped put me at ease. Neil always took the time to explain everything I needed to know and answer any questions I has. As someone who was terrified of driving seven months ago I have had an excellent experience with GoAuto and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get on the road and begin their driving journey. Thank you again for everything.
We got Neil to help our Daughter to learn to drive. She felt automatic was the way to go. She was extremely anxious before she got started but Neil was amazing. He got to know her and she felt so at ease. He was brilliant. We took her out between her lessons but Neil would update us on what to work on and 10 lessons later we now have a new driver in the family. Thanks Neil. 5 * tutor
Neil has a very calming and reassuring manner with his instruction and instantly put me at ease. He explains things very well and I feel the time I spend with him was invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend Neil as a driving instructor.
Neil is a great driving instructor. Due to his calm and patient demeanor learning to drive seemed to become a very natural process. Neil would always answer all my questions thoroughly and make time to practice things I felt less confident in. He is encouraging, thorough and kind and I would recommend him to anyone.
I would like to give a 5 star review to Mr Neil Rabson (my driving instructor) Neil is very friendly, calm and most comfortable to chat with when it come to learn about driving. He taught me of well structured since lesson one. I started very nervously and anxious but Neil is very polite and told me to be calm and relaxed and taught me the best techniques of driving. He changed me into positive outcomes and because of Neil I passed my test first time. I am over the moon. I can highly recommend Mr Neil as an instructor.
Couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor. Neil made me feel like a confident driver and reassured me to trust my judgment on the roads. His help and patience not only helped me pass first time but also in only 4 months after my seventeenth birthday! Highly recommend. Thank you Neil.
A massive thanks to Neil for teaching and properly guiding me in getting my drivers license at the very first attempt. He is polite patient and professional. He taught the lessons step by step and prepared me not just for the driving test but also to be a safe and considerate driver. Couldn’t recommend Neil enough.
Highly recommend Neil! I have had three different instructors and nobody’s ever adapted to my learning as quick as he did. So much patience and really helped calm me down before my test, can’t thank you enough Neil!
Brilliant driving instructor! Passed my driving test first time and this is due to his understanding and kind nature in the car. He made sure that I was confident in everything I was doing and I couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you.
Neil is an excellent driving instructor, he is extremely calm, patient and helpful which puts your mind at ease and reassures you of your own driving ability. He is a great teacher and with his encouragement and support I passed first time.
I put off driving for far too long but having Neil as an instructor really helped build my confidence and with 20 lessons over a 3 month period I passed my driving test first time. Neil is a fantastic instructor and I would definitely recommend GoAuto to anybody who needs driving lessons.
Thanks so much Neil! Passed my test first time today thanks to Neil’s patience and amazing teaching. Would 100% recommend Neil for lessons in Harrogate. He has helped me a lot and is patient and always teaches in a way that is understandable and easy to grasp. Thank you Neil you have been a great help.
It was a very nice experience with Neil. It is with his constant support and patience that I passed my driving test the very first time. Neil teaches you with safety and gives you excellent tips while driving. Thank you.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Neil he was always patient and explained everything very well. Thank you for helping me pass fist time!!!
Neil is an excellent instructor he is patient, reliable and very thorough. He taught my Daughter and she thoroughly enjoyed her lessons and passed first time. Highly recommended.
I cannot thank enough Neil for all the support and help he taught from the start of my lesson until my driving test. I am highly recommending Neil as a driving instructor. He was also recommended to me and I did not regret having him as my instructor. I learned a lot from him especially that I am a first time driver and doesn’t know anything about cars / driving. He’s so calm, kind, accommodating, very patient and praised and encouraged me after every lesson. That made me motivated and be confident to do my best to pass my driving test and I did. Thank you very much Neil.
I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Neil was lovely and very helpful. He taught me everything I needed to know and after just 20 lessons with him I was able to pass my driving test which to me is proof of how good a driving instructor he is. His calm demeanor made driving fun and comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. He’s brilliant.
It has been an absolute pleasure learning driving with Neil. His calm and patient demeanor made me feel at ease and made me enjoy my Lessons right from the first hour until I passed on my first attempt! He is a very good and experienced instructor which made the driving not difficult to learn as he explained everything very well and knows where you need to improve. Probably the most important thing i learned from Neil is that he will ensure that you are driving safely at all times. Thank you so much Neil. Really cannot recommend him enough.
I wholeheartedly recommend Neil to anyone learning to drive. He is very experienced and patient, he made a structured lesson plan to help me improve my skills shortly after my first assessment lesson. I was able to pass my test in one go following his instructions and he also showed me tips about safe driving that are very valuable when learning to drive.
Neil made me feel at ease immediately and gave me the confidence in my driving which I needed to pass my test. I did not feel any pressure to do any more lessons than I needed to and he guided me to making the right decision to pass the test in my own car.
Neil was a great instructor. Despite having a bad experience with a previous instructor Neil was able to progress my learning quickly. He was patient and flexible with times, allowing me to be well prepared on the day of the test. I would no doubt recommend him to anyone starting new.
I was apprehensive choosing a driving instructor as many of my friends had chosen to do manual tests and i didn’t have any recommendations. However, when I contacted Neil at GoAuto and subsequently had my first lesson my fears were immediately alayed. Neil’s mild manner and diligent approach to improving and focusing on areas of need really shined through during our lessons. He quickly imparted the confidence I needed to take my test much sooner than I expected and I passed first time too. I couldn’t recommend Neil and GoAuto highly enough, perfect in every way.
I was learn how to driving and want to get an automatic driving license because I found it easier than the manual one. While going to the supermarket with my Husband and seeing the GoAuto sign on top of the car with the phone number so I go home and call this number and meet Neil. From the beginning until the end of the passed test Neil was very helpfull, he show me, teaching me everything’s that I should know to make sure that I pass the test. Through all he was very calm and special and make it so easy for me as English is my second language.
Where to start? I was nervous, scared, terrified to drive at first even though excited to learn. Neil helped me feel confident to drive and was so patient and calm and understands how you may feel when you first learn to drive. He takes you through every step when you are ready and you build all the skills you need for how to be safe on the road. I came away from each lesson feeling more accomplished to the point where when I had my exam day I knew I felt ready to pass. Neil caters his lessons to you. You can’t go wrong with learning to drive with GoAuto.
I just want to say a big thank you to Neil for helping me pass my driving test first time. He was extremely professional and helpful with everything. I’d highly recommend him to anyone.
I had severe anxiety over driving, after a history of seizures and not so pleasant experience with driving lessons in the past, I really struggled to convince myself to reach out to another instructor. After seeing Neil recommended on a Facebook group I decided to message. I explained I had awful driving anxiety and he assured me this is something he could happily work with. After only one lesson I felt at ease, in control, and calm behind the wheel. Neil was patient with me every step of the way, let me decide what I was and wasn’t ready to do and was always softly spoken and calm when instructing me. Neil would always explain in detail why certain movements in the care were necessary or easier and if I ever had any concerns he would ensure to work on them with me until I was confident. After 16 hours with Neil I passed my test first time. He was with me from 8am reminding me I can pass the test, giving me advice, keeping me calm and telling me he believed in me I am extremely grateful to Neil and do no believe I would have come so far without him, I highly recommend using his professional and person centered approach.
Having previously failed a test in Leeds, I moved to Harrogate so I had to take a new test in Knaresborough. Neil was adept at minimising the anxiety I felt driving on new roads and I passed after 4 lessons within which Neil taught me essentially from scratch having not driven in the best part of a year. Would highly recommend if you want to pass your test quickly and stress free.
In learning to drive, I could have asked for no greater instructor than Neil Rabson. Calm, patient and informative, Neil was the perfect teacher in taking to the roads and with the keen efficiency and insight of all his lessons, I became a license wielded driver in no time at all. Do yourself a favour and get your lessons booked.
Neil is a very patient instructor. Great at explaining how to do things like manoeuvres and how to achieve things better and easier. Really calm and build up my confidence from the start of my lessons. Would definitely recommend him as a driving instructor without a doubt
I cannot thank Neil enough for his excellent teaching, patience, support and understanding. All made the lessons a highly enjoyable and relaxed experience. In fact, Neil has succeeded where may previous driving instructors have failed (to make me a more confident and happier driver) for which I will be forever grateful.
Neil was great from start to finish! So much patience and always calm, unlike a lot of previous instructors I had been with. Always did a number of different road types and routes preparing me for everything. Was always flexible with days to work around my busy life. In general a nice easy going person always making you feel at ease. Got my test booked in as soon as we could with the long waiting list of test centres. With Neil I passed my theory and practical first time. I would definitely recommend to everyone.
I would recommend Neil to anyone who is wanting to learn to drive, he has the patience of a saint and is so calm and reassuring. He will put 110% effort into getting you through your test as long as you do the same.
Neil in an amazing driving instructor! He was always very supportive and organised, the quality of teaching and the structure of the driving lessons was outstanding, he always kept a record of the manoeuvres I had to improve so we knew where to put more focus on the next lessons. I had three months driving lessons and passed my driving test the first attempt. I highly recommend him.
Passed my driving test in less than a month! Neil was very patient and supportive from start to finish, which really boosted my confidence and helped me pass on my first attempt. He was also very accommodating and happily worked around my schedule to ensure I had as much practice as possible before my exam. He was very knowledgeable about all the Knaresborough test routes and provided me with so many useful tips to ace the test. It was such a stress free experience learning to drive with Neil and I couldn’t recommend his driving school highly enough.
I’m so happy to meet Neil as my driving instructor. My good friend recommends him because she passed her driving test first time too. He’s very professional and friendly. He will teach you everything to make sure you are ready to pass your driving test. I was so scared to learn how to drive when I did manual lessons before but I didn’t pursue it after my previous instructor shouted at me. But when I met Neil he makes you feel comfortable by encouraging “you will pass your driving test, your doing fine” and when you make mistakes he will explain to you nicely and you will remember not to do that. It’s always been a pleasure to be his student and I will recommend him to all my friends and family.
Neil is well organised, professional and attends on time, always calm which helps the learner to be more focused and relaxed. Performs mock exam prior to the real test, with marking sheet, I have done the mock 2 days before the test and it showed my weaknesses so I worked on it and had the exam two days later and I passed from the first attempt, I would strongly recommend him.
I was quite apprehensive about learning to drive but Neil made the whole process as easy and painless as possible. He was very patient and calm, explaining things clearly and logically and putting me at ease. Each week I could see the progress and looked forward to the next lesson. I was so pleased how smoothly it went and that I actually passed first time.
Neil is a fantastic instructor, after using a couple of different driving schools myself and not having much luck with instructors, Neil was a breath of fresh air. Neil was patient and encouraging as well as knowledgeable and I felt at ease learning under his supervision I would highly recommend Neil for anyone learning in the Harrogate area.
Neil was the best driving instructor through my learning journey. He was patient and clear during his teaching. A very polite positive and reliable instructor which has helped me to pass my driving test.
Calm patient and understanding from day one. Neil made me feel at ease and have faith in my own driving ability which had been my biggest pitfall previously. Not only constantly teaching in a constructive and amenable manner, I found the lessons so easy to learn in and progress every time. The perfect environment especially as a slightly nervous and unconfident student. The lessons just clicked and I passed, something I was unsure I would ever do. Can not thank you enough.
My driving instructor Neil was absolutely outstanding I was very nervous on my first lesson but Neil totally put me at ease. He has been kind caring and super patient with me and has reasoned above and beyond to ensure that I have become a great driver. I would 100% recommend Neil to friends and family, it has changed my life.
I have been a driving instructor for 20 years, and in that time many people have come to my automatic driving school in Harrogate, and the vast majority have not only passed their driving test, but gone on to become superb drivers in their own right.
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