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Alain Frimigacci (Automatic)

Alain is based in Cheam, Surrey and gives automatic driving lessons in:

KT4, RH1, RH2, SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7

Banstead, Beddington, Belmont, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, Merstham, Morden, North Cheam, Redhill, Reigate, Roundshaw, St Helier, South Earlswood,  Sutton, Wallington, Woodmansterne, Worcester Park, White Bushes

Training vehicle

Ford Fiesta, automatic, in silver

Services offered

  • Automatic learner driving lessons
  • Automatic refresher and motorway lessons

Alain Frimigacci automatic driving instructor

Hi, my name is Alain,
When I arrived in London in 1994 to finish my master in British & American Civilisation and Literature I firmly intended to return to France to become an English teacher, however I met my lovely wife here and settled in the UK for all those years instead. 
Because when I was a child I suffered from motion sickness I would never read a book in the car, so to kill the time during those long journeys on the roads of New Caledonia, where I grew up, I used to watch my dad drive, looking at the road ahead and imagining I was driving the car, and it didn't take long before I was sitting on his lap aged 5 steering the car on private roads. This was it, I was hooked! I guess it is in the genes as my dad's mother herself was a successful professional rally car driver winning countless trophies.
So I suppose combining my vocation for teaching with my passion for driving made it the next logical step for me to become a driving instructor, so this is with this in mind that I ended a 20 year career in the travel industry.
I strongly believe that driving should be a pleasurable activity and not a chore that one dreads and the key to this is that one must be a safe and confident driver. I make it my mission to transfer that to my pupils.
It might also be worth noting that I have been driving around Sutton, Cheam, Morden ect for over 12 years and know those roads like the back of my hand.
Outside of driving I enjoy chess, skiing, cooking and travelling to name just a few hobbies.


Kaitlyn, Sutton, Surrey

"Kaitlyn: "I passed my test over 10 years ago and hadn't driven since so wanted to do a refresher course. Alain is a great driving instructor. He was very patient when teaching me and made me feel comfortable and confident when driving. Would definitely recommend him!! "

28 January 2024

Lani, Worcester Park, Surrey

"Mr Alain is a very good instructor. He is good at his job, very reliable and helps you with all you need in passing your test. He is committed to the success of his pupil and puts that first. I'm so glad for the school and happy that they have such a valuable asset as Mr Alain."

04 July 2023 

Olivia, Morden, Surrey

"I contacted Alain with a very short amount of time until my test. He was happy to take me on as a student and get me up to scratch! I really engaged with his way of teaching. Hes great fun as a teacher and makes you feel at ease while teaching brilliantly. Would highly recommend him - I passed 1st time with 3 minors and couldn't of done it without him!"

28 June 2023 

Mary Rose, Sutton, Surrey

"Alain has been a fantastic instructor. He is extremely patient and is very competent to understand areas that need improvement and will focus on those. It has been a very pleasant experience to train with him."

07 January 2023 

Aminah, Morden, Surrey

AF Aminah 220718"Alain is the best instructor I could have asked for and I most definitely recommend him. He will work with you to ensure you are more
than prepared for your test as well as your driving life after! I enjoyed our lessons because we covered so much throughout the course of learning how to drive. Alain structured and tailored the lessons so well and i really felt like i was progressing at a great speed. The lessons were fun and we would always have a good laugh and have always felt like Alain would give me honest feedback on how to improve my driving. Alain is extremely encouraging and patient. Alain gave me the driving tools i needed which enabled me to pass my practical test first time with only one minor! Overall Alain is a great instructor and anyone who has Alain as an instructor should feel good knowing they will pass in no timge."

18 July 2022

Michaela, Sutton, Surrey

AF Michaela C 220622"I passed my driving test on the first attempt with zero faults, thanks to Alain's brilliant lessons. He always had a lesson plan but also took into account what I wanted to cover and he knew exactly where to drive to ensure I gained experience in a wide variety of situations. Not only did I get my licence but I also feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel. The lessons proved invaluable and Alain was a great companion to have in the car."

22 June 2022

Skye, Morden, Surrey

AF Skye 2 220607"Alain is a great instructor. Very patient and encouraging and makes sure to explain things clearly. Would recommend him to anybody. After having 2 previous instructors I was able to pass my test at Morden with Alain first time with only 4 minors! "

07 June 2022

Shima, Morden, Surrey

AF Shima C 220530"I had a really great experience with Alain. He is so helpful and very friendly. He is also very patient.It is so easy to communicate with him and time is flying while driving with him. l passed my test for first time and I believe it was because of his excellent teaching.I highly recommend him for everyone who has no time for doing practical test more than one time.
Thank you Alain."

30 May 2022

Moksh, Morden, Surrey

AF Moksh 2 220421"Great instructor who is always helpful and easy to talk to. Helped me pass first time with only one minor. Highly recommend him if you want to learn automatic."

21 April 2022

Harry, Morden, Surrey

AF Harry 2 220407"During covid I had to stop my lessons twice and I changed instructors 4 times and had a nightmare with each of them. When I booked with Alain I felt instantly comfortable, he was professional, polite and very understanding. He was never late and always worked around my schedule to fit my lessons in. I managed to pass my test with only two minors and I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without Alain. Thank you so much Alain! "

07 April 2022

Sarah, Morden, Surrey

AF Sarah c 220322"Alain was a fantastic driving instructor - I passed my test the first time! He made me feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel. His instructions were clear and comprehensive. He was professional, had excellent communication, and was such a nice person. I genuinely enjoyed having him as an instructor, and would definitely recommend him. 5 stars!!"

11 March 2022

Marie, Morden, Surrey

AF Marie 2 220209"Alain has been a fantasticinstructor. He is extremely patient and is competent to understand areas that need improvement and willfocus on those. It hasbeen a pleasent experience to thain with him"

09 February 2022

Megan, Redhill, Surrey

AF Megan 2 220530"Alain was very nice and helped me get though my test very good driving instructor and was great to met him, thank you for your help"

18 December 2021