Stick Shift Lessons

South Bay Driving School has been the leader in stick shift driving in Torrance for over 30 years! We have been offering our expert stick shift teaching to residents of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos, Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, Gardena, Lomita, Carson, Hawthorne and beyond!

How to book a stick shift lesson with South Bay Driving School? Our stick shift lessons are offered any day with an appointment. We teach stick shift to those who already hold a license. All our stick shift lessons begin and end at our South Bay Driving School office. If you are interested in booking a stick shift lesson with us please either email us or give us a call today at 310-791-1111.


When paying for a standard shift lesson, payment is due on or before the lesson. We will require a credit card to hold a lesson and prefer a cash payment for standard-shift lessons. In the event you must cancel a lesson, it must be done by 2PM the day before the lesson during regular business hours or you will be charged a fee of $50 on your credit card. (If your lesson is on a Monday, your cancellation must be made by 2PM on Saturday, as we are closed on Sunday). We will not schedule subsequent standard shift lessons if any prior cancellations have not been paid for first; additionally, subsequent lessons must be paid in advance due to the prior cancellation. (This does not include lessons that were changed prior to the cancellation deadline; there is no penalty for canceling on time).

With all Standard Transmission (Stick Shift) Lessons, you will not be taught basic driving skills. You should already know how to operate a vehicle and possess a valid California Driver License. Basic skills can be taught on an automatic transmission vehicle before continuing to the standard transmission vehicle. All stick shift lessons begin and end at the South Bay Driving School office; all lessons are two hours long.

Do you have any questions? Please feel free to Contact us.