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Deciding on a driving school in Aberystwyth
When looking for a driving instructor; you need someone who:
- Builds your driving ability
- Makes learning to drive enjoyable
- Is affordable
For that reason, here are 4 easy steps to make sure you choose the right driving school in Aberystwyth
1. Check reviews online
Reviewing an instructors online reviews is a great way to get afeel for what to expect from the driving schools in Aberystwyth. We'd recommend always looking at independent reviews collated by real customers!
2. Beware of terms and conditions
If you’re like most people, the chances are you usually tick the box to say you’ve read the terms and conditions even if you haven’t. But in this scenario, it’s important that you read them carefully. Some driving schools have hidden policies, like making your driving lessons expire if you don’t use them all within a short timeframe. Don’t get caught out!
3. Ensure you are able switch instructors
Getting stuck with an instructor you don't get on with can be rough. Check that your driving school in Aberystwythcan pair you up with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap.
4. Avoid long waiting times
The last thing you want is to book your driving lessons and then find out that you can’t get started for another few weeks! Many driving schools in Aberystwythwon’t tell you their waiting times upfront unless you ask directly. So again, don’t get caught out!
Local driving test centres
If you're almost test ready, it may be time to check out local test centres.Your driving instructor in Aberystwyth will give you a hand choosing the test centre that’s right for you, and then introduce you to the routes that could crop up on test day.
To see more test centres near you, enter your postcode on the DVSA website.
Top driving test tips from instructors in Aberystwyth
Local driving instructors in Aberystwyth have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Aberystwyth say that rural roads can be difficult because usually, you’re permitted to drive on them at the national speed limit, but that’s not always an appropriate speed.
Make sure you practise judging what speed is sensible to drive at on country roads.
2. Drive defensively
When you’re driving in urban settings you need to be aware that not all drivers will drive well, or even follow the highway code! Make sure that you anticipate the behaviour of other drivers and adapt your own driving accordingly.
3. Directions aren’t the be all and end all.
You’ll receive directions from both the examiner and a sat nav at different points in your driving test. If you realise you’re in the wrong lane at the last minute, it might be dangerous to correct yourself. If that’s the case, it’s fine to make a wrong turn - it’s more important to drive safely than to follow directions accurately, and our local driving instructors say that you’re unlikely to be penalised.
Manual or automatic lessons?
Are you ready to learn to drive? The first step is to choose between manual and automatic driving lessons.
Manual licence holders are able to drive both manual and automatic cars, however, automatic drivers are stuck with automatic cars only.This gives you more flexibility in the long run.
Manual driving lessons are also cheaper, as there are more manual driving instructors available. Some drivers prefer the control a manual can give while driving too.
That said, automatic cars are easier to get your head around - there’s no clutch to get the hang of! This means you may be able to pass faster by taking automatic driving lessons. On top of this, the lack of a clutch pedal makes automatic cars easier to drive in heavy traffic, so it you’re going to be getting a car to run you around Aberystwyths busy roads, an automatic may be for you.
There are pros and cons to both, so it's worth spending some time to research and decide before you start.
Where we offer driving lessons in Aberystwyth
Regardless of where you live in Aberystwythor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
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