How to decide which driving school is best for you in Aylesbury
We get that you’re looking for a driving instructor who:
- Makes you feel confident
- Makes the whole experience fun
- Won’t cost an arm and a leg!
So here are 4 simple steps to make sure you find a top driving instructor in Aylesbury
1. Have a look at reviews online
Reading online reviews of the instructors in the local area is pretty much the number one way to understand what to expect from the nearby driving schools in Aylesbury. Just make sure that you read reviews collated by independent sources, like Google reviews.
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 Aylesburycan pair you up with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap.
4. Do they have long waiting times?
Imagine booking your driving lessons only to find out that you can't start for ages. It can happen. Many driving schools in Aylesburywill avoid sharing this unless asked. Make sure you do to avoid disappointment.
Local driving test centres
When the time is right, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre. Your driving instructor in Aylesbury will help you find the test centre that's right for you.
To see all of the DVSA test centres near you, check the DVSA website.
Top driving test tips from instructors in Aylesbury
Driving instructors in Aylesbury have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Aylesbury 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.
Take extra time to practise judging a sensible speed when on a country road.
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.
Deciding on manual or automatic driving lessons
Are you ready to learn to drive? The first step is to choose between manual and automatic driving lessons.
With an automatic licence, you’re qualified to drive automatic cars, whereas with a manual driving licence, you’re qualified to drive both manuals and automatics. This gives you more flexibility in the long run.
Cost is also another factor as manual instructors tend to be more common and therefore lessons can be cheaper.A manual offers the driver a bit more control over the vehicle - especially on windy rural roads where a gear change can help you navigate twists, turns and hill climbs more effectively.
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. Driving in heavy traffic can also be more straightforward as there's no clutch and gear changes to worry about. So if you're after a motor to drive about Aylesburys busy streets, you may find an automatic easier.
There are pros and cons to both, so it's worth spending some time to research and decide before you start.
Where we provide driving lessons in Aylesbury
Regardless of where you live in Aylesburyor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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