Driving Lessons in Bolton

Learn to drive in Bolton

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Driving lessons in Bolton

Some of our more popular to learn to drive in Bolton are:

Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bury, Darcy Lever, Deane, Farnworth, Great Lever, Harwood, Little Lever, Tonge with Haulgh.

Enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of Bolton.

View other guides: Driving Lessons in London, Driving Lessons in Birmingham, Driving Lessons in Manchester.

Learning to drive in Bolton

Driving in Bolton is not necessarily a walk in the park, despite its proximity to green pastures. You’ll be faced with busy dual carriageways right on your doorstep, as well as some tricky junctions and narrow residential streets. Lucky for you, our driving instructors know all the best places for learners to practise!

Bolton is home to many quiet residential areas and suburban villages ideal for driving lessons. Bradshaw is an excellent little village perfect for new drivers. Great Lever, Deane and Harwood are some of the many options to choose from when it comes to residential neighbourhoods to practise in.

Getting to grips with life in the driver’s seat can take some getting used to. You’ll need all the practice you can get to ace your driving test! To perfect those trickier manoeuvres, we suggest heading to the residential roads off Bromwich Street, such as Ashbourne Avenue and St Aubin’s Road. Alternatively, look for quiet streets in your own area, as familiarity is always a plus!

Situated in Greater Manchester beside the Lancashire countryside, Bolton’s got plenty of variety when it comes to more advanced driving locations! Why not ask your Midrive instructor to give you a motorway driving lesson once you feel comfortable behind the wheel? With the M6, M60 and M61 right on your doorstep, you're likely to use motorways regularly once you get your licence and cruise like a pro!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

When choosing between manual and automatic lessons in Bolton, there’s lots of food for thought!

Make sure you brush up on the pros and cons of both manual and automatic before making your choice. A manual licence will qualify you to drive either type of vehicle, whereas an automatic licence will only qualify you to drive automatic. There’s less to get your head around if you opt for automatic, but lessons are also pricier as there are fewer instructors available.

There are perks for both vehicle choices. Bolton being both metropolitan as well as rural provides a good landscape for you to learn either. Since metropolitan areas tend to get packed during rush hour traffic, if you’re a town centre regular then an automatic licence might be the one for you! On the other hand, there are plenty of rural areas and quiet towns nearby that might be better suited to a manual licence. Up to you!

Driving Test Centre Locations

Your instructor will help you pick the test centre that best suits your needs. Bolton and its surrounding areas have a few centres to choose from. Make sure you practice on the routes likely to come up on your practical driving test!

Have a look at DVSA's website to find driving test centres near you. Some options include: