How to choose a driving instructor in Burnley
When looking for a driving school; you need someone who:
- Makes you feel confident
- Makes the whole experience fun
- Won’t cost an arm and a leg!
Which is why we've laid out 4 steps to finding a quality driving instructor in Burnley
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 Burnley. Be sure to select your review sites carefully - some can be a bit dodgy. Make sure you are reading reviews from legitimate 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 Burnleycan match you with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap. Not all schools will have enough instructors to facilitate this, so don’t book until you’re sure.
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 Burnleywill avoid sharing this unless asked. Make sure you do to avoid disappointment.
Local driving test centres
If you're almost test ready, it may be time to check out local test centres.Your instructor in Burnley will advise on the whole test centre experience to make sure you're setup to pass.
To see more test centres near you, enter your postcode on the DVSA website.
Top driving test tips from instructors in Burnley
Driving instructors in Burnley have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Burnley 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.
Choosing between manual and automatic
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. Flexibility is the main plus point with learning in a manual.
Manual lessons are often cheaper as automatic instructors are few and far between. 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 Burnley town centre, you may well prefer an automatic.
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 Burnley
No matter where you are in Burnleyor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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