How to decide which driving instructor is best for you in Camberley
We understand that you'll want a driving school 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 Camberley
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 Camberley. We'd recommend always looking at independent reviews collated by real customers!
2. Read the terms and conditions
Let's face it - most of us never read the terms and conditions but it’s important that you do read them carefully when booking lessons. Local driving schools can often have hidden policies especially around expiry dates for unused driving lessons so don’t get caught out!
3. Make sure you can switch instructors
Check that your driving school in Camberleycan sort you out with someone new if you do need to swap. Some schools are too small to allow for this so it's worth checking up front.
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 Camberleywon’t tell you their waiting times upfront unless you ask directly. So again, don’t get caught out!
Deciding on a test centre
If you're almost test ready, it may be time to check out local test centres.A good local instructor in Camberley 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 tips from instructors in Camberley
Local driving instructors in Camberley have shared thier insider tips for passing your test.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Camberley have highlighted rural roads as a tricky ""one to watch"" as you’re allowed to drive at the national speed limit, but sometimes that’s not the appropriate speed for the conditions.
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
One question you'll need to answer before you begin your lessons is: Do I want to take manual or 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 flexibility can be handy when buying a car.
Manual lessons are often cheaper as automatic instructors are few and far between. Plus, driving a manual car gives you a greater sense of control, which many people prefer in rural areas or on longer-distance journeys along motorways and dual carriageways.
Taking automatics driving lessons may allow you to pass faster as you have less to learn such as clutch control.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 Camberleys busy roads, an automatic may be for you.
Both transmissions come with their pros and cons, so think carefully before making your decision!
Where can I find driving lessons in Camberley
Regardless of where you live in Camberleyor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
Enter your postcode to see driving lesson prices near you.