How to decide which driving school is best for you in Castleford
We get that you’re looking for a driving instructor who:
- Builds your driving ability
- Makes learning to drive enjoyable
- Is affordable
So here are 4 simple steps to make sure you find a top driving instructor in Castleford
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 Castleford. Just make sure that you read reviews collated by independent sources, like Google reviews.
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 Castlefordcan 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 Castlefordwon’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 instructor in Castleford 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 tips from instructors in Castleford
Driving instructors in Castleford have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Castleford 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.
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.
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. Flexibility is the main plus point with learning in a manual.
Manual driving lessons are also cheaper, as there are more manual driving instructors available. 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.
Automatic cars on the other hand are more straightforward to begin with as you don't need to worry about gear changes at all.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 Castlefords 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 Castleford
No matter where you are in Castlefordor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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