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How to choose a driving school in Grantham
We get that you’re looking for a driving instructor who:
- Builds your confidence
- Makes learning fun
- Won’t charge a fortune!
So here are 4 simple steps to make sure you find a top driving instructor in Grantham
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 Grantham. We'd recommend always looking at independent reviews collated by real 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. Check that you can switch instructors
You don’t want to be stuck learning with someone you don’t get on with. So, the safest thing is to check that your driving school in Granthamcan 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. 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 Granthamwill avoid sharing this unless asked. Make sure you do to avoid disappointment.
Choosing your test centre
When the time is right, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre. Your instructor in Grantham 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 Grantham
Local driving instructors in Grantham have let us in on their secrets for passing the driving test first time in the area.
1. Practise driving on rural roads
Our driving instructors in Grantham 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.
Extra practice on country road driving will help you to set the right speed for the journey.
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
Before you step foot inside an instructors car you have to decide between manual and automatic driving lessons.
Manual licence holders are able to drive both manual and automatic cars, however, automatic drivers are stuck with automatic cars only.This gives you more flexibility in the long run.
Manual driving lessons are also cheaper, as there are more manual driving instructors available. Some drivers prefer the control a manual can give while driving too.
Automatic cars on the other hand are more straightforward to begin with as you don't need to worry about gear changes at all.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 Granthams busy streets, you may find an automatic easier.
Both transmissions come with their pros and cons, so think carefully before making your decision!
Where we provide driving lessons in Grantham
No matter where you are in Granthamor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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