Deciding on a driving instructor in Haywards Heath
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!
For that reason, here are 4 easy steps to make sure you choose the right driving school in Haywards Heath
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 Haywards Heath. 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. 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 Haywards Heathcan pair you up with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap.
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 Haywards Heathwon’t tell you their waiting times upfront unless you ask directly. So again, don’t get caught out!
Local driving test centres
When the time is right, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre. Your driving instructor in Haywards Heath will help you find the test centre that's right for you.
To see more test centres near you, enter your postcode on the DVSA website.
Top tips from instructors in Haywards Heath
Driving instructors in Haywards Heath have let us in on their secrets for passing the driving test first time in the area.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Haywards Heath 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.
Manual and automatic: which is best?
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. 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.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 Haywards Heaths 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 Haywards Heath
No matter where you are in Haywards Heathor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
Enter your postcode to see prices for driving lesson near you.