Choosing a driving school in Hinckley
When looking for a driving instructor; you need someone who:
- Builds your confidence
- Makes learning fun
- Won’t charge a fortune!
Which is why we've laid out 4 steps to finding a quality driving instructor in Hinckley
1. Compare reviews
Reading reviews is a great way to anticipate what your experience will be like with the driving schools in Hinckley. 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. 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 Hinckleycan pair you up with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap.
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 Hinckleywon’t tell you their waiting times upfront unless you ask directly. So again, don’t get caught out!
Choosing your test centre
As soon as you're ready to start thinking about your test, you'll need to find a local test centre.Your driving instructor in Hinckley 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 tips from instructors in Hinckley
Driving instructors in Hinckley have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Practise driving on rural roads
Our driving instructors in Hinckley 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.
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.
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 can make buying a car an easier task as you can drive both transmissions.
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.
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 Hinckleys busy roads, an automatic may be for you.
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 Hinckley
No matter where you are in Hinckleyor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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