How to choose a driving instructor in Huntingdon
We get that you’re looking for a driving school who:
- Builds your driving ability
- Makes learning to drive enjoyable
- Is affordable
Which is why we've laid out 4 steps to finding a quality driving instructor in Huntingdon
1. Compare reviews
Reading reviews is a great way to anticipate what your experience will be like with the driving schools in Huntingdon. 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 Huntingdoncan 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 Huntingdonwill stay quiet about tier waiting times so be sure to ask them before booking.
Deciding on a test centre
If you're almost test ready, it may be time to check out local test centres.A good driving instructor in Huntingdon will advise on the whole test centre experience to make sure you're setup to pass.
To see all of the DVSA test centres near you, check the DVSA website.
Test tips from driving instructors in Huntingdon
Local driving instructors in Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon 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.
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 gives you more flexibility in the long run.
Cost is also another factor as manual instructors tend to be more common and therefore lessons can be cheaper.A manual offers the driver a bit more control over the vehicle - especially on windy rural roads where a gear change can help you navigate twists, turns and hill climbs more effectively.
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 Huntingdons busy streets, you may find an automatic easier.
Both transmissions come with their pros and cons, so think carefully before making your decision!
Where can I find driving lessons in Huntingdon
Regardless of where you live in Huntingdonor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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