Deciding on a driving school in Maidenhead
We get that you’re looking for a driving instructor who:
- Makes you feel confident
- Makes the whole experience fun
- Won’t cost an arm and a leg!
So here are 4 simple steps to make sure you find a top driving instructor in Maidenhead
1. Compare reviews
Reading reviews is a great way to anticipate what your experience will be like with the driving schools in Maidenhead. 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 Maidenheadcan 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 Maidenheadwon’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 driving instructor in Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead
Driving instructors in Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead 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
Are you ready to learn to drive? The first step is to choose 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.Flexibility is the main plus point with learning in a manual.
Manual lessons are often cheaper as automatic instructors are few and far between. Some drivers prefer the control a manual can give while driving too.
Taking automatics driving lessons may allow you to pass faster as you have less to learn such as clutch control.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 Maidenheads 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 can I find driving lessons in Maidenhead
Regardless of where you live in Maidenheador 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.