Driving Lessons in Redhill

Pass faster with top-rated driving instructors in Redhill.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Looking for driving lessons in Redhill?

Wherever’s local to you, there is a local instructor to suit! The top areas in Redhill include:

Earlswood, Doversgreen, Harley, Holmethorpe, Merstham, Nutfield, Reigate, Reigate Heath, Salfords, and White Bushes.

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Learning to drive in Redhill

Although Redhill is part of the London commuter belt, it has much less traffic compared to a busy city. It’s the perfect town to learn to drive in, with a variety of roads to learn on. With a driving instructor by your side, you can relax into learning, and you’ll have that shiny pink licence in no time!

Colman Way is a good road to start out on. It’s one of many quiet, residential streets in Redhill. You’ll be able to practise moving off and stopping, signalling, and steering with as little pressure on you as possible. The odd parked car will help you get used to moving around obstacles, and you can come back when you’re more experience to test out your parallel parking skills.

Country roads are never far away in Redhill, so you’ll want to make sure you get plenty of practice on them. Take special care down the A25, as there are surprises like blind bends and hidden dips and rises. Large vehicles like tractors can also crowd the road, and there’s always the chance of wildlife darting out, so you’ll have to be constantly vigilant. Once you’ve mastered these, you’ll be well on the way to passing your test.

When you’re feeling confident, you can take to the M25 to really test yourself. You’ll need your instructor with you, and to be in a dual control car, but it’s a great opportunity to get accustomed to driving at higher speeds, and negotiating slip roads. What’s more, it’s excellent experience for once you’ve passed your test!

Manual and automatic driving lessons in Redhill

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to choosing between automatic and manual driving lessons. A manual licence lets you drive both manual and automatic cars, whereas an automatic licence restricts you to automatics. Manual lessons also tend to be cheaper - as there are more manual instructors teaching, they’re less in demand. However, you might have to take more lessons than if you were learning automatic, as there’s more to get your head around in a manual.

If you plan to travel at rush hour, perhaps into London, you might prefer an automatic so you don’t have to worry about the gears in stop-start traffic. An automatic can also help you if you find hill starts tricky. On the other hand, a manual could offer you more control if you’ll be using the M25 a lot. In the end, the decision is down to you and what suits you best!

Driving test centre locations

When you feel it’s time to book your test, your instructor will help you take those final steps towards being test ready. They’ll get you learning all the right routes, and make sure you’re familiar with the roads around your chosen test centre. There’s just the one test centre in the Redhill postcode area:

  • Redhill Aerodrome: First Floor, Redhill Aerodrome Business Centre, Kings Mill Lane, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5JZ