Choosing a driving school in Selby
When looking for a driving school; 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 Selby
1. Check reviews online
Reviewing an instructors online reviews is a great way to get afeel for what to expect from the driving schools in Selby. We'd recommend always looking at independent reviews collated by real 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. Make sure you can switch instructors
Check that your driving school in Selbycan 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. 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 Selbywon’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. A good driving instructor in Selby will give you a hand choosing the test centre that’s right for you, and then introduce you to the routes that could crop up on test day.
To see all of the DVSA test centres near you, check the DVSA website.
Test tips from driving instructors in Selby
Local driving instructors in Selby 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 Selby 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.
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 gives you more flexibility in the long run.
Manual lessons are often cheaper as automatic instructors are few and far between. 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 Selby town centre, you may well prefer an automatic.
Both transmissions come with their pros and cons, so think carefully before making your decision!
Where can I find driving lessons in Selby
No matter where you are in Selbyor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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