- How to choose a driving school in Shrewsbury
- Tips for learning to drive in Shrewsbury
- Choosing your test centre
- Test tips from driving instructors in Shrewsbury
- Choosing between manual and automatic
Choosing a driving school in Shrewsbury
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 Shrewsbury
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 Shrewsbury. Be sure to select your review sites carefully - some can be a bit dodgy. Make sure you are reading reviews from legitimate 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 Shrewsburycan 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 Shrewsburywill stay quiet about tier waiting times so be sure to ask them before booking.
Local driving test centres
When the time is right, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre. A good local instructor in Shrewsbury 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 driving test tips from instructors in Shrewsbury
Driving instructors in Shrewsbury have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Practise driving on rural roads
Our driving instructors in Shrewsbury 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.
Extra practice on country road driving will help you to set the right speed for the journey.
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
Are you ready to learn to drive? The first step is to choose between manual and 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. Flexibility is the main plus point with learning in a manual.
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.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 Shrewsburys 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 Shrewsbury
No matter where you are in Shrewsburyor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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