Choosing a driving instructor in Sittingbourne
We get that you’re looking for a driving instructor who:
- Builds your confidence
- Makes learning fun
- Won’t charge a fortune!
For that reason, here are 4 easy steps to make sure you choose the right driving school in Sittingbourne
1. Compare reviews
Reading reviews is a great way to anticipate what your experience will be like with the driving schools in Sittingbourne. Be sure to select your review sites carefully - some can be a bit dodgy. Make sure you are reading reviews from legitimate 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. Ensure you are able switch instructors
Getting stuck with an instructor you don't get on with can be rough. Check that your driving school in Sittingbournecan 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 Sittingbournewill stay quiet about tier waiting times so be sure to ask them before booking.
Choosing your test centre
As soon as you're ready to start thinking about your test, you'll need to find a local test centre.A good driving instructor in Sittingbourne 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 more test centres near you, enter your postcode on the DVSA website.
Test tips from driving instructors in Sittingbourne
Local driving instructors in Sittingbourne have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Practise driving on rural roads
Our driving instructors in Sittingbourne 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.
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 flexibility can be handy when buying a car.
Cost is also another factor as manual instructors tend to be more common and therefore lessons can be cheaper.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 Sittingbourne town centre, you may well prefer an automatic.
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 Sittingbourne
No matter where you are in Sittingbourneor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
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