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How to decide which driving instructor is best for you in Stourbridge
We get that you’re looking for a driving school who:
- Builds your confidence
- Makes learning fun
- Won’t charge a fortune!
So here are 4 simple steps to make sure you find a top driving instructor in Stourbridge
1. Have a look at reviews online
Reading online reviews of the instructors in the local area is pretty much the number one way to understand what to expect from the nearby driving schools in Stourbridge. 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 Stourbridgecan pair you up with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap.
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 Stourbridgewill stay quiet about tier waiting times so be sure to ask them before booking.
Local driving test centres
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 Stourbridge 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.
Top driving test tips from instructors in Stourbridge
Local driving instructors in Stourbridge have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Stourbridge 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
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. Flexibility is the main plus point with learning in a manual.
Manual driving lessons are also cheaper, as there are more manual driving instructors available. Some drivers prefer the control a manual can give while driving too.
That said, automatic cars are easier to get your head around - there’s no clutch to get the hang of! This means you may be able to pass faster by taking automatic driving lessons. 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 Stourbridges busy streets, you may find an automatic easier.
Both transmissions come with their pros and cons, so think carefully before making your decision!
Where can I find driving lessons in Stourbridge
No matter where you are in Stourbridgeor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
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