Choosing a driving school in Stroud
We understand that you'll want a driving instructor who:
- Makes you feel confident
- Makes the whole experience fun
- Won’t cost an arm and a leg!
For that reason, here are 4 easy steps to make sure you choose the right driving school in Stroud
1. Compare reviews
Reading reviews is a great way to anticipate what your experience will be like with the driving schools in Stroud. Just make sure that you read reviews collated by independent sources, like Google reviews.
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. Make sure you can switch instructors
Check that your driving school in Stroudcan match you with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap. Not all schools will have enough instructors to facilitate this, so don’t book until you’re sure.
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 Stroudwill 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.Your driving instructor in Stroud will help you find the test centre that's right for you.
To see all of the DVSA test centres near you, check the DVSA website.
Test tips from driving instructors in Stroud
Driving instructors in Stroud have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Practise driving on rural roads
Our driving instructors in Stroud 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.
Make sure you practise judging what speed is sensible to drive at on country roads.
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.
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 Strouds busy streets, you may find an automatic easier.
Both transmissions come with their pros and cons, so think carefully before making your decision!
Where we provide driving lessons in Stroud
No matter where you are in Stroudor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
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