Deciding on a driving school in Telford
We understand that you'll want a driving instructor 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 Telford
1. Compare reviews
Reading reviews is a great way to anticipate what your experience will be like with the driving schools in Telford. 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. Check that you can switch instructors
You don’t want to be stuck learning with someone you don’t get on with. So, the safest thing is to check that your driving school in Telfordcan 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. 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 Telfordwill 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 Telford will advise on the whole test centre experience to make sure you're setup to pass.
To see all of the DVSA test centres near you, check the DVSA website.
Top driving test tips from instructors in Telford
Driving instructors in Telford 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 Telford 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.
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.
Manual and automatic: which is best?
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. This gives you more flexibility in the long run.
Manual driving lessons are also cheaper, as there are more manual driving instructors available. Plus, driving a manual car gives you a greater sense of control, which many people prefer in rural areas or on longer-distance journeys along motorways and dual carriageways.
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 Telfords 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 provide driving lessons in Telford
Regardless of where you live in Telfordor the surrounding areas, our driving instructors have got you covered.
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