Driving Lessons in Warrington

Pass faster with our Warrington learner driver guide

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Driving lessons in Warrington

Our most popular areas include:

Altrincham, Birchwood, Grappenhall, Newton-le-Willows, Paddington, Padgate, Runcorn, St Helens, Stockton Heath and Walton.

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Learning to drive in Warrington

With a wide variety of roads, learning to drive in Warrington will have you well-prepared for post-test life.

We’d suggest staying clear of the town centre to start with, as large parts are pedestrianised or one way. Instead, head to a wide, quiet residential road near you. If there aren’t any that spring to mind, try Warrington Business Park in Orford. This is likely to be very quiet, particularly in the evenings and at weekends, so you won’t have to deal with pressure from other cars while you get to grips with moving off and stopping. Alternatively, give Walton Avenue in Penketh a go. It’s a wide and straight road that’s mostly very quiet (as long as you avoid the school rush), with lots of surrounding streets ideal for perfecting your parallel parking and other manoeuvres.

Roundabouts are sure to come up in your practical driving test, and there are some challenging ones in the Warrington area. Once you’re feeling confident behind the wheel, get some practice on Crosfield’s roundabout. This complex, multi-laned roundabout is sure to stretch your newly earned skills, but with a bit of practice, you’ll nail it. While you’re there, spend some time on the A57, also known as Sankey Way. This is a great place to perfect your lane placement and use of slip roads. We’re sure you’ll do great!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Everyone’s different, you have a choice of manual and automatic driving lessons in Warrington.

Think long and hard about which licence would suit you best. An automatic licence will only qualify you to drive automatic vehicles, whereas a manual licence will qualify you to drive both. Automatic lessons tend to be pricier due to high demand for a low number of instructors, but then again you might like the idea of having a bit less to get to grips with.

If you’re planning on commuting into Manchester or Liverpool, you might prefer to drive a manual car, which will offer you a little more control over those longer distances. But if you plan on sticking to Warrington, you might prefer an automatic. This will change gears for you, so you’ll avoid having to press a clutch and change gears every time you stop at traffic lights. Lots to think about!

Driving test centre locations

Once you’re feeling confident in the driver’s seat, it might be time to think ahead to your driving test. With your instructor’s help, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre and start getting familiar with the location so that you’re fully prepared for test day. If you’re based in Warrington or North Cheshire, you’ll probably opt to take your driving test at Warrington Test Centre. But there are a couple of other test centres in the Warrington postcode area to choose from. To see other test centres near you, check out the DVSA’s information.

  • Warrington: Warrington Borough Council Orford Day Centre, Festival Avenue, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 9EP
  • St Helen’s (Liverpool): 1 Navigation Road, off Pocket Nook Street, St Helens, Liverpool, Merseyside WA9 1NS
  • Widnes: Everite Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 8PT