Deciding on a driving instructor in Wellingborough
When looking for a driving school; you need someone who:
- Makes you feel confident
- Makes the whole experience fun
- Won’t cost an arm and a leg!
So here are 4 simple steps to make sure you find a top driving instructor in Wellingborough
1. Check reviews online
Reviewing an instructors online reviews is a great way to get afeel for what to expect from the driving schools in Wellingborough. Just make sure that you read reviews collated by independent sources, like Google reviews.
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 Wellingboroughcan sort you out with someone new if you do need to swap. Some schools are too small to allow for this so it's worth checking up front.
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 Wellingboroughwill stay quiet about tier waiting times so be sure to ask them before booking.
Choosing your test centre
When the time is right, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre. Your instructor in Wellingborough will advise on the whole test centre experience to make sure you're setup to pass.
To see more test centres near you, enter your postcode on the DVSA website.
Test tips from driving instructors in Wellingborough
Local driving instructors in Wellingborough have given us the lowdown on passing the driving test first time.
1. Brush up on rural road driving
Our instructors in Wellingborough 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.
Deciding on manual or automatic driving lessons
Before you step foot inside an instructors car you have to decide between manual and automatic driving lessons.
Manual licence holders are able to drive both manual and automatic cars, however, automatic drivers are stuck with automatic cars only.Flexibility is the main plus point with learning in a manual.
Manual lessons are often cheaper as automatic instructors are few and far between. A manual offers the driver a bit more control over the vehicle - especially on windy rural roads where a gear change can help you navigate twists, turns and hill climbs more effectively.
Automatic cars on the other hand are more straightforward to begin with as you don't need to worry about gear changes at all.Driving in heavy traffic can also be more straightforward as there's no clutch and gear changes to worry about. So if you're after a motor to drive about Wellingboroughs 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 offer driving lessons in Wellingborough
No matter where you are in Wellingboroughor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
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