Deciding on a driving school in Welwyn Garden City
We get that you’re looking for a driving school who:
- Builds your confidence
- Makes learning fun
- Won’t charge a fortune!
Which is why we've laid out 4 steps to finding a quality driving instructor in Welwyn Garden City
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 Welwyn Garden City. 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 Welwyn Garden Citycan pair you up with a new instructor easily if you decide you want to swap.
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 Welwyn Garden Citywill avoid sharing this unless asked. Make sure you do to avoid disappointment.
Choosing your test centre
When the time is right, you’ll need to choose a driving test centre. A good driving instructor in Welwyn Garden City 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.
Top driving test tips from instructors in Welwyn Garden City
Local driving instructors in Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City 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.
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.
Manual or automatic lessons?
One question you'll need to answer before you begin your lessons is: Do I want to take manual or 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 can make buying a car an easier task as you can drive both transmissions.
Manual lessons are often cheaper as automatic instructors are few and far between. 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 Welwyn Garden Citys 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 Welwyn Garden City
Regardless of where you live in Welwyn Garden Cityor the surrounding areas, our top quality driving instructors can help get you on the road.
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