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Ways To Keep Your Costs Low When Learning To Drive

  • Posted: 31-12-2015  In: Driving Tips

    According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), it takes almost 45 hours of practice lessons for learners to be ready for their tests. And according to our analysis, that costs well over £1,000! Add in a few other expenses and the end cost will be even higher.

    If you are looking forward to your driving test centre, want to keep your costs low and avoid any chances of looking for a driving test cancellation when you walk out, here are a few tips that can help:

    Learn From the Right Instructor

    The best way to choose a driving instructor is to ask your friends and family for any recommendations they would like to make. Although you can look up instructors on the DVSA website, conducting your independent search would certainly pay off.

    Remember that price shouldn’t be the only concern when choosing. Listen to your gut feeling and choose an instructor you feel comfortable with. If you really don’t know how to do it make this a rule of thumb- you should be able to drive around a busy city centre within 10 hours of lessons.

    Avoid Piggybacks

    Be aware of instructors who ask for piggyback rides. This is when he/she insists on driving to the next pupil towards the end of your lesson. You might then be asked to drive home and complete your class with the student sitting as a passenger.

    This is not fair as you have paid for a full lesson and you need to make the most of it.

    Go For A Two-Hour Class Maybe?

    In one hour classes you will typically notice that the time is completed as soon as you come up to speed. You may also notice that you get better value for your money in two hour sessions.

    Regardless of the session time, you might be able to get discounts if you book in advance.

    Go For an Intensive Course

    Each of us learns at a completely different pace. You could go for an intensive course that is designed to help you learn driving in a week or two. While these courses might involve driving up to six hours in a day, it is worth discussing this with your instructor.

    Most instructors recommend taking the theory course before you go for an intensive practical driving course.

    These tips can help you save big when learning to drive. You can also ask licensed friends and family members to give you supervised lessons to save extra money. If you are looking for an early driving test cancellation that meets your schedule, feel free to get in touch with us or sign up here today.