Emergency Car Hire for
your Driving Test

Available Throughout Birmingham & Surrounding Areas

  • Dual Controlled, Insured, Automatic or Manual Cars
  • With Fully Qualified DVSA Driving Instructor

Since 1987 We have provided over 4500 Emergency Car Hires

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So, you have found an earlier driving test date in Birmingham and now you are looking at this website that can provide you with a last-minute driving instructor.

The choice you have to make is between automatic and manual. Like with all things in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to both of these. We’ve listed a few of these below to enable you to make a wise decision.

Driving Test Car Hire Birmingham – Advantages in Manual Car

1) Two Driving Licences: The biggest advantage of passing your driving test in a manual car is that you will get two driving licences for the price of one. Hire a manual car for your driving test and pass and you will be entitled to drive both automatic and manual vehicles.

2) Cheaper to Buy: Manual cars are a lot cheaper to purchase than automatic cars. On average, a manual vehicle cost approximately £1000 cheaper than an automatic vehicle. If you’re a low-budget, it makes sense to purchase and manual vehicle.

3) Less Fuel Used: Manual cars use less fuel than the automatic ones. On average, a manual vehicle will cost you 10% less in fuel the automatic vehicle.

Driving Test Car Hire Birmingham – Disadvantages in Manual Car

1) There is a possibility that the manual car may either roll down a hill or even stall.

2) Driving a manual vehicle involves a lot more coordination than driving an automatic vehicle. You will have the additional work of changing up and down the gears.

Hire Car for Driving Test Birmingham – Advantages in Automatic Car

1) It is far easier to pass your driving test in an automatic car as you do not have the hassle of changing up and down the gears. This will allow you more time to focus on the MSM routine.

2) If your driving test is in a hilly area, you may want to consider hiring an automatic vehicle for your driving test as it would be cold for the car to rollback or even stall.

Hire Car for Driving Test Birmingham – Disadvantages in Automatic Car

1) Automatic cars are becoming highly popular. More and more learner drivers are now wanting to pass a driving test in an automatic vehicle. Driving instructors who teach in automatics are limited. Due to this reason, if you do require an automatic driving test car hire, you will usually need to give twice as much notice than for a manual car.

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The average waiting time for a driving test in Birmingham is about eight weeks. However, this may be fine if you are just starting to drive but it unacceptable if you can already drive and just want to take a test. Maybe you are an international driver who has been driving for years. Maybe you have just failed your practical test on one or two silly mistakes. We at DTC can find you an early date at


Granby Avenue
Garretts Green
West Midlands
B33 0TJ.



Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre
The Lodge
S. King’s Heath
B14 6ER.



955 Alcester Road South
West Midlands
B14 5JA.



205 Birdbrook Road
West Midlands
B44 9UL.



401 Stratford Road
West Midlands
B90 4AA.



Clay Lane
South Yardley
West Midlands
B26 1EA.



110 – 116 Boldmere Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5UB.



110 – 116 Boldmere Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5UB.





Preparation For The Driving Test Car Hire

Make sure you are organised to take your driving test at Birmingham. Check your email confirmation to make make sure that you are aware of the test centre address. You don’t want to turn up at Kings Heath when your test is booked at Kingstanding.

Emergency Driving Test Car Hire

Many drivers especially from abroad are surprised that they need to supply a car for the driving test. In many countries the driving test car is supplied by the examiners. However, in the UK, you are responsible for providing car that meets the strict DVSA requirement. DTC can hire you a dual control car complete with a last minute driving instructor.

What happens on the Day of the Driving Test

On the day of your driving test, you will meet your driving instructor at a agreed place. Make sure you know where it is. Check the address of the test centre and double check the email confirmation letter from the DVSA.


The driving test itself will start with the examiner checking your provisional licence. No provisional driving licence means no test. The driving test examiner will ask your to confirm that our email address is correct and that you are happy to have your driving test result sent to your email address.

Independent Drive

Overall, the driving test last approximately 40 to 45 minutes after this time will be spent on the independent driving section. During this section of the test, the examiner may ask you to follow directions given by a satnav. This will be a preprogrammed satnav and will be supplied by the examiner. You will not have to make any adjustments to it. Alternatively, the examiner may request that you follow directions to a certain destination. Many learner drivers worry about this section of the driving test. However, if you do miss the turning or even go in completely the wrong direction, you will still pass on this section. This is I you continue to drive safely.

The driving test will involve one reverse manoeuvre out of a possible four. The choice of reverse manoeuvre will belong to the examiner. There is the front bay park, the reverse bay park, parell park and the stopping on the right side of the road. One out of every three test candidates will be required to carry out the emergency stop procedure.

The Driving Test Result and Afterwards

No one is a perfect driver. All make mistakes. The DVSA will allow you to make up to 15 minor faults and still pass your driving test. However, no serious or dangerous faults are allowed. The result of the driving test will be given to you immediately after the test.

If You Fail

If you were to fail your driving test, the driving examiner will give you a detailed explanation of your faults. However, most learner drivers who fail their driving test, are too upset to be able to absorb what is said by the examiner.

The examiner will send your report directly to the email address that you provided earlier.  Most learner drivers are eager to reapply for the driving test ASAP. However, according to law, a person must leave 10 clear working days between tests. This should not prevent you from reporting your test. Unfortunately, the average waiting time for a driving test appointment within the London area is approximately two months. DTC driving test cancellations can guarantee you an earlier driving test date within two weeks of you legally being entitled to take it.

If You Pass

If you pass your driving test and your address on your provisional driving licence is still correct, the driving examiner will be able to keep your provisional and automatically you will receive a full driving licence in the post. However, have a change of address or any other details, you will have to complete a D1 form and apply for your full driving licence yourself. To usually take 2 to 3 weeks. Once you have passed your test apply for your licence, you will be able to drive straight away even though you have not received your licence.

Hiring a car after your Driving Test

The driving examiner will still issue you with a DL 25, driving test report. This will have a list of your minor faults if you have made any. Between passing your driving test and receiving your licence, you may be able to hire a car from a car rental company provided you can show them a passport something with your name and address on it.


About us

DTCUK is a trading mark of Driving Test UK Limited. We are a privately owned family company with Head Offices in Croydon, London. Founded by Shakti Gadday, helping learner drivers get on the road since 1987, registered with the DVSA under ADI number 120120. We’ve been booking driving tests for over 8 years and have helped over 35,000 learners pass their test quicker.

We can either automatic book you an earlier driving test or consult your instructor first, if needed. This will save you £100s in driving lessons.

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