Car for Driving Test at Guildford
The Guildford driving test centre is very popular amongst learner drivers. Unfortunately, many test candidates turn up without a car. Some fail to show for the practical test altogether. When attending for a driving test, the candidate must bring their driving licence and a car.
Can you use the Driving Examiners Car?
No, you can not use the driving examiner car for the pra tical test at Guildford, or anywhere else in the UK for that matter. The booking confirmation letter sent to all test candidates states that most learners use their instructor’s car. Unfortunately, many test candidates assume it means that they can use the driving examiners car. The driving instructors and the driving examiners are not the same. The instructor teaches while the examiner examins.
Can you use the Driving Instructors Car?
Generally speaking, yes you may use a driving instructor car. However, driving instructors are busy self-employed people. Driving tests at the Guildford Practical Test Centre tend to be booked months in advance. Hence driving instructor cars car booked months in advance. If you are taking regular driving lessons from a driving instructor, it is important that you notify them as soon as you have booked your test. If you fail to book the instructors time in advance, someone else will.
Using You Own Car for the Driving Test
The DVSA states that a learner driver may use their own car if it meets certain conditions. Driving examiners at Guildford prefer dual control cars for their added safety but is not compulsory. The learner driver may show up in their own car provided it is legal and insured for them to drive. Furthermore, it must be fitted with L-plates and have an extra rear view mirror so that the driving examiner can see what is happening behind. Until a learner driver has been issued with a pass certificate they must drive under the conditions of the provisional licence. Therefore, they must be accompanied on the way to the Guildford driving test centre.
DTC Dual Control Car Hire with Instructor
If you have been let down by your current driving instructor or they there double booked, you have the option of hiring a dual control car. DTC UK has both automatic and manual car available at short notice or driving test at Guildford and the surrounding area. The service comes with a DVSA approved driving instructor who has knowledge of the driving test routes.
The average waiting time for an appointment at the Guildford driving test centre is well over 2 months. However, with DTC Driving test cancellations can be guaranteed within 2 weeks. If not, you get the test for free.