Car for Driving Test Goodmayes
The Goodmayes driving test centre is one of the most popular practical test centres in London. It has a huge waiting list for appointments. Nevertheless, many learner drivers have been turned away because either they don’t have the correct documents or a car for the test. The test candidate must bring their UK provisional driving licence, theory pass certificate and a suitable vehicle.
Using the Driving Examiner Car
Many learners turn up at the Goodmayes driving test centre hoping to use the examiner’s car. This is not possible. The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) does not allow the examiner to lend or hire out their car to test candidates. In many countries, such as the United States, people can use the driving examiner car. Unfortunately, this is strictly forbidden in the UK.
Using the Driving Instructors Car
If a person has been learning to drive from an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor), using their car for the practical test should not be a problem. However, as the driving tests are booked months in advance, driving instructors cars are also needs to be booked in advance. The learner driver needs to inform their driving instructor as soon as their practical test is booked. Their instructor can then block of that particular slot for them. Generally speaking, the driving instructors in Goodmayes do not cater for short notice tests.
Using your Own Car for the Driving Test
You may use your own car for the practical test provided it meets the DVSA requirements. The car should be roadworthy and legal. Furthermore, it must be free from cigarette smoke, clear from clutter, fitted with L-plates and have an extra rear view mirror for the driving examiner. The car will be inspected before the start of the test.
Using a Car Rental Company
Companies such as Enterprise, Hertz and Avis will only allow a driver to use their cars if they hold a full drivers license. An international license holder can also hire a car from these companies. However, the DVSA will only allow a rental car to be used in a practical driving test if it is fitted with dual controls.
Hire a Dual Contol Car with Instructor
Another option available to learner drivers is to rent a dual control car. DTC UK provides a dual control car hire service accompanied by a qualified driving instructor. The learner has a choice between an automatic car or a manual. Our emergency driving instructors only require 48 hours notice.
If you have recently failed a practical test, DTC UK can help with our fast track service. We guarantee you an earlier driving test in the Goodmayes area within 2 weeks or it’s free.