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Available Throughout London & 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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Driving Test Car Hire London has both automatic and manual cars

So, you have found an earlier driving test date 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 – 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  – 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 – 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 – 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.

Help in Getting a Driving Test Cancellation

When searching for a driving test cancellation, the main problem faced by most learner drivers is that they cannot be sure whether they will be able to find a last-minute driving instructor. Most driving instructors are extremely busy and would require at least a months’ notice in order to allow you to use their car for the driving test.

DTC Driving Test Car Hire London can usually provide you with either an automatic or manual car for your driving test at 48 hours’ notice. However, if you require a driving test as a matter of great urgency, can usually book you a last-minute driving test within three working days. Furthermore, before the test, we will ensure that we have a car available for your driving test. Contact to DTC UK for further information.

Preparation For the Driving Test Car Hire

Driving Test appointments are booked at awkward timings such as 9.07am, 10.14am and 11.11am. Therefore, it is vital that you check your email booking confirmation letter from GOV.UK. If you were to arrive more than three minutes late for your practical test, the examiner may cancel the test and you will lose your fee.

Photo Card Licence

When turning up for the driving test, you will be required to show your photo card provisional driving licence to the examiner. It is important that you have is prepared well beforehand. Although not compulsory, it is advisable that you also have your theory pass certificate with you. If you wear glasses, you must remember to bring them along to the driving test. You will be required to pass an eyesight test before starting the actual drive.

Driving Test Car Hire

Many people are often surprised by the fact that the DVSA does not provide a car for your driving test. It is quite clearly stated in the booking confirmation email, that you are required to bring your own vehicle to the driving test. If you are a car for your driving test, you must sure that it is fitted with dual controls.

What happens on the Day

On the day of your driving test, you will usually meet your driving instructor at a prearranged place either an hour or even two hours before the test itself. It is advisable that you confirm this the evening before the driving test. During this time, the driving structure will usually go through all the things are expected of you in the driving test.


The driving test itself will start with the examiner checking your provisional licence. They will then request you to sign a document to confirm that you have lived in the UK for the past six months and that you have bought a car to the driving test which is insured for you to drive. You will then be asked to read the number plate at a distance of 20 m. You to successfully read the number plate otherwise you will not be allowed to continue with the test. Visit Gov.UK for full details on what to take to the driving test.

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 reverse manoeuvre will belong to the examiner. 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 driving examiner will also give you a DL 25 which is a driving test report. This is a very important document as it provides details of all your faults and more importantly advice on what the DVSA is expecting from you. 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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