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How to find a Good Driving Instructor

How to find a Good Driving Instructor

Choosing the right instructor can make all the difference when you start learning to drive. It’s far more important than just having someone experienced,  they’ve also got to be someone you feel comfortable with and trust.

How to find a Good Driving Instructor – Are they Qualified?

First of all, if you’re paying someone to teach you to drive, they must be an approved driving instructor (ADI) or a trainee driving instructor registered with the DVSA.  Secondly, all qualified instructor MUST display a green badge in the front windscreen of their tuition vehicle. Trainee instructors MUST display a pink badge in their windscreen. You can find a list of all registered instructors in the UK on GOV.UK
If your driving instructor is not displaying a badge in the windscreen, it is highly likely that he/she is not qualified.

How to find a Good Driving Instructor – What car do they have?

Do they have an automatic or manual car? It’s much easier to drive an automatic car but it has its disadvantages. After passing the test in an automatic car, you will not be entitled to drive manuals. However, if you pass in a manual car, you can drive both.  The size of the car should also be considered. You do not want to learn to drive a small car if you’re a very large person.

How to find a Good Driving Instructor –  Recommendations & Reviews

Ask friends and neighbours if they would recommend their instructor to you. If you are new to the area, check the online reviews. Try to look at different review platforms such as Trustpilot or Google.

How to find a Good Driving Instructor – What price do they charge?

The cheapest is not always what it seems. Some driving instructors offer 45-minute lessons while others offer the full hour. Some driving schools will have a different price for evening and weekend lessons. Avoid pay to a large number of lessons until you are happy with the instructor. It’s usually difficult getting a refund.

Learning with friends and family members

You can learn to drive with friends or family member provided:

  1. They are over 21 years old
  2. have had a driving licence for at least three years.
  3. be qualified to drive the vehicle you’re learning in.
  4. You must also be insured to drive that vehicle.

Emergency Driving Instructor for Practical Test

If you have booked a last minute driving test, you will need a car and someone to take you to the test. If you normal driving instructor is not available or you can not arrange a car, DTC  Driving Test Car Hire will be able to help. We can arrange an automatic or manual car along with a fully qualified driving instructor at all London centre. Even if your practical test is out of the London area, we may be able to assist.

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