Driving schools in Carshalton offer different driving packages to students. Considering how important learning to drive is, you want to make sure that you get the best education while at it. Fortunately, with so many driving schools now available, it should be easier for you to choose a school that has potential in creating a good driver out of you. Always choose the best driving school who offer a pass promise
Carshalton Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor
Recently I've been seeing more and more new driving schools appear in my area advertising cheap driving lessons with a variety of special deals. Offers such as '10 lessons for £99', '5 hours for £55' and '4 hours for £44' are appearing with increasing regularity. But is the customer really getting value for money? Personally I know that I could never operate my business offering such deals - it would barely cover my overheads - and I wouldn't want my business associated with anything 'cheap' anyway - so how are other driving schools achieving it?
Are you getting value for money?
Now I obviously can't speak about every driving school out there offering these deals but from the many stories I've heard the general answer is NO for a variety of reasons:
Sitting on the side of the road for most of the lesson. I often hear tales from pupils who have come to me from other driving schools that they would spend most of their lessons parked up in the car going over theory rather than getting in valuable practical work. This is a way that driving schools can cut costs - less fuel used and less wear and tear on their car. I once heard a story that a driving school in the area carried out a 2 hour highway code lesson with their pupils!
Tying on from the first point, less practical work on lessons is going to result in a decreased progress in the pupils driving skills. If you're sitting about for half of every lesson not actually driving then it's going to take you twice as long to get to test standard. So that '10 lessons for £99' deal looks good on the surface, but if it's going to take you double the lessons it would at a established and reputable driving school is it really a decent saving?
The initial offer will only be a one off and can include some terms and conditions. Once you've had your deal, the lesson price will go back to the driving school's standard prices. The terms and conditions on a '10 hours for £99' for example can typically be something like 3 hours to be held back for test day lesson. That would tie you to the driving school - you get your first 7 hours and then MUST stay with the driving school until your test to get the other 3 hours - something you might not want to do if you're not happy with the instruction being given to you.
So let's do a case study. John decides he wants some good quality driving lessons with a company that have good customer testimonials and some great recommendations. They charge £210 for 10 hours with the first hour free so the pupil can meet the instructor before making any further commitments. Typically this driving school will have a pupil ready for test at around 30 hours - therefore John will spend a total of £630 to pass his test.
James decides he wants to go for cheap driving lessons. He finds a random company online doing a '10 hours for £99' deal. However, due to the driving schools ways of cutting costs it takes James 50 hours to pass. The final 40 hours were also at the standard price of £200 for 10 hours. Also James wasn't particularly happy with his instructor but 3 hours was reserved for his test day so he didn't want to lose that. In total James had to pay £899 compared to John who paid £630. Also John managed it in around 4 months compared to James who took 7 months due to the extra lessons.
These cheap deals can look too good to be true and often are so beware. I think it's much better to choose a school on reputation, testimonials and recommendations rather than price - there's probably a good reason why one school can charge a lot more than another - you generally get what you pay for in this life!!
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Cheap Driving Lessons Are You Really Getting Value for Money
Most people think that taking driving lessons doesn't save them money, just that they are an unnecessary cost. However those people only think short-term, and how much money they have to lay out to learn how to drive. Learning how to drive can save you a lot of money in the long run, and the earlier you learn, the more money you will save over your lifetime!
Everyone has to travel somewhere at some point in their life, and to do this they will have no choice but to use public transport if they don't have a licence. The amount of money that a person would spend on public transport in their life would be more than enough to learn how to drive 10 times over! Not to mention how much more convenient driving is.
No more schedules, buying tickets in advance, walking from station to station or platform to platform! When you learn how to drive not only does it save you money that would have been spent on public transport, but it is also a lot more convenient. You decide where you drive and when you drive, there is no competition between public transport and having your own car!
Instead of always spending your money on public transport, learn how to drive and save money in the long run. Even if you can't afford insurance on a car after taking driving lessons it is better to learn when you are young, so that you have held a licence for a couple of years when you do come to get insurance. This will then give you cheaper premiums as you aren't seen as a brand new driver, therefore taking driving lessons sooner rather than later will save you money here also
The main problem people face when trying to take tuition is that they don't have the money to learn on them at that time, and therefore paying more in small doses on public transport works out better for them. The solution to this problem is to save! Many people who take driving lessons save for a year and then start taking tuition. Although you may have a tight year with money, it will benefit you by freeing up more money in the future by not having to pay for public transport.
Most who learn how to drive don't look back at the decision they made! They find it saves them money in the long run and is a lot more convenient than using public transport. The main thing holding most back is what was mentioned above, however you must find a way to save so that you can be better off in the future because driving lessons will save you money!
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