Crystal Palace Crash Course Driving Lessons

Driving schools in Crystal Palace 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

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Crystal Palace Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

Choosing the correct driving school shouldn't be difficult or super expensive, that's why there is cheap driving institutions that can assure you can get your license as fast as possible.

While searching the right driving lesson, there's a couple things that you'll need to look for before purchasing your class. To start, double check that the school is insured and licensed to teach. It is crucially important to find an instructor that is currently licensed and registered to better so that they're definitely up to date with the most current state driving laws and rules. That's not only for licensing reasons, only licensed individuals are able to accept cash for driving help. Knowing how to drive doesn't mean anything special, it does not mean that they are in a place to give driving lessons.

The single best way to choosing the best school is picking up the phone and call them. Be attentive and ask questions regarding when they teach you, the duration provided with every instruction and if you can drive near the DSA. At times you will come across a driving school that knows the driving roads that all DSA instructors use to give the actual driving test. Also make sure to ask prequalifying questions like how long have they taught, and how long the driving school has been in business. Be sure to ask about their personality to make sure that you or your kid will be in good hands.

Next talk about when they are free for the lessons or driving school. Most schools offer both night and day schools. Having a class at both day and night can assure you will be prepared to combat just about all driving conditions. Some schools are not comfortable with teach in bad weather situations, although some will. Try and figure out the schools cancellation policy regarding poor weather and what they determine poor weather, some schools will teach rain or shine.

We typically suggest driving under these conditions with a family member or driving mentor as it's usually much more painless for the learning driver. Just driving by some familiar streets or roads, you may want to learn how to drive in bad conditions by going to a malls parking lot.

It's best to not accept invitations to become a qualified driver by being taught by a relative for family member. Driving lessons and schools are licensed persons that are best suited to make sure you understand the rules of your town. Overall this will help you beat your license and driving tests, most cities require prior examples of driving instruction with an approved instructor.

Looking for the right driving school can be tough, finding the right cheap driving school can be even harder. Check out our list of professional driving schools and we'll help you find the right school for your needs.

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Top Ten Tips Make Sure You Pick the Correct Driving Instructor

Many people think that choosing a driving instructor is easy but making the right choice when deciding on an instructor is one of the most important stages of learning to drive. There are a lot of things you have to think about when choosing the right instructor and hopefully this article will point you in the right direction. Here are our top tips to picking the correct driving instructor:

1. Ensure your driving instructor is fully qualified.

Before you start your first driving lesson with your instructor make sure that they are a fully approved driving instructor, also known as an ADI. To check that your instructor is fully qualified, have a quick look in the front windscreen of their car, if there's a green badge then they are fully qualified. If there isn't a green badge in the windscreen just simply ask them to show it to you. If when you look in the instructor's windscreen there is a pink badge this means that the instructor is only a trainee.

2. Ensure your driving instructor has a good pass rate.

Before learning to drive, ask your instructor what his/her pass rate is. This will give you indications of how successful past students have been with this driving instructor. The current national average for students successfully passing their driving test is 42%, so ensure your driving instructors pass rate reflects this.

3. Use personal recommendations.

Most people have positive experiences when learning to drive if they have been recommended a driving instructor by a friend or family member. When thinking about commencing your driving lessons ask your close friends and family members if they know of an instructor they would recommend.

4. Ask your driving instructor what grade they are.

When a driving instructor becomes qualified they must pass three-part examination to qualify, they have to reach and maintain high standards set by the Driving Standards Agency. Once they qualify they are given a grade based on their driving examination, if they have been given a grade 4 this means they are operating at a competent level. A grade 5 indicates that they are of a good standard and a grade 6 which is held by less than 10% of the country indicates that they are of a very high standard.

5. Make sure you shop around.

When you are looking to start your driving lessons, don't just choose the first instructor you set your eyes on. Make sure you shop around and have a good look at other instructors and schools in your area to make sure you make the right choice. Remember that you only plan to learn to drive once.

6. Make sure you have thought about any special preferences.

If you have any special preferences with regards to your driving lessons ensure you have thought about them before commencing lessons with an instructor or driving school, for example some females wish to have female only instructors.

7. Read Reviews.

Most people are unaware that you can read reviews on specific driving instructors or driving schools online. Do a quick Google search for your possible instructor or school and see what appears, some websites such as Google maps for example do offer the chance for students to write reviews on their instructors. Once you have passed your test ensure that you leave your instructor or driving school a review to ensure the next student has a good understanding of the instructor and what they are like.

8. Don't forget your theory test.

People often forget about the theory test before commencing their practical driving lessons, the fact of the matter is that if you learn your theory while learning to drive it makes it that much easier. So if you have not yet passed your theory test and intend to do so while conducting your practical driving lessons ask your driving instructor or driving school if they offer assistance.

9. Remember you are paying for a service.

If for whatever reason you have started driving lessons with an instructor then decide you wish to change instructor, it is in your rights to be able to do so.

10. Ask important questions.

Finally before your driving lessons commence even if you believe you have found your ideal instructor ask important questions, to ensure you know the ins and outs such as:

-How much notice do I need to give before cancelling a lesson? -What make/model of car do you use on your lessons? -Do you work weekends? -Can I picked up and dropped off in different locations? -Which test centre do you use? -How much do you charge?

By asking these questions you can put your mind at ease and enjoy your driving lessons.

Choosing your driving school or instructor is a tough decision and you shouldn't take it lightly, but hopefully these ten tips will set you on the right path to learning to drive! http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk

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Crystal Palace Driving School

Driving schools in Crystal Palace 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

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Crystal Palace Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

So you're ready to take your first Driving Lesson? How are you feeling? Preparing for your very first lesson can be a very daunting thing for some people and then quite the opposite, such an exciting thing for others! But rest assured, there are instructors out there that are trained to help!

Whatever age you learn to drive, the ideal person to teach you however is unlikely to be a friend or relative. This really is one job that is best left to a professional. Not only do you ensure that you are trained to the correct standard and with all the up to date information and guidelines need to pass your test, but you also ensure that you do not put any of your personal relationships, and of course yourself, under any unnecessary stress or pressure.

When learning to drive, it is essential that you have a structured learning programme to follow. Most good driving schools structure their programme according to the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) syllabus. They will normally provide you with help and advice on the theory aspect of the test and will often supply you mock test papers if required.

Of course, it is vital to choose an instructor who is fully trained and licensed with the DSA. They will give you continuous feedback on your progress and guidance on when to apply for your tests. The DSA guide for the average number of driving lessons required by someone to prepare for the practical driving test is one and half hours per year of age. However this can vary according to the individual. Often those with good road sense already progress much quicker as half of the battle is being aware of the hazards of the road and constantly being aware of what is happening round you. On that note, you often find that cyclists and motor-cyclists that are looking to learn already have the basic understanding that they need to develop much more quickly than others... so if you are reading this as a 15 or 16 year old then perhaps taking up cycling or considering a moped when it is legal to do so, would be a worthy exercise if you want to pass your driving test with fewer lessons than average!

Lessons can normally be arranged at a time to suit you with many an instructor offering early morning or late afternoon lessons as well as weekends too so that you can fit in learning to drive around your schedule, family, work or college. Some people prefer a steady approach and take one or two hours' tuition each week, while others prefer an intensive week-long course.

So... are the intensive courses really a good idea?

With time being important to everyone, more and more driving schools are offering intensive driving lessons for learner drivers, some of them spread over just one or two weeks.

But please be aware that this approach to driving lessons doesn't suit everyone. The skills needed to drive safely take time to learn, and although you may learn enough to pass the driving test, you may lack on some of the more general awareness and skill that you need to drive safely. And, its often said that the quicker you learn, the quicker you forget things too!

You may also be the sort of person that strives under pressure and the intensity of a weeks' course could help you, but, if you are quite the opposite and find it hard to focus or concentrate on things during such an intense period, then this approach may not be for you... So give serious consideration to the type of driving lessons that will suit you before booking a black course!

If you have had previous experience on other vehicles, or other driving lessons before, intensive lessons can be useful. As you're not starting from scratch, things may be a little easier. So as mentioned above, for those that have cycled for years or perhaps had a moped or scooter, then this could be a great option for you... and it may even save you money too!

If however you have had no experience on the roads at all, then the best way to learn effectively and safely would be to have 1 or 2 hours a day, a few times a week. On that time scale, you might expect to be ready for your test after 8/10 weeks. But please remember, there is no guarantee as to how long it will take... It really does just depend on the person.

If you have had experience before or perhaps started with lessons previously then the amount of lessons, and therefore the time it will take will vary a lot. This is because every instructor is different and what you have learnt... and hopefully remembered... may be in a very different style or approach to your new instructor. In this instancethe best thing to do would be to book a single lesson or an assessment driving lesson with your new driving instructor, who should then be able to give you a better idea of what you will need and if they can help!

So... you may now be wondering, how many lessons could I need?

This question comes up at some point or another with pretty much everyone who learns to drive. Most people ask it out of financial interest as learning to drive can be expensive, that's why its important to pick the right instructor and approach form the start. Others are just interested to see roughly how long it will be before they can buy their first set of wheels!

According to the Driver Standards Agency, the 'average' driver takes almost 50 hours of lessons with an Instructor with additional hours spent "practising" with a friend or family member.

However some students can pass in as little as 15-20 lessons, while those that have problems or difficulties with certain aspects of the training can increase the number of lessons that they need to over 100. Typical though, the average number you should expect to require between 30-50. But rest assured, the driving instructor will advise you when you are ready.

One thing to remember when learning to drive is that you have two parts to your training now... the theory and the practical. Its worthwhile noting that the sooner you can undertake the theory training and test, the better positioned you will be during your lessons. This is for two reasons.

You will learn the basics of the road, hazard perception, safety and general knowledge to give yourself a head start when you do get behind the wheel.

You can't take your practical test until you have done your theory. So... rather than taking lesson after lesson spending money on lessons, it's well worth getting your theory training and test done as soon as possible, it means you can then put in for your actual test as soon as you are ready rather than having to wait until you pass your theory test and then waiting again until a slot comes about to get your final test booked. So doing you're theory training and test will ensure that you're all set from the start... and it could also save you money too!

Well, hopefully you've found something of use an interest here, thank you for reading, and whatever approach you take, Good Luck with your lessons... And happy motoring!

Submitted on behalf of Sky Blue Driving School Coventry. http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk

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The Need for Driving School Flexibility

The vast majority of the driving instructor industry is driven by recommendation. Many of my colleagues in the local area hardly do any advertising because their reputation is good enough to win them enough business to keep them busy. So if you are looking for a driving instructor and don't know which one to use get some recommendations from friends or relatives. This will give you a good idea which ones are best.

There is a saying that "if you want a job done properly ask a busy man" mainly because, and this is particularly true with driving instructors, there is a reason they are busy. Their service is in demand probably because its high quality. If you call an instructor that has been recommended and they are too busy for you to start immediately DON'T BE PUT OFF. Its easy to ring someone else who is not so busy but this could cost you more money in the long run as the instruction might not be as good.

Let me put it another way, If you were going out for a meal in an unknown restaurant that someone had recommended to you and there was an hour wait for food most people would wait rather than go to the one next door that was empty and full of waiters and waitresses just hanging around. There's a good reason for people not wanting to eat there!

When choosing the person to teach you a life skill such as driving be prepared to wait for the best instructors, it will make you a better driver, you're more likely to pass your test first time and you won't get ripped off. Busy Instructors have no need to drag out the lessons because there are always more people queing up to start once you've passed your test.

TRAINEE or FULLY QUALIFIED.

Don't be afraid to ask if the instructor is a trainee instructor or a fully qualified instructor. Not many people know there is a difference. When training to become an instructor you are allowed to start teaching when you have completed a certain amount of training. You then have 6-12 months to pass the final stage and become fully qualified. Many trainees do not make it past this stage.

How do you tell the difference?

In order to teach people to drive for money instructors have to be registered by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This is the government organisation that regulates the industry and conducts all driving tests. When an instructor begins teaching they are issued with a certificate that contains their name and photograph as well as an expiry date. This certificate has to be displayed by law on the windscreen of the training vehicle. Trainee badges are Pink in colour and have a big triangle on one side. Fully qualified instructor certificates are Green and have a large hexagon on one side. Be sure to check the details if its an instructor you don't know.

Now I'm not saying that trainee instructors are all bad, I was a trainee myself once, and i employ a couple myself, but they may not have the knowledge of the more experienced fully qualified instructor. Training of instructors is not as strictly controlled as the training of learner drivers and therefore standards of trainees differs hugely. Many of the larger national driving schools that advertise on the TV use a lot of trainees and they are not legally obliged to inform you that this is the case. So check before you book and if you are not happy with having a trainee teach you ask for a fully qualified instructor. If this is not possible look elsewhere.

If you find yourself unhappy with your instructor don't be afraid to discuss the issues with them. Good instructors are open to the fact that they can't please everybody all the time and will be appreciative of your feedback. If you still feel you're not getting the service you're paying for move instructors. It may be a bit of an issue in the short term but in the long term you could find yourself saving money. If you don't enjoy the lessons then you won't learn anything which is a waste of money!

Illegal driving Instructors

There are a number of people in the UK who operate illegally (unqualified people teaching for financial reward). Anybody can get a set of dual controls a roof sign and some training materials. Since 2007 all newly qualified instructors undergo an enhanced CRB check. Illegal instructors won't have this. Some instructors who don't pass the final examinations carry on instructing illegally. Usually they will be friendly, courteous, try to befriend you so that you won't ask questions. They will usually also charge a lot less than a professional (see my other blog on cheap driving lessons). Make sure you see their certificate, make sure it hasn't expired, and check the name photo's and dates all match up. If you have doubts walk away as you could also be liable for aiding and abetting an offender.

Gareth Price is a successful DSA approved driving instructor and a member of the Institute of advanced motorists. Having built up his own successful driving school business he has recently turned his attentiion to showing people how they can learn to drive for less using private driving practice.

His new website is [http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk]

Here you can sign up for the information for free. Even if you are wary of teaching someone to drive it'll cost you nothing to find out how to do it before you make a decision. Private driving practice combined with a few professional driving lessons is the only real way to save money on driving lessons. His EBook "Parents Guide to Learning to Drive" is the perfect way to start.

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Crystal Palace Driving Schools

Driving schools in Crystal Palace 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

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Crystal Palace Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

Choosing the correct driving school shouldn't be difficult or super expensive, that's why there is cheap driving institutions that can assure you can get your license as fast as possible.

While searching the right driving lesson, there's a couple things that you'll need to look for before purchasing your class. To start, double check that the school is insured and licensed to teach. It is crucially important to find an instructor that is currently licensed and registered to better so that they're definitely up to date with the most current state driving laws and rules. That's not only for licensing reasons, only licensed individuals are able to accept cash for driving help. Knowing how to drive doesn't mean anything special, it does not mean that they are in a place to give driving lessons.

The single best way to choosing the best school is picking up the phone and call them. Be attentive and ask questions regarding when they teach you, the duration provided with every instruction and if you can drive near the DSA. At times you will come across a driving school that knows the driving roads that all DSA instructors use to give the actual driving test. Also make sure to ask prequalifying questions like how long have they taught, and how long the driving school has been in business. Be sure to ask about their personality to make sure that you or your kid will be in good hands.

Next talk about when they are free for the lessons or driving school. Most schools offer both night and day schools. Having a class at both day and night can assure you will be prepared to combat just about all driving conditions. Some schools are not comfortable with teach in bad weather situations, although some will. Try and figure out the schools cancellation policy regarding poor weather and what they determine poor weather, some schools will teach rain or shine.

We typically suggest driving under these conditions with a family member or driving mentor as it's usually much more painless for the learning driver. Just driving by some familiar streets or roads, you may want to learn how to drive in bad conditions by going to a malls parking lot.

It's best to not accept invitations to become a qualified driver by being taught by a relative for family member. Driving lessons and schools are licensed persons that are best suited to make sure you understand the rules of your town. Overall this will help you beat your license and driving tests, most cities require prior examples of driving instruction with an approved instructor.

Looking for the right driving school can be tough, finding the right cheap driving school can be even harder. Check out our list of professional driving schools and we'll help you find the right school for your needs.

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Advanced Driving School

Driving schools are becoming more popular by the day. Everybody wants to know more and more about them. This includes young people who can't wait for the opportunity to take the wheel in their hands, and also the concerned parents looking for a good school to send their kids. Gone are the days when fathers used to take their kids out of the city to teach them how to drive. Blame it on the constraint of time and their working hours which do not permit them to do it. Now though, thanks to the number of driving schools around, their worries can be put to rest. Driving schools can help young drivers become more aware of proper driving techniques and etiquette.

Driving schools are very reliable:

Driving schools take care of almost everything that has to deal with driving; from teaching the students about driving different cars, to teaching about the engines and also about defensive driving. The good thing about joining a driving school is that by attending at a qualified driving school you can actually reduce the tickets and fines you get, and you may even lower your auto insurance premiums. But the question is how to find a qualified or a good driving school? Keep in mind that the best driving school can be the one that has been recommended to you by a friend or relative. You can also rely on your local auto insurance dealer or contact the public safety office in your state.

Know your school well:

Even after choosing a driving school, there are certain things that you should enquire about, which may help you decide if this driving school is for you. The driving instructor should be your first concern. Ask how long your instructor has been a driving instructor. The instructor should be able to offer you combined and integrated tuition providing both theoretical and practical training. Ask about the cars they use, how old they are and if you will have an individual pick up service. You should also find out about their rates or if they have discounts for block booking.

Defensive driving:

In this course you would learn how to determine fitness of yourself and your vehicle for safe driving. This is for all driving; a motor vehicle for personal, or commercial use. They would teach you how to drive defensively, and the importance of using safety belts and air bags. You would also be taught about how to look out for pedestrians and other vehicles etc which are using the road along with you, as many people tend to ignore or miss them resulting in unwanted accidents.

If you are attending a driving school for a certain purpose, you may be required to attend certain driving schools designated by the agency for which you wish to receive credit.

Online course:

There are also many online schools now on the internet that you can easily enroll. You just have to browse through and look out for the school that suits you best. These driving schools provide quality courses for safe driving in both content and user interface. Many people join these courses which are well prepared, and may include text, videos, and animations to help you become a better driver in an interesting and interactive way. They cover everything from the traditional driving safety information to specific rules and regulations like the speed limits and so on.

Driving school on the internet is a very convenient way to do it!

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Crystal Palace Find A Driving School

Driving schools in Crystal Palace 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

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Triple Guarantee – Terms all driving instructors to be issued a copy all driving instructors are liable for their own

Money Back Guarantee - refund applies to the lesson they are on refund does not apply to historical lessons. It results in termination of the pupil, they find another school. In the event of being in the middle of a block booking the sum refunded is calculated as. The total amount paid, less the number of lessons taken (charged at full rate – no discount) prior to the lesson they are on.

Pass Promise Pupil passes theory inside 6 weeks of starting Must take at least 4 hours of tuition a week If lessons are missed they must be made up either re-booking in the same week or an extra lesson in another week. Test bookings only with the consent of the instructor Test times only with the consent of the instructor Must have completed driving lesson syllabus to an independent standard Must have passed a mock test Must have had at least 8 hours tuition in the previous 4 weeks before the test In the event of a fail, must take at least 6 hours of remedial lessons All tests to be taken with the driving school Instructor has the right to offer free lessons in replace of a test as long as the cost of the lessons to the pupil is equal or greater than the test

2yr Warranty Maximum 3 hours per year. Hours can’t be carried over into another years. Hours can’t be sold, transferred, swapped; Refresher lessons are for the driving test only and not to be treated as advanced or motorway lessons. All lessons to be conducted in the car of the pupil which is fuelled and road legal. All lessons are to be at a date, location and time to suit the instructor.

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The Need for Driving School Flexibility

Many people think that choosing a driving instructor is easy but making the right choice when deciding on an instructor is one of the most important stages of learning to drive. There are a lot of things you have to think about when choosing the right instructor and hopefully this article will point you in the right direction. Here are our top tips to picking the correct driving instructor:

1. Ensure your driving instructor is fully qualified.

Before you start your first driving lesson with your instructor make sure that they are a fully approved driving instructor, also known as an ADI. To check that your instructor is fully qualified, have a quick look in the front windscreen of their car, if there's a green badge then they are fully qualified. If there isn't a green badge in the windscreen just simply ask them to show it to you. If when you look in the instructor's windscreen there is a pink badge this means that the instructor is only a trainee.

2. Ensure your driving instructor has a good pass rate.

Before learning to drive, ask your instructor what his/her pass rate is. This will give you indications of how successful past students have been with this driving instructor. The current national average for students successfully passing their driving test is 42%, so ensure your driving instructors pass rate reflects this.

3. Use personal recommendations.

Most people have positive experiences when learning to drive if they have been recommended a driving instructor by a friend or family member. When thinking about commencing your driving lessons ask your close friends and family members if they know of an instructor they would recommend.

4. Ask your driving instructor what grade they are.

When a driving instructor becomes qualified they must pass three-part examination to qualify, they have to reach and maintain high standards set by the Driving Standards Agency. Once they qualify they are given a grade based on their driving examination, if they have been given a grade 4 this means they are operating at a competent level. A grade 5 indicates that they are of a good standard and a grade 6 which is held by less than 10% of the country indicates that they are of a very high standard.

5. Make sure you shop around.

When you are looking to start your driving lessons, don't just choose the first instructor you set your eyes on. Make sure you shop around and have a good look at other instructors and schools in your area to make sure you make the right choice. Remember that you only plan to learn to drive once.

6. Make sure you have thought about any special preferences.

If you have any special preferences with regards to your driving lessons ensure you have thought about them before commencing lessons with an instructor or driving school, for example some females wish to have female only instructors.

7. Read Reviews.

Most people are unaware that you can read reviews on specific driving instructors or driving schools online. Do a quick Google search for your possible instructor or school and see what appears, some websites such as Google maps for example do offer the chance for students to write reviews on their instructors. Once you have passed your test ensure that you leave your instructor or driving school a review to ensure the next student has a good understanding of the instructor and what they are like.

8. Don't forget your theory test.

People often forget about the theory test before commencing their practical driving lessons, the fact of the matter is that if you learn your theory while learning to drive it makes it that much easier. So if you have not yet passed your theory test and intend to do so while conducting your practical driving lessons ask your driving instructor or driving school if they offer assistance.

9. Remember you are paying for a service.

If for whatever reason you have started driving lessons with an instructor then decide you wish to change instructor, it is in your rights to be able to do so.

10. Ask important questions.

Finally before your driving lessons commence even if you believe you have found your ideal instructor ask important questions, to ensure you know the ins and outs such as:

-How much notice do I need to give before cancelling a lesson? -What make/model of car do you use on your lessons? -Do you work weekends? -Can I picked up and dropped off in different locations? -Which test centre do you use? -How much do you charge?

By asking these questions you can put your mind at ease and enjoy your driving lessons.

Choosing your driving school or instructor is a tough decision and you shouldn't take it lightly, but hopefully these ten tips will set you on the right path to learning to drive! http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk

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Crystal Palace Driving Schools

Driving schools in Crystal Palace 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

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Crystal Palace Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

You need to plan ahead when you're thinking of taking your driving lessons in Sheffield or elsewhere in the UK.

Planning is an essential part of your driving process and there are a number of tasks that need to be completed before you book your driving lessons.

The first thing you need to think about before booking your lessons is how you will fund them. Most people save up months before taking lessons and this is something you need to think about before you start. Some are lucky and their driving lessons are funded by their parents as a birthday present. Another way to fund them would be to take out a loan, although we strongly recommend avoiding this as much as possible because no debt is good debt.

The next thing you need to do before booking your driving lessons is to get your provisional driving licence because you can't start your driving tuition without it. Your instructor will ask to see this on your first lesson and if you haven't got it then they won't take you out on the road because it's a legal requirement that you have one. It is very simple to apply for a provisional licence, driving lessons do it now and get ahead with booking your driving lessons.

The next stage in booking your lessons is looking around for the right driving school. There are different ways in which you can find driving schools in your area. Firstly you can look on search engines such as Google driving lessons. Most schools have a website with all the information you will need. Other means of finding the right school for you would be the yellow pages. This would involve you ringing them up to find out details and is not as informative as the internet, however, it's still useful.

After finding your driving school check that you will get good lessons from them; it 's important to find out if you will get a good service and you can do this by reading reviews and testimonials that ex-pupils have left about the school you're thinking of booking with. This is a great insight to how any business runs because it's pupils first-hand experience with that school.

The final stage to booking your driving lessons after finding the right driving school is to get on with your driving tuition! Start revising for your theory test as soon as possible because it will help you both on the road and it will speed up your learning. Pass your theory test as soon as possible so it doesn't hold you back when booking your practical driving test.

Direct Drive operate in and around the area of Croydon. Our Driving Lessons in Croydon have been on the market now for many years and we have very experienced instructors. The Driving Lessons Croydon we provide are specifically planned out to meet pupils needs so you don't get second rate driving tuition.

To book your driving lessons call now on 020 8432 2205 and talk to one of our friendly receptionists.

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How Driving Lessons Can save you Money

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!!

Jody Thomas, a Grade 6 DSA approved driving instructor and fleet trainer, runs the Jody Direct Drive in Croydon which offers top quality driving lessons to people of all ages and specializes in nervous pupils. For more information click Croydon Driving Instructor

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