Summerstown Local Driving Instructors

Driving schools in Summerstown 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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Summerstown Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

Choosing the right driving instructor is important and can sometimes be a bit of a minefield.

Prospective pupils must obviously ensure that they like the instructor and that the instructor has the right personal qualities for them - for example, nervous drivers are unlikely to do well with an impatient or terse instructor.

Beyond that, however, pupils need to be aware of all the little - but important - factors that can make such a difference to how many driving lessons are required to pass a test and hence the total cost of the driving lessons. A few points to check before booking driving lessons are:

1. What percentage of a typical lesson is spent sitting in a stationary car learning theory? If 20 minutes out of each hour is spent in stationary learning, then this obviously reduces the practical driving experience gained.

2. How long does each driving lesson last? Some instructors reduce lesson times to 50 minutes to increase their earning power - learners should be aware of this practice when comparing the cost of lessons between different driving schools. At the other extreme, learners should be wary of booking a three hour lesson if they are only able to concentrate effectively for 60-90 minutes at a time - once concentration goes, the ability to learn decreases and the money is wasted. This last point is particularly important for those considering an intensive course of lessons (a semi-intensive course where pupils have daily or twice daily lessons often works better).

3. Where do driving lessons start and end? If the pupil lives in the country, a large portion of each lesson could be spent on quiet rural roads rather than on mastering the skills needed to drive in a busy town or city centre.

4. What type of car does the driving instructor use? Is it manual or automatic and how easy is it to manoeuvre? Light, sensitive cars can make manoeuvres easier and so reduce the number of driving lessons needed. Obviously, cars with dual-controls provide a necessary safety net when people first start learning.

5. Will the driving instructor follow the same routes each week or will they keep detailed lesson plans for each student so that they ensure that students have the opportunity to follow different roads each week?

6. Does the driving instructor have a thorough knowledge of the local test routes and do they incorporate these routes into each lesson?

7. Does the instructor incorporate all the types of driving (for example, town centre driving, rural driving and dual-carriage-way driving) that the driving test will cover into each lesson?

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How To Make Driving Lessons Work For You

For many people, learning to drive is a key skill in life to master. This might be because they're under financial pressure to find work, or provide transport for nearest and dearest.

Or perhaps a house move is on the cards, and a new home doesn't have good links to public transport. Or simply because being able to drive yourself around as you please is something to add to quality of life.

Whatever your reason for learning to drive, chances are you want to do it as quickly and cheaply as possible. But while you're researching cheap driving lessons, have a think about whether it'd also suit you to learn to drive in an automatic car.

Automatic driving lessons can be by far the quickest and easiest way to shed your L-plates.

People suited to automatic cars

For some drivers, there's a definite reason why they choose automatic over manual. These include:

If they have a certain disability and don't have enough strength or dexterity to drive a manual. If they have an urgent need to shed their L-plates. If they've tried repeatedly to pass their test in a manual car but have failed. If they know they have access to an automatic car they can drive after they've passed their test.

Why are automatic driving lessons popular?

There are a few reasons why some people drive an automatic car rather than a manual car. For one, you needn't learn how to master clutch control and get gear changes up to scratch. There's also no way you'll stall a car.

There are other reasons many favour this type of car. If you're planning to drive in a big, busy city, you might also find that automatic driving lessons suit as it's easier to master frequent stop-starts. Or if you live in a hilly area you'll find it simpler to control an automatic car than a manual.

Because generally there are less skills to master when you're learning to drive an automatic car, that cuts down on the amount of driving lessons you need. Want to save even more money and find super cheap driving lessons? Consider taking intensive driving courses in manual driving.

Finding a decent driving instructor

Of course, only part of the story is deciding which type of car you're doing to be learning in. Almost as important is your choice of driving instructor.

Learning to drive can be a personal, overwhelming thing. That's why it's crucial that you find a good driving instructor who knows the best way to make you feel comfortable behind the wheel.

If an instructor offers cheap driving lessons as well as advanced driving course, that can be a great way to lower your insurance costs in the long run. This is because generally speaking, people who've done extra tuition are usually safer drivers.

So although that might seem like an unnecessary outlay, it can actually save you money in the long run. With the price of fuel increasing year by year, this might be a great idea if you're on a budget.

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