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  • Buying Your First Car

    Congratulations.. You have passed your Driving Test and now you are looking for your first car?  So what do you need to look for and what do you need to consider?

    Do I buy new or used?

    Most people will buy a used car for their first vehicle on a limited budget.  If you do decide to buy used then it is advisable to purchase your car from a reputable dealership or a trustworthy source.

    If you are buying used the you will be looking for as low mileage as possible with a low number of previous keepers. It is worth taking someone with you that knows about cars who can check that you are buying something reliable which hasn’t previously been involved in any significant accidents.  We would also recommend downloading a car buyers checklist so you can check for any significant issues before you part with your hard earned cash.  With a dealer you will have more come back should a problem occur that you will in a private sale.  If a car looks to good to be true then it is often best to walk away.  You need to make sure that your seller is genuine.

    Always make sure that you check the HPI history with a used car as there can be outstanding finance attached to the car or other problems.

    If you decide you buy a new car then you will be buying a safe car which should be reliable with a manufactures warranty.  Always remember to get an insurance quote for your car before you purchase it.

    Low power and small engine

    Your first car will need to be very low power with a small engine.  You will simply find the insurance too expensive as a new driver if you go for anything too powerful.

    Get A Safe Car

    As a New Driver you will probably be on a fairly tight budget for your first car but it is worth saving for the newest and safest car you can afford.  Check the NCAP rating for the car you are looking to buy as this will be a good indicator on if you should purchase the desired car.

  • Use Of P Plates

    Once you have passed your Driving Test you will be keen to start driving on your own.  Please consider that you will still be very inexperienced and that you should continue to drive as your Driving Instructor trained you and as you drove on your driving test.

    It was once said that a new driver starts with two buckets.  One is filled with luck and the other is empty of experience.  As a new driver you need to fill up the experience bucket before the luck bucket runs dry but the only problem is that we never now how much “luck” is in the first bucket.

    Use P Plates.  These are very similar to L Plates but are Green in colour with a P instead of an L.  This will indicate to other road users that you are a new and inexperienced driver.  Hopefully most drivers will leave you more space and will expect the occasional mistake.  We would recommended keeping these on you car for a minimum of the first 3 months of your solo driving.  It will give you time and space to gain that vital driving experience.

    DVSA – You can display green ‘probationary’ P plates to show that you’ve just passed your driving test. You don’t have to display them. You can leave them on your vehicle for as long as you like.


    How To Pass Your Theory Test

    The key to passing your Theory Test is preparation.  Luckily we have this covered for you as each new pupil will be provided free access to our online Theory App which can be used on Desktop, Laptops, Tablets or mobile devices through the Play or App store.

    We would also advise that you purchase a copy of the highway code for revision at home.

    To stand the best chance of passing your Theory Test it is recomended that you take up a little and often approach to revision.  Each day read a few pages of the highway code and have a little practise on our theory app.  Eventually things will sink in and once your test is booked you will be able to step up your revision schedule.

    Within our theory app you will be able to practise both short and full Theory Test questions.  Short tests consist of just 10 questions so they are an ideal option for the little and often approach.  Every few days though make sure you complete a full Theory Test as this will be very similar to your real Theory Test.

    The Hazard perception element can also be practised on the app.  We have a series of clips similar to those that are used by the DVSA.  You will be required to click the screen or mouse anytime you see a hazard.  A hazard is anything that would potentially cause you to change speed or direction.

    Your Driving Instructor is able to review your progress and will be on hand to help you should you have any questions.

  • Training To Become A Driving Instructor

    Are you thinking about changing your career?  Have you ever thought about becoming a Driving Instructor?…

    We can provide you with training and a guaranteed position once qualified.  Choose your own working hours, be your own boss and earn up to £45K per year with a supplied tuition car.

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  • Select Your Instructors ?

    Not all Driving Instructor are the same.  We are all very different and have different teaching styles and personalities.

    The important thing to consider though is how do you find the right Driving Instructor for you?  Our Driving Instructors are professional and use the very latest Client Centred Learning techniques.  We are all trained to be able to adapt to your individual learning requirements and will formulate the best training options to suit you and get you through your driving test.

    All of our Driving Instructors are DVSA approved and are personally interviewed to make sure that they fit in well with our teaching styles.  We regularly monitor the performance of our Driving Instructors to make sure that they maintain high standards of teaching and they are also regularly checked for their standards by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

  • Intensive Driving Courses – 5 Day

    Intensive Driving Courses have become very popular with new drivers in recent years.  It can otherwise take a typical new driver who is undertaking weekly Driving Lessons nearly a year in order to reach test standard and to pass their Driving test.

    Our Intensive Driving Course options will allow you to gain your driving licence much quicker.  You will be able to pass your driving test in as little as 5 days, making the “Crash Courses” a terrific way to supercharge your driving lessons.

    A Intensive Course does not suit every learner driver and you will need to think about if this is the right option for you prior to starting a course.  By the very nature of the Intensive Course you will be pushed hard throughout the week to help you attain the high standard in order to pass your driving test at the end of the week.

    Of course if you are able to learn quickly and are happy to do around 4 – 6 hours of lessons per day then there is no faster way to pass your driving test.

    Get your Driving Lessons supercharged with one of our Intensive Driving Courses.