Driving lessons in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle is a city in Tyne and Wear. Newcastle is the most popular city in the North East. Newcastle upon Tyne is host to seven city bridges, being so lucky to explore such a beautiful city, why wouldn’t you want to start your driving lessons here?
Automatic driving lessons
We offer manual and automatic driving lessons. Here are the benefits of choosing automatic:
Easy to drive – A lot of people find it a lot easier to drive an automatic than a manual as there’s no clutch to control, making city driving less stressful. It also helps on hill starts and doesn’t ‘rollback’.
Wider appeal – Not everyone can drive a car with manual transmission and a lot of people enjoy driving in an automatic car.
Fuel economy – automatic transmission will use more fuel than a manual, however automatic cars are normally more environmentally friendly than manual.
Focusing on the road – Driving an automatic or learning in an automatic can allow you to focus more on speed and road position rather than having to focus on changing gears.
Declaring everything on Insurance applications
Lying on your insurance application in technically classed as fraud and could lead to having your insurance policy cancelled and getting in trouble with the law. This means not being able to get on the road at all. Here are a few things that must be declared when you claim your insurance
Modifications – Almost any changes to your car count as a modification. E.g tinted windows or different lights. You must declare this when insuring your car. You will not be covered if you don’t.
Previous claims/ accidents- You need to declare any claims made or accidents you have had within the past five years.
Convictions – This is the lie people will most likely tell, as they know they will have to pay more insurance. If you have had a motorway conviction within the past five years you must declare this, as they will find out.
Fronting – Fronting is an older person putting a younger person’s insurance in their name. Which means they’re acting like it if for them when it’s not. This can get the cost down on their insurance. This is also fraud.
Incorrect details – This is the details people forget to put on or get wrong on purpose. The information that normally gets forgotten/ inputted incorrectly is normally where the vehicle is kept and what it is used for.
If you have just passed your driving test and want to prove to your insurers that you are a good driver, a black box may be the thing for you!
A black box is a little box you plug into your USB port in your car which monitors your driving for 3 months. You then send it back to the provider in the box and envelope they provide to you.
This can save you a lot of money on your insurance depending on the outcome of your monitored driving. You can get order your black box online, just be sure to check all different companies as some will save you more money than others.
First driving lesson
Being prepared for your first driving lesson:
Take note of the date and time of your first driving lesson.
Make sure you bring your provisional driving licence, appointment card and signed terms and conditions.
Make sure you wear some comfortable flat shoes and comfortable clothes.
Write down any questions you may have about anything to ask before starting the lesson
All driving instructors have their own way of teaching their pupils, this is just an example of what to expect on your first lesson:
Day of the lesson –
Double check the time that your lesson is and make sure you are ready and looking out for your instructor on time.
Once your instructor arrives, he/she will introduce you to how everything works and ask you to read of a number plate about 5 car lengths in front of you. If you fail this, you will be able to continue your lesson and may be required to get your eyes tested.
If you do pass the eye test, you can carry on with your lesson which then will consist of getting you on a quiet street and getting you in the driver’s seat. You will then be show ‘cockpit drill’ which involves; checking the doors are shut securely, adjusting your seat, adjusting the steering wheel if necessary, putting the seatbelt on and adjusting your mirrors.
Once you are confident and comfortable, you then may be asked to drive off down the street, stop, start again, you may go up a few gears and do some left or right turns.
Don’t worry we do not expect you to know any of this and the instructor will guide you through the process. If you are unsure of anything feel free to ask your instructor. We understand that it may feel like a lot to take in but relax you will pick it up in your own time!
Areas we cover in Newcastle upon Tyne
Eastern Chopwell Wood
Great Park (East)
Great Park (West)
North Tyne Tunnel
South Tyne Tunnel
Western Chopwell Wood