Learning to drive can be a daunting and scary experience, also some people may learn differently to others and learn at a different pace. You may be quick and picking everything up and do in just a couple of months or you may take a couple of years. Not to worry though because we are here to support you through the whole experience.
Nothing says a great accomplishment like learning to drive and how thrilling it will be to learn in the great city of Manchester.
With home to Britain’s first passenger train station, the oldest library in England and not to mention Manchester United (for all those football fans out there).
With our help here at drivinglesson.com you know you’re in safe hands to learn, here we will give you all the information and practical training you will need to pass your Driving test.
What’s the first step that I take?
The first step you’ll need to take is to get your provisional licence, you can apply for this up to 2 months before your 17th Birthday. You will not be able to drive in a learner car without it, this you can purchase through your local post office or online the government website.
The Theory Test
Depending on what is best for you, you can either take your theory test before you start driving lessons or you can do this alongside your lessons. You will need to have passed your theory test before you take your practical test.
The theory and hazard perception test, you will be studying road signs, the highway code and just learning all the rules that are needed to know to have a safe understanding of the road.
Sometimes it is easier to do your theory test alongside your practical lessons, if you find it easier to learn as you do. Then it will help for you to learn the signs and rules along the way. Here we can support you in the best way that we can for you.
Booking your first lesson
When booking your first lesson, you want to get an excellent quality of service, polite customer service, instructors who will support you from beginning to end and an overall life changing experience.
When you’re ready to book you can do this either via our website using our online booking form, or you can just give us a call where the lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our contact number is 08001075724, or if you want us to call you then please fill in an enquiry form with your name and contact number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
When you book with drivinglesson.com a local instructor will be in contact with you the same day and will get you booked in for the times that best suit you.
It’s all as easy as it sounds and the only thing you need to do after is show up to your lesson.
Practice, practice, practice
One of the keys of learning to drive is PRACTICE! As the common saying goes “practice makes perfect,” this is a saying that should be taken seriously. For those pupils who are more than eager to get on the road then you can always practice with a family member or a friend who is over the age of 21 and has had their licence for 3 years or more. Our instructor will also try to fit you in for as many lessons per week as they can.
The more you practice then the more likely it is for you to pick up things with more ease and to show what you have learnt, and it also helps you to build up your confidence when on the road.
What you will learn is to trust our instructor’s guidance and advice, your instructor will know the best way to help you and they will also know once you’re at test standard, so it is good to keep their judgment in your mind. The instructor is here to help you get through this nerve wreaking and exciting experience the best way they can.
Safety is ever so important, the most important thing you will need to know when learning to drive.
Your life and other lives are in your hands when you are on the road. This might sound daunting but all you need to do is use basic common sense such as, not using your phone while driving. Always watch what you’re doing and then the rest will just become natural to you.
Our instructors are there to ensure that your safety is at the correct standard for when you take your test.
So always make sure that when you drive that you take breaks if you’re tired, never drink and drive and always stay focused when on the road as it will keep you and people around you safe.
When it comes to the test date there are a few things you’ll have to do on this test:
A sight test – this is to check that you can read signs and number plates from a certain distance. If this is failed then you will not be allowed on the road, please ensure that if you need glasses or think you may need them. Please see an optician before starting driving lessons.
The “Show me tell me” questions will be taught by your instructor, these will be questions where the examiner will want you to show you how to do something such as “show me how you would check the power assisted steering wheel.” Or “Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.”
The Drive – This would be 40 minutes of driving and you will be given various instructions which may include the emergency stop, reversing around a corner.
Independent Drive – The independent drive, this will be where you are given around 20 minutes of independent driving where you can drive without instructions. 10 minutes could include driving with a sat-nav.
At the end you will then be told if you’ve passed or failed, but not to worry! If you failed, then you will get the chance to do it again and practice on the parts that may have gone wrong the first-time round. If you pass, then your journey will be completed, and you will know you have done the best that you can, and you will now be able to have the independence and safety knowledge to be on the road.
If you need any advice or want to speak to a member of our team, then please give us a call on 08001075724
Areas we cover in Manchester:
Barton Dock Road
Irlams o' th' Height
Manchester Science Park
Roundthorn Industrial Estate
Sharston Industrial Area
The Trafford Centre
Wardley Industrial Estate
Book online https://www.drivinglesson.com/Book/220
or call 0800 1075724 (lines open 24/7)