How to choose the right driving instructor

Mon. May 21, 2012
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Driving Lessons in Swansea

With so much choice available, choosing your driving instructor or school is by no means an easy task. There are many things to consider when choosing your driving instructor, we asked our pupils what they thought and put together some ‘top tips’ for choosing your driving instructor.

Cheap does not always mean best!

Don’t make this common mistake, very often cheap driving lessons can be a cost effective strategy, but if you end up needing twice as many lessons to pass as a result, not an effective one! Try not to make this mistake with your driving instructor!


Check out your driving instructor!

Do your research first before committing to any driving instructor. You can ask friends & family or even contact the instructor to ask about previous tuition, most reputable driving instructors can put you in touch with existing pupils, or provide you with some sort of testimonial or review system. It’s also a good idea to check out their pass rates! If they are a good instructor, they will want to shout about their achievements and statistics.


Check out the vehicle!

Make sure that the car you will be driving has dual controls, is in good condition and well maintained. Nobody wants to learn to drive in an old poorly looking car. Also check that there is a spare car available, incase of a breakdown.


Take your time, at your own pace!

It’s important to take things at your own pace, but your instructor may also be able to recommend a suitable tuition schedule based on your experience and skill. Don’t feel pressured by this, if you are uncomfortable with the number of lessons and feel you would benefit better from more/ less tuition, then tell your instructor! It’s your license at the end of the day.


Sit your test when YOU are ready!

If you feel confident enough to sit your test, then talk to your driving instructor about booking your test. Your driving instructor may tell you if they feel you are not ready to sit your test, but be aware that you are ultimately responsible and your say should be final.