Top 5 Things To Ask Your Driving Instructor
A wise thing to do before booking lessons with a driving school in Blackpool is to research the driving schools in the local area. Blackpool has many driving schools and choosing the one that suits your needs can be quite a challenge. One important factor to look into is the driving lesson reviews, take the time to read reviews on Google and Facebook as these will give you an idea of what the driving school is like. Be wary of driving schools with no customer reviews or lots of negative reviews.
The right driving instructor can make the process of learning to drive simple, stress-free and fun, they will give you the best chance of passing your driving test on the first attempt.
When selecting a driving instructor, be sure to ask these five important questions.
This will help you get the best instructor for your learning needs, and help improve your chances of getting a first time pass.
1. Will my driving instructor be fully qualified?
Some driving schools use trainee driving instructors. Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing as there are some very good trainee instructors . However, its important you ask if you're driving instructor is fully qualified or a trainee. You may be able to haggle the price down if the driving school is offering you a trainee driving instructor. Currently our driving school in Blackpool only uses fully qualified Driving Instructors.
2. Do you recommend regular lessons or a crash course?
Some driving instructors only do crash courses, some prefer to do weekly lessons and some do both. How you learn to drive is up to you, but make sure your instructor chooses a learning schedule that suits your individual needs.
3. How many hours will it take me to pass?
This is a very common question we get asked. It's important to understand that every person is different. Just because your friend may have passed their driving test in 25 hours doesn't necessarily mean you will. You don’t want an instructor who will rush you through the process, but you also don’t want them to keep taking your hard-earned money and make slow progress. The DVSA estimates that you will need between 30-45 hours of driving tuition to be ready for your test, so use this as a guide when asking.
4. Do you offer Pass Plus Course?
Pass Plus is an advanced course for new drivers who want to improve their skills after they have passed their test. The course includes motorway driving, night driving, rural driving (country roads) and many other elements that the standard driving test does not usually cover. On completion of the course the driver will often get discount on insurance. We advise you ask if your instructor offers this additional course, and take it up if it's available.
5. Are your instructors patient and friendly?
Imagine learning to drive and your driving instructor has a bad attitude and is always shouting at you. Do you think this would help you with your learning? No, it's more likely to make you feel terrible and want to give up. As a rule all driving instructors should be patient and friendly but we've heard some horror stories from pupils who have said that their previous instructor often yelled at them when they made a mistake. If this is happening with your driving instructor now, then we suggest you swiftly leave and find another driving school. The best thing to do is read the customer reviews on the driving school - this will give you an indication of what the driving instructors are like.
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