Frequently Asked Questions
How many lessons do I need?
This varies greatly from person to person, but an average 17 year old may need around 40 hours, it is the driving standard that needs to be high, not the number of hours taken.
How can I be sure I will receive a satisfactory service?
I trade under my own name, can I really afford to give a bad service, or allow one of my colleagues to do the same? I think not. We abide by the Driving Standards Agency Code of Conduct. We know that your satisfaction and recommendation is our best form of advertising.
What car do you use for your tuition?
We use a variety of modern cars, they all have dual controls, abs, power steering, fully adjustable drivers seat making the cars suitable for most heights of driver, etc.
Do you do motorway lessons?
Yes, we are also Pass Plus registered for advanced courses which will give you advanced driving experience, and you can reduce your insurance premiums, these courses can normally be completed in one day (subject to approval).
Will you help me with the Theory and Hazard Perception Test?
We can lend you books, or CD-roms (subject to availability). We can obviously discuss any problems that you find along the way, and the theory and practical sides of driving are taught side-by-side. We have produced a detailed information sheet which will be handed to pupils, normally on the first lesson to help them understand exactly what is required on the test.
I want to take a car test and I already hold a full motorcycle licence.
Do I need to pass a theory test?
If you obtained a full motorcycle licence before 1 February 2001, you are exempt from passing your car theory test (but not practical test). If you passed your motorcycle test after 1 February 2001, you will need to pass a car theory test before taking a practical test.
Do you do Gift Vouchers?
Yes, you can pay online and email us the details of the name you would like on the gift voucher and where to post it to, or send a cheque with a note of receivers details attached. We need to allow funds to clear before gift vouchers are issued, please allow adequate time.
Do the instructors speak any other languages?
Yes, we can offer lessons in: French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese and Japanese.