Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Process for driving crash courses

We get asked this question a lot.Here is how it works.

1.Choose the length of course.You can make this choice yourself,ask ourselves for advice or take an assessment lesson.

2.Pay the deposit to secure the course.This can be done from the website or over the phone.At this point you will be able to chose a start date and please leave 7 days notice.

3.Once the deposit is received you will be sent a confirmation sales order email.

4.A further email will be sent with further course including instructor and course details.At this point you can have a discussion about time scale and test date window.

5.Search started for a test date and begin your course.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Automatic or manual?

This is a tricky decision.At the moment it still makes sense to choose manual but the headwinds are changing with electric vehicles(automatic) becoming more mainstream.If you are happy driving either then manual will still give you more car choice especially in the used car market.If you prefer to drive an automatic only then there are still plenty of small cars now available and with developments in automatic gearbox technology,they are just as efficient as their manual counterparts.Nearly all manufacturers offer automatic versions and with electric becoming more popular,it will soon become the default choice.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Feedback from the DVSA regarding the new test

2 things which have been reported by examiners with regards to the new test.The first is that candidates are taking their eyes off the road for too long when asked to operate one of the controls as part of the show me element questions.To avoid this,make sure you fully understand how all the controls work before starting your test.The other point is that candidates are looking too long at the Sat Nav or alternatively not looking at it at all which is creating problems.My previous post with the official DVSA advice link with regards to using a Sat Nav is helpful with this.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Useful advise from the DVSA

https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/blog/using-sat-nav-while-driving

If you have time,spread the course out!

Just because a course uses the words intensive or crash,it doesnt have to be crammed into a couple of days.We always advice where possible to spread the course over a longer period,maybe a couple of weeks.This helps to take the pressure off as well as making the experience that little more enjoyable.Still,sometimes that isn't possible and a full fat crash course is the only way.Remember the courses will include breaks and its important to use these.It can be draining if your driving for 5 or 6 hrs a day so take time out as it will certainly help the learning process.