Looking for a driving instructor is both exciting and daunting, you’ll be spending good money on driving lessons so you’ll want to the find the perfect school of motoring you feel comfortable with.
With so many driving instructors in Manchester vying for your business, it makes sense to take your time as you plan to book driving lessons. By following this advice, you should have greater confidence when you take to the road for the first time.
Look for a DSA Approved Instructor
One of the first things to establish is whether a driving instructor is DSA approved or not. The Driving Standards Agency issues approved driving instructors with green octagonal badges which verify they are fully qualified as an advanced instructor. The green badge is usually displayed on the windscreen of the training vehicle. Look at the top right-hand corner for clarification and you should see it there, you’ll find one on all of our vehicles here at Weekly Crash Courses.
Choose Between a Large School or Independent Driving Instructor
When you search for driving schools you will notice there are large agencies and smaller, independent businesses that offer one-to-one driver tuition. Whichever option you choose, make sure you speak to your instructor in person before you book lessons so you can get a feel of how you might get along. It’s important you feel totally comfortable with your driving instructor as you will be spending a great deal of time together in the car, so it’s imperative you both feel at ease with each other.
Listen to Recommendations
It’s always useful if you know somebody that has received driver training from an ADI instructor and sings their praises afterwards. Driving instructors rely on word of mouth recommendations from past pupils. The best ones have no shortage of testimonials. Listen to feedback from friends and family members and look for testimonials from satisfied customers that tell you this is a first-class driving school.
Establish What to Expect From Your Driving Instructor
There are certain qualities you should expect as standard from your driving instructor. Politeness, punctuality and having clear lesson plans are just some of the criteria you would expect them to meet. A clean, well-presented car would also help, maintained to the best possible standards. And a cheery disposition wouldn’t be unwelcome either. It’d be nice if they made you feel relaxed. Flexibility with regards to lesson times can also be a crucial part of choosing a driving instructor. Ask if they can provide you with lessons early morning, in the evening, or at the weekend if this is the only time you have free.
Above everything else, it’s important you both have realistic expectations when you are choosing an ADI approved instructor.
At Weekly Crash Courses Manchester we have the skills and the knowledge to provide you with structured driver training so you can be above test standard in the shortest possible time.
Give us a call to find out more and to book driving lessons in Manchester on 07788 973538.