The Best Advice for Beginner Drivers

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If you are a beginner driver that’s great, you’re on your way to passing your test and getting your first car, but how exactly do you do that? There’s loads of advice out there for beginners, and no doubt your uncle has given you his guide on how you should pass your test, and swears by it! But is can be difficult to know what advice to follow, and what not to. As long as you are constantly learning, looking at the theory exam, and get some one on one time with a driving instructor, you can’t go too wrong. Driving tests are changing all the time, so even if you can drive really well, and have been practising, it is good to check in with a professional, and you know the ins and outs of the current driving examination. Here is is some advice for beginner drivers, so put your seatbelt on, and read on.

Learn Outside of Lessons

Lessons are great, and although every driving teacher is different, you will learn lots by getting behind the wheel with someone. It is important, however, to learn as much as you can outside of these paid lessons too. Not only does this make it cheaper for you in the long run, it makes you more sure of yourself. Driving in different cars, with different people, will put you in good stead for your driving test. Getting practise in builds up your confidence, which is a huge part of driving. Get your partner, a family member, or a friend who drives to get in the car with you while you go for a drive. Get all the practise in you can before your test, every little helps, even just a trip to the shop, it is all good practise.

Don’t Stop and Start

If you have been driving for years and stop for a while, your skills doesn’t go away. If you are learning, however, stopping and starting can be really detrimental to the learning process. It is a good idea to make sure you don’t have to stop and start for any reason, so you will be well on your way to getting a personalised car loan and your first car. Making sure you have saved up all the money you need for lessons, and booking your theory and test, so there is not reason to stop!

Learn Before Your First Lesson

To get the most out of lessons make sure you learn as much as you can before your first lesson. Otherwise, your first lesson will be the instructor explaining what each pedal does. Having a bit of knowledge beforehand means that you will get the most out of that lesson. Do all the research you can before you even start, and get ahead of the game.

Here are just a few tips if you are learning to drive, or want to in the near future. Learning as much as you can beforehand is always useful, and getting as much practise in too will always help.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.