Frequently asked questions

Learning to drive in Grimsby

Learning to drive is a big step into the adult world and it will give you the freedom to go wherever you choose. Not sure whether to learn with your parents or a driving instructor first?  Whichever path you choose to take, there's no doubt getting in some practice with your parents can help reduce the costs of learning to drive, but it makes sense to find out from a professional driving instructor what it is that you need to know and do before taking private practice

According to the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, learner drivers usually spend at least 47 hours with an instructor and an additional 22 hours with family or friends

When you add up the cost of lessons, learning materials and the tests, learning to drive can be quite expensive, but you only have to do it once, and it will last you a lifetime, so it makes sense to do it right

To help you with the whole process, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions:

Why are driving lessons so expensive ?

A common question, but often the wrong question. How much are we looking at. In NE Lincolnshire, the average lesson rate is between £25.00p and £30.00p per hour or thereabouts

You cannot ride in a taxi, learn to play piano or guitar, ride a horse, get a tattoo ...... or a list of many other things, for that price

Consider the industry rate for operating a training car is up to £15.00p per hour, so more than half of your lesson price pays purely for the use of the car !!

Finally factor in the cost of your first year's insurance after you pass your driving test will be around £2000, your training will cost around half that (est.)

What do I need to start my driving lessons ?

You will need to be 17 years old, have a provisional driving licence 

You will need  to be available  for lessons, and have the ability to pay for the lessons you want to take (Most driving schools have different payment options, but are NOT usually licensed  credit brokers)

You do not need to have taken your theory test before you start lessons, but you do need to pass your theory test before you can book a practical driving test

How long will it take to pass my driving test ?

How long is a piece of string ?

Depending on the source of the information you have you are looking at 40-50 hours of lessons plus 20-25 hours of private practice

We have a bespoke training package which targets being ready to take the driving test after 3 x 12 hours modules totalling 36 hours. You will be required to practice and revise

theory test study

Can I start lessons before I do my theory test ?

You most certainly can ! Some people learn better this way

You can decide to do the theory test before the lessons but you learn a lot of what you need for the theory test during your lessons

Studying as you learn can make the information much easier to remember, and you can ask your instructor for clarification of things you may be unsure of

Confidence brings results

How will I know when I’m ready for my test ?

It's our job to help you to become self-critical, and to spot your own faults

Discussion concerning test timing is welcome, and should be honest on both sides. We will conduct a mock test in the latter stages; this will identify strengths and weaknesses. You should feel secure with your skills

It is important when booking a test to be honest with yourself about your readiness, and your level of confidence in your own ability. Your driving licence isn't just something you want, It has to be earned !!