The process of learning to drive can be a gruelling, time-consuming, and financially exhausting endeavour. And it can be intimidating and overwhelming for newbies.
However, most of us have to get behind the wheel. In order to help you pass your driving test as fast and inexpensively as possible, we’ve put up a list of essential driving advice.
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Give Yourself A Head Start
Before your first lesson, it helps to know the basics. Chances are, someone close to you owns a car. Before your first lesson, ask them to show you the important parts. When your instructor comes to teach you how to drive a car, it might help if you already know your way around a little; you’ll feel less nervous at the very least.
Choose The Right Transmission
Even though learning to drive in a manual car is highly recommended, not everyone is cut out for it. Driving in an automatic car may be more comfortable and even more efficient than driving in a manual car.
The only thing to keep in mind is the fact that you will not be able to drive a manual car with an automatic licence. If that’s not a problem and you feel better without having to deal with gears, go for it.
Choose The Right Instructor
The speed at which you pick up a new skill is directly related to the quality of your teacher.
Don’t settle for the first person you come across while looking for an instructor. Ask the large driving schools and local certified driving instructors about their costs, credentials, experience, and track record. The best approach to finding a teacher is via recommendations from someone you trust. Don’t be scared to transfer instructors if you’re not content with your current one.
In the long run, it may save you both time and money.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Mistakes are bound to happen, but you shouldn’t think about them too much.
Whether you stall the car when you’re under a lot of pressure or mess up a manoeuvre, it’s important to stay calm and not worry about what other drivers think. They have been exactly where you are now, so they should fully understand. On driving tests, you won’t get in trouble for some mistakes if you fix them and act in a safe and right way so keep that in mind.
Have Your Own Car
You can learn to drive and pass your test faster if you buy a used car to practise in between driving lessons.
But it’s important to know that until you pass your driving test, you must be with someone over 21 who has had a full driver’s licence for at least three years. Also, it’s important to practise exactly the way your instructor tells you to so you don’t pick up bad habits.
You Have To Keep Learning
When you pass your test, you don’t stop learning. You’ll always be in new situations, like driving on the motorway, driving in the city, and parking in a small space. So, it’s important that you don’t forget what you’ve learned and that you handle every new situation with the same careful thinking and action that your instructor taught you.