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Fully Qualified Driving Instructors Tilehurst

The beauty of owning a car is not employing a chauffer, but learning to drive it yourself. Even though society interprets having a chauffer as wealth and class, it is still essential for one to learn how to drive their own cars. What if the chauffer fell ill amid a long journey? Would you rather be stuck in the middle of nowhere than learn to drive your own car and save the day?

That is why it is vital for all and sundry to seek only the best driving lessons Tilehurst. This can only be done by hiring a fully qualified driving instructor to guide you. 

Here are some tips that will sure come in handy as you seek to find only the best driving instructors;

 

Accreditation

Driving Instructors ought to be approved by the Driving Standards Agency (DCI) either as Trainee Instructors, also known as Potential Driving Instructors (PDI) or Approved Driving Instructors (API). Those approved to teach are given a green badge, while trainees have pink badges. Since you want only the crème-de-la-crème, it is strongly recommended that you pick on an approved instructor. 

 

Assessments

All driving instructors undergo a series of assessment tests every few years, to ensure their standards are being maintained. It is therefore advisable that you inquire about your instructor’s performance in the last assessment and make your judgement. A fail is awarded to anyone who scores below 60%, grade B to those who attain 60% and above and an A to 85% and over. Those who fail the test are subject to a “standards check” within 12 weeks. If an instructor fails over and over again up to three times, they are consequently removed from the register of Approved Driving Instructors.

 

Reputation

Once you have chosen a certain instructor, or driving school, it is also good to dig deeper and get to know much more about them. You could get information about them from friends, colleagues at work or even search for customer reviews from the internet.


Car type 

Ensure your instructor has a dual control car. This is the type with an extra set of pedals that he can control from the passenger seat. Do not be deceived by flashy cars!

 

Price

It is satisfactory for you to get value for your money. This does not however mean that you need to break your bank to get quality services. Ask about the costs. You have probably heard from friends about the range of payment. Do not also be easily wooed into block booking. This refers to booking several sessions at once and paying for them in advance. Take time to know your instructor and rate the services to see if they are worth booking in advance, even though this is a very good money-saving strategy, since discounts are offered. Do not rush for the cheaper services since they may not also offer the best services.