Being able to drive is not something most people consider a novelty or a special kind of luxury – everybody is driving all the time! However, driving lessons cost quite a lot and can get you in a big financial trouble. That is why it is important to know that you can save a few pounds on these lessons – and here are a couple of suggestions you might find useful.
The Distance and the Quantity
Depending on the driving school you choose, the rate for a single session costs a certain amount of money, but the price varies if you book multiple sessions at once. This is, of course, the popular principle of supply and demand, but adjusted to the scope of driving lessons.
For more than five sessions, most school offer discounts that can easily save you a considerable amount of money in the long run and also give you the continual practice you need. With more lesions, your skills will improve and your driving will become smoother. If you manage to connect with your instructor and find them helpful, these block sessions will do you a lot of good.
Ask for Help or Not?
One of the worst things you can do when learning how to drive is ask you parents, siblings or friends to give you some pointers. Since they are unskilled to teach, they will show you how they drive and impose their method on you, which will only make you more confused once your instructor starts instructing how you should be driving.
If you do this, your driving sessions will turn into a nightmare and you will constantly question yourself how something should be done. Are you supposed to push the breaks slowly, like the instructor says, or hit them hard, the way your older brother prefers? Due to this, you lesions will unnecessarily drag on and on, costing you more than you planned.
Connected to the previous point, there is another similar thing you need to pay attention to. While you should not ask for tips before coming to the driving school, you definitely ought to learn some theory beforehand.
If you manage to understand and memorize the Highway Code, and use it while driving, your learning process will be shorter and, thus, less expensive – plus, you will be able to pass the test the first time you take it! A good idea is to talk to your instructor as soon as possible about this. If they advise you do learn on your own, try to do that and help yourself as much as you can.
Be Aware of the Scams
What students mostly do not know is the concept of “piggy backs” – they drive to another student’s home to pick them up while there is still time until the end of their own lesson. This way, they do the instructors’ job and save them time. Alas, they lose their own time and, ultimately, money.
These and other similar issues can be avoided by choosing the right school. A respectable Liverpool driving school, for example, will not make you drive all the way to Warrington “to practice,” but a shady one just might. Therefore, nip these scams in the bud.
All these money-saving techniques come down to the proper choices. Big cities offer hundreds of driving schools and you can pick any one you like, which is one of the great perks of modern age. So, do not settle for a mediocre school, but opt for the instructor with experience and credentials – your driving experience will certainly be cheaper and more pleasant.