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Which is better to take driving lessons from?

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A local DI charging 22£ or a recognised ADI like AA charging 26£? My only criteria is that I need to pass first time (hopefully) Rep left for all responses.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
A local DI charging 22£ or a recognised ADI like AA charging 26£?
My only criteria is that I need to pass first time (hopefully)

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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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1 Like #1
You pays your money, and you makes your choice. Both SHOULD be equally competant.
1 Like #2
My Dad is a driving instructor and a lot of the people he knows who are independant did the same thing as him and spent a while with a company like BSM, AA ect before going solo. Plus they all have to retake the test every couple of years.
1 Like #3
To pass first time... You need to be able to 'get on with; the instructor that is teaching you. As in be able to relax and so on....

Whilst there is nothing wrong with either routes - be it AA or your local DI, you really need to know who it is that will be instructing you....

Yes the AA aremore expensive, and what not - but that deoesn't necessrily make them any better - if the local chappie / lady is a nice person, and you feel safe and comfortable with them, then give them a go - but DO TAKE YOUR TIME!

To pass first time you have got to show that you are competent - a lot of candidates that fail the first attempt have simply taken the test too son, as they can't wait to get their driving licence..... etc etc.

The instructor is going to tell you off / correct you on numerous occassios as it is a learning curve for you - so that is why you have to have mutual trust and respect and be able to get on with them - but either route is not a bad choice it is a personal choice.

xxxxxxx

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!

MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE!!!
1 Like #4
v2drinkers
Horses for courses.


Its better that you have a rapport with your instructor - you will learn better this way.

Money is not the key to this nore is which company you go with.


+1. Went with one guy he was an arrogant git, peed me off everytime I drove him with him as he was up his own backside.

So tried someone else, who dealt with my lack of confidence behind the wheel when I started. Made me more relaxed and I learned faster.
1 Like #5
Ask friends and family for anyone the recommend. I don't think the company makes any difference, it's down to the individual instructor.
1 Like #6
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1 Like #7
I'd probably go with the local one but why not have 1 lesson with BOTH?
That way you will be able to tell who you get on better with.
You will have to have a connection with whoever you chose as this will help your chances.
I personally went with a local one and she was fantastic.
I passed 1st time and she is now the godmother of my youngest son lol :)

Good luck with whoever you choose.
1 Like #8
ask around, learning to drive is more down to the instructor than the company or cost, take a few trial lessons that some companies give cheap, even from a couple you will see different methods and know what you are looking for. Beware of the companies that offer one hour and you find a third of it is sat chatting and picking up the next pupil
1 Like #9
i went local as well as they are normally cheaper (mine was) and more likely to want you to pass...
1 Like #10
I choose the instructor with the coolest car at the time, Shallow I know but luckily we got on great and she was a great teacher, and managed to correct all my bad habits I had picked up doing 2 years of grass track racing in an old mini.
1 Like #11
Got to agree take 1 trial lesson and let them know it's a one off and then decide. It depends what sort of a learner you are, I would need someone to make me listen, be harsh if need be and not necessarily be my friend because I would be easily distracted by idle chit chat and not get on with the job of learning to drive. Also there's nothing worse than a "friendly" instructor who thinks it's ok to make you wait at a petrol station whilst they fill up with fuel on your time. It's a big investment and don't be afraid to change instructors if you don't feel you are progressing. You're the customer, they need to know this from the start.
#12
Anyone here think it's worth doing a crash course? I've heard they take about £500 and it's gauranteed to make you pass, I spent double taking lessons and tests and thought a crash course would have been well worth it if it's gauranteed to make you pass.
banned#13
These guys are good http://www.billplant.co.uk/
#14
Predikuesi
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I was gonna say that...
#15
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Just dozed off for a drive. lol
Will probably try a session with the local guy & AA too.
Local guy seems to be okay & charges around 22£ as opposed to AA's 27£
#16
MDMSM
I was gonna say that...


Why is BSM that bad?
#17
KOGONAI;5188263
Why is BSM that bad?

YES!!!

Everywhere - No, no, no, non,nooooo!!

LOL!!
#18
How are these guys? Someone I met gave me their reference, but said the trainers are not fully qualified DI
[url]www.safewayuk.com[/url]
1 Like #19
Recommendation is the best way to go. All my 3 teens passed first time with our local instructor who I asked around after. However, cost was not my main concern....costs a lot more if you don't pass first time anyway.

Cannot see any advantage in going with the bigger companies.
1 Like #20
I would say go with the local instructor too - word of mouth is their best advertisement so they want their pupils to be successful
#21
Booked a trial session with local guy for Saturday morning & with AA on Saturday afternoon. Rep will be added for all replies. :thumbsup:
1 Like #22
ninj4z
Anyone here think it's worth doing a crash course? I've heard they take about £500 and it's gauranteed to make you pass, I spent double taking lessons and tests and thought a crash course would have been well worth it if it's gauranteed to make you pass.


I did a crash course... and yes i passed however they are not guaranteed to make you pass, alot of that is up to you and your determination to reach a safe test standard. I chose a intesive course so I could get my driving out the way. Prior to that I learned for 9 months and it drove me mad towards the end because I had to wait for a test slot and during the wait time I still kept taking lesson so wouldnt forget. With the intensive course, I had already passed my theory so my test was booked before I started the course, that way once the course had finished my I was ready for a test 2 days later. if anything doing it this way made me learn.

What suits one person though, wont always suit someone else. I personally reccommend it! :thumbsup:
#23
Wel summed up MMP
1 Like #24
go with the independant guy/gal. They are always much more nicer thats what i thought anyways lol

i did a crash course also with an independant

did 4 hours a week for a month or so and passed first time, after my first lesson he told me to book my test that day, he said i was a good driver and there was no point hanging a around ( i had already done my theory first)

xxx
#25
KOGONAI
Wel summed up MMP


Your welcome hun :thumbsup: If I was to be totally honest with you, i'd recommend that you trial two lessons with two different driving schools to get a idea of what they are like, once you have decided, take futher lessons with the instructor of your choice. If by 4-6 weeks @ 2 1 hour lessons a week you feel your not progessing, then I think its safe to say that maybe a intensive course maybe a better choice for you. either way don't commit to either unless youave tried single lessons first, even if the driver offers discount's for booking bulk sessions.

I wish you luck... once you pass there will be no looking back. The best feeling ever! :thumbsup: :)
#26
ilovepink
go with the independant guy/gal. They are always much more nicer thats what i thought anyways lol

i did a crash course also with an independant

did 4 hours a week for a month or so and passed first time, after my first lesson he told me to book my test that day, he said i was a good driver and there was no point hanging a around ( i had already done my theory first)

xxx


It seems you just liked the guy. :whistling:
#27
Miss Money Penny
Your welcome hun :thumbsup: If I was to be totally honest with you, i'd recommend that you trial two lessons with two different driving schools to get a idea of what they are like, once you have decided, take futher lessons with the instructor of your choice. If by 4-6 weeks @ 2 1 hour lessons a week you feel your not progessing, then I think its safe to say that maybe a intensive course maybe a better choice for you. either way don't commit to either unless youave tried single lessons first, even if the driver offers discount's for booking bulk sessions.

I wish you luck... once you pass there will be no looking back. The best feeling ever! :thumbsup: :)


I am really looking forward to that feeling of passing & thanks for your wishes hun!
I think I might consider your suggestion & take 2 sessions each to get an idea.
Actually I have a few hours (very little) driving experience on my sister's car, so I think I should be fine. hopefully & keeping fingers crossed.
1 Like #28
My advice would be for you to speak to some people who have recently passed with an instructor and get a recommendation. Typically, you will find that independent instructors are that bit more personalised and dedicated in their approach.

Oh, and I'd avoid crash courses, they are called that for more than one reason!
#29
moob
Oh, and I'd avoid crash courses, they are called that for more than one reason!


lol :-D
#30
I have given rep until post 12, cant give more than that, so remaining people please wait 24 hours. :oops:
#31
All reps finally given now.

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