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    Renting a car for driving test

    Happy new year everyone,
    I need to rent a car for a driving test. Does anyone know where can I rent one from?
    Many thanks in advance for your help.

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    A driving instructor????

    Original Poster

    JamesRandall9618

    A driving instructor????


    Sorry for not providing the full detail. I had my driving lessons with an instructor, unfortunately I failed. I want to practice with my friend's car. I Just need the car for the test day.


    Using a hire car
    Hire cars can only be used in tests if they’re fitted with dual controls and meet all the other driving test vehicle rules.

    Here's the first hit on google here.

    arnold clark do them just google dual control hire in ur area..

    Can't you rent the car from your old driving instructor? Or insure yourself to drive your friends car for the test.

    Original Poster

    k8y1988

    Can't you rent the car from your old driving instructor? Or insure … Can't you rent the car from your old driving instructor? Or insure yourself to drive your friends car for the test.


    Unfortunately, he needs his car on my test date.

    Many driving schools do test day only, try ringing round your local independent ones

    Edited by: "traceym" 5th Jan 2015

    What did you fail on btw?

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    Original Poster

    MIDURIX

    What did you fail on btw?


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    aegj2002


    You'll get better at driving high speed around bends with experience...

    I know you say you didn't see any cars in that lane but what if there had been a motorbike approaching? Bikes are actually quite difficult to spot coming towards you so you're lucky. Before taking the test why don't you have a few hours with an instructor purely to go over bends at different speeds so you're confident and safe during your test and after you've passed, my instructor did a full lesson just on that including tight bends and bends on country roads at 50 etc and had a really good teaching approach for how to know when you can maintain your speed and when you need to slow down. Failing that I would agree with the other users who have suggested Arnold Clark who do the dual control cars. Not sure if you would be insured to drive it back after you pass though so you might need to let your friend drive back.

    aegj2002

    hahaha this made me laugh sorry, good luck on your next test op.

    book a test through another driving school, would be cheaper because of the insurance etc. Also you dont need a car with dual controls but you need another mirror.

    Can't believe they actually fail people on taking bends on the wrong side of the road, given that on average I get at least 2 a day doing it to me. Aren't lights , speed limits, braking distances and indicators now optional too?

    What was going through your mind when you did that? You really should have erred on the side of caution.
    The instructor would probably take the view that on a right hand bend you should actually drive pretty close to the curb on the left, that way you get a good view of the road ahead. You really should be driving cautiously on your test, not taking a racing line, gives a very poor impression to the person marking you.

    Original Poster

    liamf12

    Can't believe they actually fail people on taking bends on the wrong side … Can't believe they actually fail people on taking bends on the wrong side of the road, given that on average I get at least 2 a day doing it to me. Aren't lights , speed limits, braking distances and indicators now optional too?


    You are so funny like your posts

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    MIDURIX

    What was going through your mind when you did that? You really should … What was going through your mind when you did that? You really should have erred on the side of caution. The instructor would probably take the view that on a right hand bend you should actually drive pretty close to the curb on the left, that way you get a good view of the road ahead. You really should be driving cautiously on your test, not taking a racing line, gives a very poor impression to the person marking you.



    I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. Suppose that there is a car is stopped on the road on your way, what do you do normally? You check the road and mirrors and if clear you proceed. I did exactly the same thing.

    Stop trying to pass your test on the cheap, get some lessons from a decent driving instructor, take his / her advice.

    aegj2002

    I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. … I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. Suppose that there is a car is stopped on the road on your way, what do you do normally? You check the road and mirrors and if clear you proceed. I did exactly the same thing.



    Except you had no reason to do it, the driving examiner will be expecting you to be able to go round a bend within your own lane. I know it may seem odd to you if you think it was clear but it will seem odd to the examiner that you felt the need to leave your own lane at all. Good luck with the re-test and just remember to do everything by the book and you'll be fine.

    aegj2002

    I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. … I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. Suppose that there is a car is stopped on the road on your way, what do you do normally? You check the road and mirrors and if clear you proceed. I did exactly the same thing.


    If you keep telling yourself you didn't do anything wrong, you're going to fail again next time. Get some more lessons!

    aegj2002

    I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. … I kept the car on the most left until I saw no car coming toward me. Suppose that there is a car is stopped on the road on your way, what do you do normally? You check the road and mirrors and if clear you proceed. I did exactly the same thing.

    If there is a car on my side of the road on a bend I wouldn't be going at 50mph like you said you were. I do what you did all the time, especially when going over the winding moors, but I have been caught out a few times when I've hit a catseye and it has made the car loose at bit of control.
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