Frequently Asked Questions
Am I able to have driving lessons in my own/family or friends car?
Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Most Wanted Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
- the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
- the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
- The tyres:
- all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
- seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
- any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
- the windows and interior are clean
- the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
Are automatic cars easier to drive?
Some people find that automatic cars are easier to drive as they don’t have a clutch pedal to operate, consequently you should be able to obtain your license quicker. Some people get their licence in an automatic, build up their confidence and then later sit for a manual test. It is also common for a novice driver to commence their tuition in an automatic vehicle until they are relatively confident and safe on the roads and then swap over to manual before sitting for their practical test.
How do I book my driving test?
When you are ready, we will arrange the test for you against the payment of the license fee. We also make followup calls to remind you and co-ordinate the test drive slot for you.
How many lessons will I need to learn to drive?
This depends on the individual, as every student has different abilities, needs, levels of experience and different opportunities to practice. Be aware of anyone who “quotes” a number of lessons over the phone as it is impossible, without first assessing your current skill levels. Once one of our Driving Instructors have assessed your current skill level, ability and have ascertained how much practice you can obtain between lessons, we will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate.
Please keep in mind that you can never have too many lessons as the more professional training you have then the safer you will become prior to going solo.
Should I learn to drive in an automatic or manual car?
The decision to learn in an automatic transmission or a manual car depends upon many factors including personal choice, skill level, confidence, and the cars you are able to practice in. It is important to be aware, however, that in the city if you gain your license in an automatic car; you are not permitted to drive a manual until you successfully pass a practical test with City Transport, in a manual vehicle.
When will I be ready to go for the practical test?
This time frame will vary for absolutely every student. You are ready for the practical driving test when you can drive confidently and consistently without the help of your Rightway driving instructor. As you are getting closer, your Instructor will run you through a mock test to demonstrate what stage you are up to.
Why should I choose Most Wanted Driving School?
Most Wanted Driving School has been teaching people to drive for over 12 years and have highly qualified and experienced instructors who will teach you how do drive safely and not just teach you to pass a test.