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Our instructors can teach you to drive both a manual and an automatic car.

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Take your first driving lesson at Thornbury today to get behind the wheel and learn how to drive.

For drivers of all levels and abilities, our driving instructors offer high-quality driving lessons in Thornbury It doesn’t matter if it is your first driving lesson, you are returning after a break or if you have been qualified for a while but want to refresh your skills, our instructors will make you feel comfortable and confident.

Eagle (DA) Limited offer driving lessons in Thornbury and throughout West Yorkshire. This includes locations such as Bradford Moor, Moorside, Ravenscliffe, Eccleshill, Bowling.

Call 07872 568913 or simply fill out the “Request A Callback” form and one of our driving instructors will contact you to answer your questions.

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Our driving instructors in Thornbury are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first driving lesson

driving lessons Thornbury student passed her testDriving is a necessary skill. This skill can open up new avenues to freedom and independence. You could be taking driving lessons as you have to commute to work, to pick up your children at school or to simply make it easier to get to where you need to be. You can count on our friendly, professional driving instructors to help you. Your driving instructor will begin with an introduction chat to learn about your driving skills and experience. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t had any driving lessons previously as the majority of our customers have never taken driving lessons previously either. They will then check your provisional driver’s license, perform an eye-check, and then discuss the basics of the car you will be learning in. No one knows Thornbury more than a local driving instructor. Your driving lesson will be held in quiet surroundings away from any traffic so that you can slowly improve your confidence with driving. The basics of driving, including how to steer and control the clutch, as well as moving off and stopping, will be covered first. You’ll face new challenges as you improve your driving skills. Your driving instructor will carefully plan every lesson of you so that you will drive through various junctions, roundabouts, and pedestrian crossings in a familiar setting. Bad habits are difficult to break, so it’s important that you learn how to drive safely as soon as you start learning to drive. Driving instructors are specially trained to show you how to drive safely and pass your driving exam. Their vast experience and knowledge in driving will help you to become a safe, confident driver. Your instructor will give you a written record detailing your driving progress. It will list all of the topics you need to know to be a safe driver for your entire life. These include techniques such as parallel parking, turning in the road (3-point turn), reversing around a corner, and an emergency stop. It will show you your current stage and how much you have still to learn.
Thornbury intensive driving course student passed first timeYou can take intensive driving lessons if you’re really in hurry to pass the driving test and get your licence. We offer outstanding intensive driving courses all over Thornbury and have many instructors that have the expertise, knowledge and customised crash courses to get you passing your driving test quickly. Whether you are just starting lessons or looking to improve your driving skills, an intensive driving course is a great option. You can choose from daily lessons lasting two hours or consecutive days of back-to back lessons. We are as flexible as your needs allow us to be.

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Although intensive driving courses in Thornbury can be demanding, the reward can be worthwhile if it is a fast way to pass your driving test that you are looking for. They can be the fastest, most economical way to pass your driving test. With intensive driving courses, the length of the driving lessons is longer than your standard hourly lessons, between 2 hrs to 6 hrs long. And they are usually spread over several days or weeks rather than being spread over many months. A 2-day intensive driving program will need you driving for 10 hours. Individuals with no driving experience are able to take intensive driving courses that last longer so that you get the driving tuition required. The DSA recommends that every driving student should take at least 40 hours of professional driving instruction before sitting for the driving test. An alternative option is to book weekly driving lessons. It is possible to choose this route. However, if you book a 2 hour weekly lesson, it will take between 4 and 6 months to pass your driving test. For 1-hour lessons each week, it will take approximately 8 to 12 months before you pass. Due to your driving lessons being once a week there is a good chance that  you’ll spend a lot time re-capping previous lessons.

Our driving instructors in Thornbury are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first driving lesson

automatic driving lessons Thornbury another student passed their testDriving an automatic car is not necessarily any easier, it depends on the issues you are having. You won’t notice a difference if you struggling with a common problem such as observation. Driving in an automatic is a good option if your problems with clutch control or gear changing. When you learn to drive in an urban environment with lots of traffic, there is less to worry about. Driving in traffic-heavy areas will require you to change gears frequently because of the constant stop-start nature. Even if you’re an experienced driver, this can be quite frustrating. You can take your driving test in an automatic car, eliminating the possibility of the car stalling and any clutch control problems. Because there are no gears so you do not need a clutch in an automatic car, it is much easier to perform manoeuvres like a turn in traffic or a hill start. You might have difficulty managing the gears of a manual car. If this is the case, it might be easier to learn to drive in an automatic car.

Are There Any Downsides To Driving An Automatic Car?

As stated above, automatic cars tend be more expensive than manual cars to purchase, run and maintain. Automatic driving lessons can also be more costly than manual lessons because of this. Another downside of learning to drive an automatic vehicle is that when you pass your driving test in an automatic, it doesn’t mean you can also drive a manual car. If you pass your driving test in a manual car, your license will permit you to drive both. Passing your driving test in an automatic vehicle may restrict your choices when it comes to renting or buying a car or van in the future. Also, if later you decide you would prefer to drive manual cars, then you’ll need to take another driving test. The pass rates for automatic cars are typically lower than those for manual cars. Don’t let this discourage you though, as thousands of learners pass the driving test in automatic vehicles every year.

Are you looking for a new challenge or to be your own boss? If so then now might be the right time to become a driving instructor in Thornbury.

Thornbury driving instructor training Thornbury student passesAt the moment there is a backlog of people who are wanting to learn how to drive, which means now is a great time to become a driving instructor. There is no need to have any prior driving instructor experience. You only need to be at least 21 and have had a driving licence for a minimum of 3 years, not had more than five penalty points in the last four years, and want to work in a job that allows you to have control of your life and earn a better living.

Before you go to become a driving instructor, it would be a good idea for you to first review the official DVSA guidelines. Driving instructor training will usually take about 12 months. Your training will take a minimum of 6 months to complete, assuming that you complete and pass everything in your first attempt, which is extremely unlikely.

You must pass three DVSA driving instructor tests to be approved by the DVSA. These tests are difficult to ensure that people who pass the test are ready to teach others how to drive. To become a qualified driving instructor, you must have the same commitment as any adult learning program. You can pass the test with the right attitude, determination, and drive. Then, you can begin your career as driving instructor.

Our driving instructors in Thornbury are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first driving lesson

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Our driving instructors in Thornbury are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first driving lesson

Driving Lessons FAQs

How many driving lessons do you need to pass your driving test?

The number of driving lessons necessary to pass your driving test will vary from person to person. However, research has shown that most learners will need to complete between 40-50 hours of driving tuition before they can pass their driving test.

What should I choose: Manual or automatic lessons

Your decision about whether to drive an automatic car or a manual car will be up to you. You can drive both manual and automatic cars with a manual driving license. An automatic licence can only be used to drive automatic cars. As you do not have to learn the basics of gears and clutch control, it is possible to pass your driving test with fewer lessons. However, buying an automatic car is usually more expensive and so is the cost of insurance.

What should I expect from learning to drive in Thornbury

Driving lessons will begin on back roads in Thornbury to gradually build your confidence in an environment that is quiet.To help you feel comfortable driving, the focus will be on basics like steering and clutch control. As you gain more experience driving, you'll be able to move into busier areas.Your lesson route will be carefully planned so that you have the chance to experience driving through different junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings.

What are the things I should bring to my driving lesson?

You will be provided with a written record by your instructor of your progress. You will receive a written record listing all the topics you need in order to pass the test and to be able drive safely for your entire life. You will need to be able to turn in the road (3-point turns), reverse around corners, parallel park and emergency stop. It will indicate where you are at this point, what skills you have to improve and any weaknesses.

What are some things the driving examiner might ask me to do before I take my driving exam?

The examiner will inspect your vehicle to ensure that it is safe for use on the road. You will need to sound the horn and turn on your parking lights, headlights and hazard lights and pressing the break to check your brake lights are working. Before you begin the test they will also check to make sure your seat belts are properly functioning.

How long will my driving test take me?

Your practical driving test will include a vision check and basic safety questions. The driving test will take around 40 to 50 minute.

If I get any wrong answers, will I fail my driving examination?

Your practical driving test will not be failed if one or more questions are incorrect. However, you'll get 1 minor driving fault if there are any wrong answers. Failure to pass the test will result if you have 16 or more minor faults, one serious or one dangerous fault.

How many lessons do you need for automatic?

In most cases, that would be approximately 22 or 23 driving lessons (taken in 2 hour intervals). We hold the same view, which applies to automatic driving lessons, that it will take more or less the same time to pass your driving test.

Is it quicker to learn in automatic?

Which is easier to learn in? An automatic is usually easier to learn in – all you need to do is put your car in 'D' for 'drive' and off you go. Manual cars will usually have up to seven gears and you'll need to make sure you're in the right gear for the speed and road conditions you are driving in.

How much are automatic driving lessons in the UK?

How Much Does An Automatic Driving Lesson Cost? The average price of an automatic driving lesson is £26, £6 higher than the average cost of a manual lesson.

How hard is it to pass an automatic driving test?

The gulf between automatic pass rates and the overall average is stark. In fact, pass rates for candidates taking their test in an automatic car has never exceeded 40%. Considering automatic cars' reputation of being easier to drive, these stats may come as a shock.

Is there a demand for driving instructors?

There is now, unfortunately, a national shortage of driving instructors not just due to the unprecedented demand but also because possibly as many as 15 percent of the nation's instructors have left the industry as a result of the pandemic.

Is a driving instructor a sole trader?

Most driving instructors are self-employed and as such are normally sole traders. They take all the risks and as such are able to keep all the business profits.

How many miles a year does a driving instructor do?

The average annual mileage is around 30000 (to compare this to average mileage on small cars used for pleasure at around 10000 this is very high). So on average as instructors we may have to change our cars every 3 years or so… the costs on buying add up all the time.

Do driving instructors pay for fuel?

Expenses Will Cut into Your Earnings as an Instructor There is no way around it. A driving instructor is a business and a business naturally has expenses. One of the biggest expenses for a driving instructor week to week (excluding franchise fees) is usually fuel costs.

Our driving instructors in Thornbury are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first driving lesson