What you must know before choosing your driving school. (Get this wrong and it will cost you a fortune in driving lessons.)
We’ve all had to find a local service at some point in our lives, whether it’s a gardener, a hairdresser, a plumber or a driving instructor. Google is a very powerful tool for finding local businesses, and a quick search shows that there are literally hundreds of driving schools out there to choose from. But which one should you choose?
When searching for a driving instructor nearby, there are many factors to take into account. Many driving instructors offer lessons over a wider area and are prepared to travel, so closeness to your proximity might not always be the best option. Have a look at the driving school’s website – is this a company you can trust? Do they have good reviews? Do lots of people pass their driving test with them? Try to get a good feel for the school as to whether they have been around for a while etc.
Many driving schools offer an introductory deal – this is an excellent idea as you can get a feel for the driving instructor and school near you before commiting to a lot of money. Often, your instructor will assess you after your first lesson and recommend booking a block of lessons to help you eventually pass your test. We at 1st 4 Driving often run introductory deals and offers.
Many driving schools use a directory service to appear near the top of search results and these directories often have their own reviews, look though these reviews to see what the general perception is. It’s really important to do your research here, because at the end of the day it’s your money and your life! At 1st 4 Driving, we pride ourselves on our reviews and testimonials from pupils who have passed their driving test and want to share that experience with the rest of the world.
Look for other benefits of starting to learn with a particular company. 1st 4 Driving offers a satisfaction guarantee on all lessons. We’re so confident that you’ll love us that we will give you your money back if you don’t.
Ask your friends, they may be have a glowing recommendation for their instructor. You can search Google or Bing for “driving instructor near me” and look at the maps and the results. But really, you don’t need to go anywhere. You’ve already found us. 1st 4 Driving offers the best driving lessons around at great prices, backed up with a money-back guarantee from probably the most qualified driving school owner in the country. Sounds too good to be true? Check out or reviews to see what other people are saying.
Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI (or Driving School Dave) is the most qualified driving school owner in the country, after completing his Master’s Degree in Driver Training Education in 2011 at Middlesex University. He also holds a diploma in Driving Instruction and is a Cert Ed. qualified teacher. Dave is the founder and Managing Director of 1st 4 Driving Ltd, and also looks after over 15 driving schools across the country on a consultancy basis.