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How to pass your driving test first time

Here are our tips on how to pass your driving test first time

OK we cannot give you any special secrets because it is of course down to the individual, however we can give you our top tips. Once you have passed you can take a look at our car leasing options for new drivers here or our multi driver leasing here.

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Practice makes perfect

OK its a bit of an obvious one, but the more you drive the more confident you become. So get as many lessons as you can and in between your lessons try and practice with family or friends.

After each lesson with your instructor always be open and tell them if there is anything in particular you are having difficulty with. This will help to iron out any problems and stop them becoming a major issue further down the line. If during a lesson you do not understand always ask further questions for clarification, your instructor is there to help you, chances are what you are about to ask him/her would have been asked by others before you, no matter how silly you may think it is.

Get to know your junctions You will never know exactly which route your driving test will take, however your instructor will have a fairly good idea. Make sure you practice as many of the more difficult junctions as you can. The more familiar you are with these the more confident you will be on your test.

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Signing up to the practical test

Once you start your lessons the chances are you will be very impatient to pass your driving test. However don’t put in for your test too early. Make sure you are feeling totally confident and you have the right level of knowledge before you start pushing for your test.

When it come to taking your test remember that being nervous is quite natural, try to relax and enjoy the experience rather than get in a state about it. Don’t go the other way either where you are super confident and likely to make a silly mistake. Take it easy and try to imagine that you are simply on another driving lesson with your instructor.

Learner driver facts:

You have to be 17 years old and above to be able to drive in the UK You have to have a provisional drivers licence You can apply for your provisional drivers licence before you are 17, so you can have it ready for that all important birthday. You must be able to read a number plate20 meters away (don’t forget your glasses or contact lenses) You must be accompanied by a driver who is aged over 21 and has been driving for at least 3 years. The car you learn in must be taxed, insured and MOT’d and must also have L plates at the front and rear of the car.

Good luck, once you have passed and if you have a bad credit score why not look into leasing a vehicle from Ultracar we have plenty of vehicles ideal for new drivers, which are low in insurance.
With all our leased vehicles we will pay the road tax, so there is another saving!