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Our fees are fair and not excessive, as you’d expect from the instructor industry
From Start to Finish
Our instructors stay with you from start to finish, ensuring we both teach you and pass you!
We work with your schedule, ensuring you are able to book lessons when you need them
We work in many locations, Southampton, Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, Chilworth, and more
Driving exams and lessons can be a daunting task for some, and be extremely stressful.
Although some enjoy the feeling of the open road, it can be an extremely scary prospect for some drivers – as driving instructors, we understand that, and we are here to help you every step of the way to progress.
When you first speak to your instructor, make them aware of how you feel about driving, and what your fears are so we can address them head on.
We will do our very best to ensure we can address your fears as far as we can, for example, by driving on small enclosed roads on housing estates, before we enter larger, busy main roads.
Avoiding Nervousness while Driving
- Ignore your phone – for a lot of people, just the sound of a phone ringing can be just as bad as physically using their device, and its always advisable to put your phone on silent to avoid that. Some phones, such as iPhones, can have ‘Do Not Disturb’ modes that automatically tun on when driving.
- Don’t give friends lifts straight away! It can be distracting to have a lot of people in the car, especially if you are unsure whether they will behave appropriately and not distract you while driving.
- Ensure your car is clean of clutter and distractions – even empty bottles and crisp packets can distract you from your controls and ancillaries.
- Choose routes that demand less of you – avoiding busy roundabouts and intersections helps!
If your anxiety is severely affecting your memory/concentration, or you’re experiencing agitation or behaviour disturbances, you must tell the DVLA. For more information, see here.
How many lessons do I usually need to pass?
There is no accurate estimation as it highly depends on your abilities and current knowledge. We usually esimate around 40 hours before a practical test for most people to pass.