It seems like everything we read or hear about is Covid, Covid, Covid, so we’re sorry in advance for what you’re about to read, but we feel like it’s pretty important!
As you may have heard, the waiting time for driving tests is at an all-time high with new budding drivers having to wait for a number of months before the next available date becomes available in some areas. Whilst the DVSA are implementing changes to help reduce test wait times, there are also certain things learners can be doing to help things along.
Here we’ll give you a few tips and tricks that you should look at utilising to help you book your test, ensure you have the best possibility of passing it and help others who want to do the same.
Listen to your instructor
The best person to advise you on whether you are ready to sit your test or not is your driving instructor. We can’t speak for everyone, but at My Four Wheels, each and every one of our driving instructors across the UK will only ever put you forward for your test if they think you can pass. It’s in our instructors best interest to get you to pass the first time, as it ensures you won’t be disappointed, and they can keep working with new excited pupils to help them pass!
If you feel like you are at the point where you could sit your test before you go ahead and book it please check with your instructor first. If you don’t have a driving instructor, we advise that you don’t book your test first and try and find an instructor afterwards, as due to the current wait times there’s a chance you won’t be able to find one.
Sometimes life gets in the way
For whatever reason, we understand that you may need to cancel your driving test…life happens. However, more and more learners are not turning up for their tests without telling the DVSA. It’s really important that if you can’t sit your test, you let the DVSA know so they can reallocate that slot to someone else.
Following on from the above, every now and again new test times become available. If you’re really eager to find an earlier test date, keep checking the DVSA website to see if one becomes available.
Get your theory done!
If you haven’t passed your theory test, get that out of the way as quickly as possible. If you start your driving lessons before you’ve passed your theory, you could potentially be elongating the process should you fail your theory for whatever reason. Once it’s done, it’s done for 24 months, so more than enough time to get your driving skills up to standard to smash your practical!
If you need help or have any questions regarding sitting your test or are looking for a driving instructor to help you pass, get in touch
with our team today.