How to change gear – smoooothly

When you first start learning to drive, changing gear can seem very difficult! Getting into the wrong gear, stalling, kangarooing, hearing loud revving or grating noises that don’t sound very nice….it’s hard, isn’t it? Step by step guide 1. Most …

Get the most from your driving lessons

1. Wear the right footwear It’s easier to control the pedals wearing comfortable shoes. Heavy boots can make it hard to perfect driving techniques and heels will get scuffed and give you less control. Choose thin, narrow shoes to give …

Driving lesson nerves

It is perfectly normal to have first driving lesson nerves but try not to worry too much – your driving instructor is experienced in dealing with nervous learner drivers and they are expecting you to be a bit nervous. Your …

Driving lesson tips – hill starts

Hill starts really are easy! The trick is to use the handbrake as a ‘safety lever’ to prevent the car from rolling back while you adjust your feet during an uphill start. When new drivers have a problem with starting …