If It Sounds Too Good To Be True… Driving Lesson Myths

Congratulations go out this week to Dominic Hardwick of Didsbury who passed on Monday with only four driver faults. Dominic has been my only test this week but I have still been incredibly busy. I am especially busy at the moment teaching the Pass Plus course. Along with Dom I have two other pupils currently taking the course.

Congratulations go out this week to Dominic Hardwick of Didsbury who passed on Monday with only four driver faults. Dominic has been my only test this week but I have still been incredibly busy. I am especially busy at the moment teaching the Pass Plus course. Along with Dom I have two other pupils currently taking the course.

Driving Lesson Myths

It has come to my attention this week about the various deals and introductory offers many small driving schools and independent instructors are offering at the moment. I have seen some driving school offering lessons for just £10. No driving instructor in their right mind can possibly turn a profit by doing lessons at this price. First of all they have to put fuel in the car then there are insurance and other running costs of the vehicle. Unless they own the vehicle there will be a lease payment or even a franchise fee and then they have to advertise their offers so how can this possibly be worth their while?

Well the answer certainly isn’t that they are doing it out of the kindness of their heart. If you dig deeper there will always be conditions that have to be adhered to. These offers are intended to get you on the phone and entice you in. Once they have you it will slowly become clear that the amazing offer isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. For example you may find out in the small print the lessons are only 45mins long or you can’t use the cheap lessons till you’re test ready.  I think to this end we have to conclude, if it seems too good to be true it usually is. It’s also worth noting that anyone who offers you only 1 hour lessons is usually doing this also as a means of making more money from you. If you consider that on a normal lesson you will probably spend up to 10 mins recapping your last lesson, getting briefed on the current lesson and making your payment etc then at the end again probably the same time again recapping what you have learnt that lesson, updating your progress record and booking next week’s lesson. This leaves 40mins of actual driving that also has to include driving to and from the area where the lesson is to be conducted leaving very little time left to actually learn anything. If you were to do this same lesson as a 2 hour lesson you would still have that time at the start and finish of the lesson but you would have a whole extra hour actual driving and learning making the 2 hour lesson much better value for money that a series of 1 hour lessons. If 2 hour seems to long then just ask your instructor for a 1.5 hour lesson. Any good driving instructor will always accommodate your needs as a learner driver.

You can rest assured that Freeway Driving School will never take part in any bogus deal, scam or misleading offers. What you see is what you get. Call the number at the top of the page top book your first lesson today.