Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find a list of complete and very practical answers. Don’t forget, our experts are best placed to answer your questions.
Am I able to have driving lessons in my own/family or friends car?
Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Top Professional Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured. Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
All indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
Seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
Any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo area
The windows and interior are clean
The vehicle has sufficient gas to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
- The registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
- The vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training.
- The tires:
- are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
- have appropriate levels of tread
- are not damaged
When will I be ready to go for the practical test?
This timeframe will vary for absolutely every student. You are ready for the practical driving test when you can drive confidently and consistently without the help of your instructor. As you are getting closer, your Instructor will run you through a mock test to demonstrate what stage you are up to.
Why do I need to practice my driving?
Driving involves combining theory with physical skills and judgement. Practice is essential and the more practice you have, the less number of professional driving lessons you may require to be at the standard required to pass the test. Practice is vital to increasing each driver's confidence, knowledge, and experience, to be a safer driver.