Pre Test Driving Lessons
It has been a long road so far...you have passed your theory test, you have got your Learner Permit, and you have completed your Essential Driver Training...only one obstacle remains. The Driving Test. You are going to be nervous, that is something that cannot be helped, but are you going to be fully prepared?
We have a great track record in helping drivers prepare for the big day - 98% of people who sit their pre-test with us will go on to pass their driving test, and this rises to a flawless 100% record for our Intensive Pre-Test package of 6.
We are ready to share our expert knowledge of the Tallaght and Dun Laoghaire Test Centre Routes with you, so pick your centre and the course you want below.
Why is it important?
Sitting even a single Pre-Test can increase your chances of passing your Driving Test dramatically. There are two main reasons for this:
Bad Habits: As you practice your driving with your sponsor you will probably develop a couple of bad habits. Don’t worry, it’s incredibly common, and to be honest most fully licenced drivers have a few as well. Typically an Approved Driving Instructor is far better at spotting these little errors than your sponsor may be...it is our job after all!
Route Knowledge: Not driving the Test Route that your centre uses before doing the test itself is quite simply bonkers. Knowing the route well, and having the trickier spots identified and contingency plans devised will make ALL the difference when you are sitting your exam. Even experienced drivers can make mistakes around roundabouts, and filter traffic lights etc, on routes they don’t know. If you know the route well, it makes easier to simply focus on your technical driving skills, and not fret about what it is coming up next.
Remember, a good Driving Instructor understands how the Testers think, and can give you quality feedback.
Your Car or Mine?
The Car that you do the Pre-Test in should be the same as the car you plan to sit your Driving Test in. The most important thing is to make sure that it is a car that you are familiar with and comfortable in. DO NOT sit your test in a car that you hire that morning that you have driven before. There are all sorts of little differences between cars, from design differences like the side of the steering column that the indicators are on, or where reverse is on the the gear stick, right down down to ‘acquired’ differences such as the biting point of the clutch and the current strength of the brakes. Even very experienced driver can do silly things like hopping the car if they aren’t used to the clutch, or, my personal favourite, turning on the window wipers instead of indicating.
If you have your own car that you have been practising in, or you have been using your sponsors car, use that in both your pre-test and your test. If you have clocked up your 12 hours EDT in one of our cars, hire that as part of one of our pre-test packages (below) and sit your Test in that.