Your practical test
Once you’ve passed your theory test you have your practical to focus on. Carz has a special log book to help track your progress that looks like this.
In each lesson the higher the number you achieve the more ready you are for your test.
We recommend practice between lessons. Ask us what manoeuvres, techniques and road rules you should run through before the next test; do remember, if you’re practicing with friends or family; make sure you’re covered on their car insurance policy.
When taking a mock practical test
Top 10 things to look out for
Looking at the DVSA rule book (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) they are kind enough to publish the top 10 reasons why learners fail their practical test. In order to maximise your chances of passing, here are a few things you need to remember:
Be Calm- This allows your perception and reaction time to be at its best
Observe effectively to judge when best to come out of side roads
Use the controls correctly and demonstrate good observation when reverse parking
Use the mirrors effectively long before you change direction or slow down
Use the controls correctly and demonstrate good observation when reversing round a corner
Use signals correctly, including how to cancel them and not give misleading ones
Move away correctly and safely from stationary positions, including good observation
Use the correct road position, particularly on bends, and show good lane discipline on roundabouts
Have good steering control
Get in the correct position when turning right
Don’t hesitate or cause delay. Always pull out promptly at junctions to avoid slowing other road users.
Booking your driving test
When your log book say’s your ready like Freddie and both you and us feel it’s the right time. You can book your driving test here.
Before you do, make sure you have these things at the ready:
-Your provisional driving licence
-Your theory test certificate number
-A debit or credit card for payment
-Your preferred dates and times for the test
-Details of any special requirements such as an interpreter
-The practical test for car drivers costs £62.00 during weekdays before 4:30 p.m. or £75.00 for weekdays after 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday’s.
The practical test can be pushed forward with 7 days notice, if you feel you need more time but it must be advised test slots become available again with a rough time slot of 4 weeks excluding the option of an early cancellation (If your lucky).
Remember to let your instructor know the place and time before and after you book your test in order for them to have made space in their calendar for your test.