Should You Use Your Driving Instructor's Car for Your Test?

By Ruel
Driving Test Tips

For many learner drivers, preparing for the driving test may be a stressful process. You must show a testing officer that you have a high degree of driving competence in real-world traffic, pass a knowledge exam on the car's layout and where all the controls are, and complete multiple slow-speed manoeuvres. There is a lot to remember.

Few trainee drivers have either their own vehicle or a spare family vehicle that they may use anytime they choose. If they do own a car, it is generally of "knockabout" quality, functional enough to get them from point A to point B for the time being but not exactly earning accolades for quality and dependability.

On the day of your driving test, you may experience several issues, from car troubles to delays when your schedules don't line up properly, to last-minute cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.

In this post, we'll look at a few reasons why you should consider hiring your driving instructor's car on test day to minimise issues and how it may help you do better on the actual exam.

1. You're More Comfortable

If you're more comfortable in the car you're driving, it will show in your performance on test day. You'll be able to better concentrate on the task at hand and not be as easily distracted. This can be crucial when you're dealing with the added stress of a driving test.

2. You Can Have Your Driving Instructor Come with You

Another big advantage is that if you book your driving instructor's car for the test, they can come along with you. This means that if there are any problems with the car on the day of the test, your instructor will be there to help sort it out. They can also give you last-minute tips and advice before the test begins.

3. The Instructor's Car Has Insurance Coverage

Suppose you use your own car for the test and something happens. In that case, chances are your insurance won't cover it because you're not supposed to be driving unaccompanied. If you use the driving instructor's car, their insurance will cover anything that happens.

4. Extra Mirror and a Passenger Brake Pedal

An instructor's car will also have an extra mirror on the passenger side, which can be extremely helpful when you're taking the test. It gives you an extra angle to check your blind spot and see if it's safe to change lanes or make a turn. The car may also have a passenger brake pedal, which can come in handy if the primary brakes fail.

5. It's Part of the Instruction Package

Most importantly, using the driving instructor's car for your test is usually included in the price of driving lessons. So why not take advantage of it? It could save you a lot of hassle and stress on test day.


So there you have it, five reasons why you should book your driving instructor's car for your driving test. It's more comfortable, you'll have someone to help if things go wrong, the car is insured, and it's probably included in the price of your lessons. So why not give it a try?

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