What to look for in a Driving School
You should always do some basic research in what you really need from a driving school. You should ask yourself some questions before choosing the right one, such as:
• Does it have a good reputation and are its instructors spoken about positively?
• Does it operate in your area and have male and female instructors?
• How long has it been operating for and are its instructors properly qualified and checked?
• Are the vehicles modern, properly insured and safe with dual controls?
• Does it specialise in something you’re needing to do?
• Does it provide a free lesson with Keys2Drive?
• Does it have a special price for an introductory first lesson?
• Are any discount packages available?
First of all, go to Google and Facebook and search for it. Check out the feedback, ratings and comments to see what past customers and other people are saying about it. A company which is proud of its reputation will have a strong presence on social media with constant updates.
Look for mention of its instructors to see if they are spoken about in good terms and see if there is someone you might like to have as your instructor. They may also have male and female instructors. If there are video testimonials from past students on YouTube, see what they have to say.
As you start to decide on a driving school, ensure it operates in your area by checking the list of suburbs on its website. If a company does not list the suburbs or your exact suburb is not listed, you can always make an enquiry.
While on its website, check to see if there is any information about their instructors’ qualifications and security checks. It goes without saying that a good driving school will ensure its instructors are properly trained with certificates in driver instruction and are police-checked for working with underage persons. The vehicles should also be clean, modern and safe, with proper insurance for driver training.
Has the driving school been around for long? A long-running school will be able to handle your needs and will have excellent customer service.
When it comes to handing over your money, check to see if you can buy packages online and save money by buying in bulk, also known as discount packages. The driving school may also promote a first-time introductory lesson with a special price so you can see how you go before committing to buy a package. You may also be able to organise a free lesson if the driving school supports the government’s Keys2Drive program.
A good driving school will offer a range of packages designed to get you properly prepared to take your VicRoads drive test. Their driving instructors will also be very familiar with the VicRoads test routes which assessors use on the drive tests and can best get you ready for this big day.
When you buy a package of driving lessons, this helps you commit to a program of learning and allows your instructor to structure the lessons in a way which best suits you as an individual.
Driving instructors from a good school have lots of experience in helping people from different backgrounds, ages and stages of learning to drive to help them gain a good level of confidence behind the wheel and go on to gain their driving licence. Undertaking a package of lessons is the best way to go rather than stop-starting your lessons erratically over a period of time.
Lastly, if there is one thing which you should look for in a driving school, it is that it takes the time to explain all of this in a blog post on its website.
In other words, you need to look further than VIP Driving School for all your driving lesson needs! We meet all of the points we discussed above and excel in what we do – providing driving lessons in Melbourne and helping learner drivers gain their Victorian driving licence on their VicRoads drive test!
So go and take a look at our range of discount packages today.