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Want to Save Money When Learning to Drive?

15 Dec , 2016  

Learning to drive isn’t cheap. You’re going to want to find ways to make it as cheap as possible, because you’re going to need some of that money to actually fund your future in driving!

We’ve come up with a quick guide that will help you find ways to save some money. There will be absolutely no cutting corners here – just cutting costs!




Figuring out the costs

So what exactly do you need to pay for when it comes to driving lessons?

You need to get a provisional license, which is usually a pretty fixed cost that you can do very little about. The lessons themselves will make up the bulk of the cost. The amount of hours you need will vary from person to person.

Theory revision material will be necessary, too. And, of course, there are the tests themselves to consider. When you list all these costs, it becomes easier to see where you may be able to make some savings.


Second-hand materials

Theory revision material can include up to three things. There are books outlining the highway codes of your particular state. Then there’s usually a revision book specifically for a theory test.

There may also be a DVD that includes additional, interactive material. (Though these days this may come in the form of access to a special website.)

These things can be pretty costly, and you shouldn’t be afraid to look at getting them second-hand. As long as they’re current, then they’ll do!




Passing first time

One of the best things you can do if you want to save money is pass your driving test first time! The tests themselves aren’t cheap. I know you’re going to be eager to evolve from a learner to a full-fledged driver, but it’s worth taking the time to make sure you’re actually ready.

Spending more time practicing can definitely help you save money later. And you can even look into getting a free practice driving test. Failing the test will mean that you have to book a second – and you’re probably not going to get a repeat-customer discount!


Block booking

As mentioned earlier, the vast majority of the costs here are going to be made up of lesson costs.

One of the best ways to save money here is to book several lessons at a time. This isn’t always possible for those who have a diary that isn’t under their control. But even booking more than one lesson at a time can save you a bit of money.




Lesson discounts

You should be keeping an eye on any discount sites that offer vouchers for educational experiences. These sorts of websites team up with various businesses to offer money-saving opportunities.

You may find that driving instructors work with these websites often. This can allow you to book time with instructors at a heavily discounted price!





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