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Learning to drive in Chester

The areas that we cover in Chester are Deeside,
Bagillt, Holywell, Birkenhead, Prenton, Wallasey,
Wirral, Neston and more

The amount of lessons required to Pass your driving test in Chester

It is worth noting that this can vary massively from driver to driver. Some people have been known to pass in as little as 20 hours! With that being said, the average amount of hours to pass your driving test is around 45 hours of tuition with a driving instructor. Of course, it is also wise to practice outside of your lessons if possible!

What is the pass rate for Chester test centres?

The national average pass rate is 47% – Chester comes in a bit below average at 43.5%. It was previously above the national average however it has dropped the past year. Not to worry though – with your Passmate instructor you’ll be equipt with all the knowledge necessary to pass your driving test first time.

How much does driving tuition cost in Chester?

The average cost of the lesson in around Chester is £23 per hour. However, that’s not to say that you can’t get instructors for £20 per hour or even up to £28 an hour. The driving instructors that we work with offer discount on block bookings to give you the best deal possible when booking your lessons!

Where is the best place to drive in Chester.

It is likely that your driving instructor will know most of the test routes and the best places to practice throughout the city. With that being said, if you are able to go out to do some private tuition, we would recommend using places such as empty car parks to help you practice manoeuvres. This can also be a great opportunity to work on your clutch control if you’re driving a manual car! If you know a quiet estate nearby then that’s probably the best place to drive around. We’d really recommend getting into the countryside for some lesson time if you have to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Chester has to offer.

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More information about driving in Chester!

Chester is a walled cathedral city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. With a population of 79,645 in 2011

Chester lies at the southern end of a 2-mile (3.2 km) Triassic sandstone ridge that rises to a height of 42 m within a natural S-bend in the River Dee (before the course was altered in the 18th century).

The city is a hub for major roads, including the M53 motorway towards the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool and the M56 motorway towards Manchester. The A55 road runs along the North Wales coast to Holyhead and the A483 links the city to nearby Wrexham and Swansea in Wales.

Fun facts about Chester

  • Chester is one of the best-preserved walled cities in Britain. It has a number of medieval buildings, but many of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations, originating from the Black-and-white Revival movement.
  • The more unusual landmarks in the city are the city walls, the Rows and the black-and-white architecture. The walls encircle the bounds of the medieval city and constitute the most complete city walls in Britain, the full circuit measuring nearly 2 miles. The most prominent buildings in the city centre are the town hall and the cathedral.
  • The Storyhouse arts centre opened in the city centre in 2017, and includes a theatre, cinema, restaurant and the city’s main library.
  • In 2007 Chester City Council announced a 10-year plan to see Chester become a “must see European destination”. At a cost of £1.3 billion it was branded Chester Renaissance.

How to keep the cost of learning to drive down?

  • We would recommend bulk buying lessons – you can instantly save on the overall price of lessons if you pay for the majority of them upfront. The average UK driver needs around 45 hours tuition to pass their test as well as 22 hours of private tuition.
  • Which means that in Chester the average price of lessons is £23 x by the average number of hours 45 will mean it’s around £1035 to learn to drive. This figure might be a little bit daunting at first, however, you can always split the cost over a few months!
  • Furthermore, having passed your driving test means that its a skill for life and the opportunities that can arise from having your pink license are endless!

Choosing between manual and automatic

  • Deciding between manual or automatic lessons can be difficult. You should be aware that if you pass your test in a manual car you can drive both manual and automatic cars. However, if you learn to drive in an automatic car then you can only drive automatic cars! This may prove problematic later as there are fewer automatic cars on the roads and automatic cars are also more expensive.
  • With that being said – a huge part of learning to drive is about clutch control, and, this is what the majority of your first lessons will focus on. Finding the bite and making sure that you can accelerate in a comfortable and correct manor. Clutch control can prove difficult for people as it can lead to them stalling the car resulting in them feeling nervous or anxious.
  • However, if you do manage to master the gearbox then ultimately, you will have more control over the car and can choose which gear you drive in.

Best way to save money on your driving lessons.

  • Stay consistent with your lessons – it is important that you do two lessons a week. This way you’re more likely to retain the information that you pick up from your lessons and driving instructors which will give you the best possible chance to pass your driving test first time.
  • Private tuition – you’d be surprised how cheap it is to get insured on your parents or a friends car if you have the chance. Why not ask if they’d take you out to get a bit more practice on the road?
  • Block book – If you make your bookings in bulks of 5, 10, 20 and 30 lessons then you can be entitled to huge discounts!

Why you should choose Passmate when learning to drive

  • Refunds on unused hours – We understand that sometimes learners pass before they’ve used their full lesson packages. All of our bookings come with the Passmate guarantee. This means that if you don’t use all of your hours, you are eligible for a refund. The Passmate guarantee only comes with bookings that are made through the website.
  • Change instructor – if you don’t wish to continue with the selected instructor, get in contact with ourselves and we will get you paired with a new instructor as soon as possible.
  • Secure online payments – You can pay with your card through the Passmate website, so you don’t have to worry about bringing cash to each of your lessons, or lose valuable lesson time by having to drive to take money out. You’ll only pay a £25 deposit on any block booking. Once we have received confirmation that you have booked a time and a place to have your lesson, we will take the remaining value of your booking.