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Learning to drive in Liverpool

We cover Liverpool postcodes including areas such as: Vauxhaull, Kirkdale, Anfield, Everton, Fairfield, Kensington, Tuebrook, Edge Hill, Smithdown, Dingle, Toxteth, Fazakerley, Orrell Park, Walton, Aintree
Village, Croxteth, Norris Green and more.

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

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 Liverpool test centres?

The national average pass rate is 47%. Speke Test Centre has one of the lowest in the country with a pass rate of 33%. It’s not all doom a gloom, Norris Green has a Pass Rate of 47.3% and Southport has a test pass rate of 50.3%. There’s a few test centres to choose from so don’t worry if the initial test centre you chose is currently booked. Our instructors cover more than one test centre.

How much does driving tuition cost in Liverpool?

The national average pass rate is 47%. Speke Test Centre has one of the lowest in the country with a pass rate of 33%. It’s not all doom a gloom, Norris Green has a Pass Rate of 47.3% and Southport has a test pass rate of 50.3%. There’s a few test centres to choose from so don’t worry if the initial test centre you chose is currently booked. Our instructors cover more than one test centre.

Where is the best place to drive in Liverpool.

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.

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More information about driving in Liverpool!

Liverpool is the 10th largest city in England and is located in the North West region and metropolitan borough in Merseyside. In 2019, Liverpool was ranked fifth on the list of the most visited UK cities. It is noted for its culture, architecture, and transport links. The city is closely associated with the arts, especially music; the popularity of the Beatles, who are widely regarded as the most influential musical group in history cemented the city’s status as a tourist destination.

The commercial district is centred on the Castle Street, Dale Street and Old Hall Street areas of the city, with many of the area’s roads still following their medieval layout. Having developed over a period of three centuries the area is regarded as one of the most important architectural locations in the city, as recognised by its inclusion in Liverpool’s World Heritage site. Liverpool is noted for having two Cathedrals, each of which imposes over the landscape around it

As a major city, Liverpool has direct road links with many other areas within England. To the east, the M62 motorway connects Liverpool with Hull and along the route provides links to several large cities, including Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. The M62 also provides a connection to both the M6 and M1 motorways, providing indirect links to more distant areas including Birmingham, London, Nottingham, Preston and Sheffield.

Fun facts about Liverpool

  • 2011 TripAdvisor poll voted Liverpool as having the best nightlife of any UK city, ahead of Manchester, Leeds and even London.
  • Aintree is home to the world’s most famous steeple-chase, the John Smith’s Grand National which takes place annually in early April.
  • Liverpool has more galleries and national museums than any other city in the United Kingdom apart from London
  • While the majority of Liverpool’s architecture dates from the mid-18th century onwards, there are several buildings that pre-date this time. One of the oldest surviving buildings is Speke Hall, what better way to get around Liverpool and see what it has to offer than from the comfort of your own car?

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 Liverpool the average price of lessons is £28 by the average number of hours (45) will mean its around £1260 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.