Learning to drive in Wednesbury FAQs
How much are your driving lessons?
Please visit our price page.
What cars do you provide?
- Female driving instructor with 34 years experience in a Toyota Yaris petrol car with manual transmission.
- Male driving instructor with 36 years experience in a VW Up petrol car with manual transmission.
Do you offer automatic tuition?
We only offer automatic driving lessons in your own car. We are also legally required to check you have fully comprehensive motor insurance.
What can beginners expect?
Wednesbury has some of the earliest pre-war council estates; therefore, there’s a lot of residential streets for practising the basic skills.
The King’s Hill estate off Park Lane is a quiet area for beginners to practice moving and stopping. Because there are two schools in this area, we will find several speed bumps, which is ideal for practising gear changing up and down. Old Park Road is excellent for practising hill and downhill starts.
The Woods Estate off Friar Park by High Point Academy has plenty of quiet roads for practising everything a beginner should learn in the early stages of driving including how to deal with a mini-roundabout.
What can advanced learners expect?
The Black Country New Road runs through Wednesbury and is a major dual carriageway with many large roundabouts containing a three-lane approach with signs and road markings encouraging learners to plan well ahead and judge speeds plus distances from vehicles in front where you can apply the two-second rule.
Do you offer motorway lessons?
Yes, we offer motorway driving lessons. The nearest motorway from Wednesbury is the M6, which is accessed at junction 9. It is a three-minute drive from the Wednesbury driving test centre. We can access the motorway roundabout from Wood Green Road, which is controlled by traffic lights.
At junction 9, we can head northbound 1st exit to the left, Wolverhampton, Stafford and beyond, or southbound 3rd exit to your right, Great Barr, Spaghetti Junction, and beyond. Just before the interchange on the left is a retail park, which is sometimes overloaded with traffic on approach to the motorway roundabout.
The M6 has variable speeds so it’s important to read the signs and plan well ahead. Keep your distance from the driver in front. At 70 mph, your distance should be at least 96 metres (315 feet or 24 car lengths). Always remember the MSM routine before you take any action such as merging, changing lanes or leaving the roundabout.
Where can I take my practical driving test?
Wednesbury driving test centre is located on Knowles Street.
Where can I take my theory test?
Dudley theory test centre is the nearest to Wednesbury located nearly 5 miles away or you can use the Wolverhampton theory test centre, which is nearly 6 miles away.
How do I apply for my provisional licence?
Check out our guide about how to apply for your provisional driving licence.
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“After a lesson with Rita, I feel more confident. The best thing about Rita is she is a very patient woman.”
Driving instructor in Wednesbury
Our driving instructors have a very good understanding of the routes in Wednesbury that are likely to be used by driving test examiners. This may give you greater confidence on the day of your test. We offer the following:
- DBS checked instructors who follow strict coronavirus guidelines.
- We’ll pick you up and drop you off at a location of your choice, many of our student learners ask to be picked up at Wood Green Academy.
- We turn up on time and give you the full time you’ve paid for.
- You’ll get professional and patient tuition designed to keep you safe on the roads long after you pass your test.