WHEEL LIFE DRIVING LESSONS
Have you ever had a driving lesson and ended up dreading the next time you get behind the wheel?
Don’t get me wrong. I am not here to pay out on other driving schools because I am not. I have the utmost respect for all people in my industry. It is hard work teaching someone properly when they are behind the wheel. But there has to be a line between what you pay for and what you get.
It is a fact that some people are in this industry for the wrong reasons. And that is what separates the good from the bad. What do you want to know about a driving school or a driver trainer before you hand over your cash? Have you even thought about what to ask?
Do you want to use a school based on the cars they teach in?
Are you looking for a school that is cheap so you can just get a quick fix from a professional?
Do you believe you just want to know what you’ll have to do to pass your test?
Looking for a different school after having had a bad experience with one so want to change?
Whatever your reason, you really do want to get your licence and you want to know the best way to pass first time don’t you?
So, you’ve called a driving school because they advertised lessons at $50 or maybe even $45 per lesson – what a bargain! Or is it?
Much time at the wheel may be limited to kerbside QSafe training. Avoid them. They will end up taking more of your money in the long run. S T R E T C H I N G out the number of lessons that they want you to take as they will not teach you as much in an hour as one that charges more.
You should be getting VALUE, QUALITY and RESULTS Every minute behind the wheel.
They may also finish your lesson abruptly and early. You’d like feedback about how you are going wouldn’t you? They will be in a rush to get to their next $45 or $50 lesson and they only have a certain amount of travel time allowed between lessons.
Is that the kind of teacher you want? Someone who is so tightly booked that they cannot spare a minute extra with you as they have to run on time for their next ‘lesson;.
When you call to enquire about a driving school, here are a few key points that you need to ask:
Do they have initial meetings or conversations with you to find out where you are at and make sure that the instructor that comes to you has that information and will ensure that your lesson is structured accordingly.
Ask if the instructor will pick you up from one location and let you finish at another – you’d be surprised how many won’t.
Be sure to question whether or not you will always have the same instructor. Some schools will send another instructor to you without giving you any notice and this can be hard, especially if you are nervous or anxious already. If they do need to send another instructor, will they let you know ahead of time to give you the opportunity to reschedule if you are not comfortable with this.