Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about learning to drive is included here, however if you still have any questions please get in touch I would be more than happy to help you

  • You must have a Provisional Driving Licence.
  • You must complete driving licence application form D1 and photocard application form D750 (Available from most post offices).
  • The minimum age which you can legally drive a car on the public roads is 17.
  • If you are disabled and in receipt of mobility allowance, the minimum age is 16.
  • Until the day you pass the practical part of the Driving Test you are not allowed to drive on your own.
  • It is also worthwhile having an eyesight test to check that you meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving 20.5 meters.

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Instructor’s lesson prices vary depending on what is your driving ability and what type of lesson.
Please head over to my lesson prices page for price information, it’s clear and simple.
Remember to ask about course discounts.


How often you have your lessons is entirely up to you. I would always recommend at least 1 session of 2 hours per week (subject to availability).

You can cut the cost of learning to drive by taking advantage of 1.5 or 2 hour booking discounts. Savings on your automatic driving lessons soon mount up if you do more than 1 hour driving lessons.

Driving Standards Agency research shows that the current average is 47 hours of tuition, with an additional 22 hours private practice to pass. I will try to give you an idea of how long you are likely to need after your first driving lesson and will keep updating this with your personal progress report.

You can help keep this low by taking two-hour lessons and following our easy tips for practice with parents or relatives.

Your course can be as intensive as you wish (subject to availability).
I will arrange to carry out a driving assessment and talk through the various options available.

Learning to drive an automatic is different for everyone so rather than sell you a set package I will tailor one to suit you.

No. In fact it is a good idea to learn the theory whilst you are learning the practical as it can bring the subject alive making it easier to understand and remember. I always try to include Theory and Hazard perception on every driving lesson you take with me.

Few Books to recommend:

  • The high way code
  • Knowing your traffic sign
  • The official driving test
  • Driving the essential skills

For Hazard perception:

  • Road sense hazard perception

You can obtained these items from any local bookshops or you can buy online.

The Driving Standards Agency strongly recommends that you take lessons from an Approved Driving Instructor. If your friend or relative teaches you they must be over 21 years of age and have held a Full British Driving Licence for at least 3 years. It’s worthwhile remembering too that learning with a friend or relative means you could pick up their bad habits.

“Where do I take my Theory Test?” There are Theory Test centres located all over the UK run by the DSA. The nearest ones to Warrington are St Helens and Mancheste

“I’m really nervous about starting my driving lessons, are there any special courses? Driving instructors are aware of the anxieties you may have when you start your lessons so they should be able to put you at ease. I have specialised in helping nervous learners for years. Look at my reviews and Nervous Learner section. Automatic driving lessons help with nerves a lot as they remove the anxiety of stalling, selecting the wrong gear, using the clutch and much more.

“Will you expect me to know the basics of learning to drive?” Quite simple NO. I will guide you through everything you need to know about learning to drive and passing your driving test. If your still unsure get in touch with me and I will be happy to call you back for a no obligation chat about exactly what will happen on your first automatic driving lesson with me.

“What areas does Horgis Automatic cover” Most areas of Warrington are covered for Automatic driving lessons with Horgis Auto. The full areas are listed here Click This

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