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The Cost of Learning To Drive

MoneySupermarket com present: The cost of L earning to drive Getting a great deal on car insurance can be a daunting prospect at the best of times, especially for new and inexperienced motorists. And when the driver is young as well, which many learner drivers often are, it can become even more problematic.. When you then factor-in fuel bills, road tax and servicing costs, the actual cost of motoring can come as an unexpected shock, especially if you are taking to the road for the first time. So MoneySupermarket has put together this infographic which highlights the cost of learning to drive and provides useful tips on bringing these costs down. Provlslonal llcence Theory test Driving test Qhrs of instructors Car t t 6 2 test fee! Recommended 22 private practice hrs Recommended 47 instructor tuition hrs E50 €31 E110 £50 €31 E110 Source: Driving Standards Agency 1,128 Age TOTAL COST OF LESSONS 17-19 Average insurance cost Average lesson fee E1:422 £24 Source: MoneySupermarket Motor Monitor Source: AA Tips to help bring down the cost of learner driver car insurance You may be able to lower the cost of cover by adding an older, more experienced motorist as a named driver. However, you must not name them as the owner or main policyholder if this is not the case – this is known as 'fronting' and is illegal. Named drivers Excess > Offering to pay a higher excess will often result in cheaper motor insurance premiums. But be careful to not offer to pay more than you can afford. Avoid performance enhancing modifications which enhance performance or are aesthetically pleasing. It could have a devastating impact on your insurance premiums. Don't modify Security > Security improvements, such as the addition of alarms and/or immobilisers could reduce the chance of claims being made and therefore result in cheaper car insurance. Park Parking in secure locations such as locked garages rather than on the road will reduce premiums as theft and vandalism claims will be less likely. carefully The ten best test centres for passing 1st time. 1. Campbeltown 2. Ballater 72.5% 72.2% 3. Lerwick 70.9% 4. Lochgilphead 5. Dunoon 6. Kendal 7. Pitlochry 69.9% 69.4% 68.7% 68.5% 8. Fort William 67.9% 9. Stranraer 67.0% 10. Kelso 65.4% And the worst. 1. Bradford (Heaton) 31.6% 2. Wanstead 32.8% 3. Belvedere 33.4% 4. Wood Green 5. Wednesbury 6. Barking 7. Leeds 34.4% 35.1% 35.2% 35.4% 35.8% 8. Brentwood 9. Barnet 10. Goodmayes 36.2% 36.8% It might be best to avoid test centres with the lowest pass rates if you don't want to pay £110 for another test. UK coverage of highest pass rate areas (passing first time) *Source: Total cost of learning to drive Best time to L earn to drive. £2,741 During school hours when fewer cars are on the road 12 Weekday tests are cheaper and roads are quieter Excluding car purchase and maintenance. *.. 3 MoneySupermarket com

The Cost of Learning To Drive

shared by Moneysupermarket on Mar 25
The average driver requires 47 hours of tuition with a professional driving instructor and 22 hours of private practice before they pass their driving test according to the DSA (Driving Standards Agen...


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