Becoming a good driver can be a long process, but before you become that, you need to pass the driving lessons and exams, so you can get your license. As we all know, those courses and tests can be very expensive and not everyone can afford them, especially young people who are ready to pay for them by themselves. Sometimes, the family may help with some money, or the candidate can take some kind of smaller loan for the driving exam, but the truth is that there are a few ways and tricks that may help you save some money, without having to pay huge piles of cash, so you can get your license.
Most of these pieces of advice won’t decrease the price of the complete course and tests but will affect the general expenses you have for this purpose.
Let’s see how you can do that:
Research and compare
Not every driving school offers the same prices. Ask your friends and relatives about their experience with some particular school, research all of them, and find the offer that fits your budget. Also, you need to check how many classes are included in the course and is the theoretical part is calculated in it, or you will have to take it separately. Every part of the course is important, but some schools are charging them separately, which seems like a good idea, but in the end, you will pay a lot more money, than taking the whole package at once. Compare the offers and find the one that works the best for you.
Calculate how much lessons do you need
Some people don’t need a lot of driving lessons so they can get ready for the exam. Some of the candidates can learn things more quickly than the others, according to Dmvedu.org, so they will need fewer classes to get ready for this exam. Also, there is nothing wrong if you need more classes, but you should be aware that every additional hour is charged by the school. Estimating your knowledge and natural talent is an important step when you calculate the possible expenses for your exam. That will help you plan the lessons, and your time you plan to practice with some of your parents or experienced friends.
Get free theory test
Even though many people forget about this part, you can’t pass the whole exam without the theory test. As you already know, this part of the classes is also expensive, especially if you need to buy some books. But, maybe you didn’t know (until now) that you can practice for this test for free, and you can get all the information you need on easytheorytest.co.uk, so you can check your knowledge before you take the test at the driving school.
You are not allowed to drive until you get your license, but we all know that the candidates can take private classes that are more effective than those included in the course. For example, if you practice with your father you can learn a lot of things from him. You can also choose a private instructor who may charge more per class, but you will need fewer classes to learn how to drive. Then, you can formally take a few classes at the school, and after that, you are able to take the exam completely.
Weekend classes are more expensive
If you are able to do that, book the classes during the work week, because it will be much cheaper than the weekend. It may be not a huge difference, but when you compare the possible expenses, you may save some money on your driving course.
Try to pass it at first try
We know this is easier to be said than to be done, but it’s not impossible. Learn the theory part “by heart”, and be careful while you drive. If you pass the exam on the first attempt, you won’t need to pay for additional classes and tests. We are not saying this is the most important thing, but sure it would take less time and money if you pass it at the first try.
See the discount options
Some schools may offer a better deal or discount if you pay the whole course in advance, or if you sign up for it together with your friend or sibling. Family discounts are not an unknown option, especially for things that are very expensive and can be difficult for the family budget. Sometimes you may find online coupons that you can use when you pay for the lessons. There are not many options, but surely something will work. Also, if you decide to pay with monthly payments, that won’t be a huge expense for your budget. The whole problem is that it will take a lot of time until it’s fully paid, and it will be “all over your head” for months.
Do you really need the license right now
If these classes are a big expense for you and your family budget, you may want to think again if you really need them right now. There is nothing wrong with being unable to pay for the course at a particular moment. If that’s the case with you and your family, you may need to play the whole thing smartly, and wait for a year or two. Who knows, maybe then you will be able to pay the whole amount at once.
The struggle when most of your friends are getting their licenses, and you still can’t take the lessons are real, and we all know how much a person can wait for that moment, to have a driving license and sit behind the wheel. But, as we already said, there is nothing wrong if you want to save some money on this, because it can be very expensive, and that is a huge problem. We hope some of these tips will help you decide what to do, and we wish you luck with your tests and exams.