No matter where you are in Dagenham, we’ve got an instructor for you! Our top areas include:
Alder Walk, Barking, Becontree, Chadwell Heath, Elm Park, Goodmayes, Loxford, Rainham, Romford and Seven Kings.
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Dagenham’s busy roads can be a challenge, but they’ll make you into a confident navigator of urban roads by the time you’ve passed your test. With one of our top-rated local instructors by your side, that shouldn’t take too long!
It’s always best to start out on quiet residential streets, to build your confidence in the car. Your instructor might take you somewhere like Oxlow Lane, where the lack of cars is perfect for getting used to life behind the wheel. You’ll practise skills like clutch control, moving off and stopping, and signalling, until you’re ready for bigger challenges.
If you want to practise on dual carriageways, there’s the A12 to the north of Dagenham and the A13 to the south, close to the Thames. The A13’s three lanes can seem daunting to begin with, but keeping up your mirror checks and ensuring your lane positioning is correct will stand you in good stead.
Country roads may seem hard to come by inside the M25, but if you head north of Dagenham, through Havering Park, you’ll be in luck. There you’ll find Bournebridge Lane and Hook Lane, narrow winding roads which will serve you nicely. The more types of roads you can experience around Dagenham the more confident you’ll feel come your test. We’re sure you’ll do great!
Everyone’s different, so we offer a choice of manual and automatic driving lessons in Dagenham.
It’s always a big decision choosing between a manual and an automatic driving licence, as they both have their advantages. A manual licence lets you drive both manual and automatic cars, and the lessons also tend to be cheaper. A manual car gives you a good sense of control and can be handy on hills when you need to quickly change down a gear for more oomph.
On the other hand, an automatic can be easier to learn in, as there’s less to get your head around, so you could get your licence faster. If you think you’ll be travelling through Dagenham during rush hour, an automatic will make life easier as you won’t have to keep changing gears in stop-start traffic. There are benefits to both manual and automatic, so the choice is yours.
When you’re starting to think about taking your driving test, your instructor will help you pick the test centre that’s best for you. Then they’ll help you learn all the right routes to get you ready for the big day. There are three test centres to choose from in the Dagenham postcode area:
We’ve helped over 300,000 learners to pass their driving test. Imagine how many are in Dagenham! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they say about us?