No matter where you live in Manchester, we’re here for you. Here are some of our top areas:
Moss Side, Blackley, Salford, Cheetham Hill, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Gorton, Hulme, Levenshulme and Longsight.
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There are loads of places to practise driving in Manchester. It’s a great city, perfect to learn to drive in, no matter your stage in the learner journey.
The quiet residential areas of Cheetham Hill, Ordsall, and Alkrington are all great areas to start out in. And they’re just three of many! When you begin learning your instructor will introduce you to easy-going streets, wide, and free of other cars. Our top tip is to avoid the area around Manchester University. It’s particularly busy during term-time, so unless you want to practise sitting in traffic, we’d recommend skirting it.
With plenty of dual carriageways like the A5103 (Princess Road), or the A56 (Chester Road), Manchester provides an excellent opportunity to learn vital skills like driving at speed, navigating busy junctions, and lane positioning. There’s even the M60, the M602, and M67 if you want to really challenge yourself and practise on the motorway. Although you won’t get tested on motorways in your driving test, you’re able to take motorway lessons with your instructor so long as they think you’re ready, and you’re in a dual control car.
If you’ve started to nail your manoeuvres in practice, and you’ve experienced a variety of roads, you’ll be starting to think of your practical driving test. Make sure in the lead-up you scout out your chosen test centre and brush up on these top tips for passing the driving test in Manchester.
Manual lessons aren’t for everyone, so we offer a choice of manual and automatic lessons in Manchester.
We’re all different, so think about which type of driving licence would work best for you before you choose between manual and automatic. A manual licence will enable you to drive both manual and automatic cars once you pass, whereas an automatic licence will restrict you to automatics. However, an automatic can be easier to learn in, so you might end up getting your licence quicker.
If you think you’ll be driving a lot during Manchester’s rush hour, you might prefer an automatic, so you don’t have to change gear all the time in heavy traffic. An automatic is more expensive than a manual though, so if you’re on a budget, you might prefer a manual. Make sure you think hard on your choice, but we’re sure you’ll do great whichever licence you go for!
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to driving test centres in Manchester. But don’t feel overwhelmed, your instructor will help you choose and get you learning all the right routes for your test. Glance over our list, or you can check out the DVSA website to search for the test centre closest to you.
Atherton: Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46 0SU
Bolton: Weston Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 2AW
Bredbury: Lingard Lane, Bredbury, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6 2QT
Bury: Smith Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 6HH
Chadderton: 9 Broadgate, Broadway Business Park, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 9XA
Cheadle: C/O Fire Station, Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester, SK8 6AY
Cheetham Hill: Alderglen Road, Cheetham, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 0TD
Sale: 36 – 38 Poplar Grove, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 7ER
Salford: Salford Fire Station, Liverpool Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4LE
West Didsbury: Unit 11, Christie Park, West Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M21 7QY
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