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Driving Lessons in Northampton

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Where do we provide lessons?

Our local driving instructors span the whole of Northampton. Our popular areas include:

Abington, Brackley, Corby, Dallington, Duston, Kettering, Moulton, Rushden, Upton, Wellingborough.

Enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of Northampton.

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Learning to drive in Northampton

Northampton is one of the UK’s largest towns, so the roads around the town centre can get pretty busy and congested. There are some narrow town streets too, and there are plenty of country roads on the outskirts. No matter the challenge, our instructors will get you passing in no time!

Park Lane, Rawley Crescent, and Deancourt Drive are three quiet residential streets which all link up. They’re a good spot to master the basics of driving: clutch control, moving off and stopping, signalling, and steering. With fewer drivers around it’s a relaxed, low-pressure environment to start learning. Grange Park offers a similar feel, and works well when you’re beginning to practise your manoeuvres.

Country roads are never far from Northampton, so it’s good if you get some practice on them. We’d recommend Port Road which heads out west towards Upper Harlestone. It’s a narrow road you’ll have to pay attention on, with its steep camber and blind bends. Watch out for cyclists and wildlife too - country lanes are unpredictable, so if you can master them it’ll be a great confidence boost for your test.

There are also plenty of A roads right on your doorstep for dual carriageway practice, spreading from the centre of town and out. The junction between Broad Street and the A508 is a complex one to look out for. From some approaches, there are as many as three lanes, and from others, you have to watch out for no right turn signs. Getting familiar with the signs and lane positioning will help you out massively - and don’t forget, our top-rated instructors will be at your side, helping you the whole way.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Whichever you decide is right for you, we can sort it in Northampton!

Take the time to brush up on both options before you decide between manual and automatic lessons. An automatic licence qualifies you to drive automatic vehicles, whereas a manual licence qualifies you to drive both manual and automatic. Automatic driving lessons tend to cost more too because there are fewer driving instructors available. But automatics are normally easier to learn in.

If you see yourself on the country roads surrounding Northampton you might prefer a manual over an automatic. You can change between gears at will, helping you adjust to any sudden changes in the road, like bends or hills. An automatic could be better if you’re sticking to the town and might get stuck in traffic. You won’t have the bother of changing gears in stop-start traffic, saving you some hassle. But in the end we can’t tell you which transmission to choose, it’s down to you!

Driving test centre locations

Your driving instructor will help you choose your test centre based on what’s best for you. Then they’ll have you practising all the right routes! There are three test centres to choose from in the Northampton postcode, have a look at the DVSA page on test centre locations to find your closest one! The following are some popular options.

  • Northampton: Gladstone Business Centre, Gladstone Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7QA
  • Wellingborough: Glamis Hall, Goldsmith Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 3RU
  • Kettering: Orion Way, Kettering Business Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NL

What learners say about our driving lessons in Northampton

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