Wherever you are, we can get there at the drop of a hat. Some of our top areas in Oldham are:
Ashton-under-Lyne, Austerlands, Chadderton, Grotton, Hathershaw, Heywood, Littleborough, Moorside, Rochdale and Todmorden.
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Oldham is a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural areas, meaning you’ve got a chance to try everything as a learner. Our top-rated instructors will guide you through it all, from the first time you step into the car, to the day of your test.
Springhead is a great spot when you’re just beginning to learn. With its quiet residential roads there’s little pressure from other road users as you get to grips with the basics (so long as you avoid the school rush). Like a lot of Oldham though, the roads are inclined, so you’ll have to get confident with the gears and those hills starts pretty quick. The Midrive app has plenty of useful articles to back up all the tips your instructor will give you, helping you learn that little bit quicker.
The Grotton area works well if you’re practising manoeuvres. Mildred Avenue is often plugged with parked cars, making it excellent for the parallel park, and if you can nail reversing from Hillside Avenue into Middleway, then you’re acing reversing into a side street. It’s a tricky spot to perform the manoeuvre as Hillside Avenue is inclined. You have to work hard to control your speed. What’s more, the turn is sharp so the timing of your steering is crucial, and there’s often a few parked cars around restricting vision.
If you’re searching for dual carriageway practise then the A62, cutting through the centre of Oldham, is the road to head to. Look out for the four lane box junction as you’re going west past Corn Street - there are plenty of ways you can make a mistake here. If you keep going you’ll pass under a roundabout, over one, then through one and eventually reach the A627(M) and beyond that the M62. Both are obviously a great chance to experience high-speed driving, just remember, you’ll need your instructor with you or to have passed your test first. Hopefully with us the latter won’t take long!
Don’t fancy learning manual? We offer automatic lessons in Oldham too!
Deciding between manual and automatic driving lessons is a big decision. A manual licence will enable you to drive both manual and automatic vehicles, whereas an automatic licence will restrict you to an automatic. Automatic lessons also tend to be pricier because there are fewer automatic instructors, but then again there is less to get your head around, so you could be passing quicker.
Since Oldham’s hilly in parts, you might find a manual suits you best. You’ll be able to change down a gear immediately if you’re ever needing extra oomph. However, if you’re travelling into Manchester a lot, particularly around rush hour, an automatic could be handier. You won’t have to worry about changing gears all the time in queues, making life easier. But we can only offer you some of the pros and cons. The final decision is yours!
Choosing your test centre is not something you’ll have to do on your own. Your instructor will help you pick the one that’s best for you, and ensure you start learning and practising all the right routes for your test. There are plenty of test centres nearby in Manchester, which you can view on our Manchester page. Have a look at the DVSA page on test centres. In the Oldham postcode there’s two test centres to choose from:
We’ve helped over 300,000 learners to pass their driving test. Imagine how many are in Oldham! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they say about us?