Rochester was a favourite of English literary giant Charles Dickens! If he was alive today, we’re sure he’d be the first to tell you about how good this historic city is to drive around.
If you’re brand new to driving, take some time before you attempt the mad rush of Rochester Town Centre. Our suggestion is to take the scenic route and pootle along the quieter roads around Gillingham and Rochester Castle. Alternatively, Kingston Crescent and Lords Wood Lane, in Chatham, form a great little circuit where you can get the hang of the basics, while Walderslade is a great choice if you’re beginning to learn manoeuvres. There are plenty of residential roads there to practise three-point-turns and reversing around a corner in peace!
Country roads are never far away either. If you’re looking to stretch yourself, take Horsham Lane towards Upchurch. It’s very narrow and features an unexpected bend and sudden changes of speed. But once you’ve mastered this you can take lots of confidence going forward.
Rochester also has its share of high speed roads, with the M2 heading east towards Canterbury, and the A229 running south to Maidstone. Remember though, you can only access the motorway with your instructor, or after you’ve passed your test. After a bit of practice, we’re sure you’ll be having the best of times learning to drive around Rochester!
We’re local in Rochester and you can easily find one of our instructors. Our top areas include:
Burnham, Wouldham, Upper Halling, Upnor, Rochester East Ward, Blue Bell Hill, Luton, Hale, Wainscott and Cliffe.
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The type of transmission you want - we have. We cover both manual and automatic driving lessons in Rochester.
Before you make a booking, take a moment to think about which style suits your needs best. Manual driving lessons tend to be more cost-effective and have more available instructors. They’ll also enable you to drive both manual and automatic cars once you pass. Automatic driving lessons can be pricier, and once you pass you will only be able to drive an automatic car, which may be a little more expensive to purchase.
If you see yourself getting stuck in town centre traffic then you might want to go for an automatic. You won’t have to worry about constantly changing gears as you would in a manual. However, a manual could give you a greater sense of control on the country roads, and, if driven right, it could be more fuel efficient.
Your instructor will help you pick your test centre once they think you are ready. After that they’ll make sure you’re practising all the right routes. There are two test centres in the Rochester postcode:
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