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Small & Big Ways to Save Money Whilst Learning to Drive
Being a learner driver isn’t the cheapest thing in the world, which is why you’ll probably want to know how to save money whilst learning to drive.
To help you out, we’ve offered both small and large-scale life hacks which could help you save your pennies!
Saving money on your provisional licence
First things first, you’ll need a provisional licence. Did you know that you could save £9 from applying for a provisional licence online rather than via the post?
Saving money on your driving lessons
When it comes to driving lessons, finding the right instructor is key. Even if you have to shop around in the beginning, finding the right one for you can drastically impact the time it takes you to pass. Once you’ve found the right instructor, you can purchase block lessons instead of individual ones, which usually work out cheaper.
Some driving schools even offer discounts to help you save money whilst learning to drive.
Saving time AND money with private practice*
Most learner drivers use time outside of their driving lessons to practice their driving skills. By using private practice as well as driving lessons, can be hugely beneficial. Not only does it improve your driving skills, but it can save you precious time in your driving lessons!
Not to mention that private practice can work out to be drastically cheaper than driving lessons.
For example, the average price for an hour-long driving lesson is £24, whereas a day of cover with InsureLearnerDriver is only £8.48*. Private practice is about taking things at your pace, so we’ve made sure to keep prices low!
*price subject to customer details
Saving money on your theory practice
There are so many great resources out there when it comes to revising for your theory test, even free ones! Which we know you’ll appreciate if you’re trying to save money whilst learning to drive.
The official government website offers free mock theory and hazard perception tests – without charge.
But if you do fancy getting in some extra revision, there are apps you can buy which help too.
It’s also worth asking around to see if anyone has any books they’re not using anymore!
Saving money on your learner insurance
As we previously mentioned, private practice is a huge part of learning to drive, which you’ll need learner insurance for.
Now, you have several different options when it comes to learner insurance. You can buy for the days you’ll need it for or buy a policy that has a longer duration.
The benefit of buying a policy with a longer duration is that it could work out cheaper in the long run. Another benefit is that you have the freedom of practising at any opportunity.
Saving money on your driving test
Forking out for a driving test isn’t the most fun thing to do (especially if you have to do it more than once), so it’s good to know how to shave a few quid off the price!
If you book a driving test during the week, it’ll be £62, however if you book it on a weekend or bank holiday, it’ll be £75.
The most important thing to remember when you’re trying to save money whilst learning to drive is to not to risk your own safety to cut the costs. Passing your driving test as the safest driver you can be should be your main priority.
So, take it at your own pace and enjoy it!
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*EDIT – 07/03/2019 – All prices stated in article are accurate representations at the date of publication.