What Makes A Car Suitable For The Driving Test

So you’re coming close to your Driving Test and I’m sure your head is full of things like stopping distances, 6 point checks and junction etiquette. The last thing you’ve probably thought about is what car you’re going to do your test in.

Many of you may be taking your test in your instructor’s car, but perhaps you are not. Perhaps your instructor is busy or maybe the extra cost of hiring his/her car for the test is what is putting you off. Why not take your test in your own car or a borrowed car? With an InsureLearnerDriver policy you can simply get a friend or family member to accompany you to the test centre and take your test in that car.

We recommend taking out a policy for a minimum of 7 days. This means that not only can you get in more practice, but with our 7+ day policies you are allowed to drive the car home after passing. Be sure to check your documentation for this allowance – or you can call us to confirm.

Before you run down to the test centre, the car must meet a few minimum requirements.

The car must:

Extra rules:

Cars you can’t use on your Driving Test

Other convertibles may also be unsuitable.

If you’ve been doing private practice, you’ve probably done ample practice in a car that is not your instructor’s. Perhaps you’d feel more comfortable doing your test in that car – why not do it? If the vehicle meets the correct criteria and you’ve got an InsureLearnerDriver policy, you’re good to go.

If you’re unsure whether or not your car meets driving test standards, check the DVSA website for the full list of requirements – click here