These are the most frequently asked questions people ask when they are interested in taking driving lessons with Paul’s Automatic Driving School.
Please take you time to read through the question and answers below. If you have additional questions not listed on this page please feel free to get in touch.
How much do you charge for lessons?
The starting price for lessons is £50 an hour in Basingstoke. This applies to lessons taken between 9am and 4pm.
How long is the waiting list?
The length of the waiting list changes frequently, so it is not possible to give an accurate estimate. Students are asked to sign up and wait to be contacted when spaces are available.
What hours do you work?
I offer lessons Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. I do not normally offer any lessons during weekends or evenings.
What areas do you cover?
I offer automatic driving lessons in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.
How do I arrange my first lesson?
To arrange your first driving lessons simply fill out the online form to sign up or join the waiting list. You can also call me directly on 07854 245 494.
Can you help me pass my theory test?
Yes, all students get exclusive use of the driving school’s free app. It has a free theory and hazard perception section.
What types of driving lessons do you offer?
I only offer automatic driving lessons, in the Basingstoke area. For new drivers, as well as refresher courses etc.
What is a driving licence check code
Before you can take driving lessons of any kind you must provide a driving licence check code to enable your driving licence to be checked. This is now a legal requirement that every instructor is required to carry out.
Details can be found here: https://www.automatic-instructor.co.uk/licence-check-code/
Can you help me find a driving test?
At the moment there is a very unusually long wait for driving tests, but I would recommend signing up for Driving Test Cancelations Now as many of my students have found tests using this method.
How often should I take lessons?
It is recommended that you take weekly lessons, of at least one or two hours. You can take additional lessons if you wish to.
How many lessons will I need?
You must take enough lessons to be a safe driver before taking the driving test. The number of lessons can vary, from person to person.
Can you recommend some resources for learners?
Please see the useful links page for a variety of links and recommended resources to help a learner driver prepare and book a driving test.