Lincoln driving lesson FAQs

Congratulations! You’re behind the steering wheel of the funky Driving Works car. You are now a driver!

But what else do you need to know before booking more driving lessons? What would be wise to find out before you’re out on the road and learning to drive?

Below, you’ll discover all you need to know about learning to drive with Driving Works. And if you’ve got any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Q. Why are you called Driving Works?
 Because we’re a well-oiled machine that’s making great drivers. But Driving Works is not a faceless production line in a factory of robots – we’re a small company, so we use a personal approach.

Q. What times can I take my driving lessons?
A. Driving lessons can be structured to suit your lifestyle. Driving lessons from Driving Works are available during weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Q. What areas does Driving Works cover for driving lessons?
  Driving Works is recruiting instructors in your area! We currently offer driving lessons throughout most of the Lincoln area, including Gainsborough, Newark, Sleaford and many Lincolnshire villages. Please see our Lincoln driving lessons page for more details.

Q. What will I do on my first driving lesson?
 That depends on whether you’ve any experience behind the wheel. Novice drivers will be taught about car controls and safety, helping to gain confidence behind the wheel. Your first session will also include some driving along quiet roads.

Q. Will I be taking my driving test in the Driving Works car?
 Yes, if you like – Driving Works cars are fresh, familiar to drive and easy to control. They are ideal for taking your test, and have helped the driving test success of many new drivers.

Q. How much do your driving lessons cost?
 Driving lessons with Driving Works can cost less than you think! Our driving lessons start at only £40 per hour, and you can even win free lessons if you recommend a friend!

Q. What do I need before I can get behind the wheel?
 Before starting your driving lessons you need to be 17 years old, with a provisional driving licence. That’s all!
You can get a D1 licence application form from post offices, which needs to be filled in and sent to DVLA in Swansea, along with two passport-sized photographs of yourself.
You’ll also need to prove your eyesight meets a certain standard, because vision forms a vital part of your driving test.

Q. Can you recommend any further reading to go alongside my driving lessons?
 Yes, check out the Driving Works driving lesson links for more useful information.

Q. Can you collect me from one place and drop me off in another?
Of course. Driving Works operates in and around your area, so we’re happy to go anywhere within reason. This is ideal if, for example, you’re at college or work in town and wish to drive home to a surrounding village.

Q. Does Pass Plus mean taking another driving test?
 Not exactly – Pass Plus is further driver training you take after you’ve passed your main driving test. With six hours behind the wheel, our Pass Plus course gets you settled in to being behind the wheel as a qualified driver, including motorway tuition. When the course is complete, Driving Works will assess your progress and apply for your Pass Plus certificate.

Q. What’s the point in Pass Plus?
 Pass Plus helps you gain extra driving skills for life, boosting your abilities and safety in traffic on modern roads. It should also help to cut your car insurance premiums. Please read our Pass Plus page for more details.

Q. How many lessons will I need before I’m ready to take my driving test?
How long is a piece of string? We all learn at different rates, so it’s impossible to say how many hours each student will take to reach the standard suitable to take their test. Suffice to say, though, Driving Works will get you there as quickly as possible, and we won’t keep you hanging on longer than you need. Why not take advantage of our block bookings, intensive courses or driving lesson packages to get through your test in one hit?

Q. Do I need to pass my theory test before taking any driving lessons?
 No, not at all. Driving Works will help you to plan your theory test, and will even go through the types of questions you’re likely to see.

Q. How do I qualify for free driving lessons?
 Easy – simply recommend a friend to Driving Works. When your mate takes their first hour’s lesson, you’ll be entitled to a free hour of your own. And it doesn’t stop there – for each friend your recommend, you’ll receive a free lesson with Driving Works. And they’ll each get a free lesson too!

Q. How does my friend get a free driving lesson?
Recommend your friend to Driving Works, and their tenth hour with us will be completely free! How’s that for a deal?

Q. What happens if I fail my driving test?
 Don’t worry – it can happen to the best of us. If you fail your test, Driving Works will help you improve your skills to pass next time.

Q. What if I need to cancel a driving lesson?
 Driving Works asks you to give at least 24 hours’ notice if you can’t make a lesson. Your booking will mean someone else can’t take a lesson, so we have to charge in full for cancellations made without the full advance warning.

Q. Do you teach automatic driving lessons?
No, Driving Works cars have manual gearboxes – which gives you greater driving prospects for the future than an automatic-only licence. But we’re currently recruiting automatic-only instructors, so please check back later.

Q. How can I pay for my driving lessons?
Driving Works accepts cash, cards, cheques and Paypal.

Q. Do you offer mock driving tests?
 Yes, practising for your driving test is essential to get you ready for the real thing. Driving Works will help you gain enough confidence to get through!

Q. How do I contact Driving Works?
Use this form, or phone us on 07813 043897.