Automatic Driving Test Tips

If you intend on taking the UK automatic practical driving test, this is where you can find plenty of tips and advice. This knowledge comes from experienced driving instructors who deal with automatic tests regularly.

Is the Automatic Driving Test Easier?

Is the Automatic Driving Test Easier?

Here we explain whether the automatic driving test is easier than the manual test and why many more test candidates are now choosing the automatic test over the manual test.

Can I Change My Driving Test from Manual to Automatic?

Can I Change My Driving Test from Manual to Automatic?

Many learner drivers being taught in a manual realise that they would prefer automatic. Here we explain how to change from the manual test to the automatic driving test and tips on how to do it.

Automatic Driving Test Pass Rates

Driving Test Pass Rates for Automatic Cars

Driving an automatic car is considered easier than a manual car due to there being no clutch and gears to learn. Does that mean automatic car driving test pass rates are higher?

Percentage of Driving Tests that are Automatic

Percentage of Driving Tests that are Automatic

Starting from 2007, we look at the official DVSA statistics in graph and table form for the percentage of driving tests taken in an automatic car, compared to manual.

L plates on a car

Can You Sit the Driving Test in your Own Car?

This article explains if you can sit the driving test in your own car and if so, what the examiner looks at and check on the car before the test begins. We’ll also go over the rules outlined by the DVSA for using your own car on a driving test. Article also explains how to check your tyres before a driving test to ensure they’re up to standard and avoid the test being terminated.

Article explaining if you can use the driving instructor's car for the driving test

Can I Use the Instructor’s Car for the Driving Test?

Here we explain if you can use the driving instructor’s car to take the driving test in, along with the cost of using it and the benefits of using the instructor’s car rather than using your own.

Details of automatic car requirements for the driving test explained

Automatic Car Requirements for the Driving Test

These are both the legal and DVSA requirements if you are using your own automatic car for the driving test. Find out what automatic cars are acceptable for the driving test and what you need to take.

Guide explaining how long you have to wait between driving tests

How Long Do You Have to Wait Between Driving Tests

Explained are how many working days you must wait between failing a driving test and booking another test. Additionally, the DVSA are making plans to to make test candidates wait even longer before they can resit another test.

Man automatically failing driving test

What Would be an Automatic Fail on a Driving Test?

Many mistakes made during a practical driving test result in a (minor) fault, then there’s those mistakes that can result in a serious or dangerous fault meaning an automatic fail. Here we look at the most common mistakes that result in an automatic test fail.

Common driving test faults explained for manual, automatic and electric cars

Common Driving Test Faults Explained

You can make up to 15 (minor) faults on your driving test. Examiners see the same faults made, time and time again. Understanding what these faults are, may help you to avoid making them. This guide explains the most common faults made on a driving test.

Top 10 Driving Test Fails Explained

Top 10 Driving Test Fails

In this article, we explain the top 10 driving test fails with the most common reasons why examiners fail driving tests, plus advice on how to avoid making those faults. Starting from number 1 being the most common failure of all.

Tutorial explaining whether you're ready for the driving test.

How Do I Know When I’m Ready for the Driving Test?

It’s not always straight forward to know if you’re ready for the driving test. In this guide we explain the standards that you must reach while learning to drive that will then allow you to self-asses on whether you’re ready for the driving test or not.

Should I book a driving test if I'm not ready?

Should I Book a Driving Test if I’m Not Ready?

With driving test waiting times of several month at many test centres, it’s now often a good idea to book a driving test even if you’re not ready. Here we explain what you need to do to prepare for a future driving test date.

Statistic explaining how common it is to fail your first driving test

Is It Common to Fail your First Driving Test?

With the expense and long waiting times, we all want to pass the driving test first time. But how common is it to fail your first driving test? Here we delve into official statistics along with 2nds driving test attempts onwards.

Best and Worst Driving Test Centres

Best and Worst Driving Test Centres

Detailed are the best and the worst driving test centres for both manual and automatic combined for the year 2021, ongoing through to 2022. Find out where the top 10 easiest UK test centres are and the hardest top 10 driving test centres.

Download driving test routes

Download Driving Test Routes

One of the best ways to improve your chances of passing the driving test is to practice test routes. Download the free driving test routes app and search for your test centre’s test routes. The test routes are updated regularly and are the same routes used by the DVSA test examiners.