Well done Pallav for passing his test with Cambridgeshire Driving School.
Great Job Pallav for passing your test, and many thanks for a lovely review :)
"Mike is a very calm and patient instructor, more importantly he loves his job and feels very passionate about teaching someone to drive. His tips for driving is not only good enough to pass the driving tests but it is something which can stay with you for life which would help make you a confident and safe driver. I would highly recommend mike to everyone especially those who feel nervous about driving as he is someone who would make learning to drive very enjoyable."
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Well done Alex for passing his test with Cambridgeshire Driving School.
Well done mate great first time pass, and thanks for the review.
"Mike is an outstanding driving instructor. He is cool, calm and collected in all situations which reassures you as a learner. Mike not only prepares you well for your test but teaches you how to be a good, safe and economical driver which helps in the future when driving independently. I cannot recommend Mike enough and am grateful for his teaching in helping me to pass 1st time!'
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Well done to Chris for passing first time with Cambridgeshire Driving School and thanks for the review!
" I started learning how to drive under time pressure as I was going away travelling at the end of September 2013 for eleven months. With Mike teaching me I went from no driving experience at all to passing first time with three minors in a couple of months.
During the time I was working in London and Mike was flexible for us to have our lessons early in the morning or later in the evenings. The lessons were well structured and we methodically covered all learning areas, with Mike going through topics comprehensively and clearly. Mike has the patience of a saint, being firm if I made a mistake (which I made a lot of!) but never getting angry or raising his voice, which kept the learning environment pleasant at all times.
All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better instructor, thanks Mike."
Thanks again Mike!
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Wanting to learn how to drive in Cambridge? So many instructors to choose from and can’t tell the good from the bad?
Here is a quick guide to help!
First of all, each driving instructor is given a grade between 4 and 6. The best instructors are graded 6 and only around 7% ever achieve this so don’t be afraid to ask. You want to make sure you will be learning with somebody you get along with, so instructors who offer the first few lessons or an assessment lesson with no commitment to big money is a must, if they’re wanting a block payment on the first lesson, question why.
Look out for pupil reviews on their website or the internet or ask to arrange to speak to a previous pupil if possible.
Finally, avoid large national driving schools as a lot of bad instructors hide behind a big name (not all though). You also will have no idea who’s going to turn up at your door. Driving instructors prefer to run independently as there are fewer overheads, to be able to do this you need to be good at what you do.
Hope this helps you find the perfect instructor! If you would like to discuss more of your requirements for learning to drive why not contact Cambridgeshire Driving School.
'I would greatly encourage anyone to learn to drive with Mike. He has more than all the right qualities a driving instructor should have. most noticeably, his patience, friendly nature and logical way of teaching! I am extremely happy to look back at my learning to drive process as enjoyable thanks to Mike.'
Cheers Sam really nice review,
Well done to Sam for passing yesterday with only 2 driving faults from Chesterton road, good job mate!
Winter Driving tips from Cambridgeshire Driving School
With winter closing in fast, good car maintenance becomes essential. You may also have worries about driving on snowy or icy roads, so here are 10 top tips to help keep you safe on the road.
1: Ensure you car is up to date with servicing, a well maintained car is much more reliable. Check the oil level, tyre pressures, coolant level, brake and clutch fluid and screenwash (ensure you don’t top up with just water as it will freeze).
2: Check tyre tread depths the legal limit is 1.6mm however for winter driving 3mm is recommended as stopping distances will be greatly reduced, with general grip being improved. Also consider fitting winter tyres.
3: Keep warm clothes in the car, water, food and a shovel in case you become stuck.
4: Keep your mobile phone charged up or consider purchasing a car charger.
5: Have your battery checked, it has to work extra hard in the winter. Most garages will do a winter health check for free.
6: Employ good driving techniques. Plan as far ahead as possible, coming off the gas early to avoid harsh braking especially in very bad conditions. Changing down through gears will help slow the car minimising the risk of skidding (drive the car as if it has no brakes).
7: Steering into turns smoothly will reduce the risk of skidding. If the car does lose traction at the rear (oversteer) turn into the skid and avoid braking at all costs as this will make the skid worse. In a front wheel drive car, accelerate to pull the car out of the skid. If the car looses traction at the front (understeer) come off the gas, don’t brake and try to regain control by straightening the wheels and turning in more gently. Remember prevention is better than cure.
8: Keep safe distances. Stopping on ice can take 10 times longer than on a dry road.
9: Avoid wheel spin when moving off by using either just the clutch in a diesel, or by using higher gears.
10: Leave plenty of time to avoid having to rush.
If you feel unsure about driving in harsh conditions why not contact Cambridgeshire Driving School for advice or to arrange a winter driving lesson in a safe, controlled environment.
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