If you are searching for a driving instructor in Hull, you’ve come to the right place! This is the Plink profile for Highway School of Motoring - the number one choice for driving lessons in Hull. This site is designed to help and assist you in learning from the comfort of your home or when out with friends enjoying a coffee. You can even make it in to a quiz with other friends who are learning at the same time.
Driving lessons in Hull
And as we are celebrating our 24th year. Any current pupil who recommends another pupil and that pupil books a lesson. We will give that existing pupil a half price driving lesson. "Yes" just £10 and this is unlimited through your training.
All we ask is that you give 48hrs notice to cancel a pre booked lesson. This does NOT include Weekends- Bank Holidays- Christmas or National holidays.
We also give discounts for pre paid bookings and during your training you will cover pre directive driving and self driving, ie, make your way home from a reasonable distance, usually around 2-3 miles.
Multi directive driving and also be asked to follow signs for certain destinations.
Our Hull driving instructors are able to provide lessons to pupils of all ages and abilities, whether you are learning to drive for the first time. Do you wish to take motorway lessons or returning to driving after a long period off the road, or just want to learn how to park behind other vehicles or in busy shopping mall bays do not hesitate to contact us. we also conduct during training, on how to use Sat Nav (GPS) systems and how to read them correctly as part of on going training or any other issues you wish to cover. we are expert at them all. "Remember" these systems can be a distraction just as much as a mobile phone so knowing how to read them correctly is important
Hull driving instructors
If you take driving lessons with us at Highway School of Motoring you can be assured that you will be under the guidance of a fully trained driving instructor. I hold a Grade 6 licence and a Fleet Badge, I am also fully CRB checked and DSA approved with 30 years of experience in driver training.
Below on the photo slide, you will find a picture of the engine layout. As part of your test, you will be asked to identify the location of certain items on the engine which should be checked weekly. "Weekly maintenance checks". "We do not waste your valuable driving time looking under the bonnet of the car".
its all on the site for you.
On the picture below, you will find.......
1/ The Radiator header tank. Or filler tank, (on the left side just under the windscreen washer bottle) black cap.
2/ Oil filler cap, (Just above the Lyon symbol top left of engine) top up with required amount.
3/ Brake fluid resevoir, ( Right of engine just behind the battery, "Yellow cap" ensure at max level
4/ Battery, ( Big black box right of engine) ensure it is secured to the vehicle & cannot move.
5/ Air filter, (Rectangular piece of plastic just above the oil filler cap) clean out periodically.
6/ Engine oil dipstick, ( Directley below oil filler cap) "it has a yellow looped pull tag on it" check to ensure it is near the max level or close to.
7/ Power steering unit, "Electric power steering". some are hydraulic so ensure it is near the max level.
8/ Windscreen washer bottle. "Front & rear" (Top left of engine with a blue cap on it)
9/ Radiator header tank "or filler tank" black cap on left just down from windscreen washer bottle. "Should be near the max level". ensure the coolant level is sufficiently mixed to at least -15* to make sure it cannot freeze in winter.
10/ What is meant by the term reserve travel on the hand brake ?
Simply this, when the hand brake is fully applied, it is the amount of spare space left you could still apply the hand brake should the cable stretch and/or the brake pads wear down. If the hand brake reaches the maximum travel up the quadrant, then you should be looking at taking it to the garage to be checked.
11/ How would you check to ensure your ABS "Anti lock brakes" are going to work for you before you start to drive your vehicle?
A/ When you start your vehicle, your engine will give a full diagnostic check and any faults will appear on the dash board. This would be the same for the air bags, E.B.D, "Equal brake force distribution" and any other faults like, Engine emissions etc.
You could also be asked how to check & top up these items and what fluid should be used.
Brakes and lights,,,,,, Check brake lights are working by pressing them and look for them illuminating the head lights of the vehicle behind or garage wall. You should check them when your on the move at traffic lights when a bus pulls in behind you, you will see them on the bus wind screen as it gets closer.
Before you start your engine, pump the brake pedal until it feels firm, whist pressing down on the pedal, start the engine and your foot should start to go down as soon as the engine starts.
Power steering,,,,,,, Before you start the engine, pull the steering wheel to one side and whilst holding that pressure on, start the engine and your hand should feel the power steering engage by your hand moving freely on the steering. This check applies both for HYDRAULIC and ELECTRIC power steering. When you are moving the car, move the wheel left to right and ensure it is responding correctly, gently brake to ensure the brakes don't pull to either side.
Driving Lessons Hull
As a driving instructor in Hull I will focus your driving lessons to your requirements. If you require additional time practising manoeuvres or if you need to gain confidence of just driving round your local roads, I will tailor each of your driving lessons to suit. All your lessons are logged and recorded for an up to date review of your progress and can be viewed at the touch of a button. We will also send up to date copys directley to your pc on request so you are advised to open a folder on your desk top so you can store and view them at any time and view your progress. I will also encourage you to fill your own form in at the end of a lesson to give your opinion of how you are progressing :)
This also helps you to keep track of how much you are spending and how well you are doing.
We do encourage out of hours training so if you have a member of family who is willing to take you and it is legal to do so, ie, relevant insurance or off road, then do so and don't worry about them telling you something which could be incorrect, we can always correct small issues on your next lesson.
With a patient and friendly driving instructor in Hull I am sure that you can learn to drive in a safe and confident manner.
Driving Instructor Hull
As a driving instructor in Hull I am able to provide lessons for many customers throughout the area. I teach pupils in a manual Peugeot 207 HDi which maintained well so that you don’t suffer mechanical problems during your lesson.
- Your car breathes, just like you do and if I was to place a piece of cloth over your nose and mouth then asked you to run, you would find it difficult to breathe !!! So does your car if the filter is blocked, so it uses more energy to keep going at a given speed. Costing you money "keep the filter clean".
- your engine oil should be at the correct level. Too high and it can cause too much pressure and blow gasket seals.
Too low and the oil cannot get round the engine sufficiently quick enough and cause bad engine wear and over heating. Either one costing you very expensive garage bills.
- Brake fluid if too low can cause you to have to pump the brakes just to get them working. In an emergency situation this can prove fatal.
- lack of screen wash can prove to be fatal, if you cannot clean your screen passing other vehicles on a motorway can cause accidents and I might remind you, an offence!!!
- keep coolant at correct level for the radiator and mix the solution to about -5 to -10 to ensure it cannot freeze in winter. Again, this can prove extremely expensive should it freeze. Not only when driving. Even when parked over night, if the mixture is too weak, it could crack the radiator. "Remember" Water expands when it freezes !!!.
- by law your battery "must" be secured to the vehicle. If it is not. It could get you a £30 on the spot fine if stopped and checked.
- Check tyre tread and keep them inflated to correct levels as if they are "LOW", it can take more power to keep you running at a given speed and also give uneven tread wear. either way, it can cost you money.
So if you are looking for a driving instructor in Hull for reliable and effective driving lessons, do not hesitate to contact Highway School of Motoring. Our contact details can be found above and I am always happy to help you with any enquiries that you may have.
we provide pre paid courses on request at a discount price and we also conduct half price assessement lessons for you convenience.
one and a half hour lessons are proving very popular at the moment. Not too long in the present temperatures but long enough to learn more.
We also do Full or semi intensive courses set out over a period of time to suit our pupils needs.
We are always striving to find the best deals for after care for our pupils, past and present, so if you are looking for tyres, brakes, repair or a service for your vehicle then look no further than "Trojan garage" on Clough rd. we find them fair and reasonably priced. you will find them at WWW.hullgarage.co.uk Just tell them we sent you and they will be pleased to oblige. Also Advanced motors. Excellent service & value.
BELLOW Are some useful hints and tips to assist you
Please remember,,,,,,,,,, A driving license is a priviage gained by your ability and understanding of the road and laws we all have to obide by and it is a privilage that can be easily be taken away.
So dont throw it away when you get it. You earned it. The law is the law.
Accidents,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and Insurance scams( If you are involved, Dont panick,
(1) Take photo with phone of damage to "THEIR" and your vehicle and driver if possible & ensure you get the vehicle registration in the photo if possible. if not. take note of the registration. also take note of the area you are in.
(2) Take note of how many occupants are in their vehicle at time of accident.
(3) Get a witness from car behind you if possible.
(4) Ensure you get their Address correct of all occupants if you can but if not, ensure you get the drivers with their insurance details.
(5) Insurance scams are on the increase and these people WILL engineer an accident to make an inflated claim on YOUR insurance which will push YOUR premium up the following year so be very aware.
(6) If in doubt........ CONTACT THE POLICE ."Contact Us" for advice if required day or night :)
Hints & Tips;
Refuelling............... If you accidentally put PETROL in your DIESEL tank, don't Panic !!! Just stop refuelling and fill the tank full with diesel. Providing you have not put too much petrol in, ie, over a quarter of a tank then you should be ok.
If however you have put even a small amount of DIESEL in your PETROL tank. "DO NOT START THE ENGINE". Call a garage and have them clean the tank out properly otherwise you could damage your engine.
FUEL SAVING WITH "ECO DRIVING TECHNIQUES"
Keep car movingYour
car uses the most fuel when moving off from a standing start, so keep it moving
if possible, pull away slowly and anticipate the road ahead, keep a reasonable
distance from the car in front. That way, you will need to make fewer stops and
Shift up gears sooner Change up
gears as soon as possible. The fewer revs the engine is doing at any given
speed, the more miles it will do to the gallon.
Shed unwanted weight Don’t carry
unnecessary weight in your car, ie, child seats or a boot full of things you do
not require. The lighter your car is. The less fuel you use. The more you save.
The way you
choose to go to a destination makes a big difference to your fuel economy.
for an easy way to plan economical routes, also remember that a longer
route may ease your fuel bill if it involves less stop start driving and hills.
cut your speed
you are going in top gear, the more miles you will get to the gallon. Cruise at
60 rather than 70 - 80 on motorways and you will use up to 40% less fuel.
Stay in gear
engines shut off the fuel injectors when you come off the gas pedal, staying in
gear for as long as possible when slowing down will save you a lot of fuel
where ever you are driving. All you need to do is then drop to a relevant gear
for the speed you are travelling at to continue. you never need to change gear to stop at traffic lights etc.
turn off gadgets
Air con uses
around 10 - 15 more fuel when left on. Turning it off when not required will
save you money. Your stereo, sat nav, rear heater demister for example, cause
your car engine to use more energy to keep the same speed running.
Pump tyres up
tyres create lots of drag, if your tyres are correctly inflated, you will use up to 25% less fuel. If on
motorways inflate your tyres by a further 3-5 lb more. “Highway Code”.
Inspect your tyres weekly.
roof rack or roof box where ever possible if not required and wind the windows
up to reduce the drag on the back window.
Traffic switch off
cars will automatically switch your engine off when you stop the car. “Start
stop technology”. If yours doesn’t and
you are waiting for more than 4-5 minutes then switch it off, you will be
saving fuel. In certain countries, this is the law as is daytime running head lights,
however, don’t switch off and on if it only for a few seconds. This can be
counterproductive and cost you more in the long run so lets say, if your
waiting about a minute or less, leave it running.
Polish your car !!!
your car regularly, Modern paint
sprays have an orange peel skin effect. “A little like a golf ball”. Which at
speed, air gets trapped in and c auses drag. Polishing your car over time will fill in the
orange peel effect hence help the wind glide over the paint surface more
effectively with less drag, especially over the bonnet. Acid rain will soon
take the polish off so 2 – 3 times a month is advised.
People often ask me how we get such good mileage to the gallon…….. Even with Learner drivers. Now you know why
12, Reasons why NOT to put a full tank of fuel in each time you visit the gas station, !!!
(A) You are carrying round unnecessary weight which amounts to your engine having to put more effort in to pull you along. So put in what you need only. it costs to pull extra unwanted weight.
(B) If your car is stolen, you have just given a thief a full tank of fuel and they can get a very long way on that.
Thieves don't like filling up in local gas stations, they are on cctv and can be found a lot quicker, "THINK ON".
Q: I get a puncture in the middle of now were and need to pull over to change the tyre. When I take the wheel nuts off, I accidentally kick them down the drain :( I must get to where I am going and only have 30 minutes left to get there.
Within 10 minutes, I am back in the car and safely driving to my destination arriving on time :)
How did I do it ???? txt correct ans and name to 07977784527 for a half price lesson
Q: On your journey, you come across a bridge with a hight of 5ft, your car is 5' 1inch high. There is a tail back of traffic behind you and a road block is starting to tail back at the other side. You cannot go back because of the traffic behind !
How do you get your vehicle under the bridge and clear the traffic flow ???