Saturday, 8 June 2013

Current driving test prices

Test typeWeekdayEvening, weekend and bank holiday
Theory test£31£31
Abridged theory test£24£24
Practical test£62£75
Above are the current prices for car normal driving tests. If you are paying more it may be because you have gone to a website where people are booking the test for you. 
For your theory test book HERE
For your practical test book HERE

Remember and contact us if you are looking for driving lessons in the Paisley area 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Dogs die in hot cars!

OK I know you hear this every year - but sadly every year it happens again.
This heatwave is lovely, but consider your car especially if your dog every travels in it. Just leaving the windows open a crack is not enough!
you need to

Plan in advance
If it is going to be hot the next day then put reflective screens on your cars windows the night before, it is much easier to keep a car cool rather than cool it down once it is already hot

Park in the shade
Finding a nice shady spot will help a lot to keep your car cool - but remember the sun moves so the shadows will move, consider this when parking

Open all the windows (you can get grills to pop into the windows to keep your car safe. If you car has dark tinted windows consider opening the windows on the sunny side of the car less than on the other side as the tint protects you from some of the suns rays. If your dogs are secured in a crate in the back you can also get a boot lock that enables you to leave the boot open slightly but still locked.

Screen the sun
You can get cheep reflective screens to go on your windows (check ebay) - remember these can slip which is why I use the backup of parking in the shade too.

Check back often
Better to be safe than sorry, always pop back regularly to make sure your car isnt heating up. Check your dogs have water and you can consider cool mats for them to lie on or fans to keep the air circulating

Even if you dont have dogs these tips can keep your car a nice cool place for you in the hot weather

Remember if you are looking for driving lessons in Paisley check out the home of 4 hours for £20 (terms and conditions apply)

Monday, 27 May 2013

Driving examiners strike

Driving examiner strike on 31 May: candidates urged to attend tests

Click on the link above for news from the DSA about the possible strike on 31 May 2013. The important point to note is even if you think your test might not be on you MUST attend the test center to be able to claim any out of pocket expenses
If your test is cancelled you dont have to do anything to reschedule the DSA will get back in touch with you

Good luck, I know it is stressful to get ready for your test and find it not going ahead

Remember if you are looking for driving lessons in Paisley to contact for our male and female instructors and our amazing 4 hours for £20 deal!!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Your Licence
For all information about your driving licences click on the above link

Remember for your provisional you have to be 17 years old (16 for certain disabilities) to drive on the road but you can apply for your provisional up to 3 months before your 17th birthday

Why not contact motoskooL for information and to book your first test with us under out fantastic 4 hours for £20 new pupil deal

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Driving tests from branches of Halfords

The government have given the go ahead for driving tests to run from some Halfords branches - read more here

Thursday, 10 January 2013


By now we all should know the dangers of driving too fast, although many people still think they are safe flying round a corner because 'the car can handle that speed' That isn't the problem tho - if you cannot see round the corner then you don't know if there is an obstruction on the road ahead
So you are not just thinking about if the car can go at that speed but also adjusting your speed to how far ahead you can see.

An often overlooked danger is also driving to slow.
Some people think they are being safer by driving very slowly but this isn't the case - you become an unexpected hazard to other drivers. On single carriageways traffic can build up behind you are people get frustrated and take risks to try and overtake you - on motorways people may misjudge how slowly you are going and zoom up behind you too quickly having to break sharply or swerve into other lanes
Where a road is clear with good visibility and it is safe for you to do the speed limit you should be driving at or close to the speed limit

Monday, 7 January 2013

Intensive/crash courses

Was one of your new years resolutions to learn to drive?
Do you feel you want to get it over and done with ASAP so think a intensive course is for you

Personally I do not recomend these for several reasons

The human brain benifits from time out to process things it has just learnt - this is called latent learning
After a couple of hours intensive learning your brain is just not taking in new information as effectivly as it would if you stopped and had a good nights sleep.

If you dont gell with your instructor you are still stuck with them, and of course you wont enjoy your lessons if you are dreading being in the car with them.

The pass rate is horrendously low

Actually if you are in a hurry to pass there is an easier way than cramming all your lessons into one week with a test at the end

Most people who contact me for a crash course havent even passed their theory yet - so booking that and waiting for the date then the waiting list for your practical test gives you about 2 months to take lessons in
Much better to take 2 - 3 2 hour lessons a week over the space of those 2 months than cramming everything into the last week - this also means you can adjust your number of lessons based on your own ability.