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Learning To Drive Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive! 5 Tips To Help You Along The Way

You may well approach the process of learning how to drive by fearing that it will be expensive. However, that does not have to be the case. In fact you will be surprised at how much money you can save by taking on boards some simple-but-effective advice. Here are five top tips to help you prevent the learning process from being a huge drain on your finances.

Drive with a Relative

This is one of the easiest ways on how you can save a ton of money when learning how to drive. Of course, it is still better to have professional lessons from a qualified driving instructor but a family member can help reinforce what you’ve learnt in lessons and give you extra practice that makes it easier for you to pick up the skills required. Learners should always ask to be in the front seat next to a driver too and be prepared to ask questions about the way they drive. Advice and assistance is available to a learner for free – they shouldn’t be afraid to ask for it. Lessons begin at about $50 apiece – saving the need for two or three of these by getting the basics from a relative will make a big difference.

Compare Driving Schools

Don’t just go with the first driving school that you see. Comparing driving schools before you enroll in driving lessons will help you with your finances when it comes to learning how to drive. Some schools are more expensive than others, but that does not necessarily mean that you get better driving education. Go with a school that fits your budget and that has a good reputation.

Take Advantage of Reduced Prices

Some driving schools offer introductory discounts or reduced prices for first driving lessons. In some cases, you may even get your first lesson for free. When you go to a driving school, the first thing that you should do is ask if they give out discounts or free lessons for first time drivers. Some schools may not advertise their discounts, which is why you should always be the one to ask. Again, just as with help from your family, do not be afraid to ask the question.

Get Instructional Materials for Free

When you learn how to drive, one of the things that you might be tempted to do is pay for study guides. However, materials are freely available online that will help you pass your test. Explore what you are able to download for free before you part with a single cent, you’ll be amazed at just how effective free materials can be.

Take the Test When You are Ready

Only take the test when you are ready. Some new drivers are eager to get their license that they rush ahead and take a test before they have the skills required to pass. Scheduling and taking a test can be expensive. Take a step back and consider this as you would any other financial ‘purchase’. Of course you can never be totally sure but, before you part with your cash you want to be sure that you at least have decent chance.

These are some of the tips that will help you save money when you are learning how to drive. If you follow these tips, then you are sure to save some bucks to save towards your first car.

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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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