About the car

The car we teach in is a Fiat Grande Punto, a small 3-door hatchback. 'Grande' means it is spacious inside, and has much more room than it's predecessor. It is a safe & comfortable car to drive.

Safety features include driver & passenger Airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution). It also comes with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.

From a comfort perspective, the driver's seat is height-adjustable and the steering wheel is adjustable for height and distance, allowing for pupils of all heights. It also has power steering.

It is powered by a 1.3 litre Multijet 16V Turbo-Diesel engine, which generates 75BHP. CO2 emissions are only 119g/km so it's eco-friendly too!

The car is fitted with dual-control pedals. These allow the instructor to share control of the clutch and brake, helping the pupil improve their own control of these pedals which can be tricky at the beginning. It also gives the instructor another level of safety if confronted with a potentially dangerous situation.

 

What you need to start lessons

  1. Be at least 17 years old.

  2. Pass the driver theory test AND hold a current valid Learner Permit.

Click on the icon below to book Theory Test online

 

And to drive legally on the road

(your own vehicle)

  1. Your vehicle must be taxed and the disc displayed on the windscreen.

  2. Your insurance cover must be up to date and valid to cover you, and the disc displayed on the windscreen.

  3. Is your vehicle roadworthy? If your Category B vehicle (car) is older than 4yrs old, but not a taxi, it must have a current NCT certificate and the disc displayed on the windscreen.

Cancellation Policy

We require a minimum of 24hours notification if you need to cancel or change your booking. In most cases we will not enforce this, unless the student shows little respect for this rule. We then reserve the right to charge for the scheduled time lost, a slot which could have been booked by another student. Should a situation arise where Drive-On need to change a booked lesson, we will advise with a minimum of 24hrs notice. Where 24hrs notice is not possible, Drive-On will offer an alternative appointment or a single lesson fee refund at the students discretion.

Gift Certificates

These have an expiry date of 12 months, after which they will no longer be valid and will not be refunded. They cannot be excanged for money and are not transferrable.

 

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