What would suggest you’re driving on an icy road?

The UK is famous for its wintery conditions, and as the nights draw in, ice on the roads will become more common.  Operating an automatic or manual vehicle in icy conditions can be stressful if you’re new to the roads. Even experienced drivers face winter-time difficulties, so it’s important to be prepared before the weather […]

How to calm your nerves before a driving lesson

As former novices, we at Ashley Neal know that getting behind the wheel can sometimes feel terrifying. But don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Pre-lesson jitters are part of the learning curve, and the more you practice, the more natural it’ll feel.  Even the best drivers experience on-road anxiety, but that’s nothing that can’t be […]

How to prepare for your first driving lesson

You might feel nervous preparing for your first driving lesson, but there’s truly nothing to worry about.  Your first driving lesson will surely be a breeze in the hands of an experienced Ashley Neal instructor. But if you want to know what to expect, we’re here to help! Here are our top eleven tips for […]

How often should I have driving lessons?

At the beginning of your driving journey, you should take 2-3 driving lessons per week: this will lower as you gain more experience, perhaps down to one a week, so you can supplement your experience with extra practical experience and knowledge.   You don’t just become a confident driver overnight. It takes plenty of time, patience […]

How to Get a Cancellation Driving Test

You’ve reached the final hurdle of your driving preparation: completing the practical exam.  Booking a practical test can be a lengthy process, but cancellation tests allow drivers to pass and hit the tarmac as soon as possible. So, how do you get a cancellation driving test? What are they, and how does the process work?  […]

When Can I Start Driving Lessons?

Driving is a skill we carry with us for life: once you learn the basics, it’s hard to forget them! If you’re a teenager eager to get on the road, you might already be thinking: ‘When can I start driving lessons?’  Today, Ashley Neal will take you through the legal age requirements for getting your […]

Where should I be after 20 driving lessons?

For some, passing your driving test is a monumental rite of passage. In the UK, you must pass a two-part DVLA test, with the first section focused on driving theory and the second conducted on the road with an instructor.  Novice drivers tend to feel most concerned about their upcoming Practical Driving Theory Test. It […]

Driving Test Costs & The Cost of Learning to Drive in 2023

If you are considering learning how to drive, you will no doubt want to know what the average cost of learning how to drive is. So, we have put together this guide to help you understand the different driving cost factors, such as the average cost of lessons, driving test cost and Pass Plus. Provisional […]

Driving Alone For The First Time – Do’s and Don’ts

After passing your test, getting back into your car for the first time can be scary. You’ve gotten used to having someone in the passenger seat to help guide you and now you’ve passed your test, you have to go alone. Driving alone for the first time doesn’t have to be so scary and to […]

How Many Driving Lessons Do You Need to Pass Your Test

There are many factors which affect how many driving lessons you need to take in order to pass your driving test. Learner drivers are often concerned about passing their test with the minimum amount of lessons possible in order to save money. They can be expensive, but you should consider driving lessons to be an […]