Many people ask how long it will take to pass the driving test, even more people ask how much it will cost, so this week we’ve decided to show you.
So here is our price breakdown for you:
£34 First provisional licence
£23 theory test
£0 theory training with WrightStart or £4.99 for a good up-to-date app
£765 for lessons (based on WrightStarts average learner of 30 hours, WrightStart pupils are learning to drive under the governments average of 40+ hours)
£1.84 a day insurance (from this price) or insurance with Marmalade – https://www.wearemarmalade.co.uk (10% discount for 90 day policies)
£62 weekday practical test, £74 weekend practical test – paid to DVSA
£58 instructors time & car for test, usually 2 hours
£0 updated full driving licence
Total = £942 so far (without private insurance)
Most pupils have one two hour lesson a week from initial start through to passing the test. With all the costs added in and averaged out, it costs a pupil approximately £58.88 a week or roughly £235.50 a month.
This may come as a real shock to some people as to how expensive this little venture can be however, please be assured this is the cheap bit.
Buying, running and maintaining a car is where the real costs lie.
Let’s break down costs of running a car:
£120 (average) road tax
£770 fuel (based on 6,000 miles per annum @ 40mpg @ £112.9 p/l
£35 MOT (Eden Tyres & Servicing)
£167 full service (Eden Tyres & Servicing)
£ consumables (tyres, oil, pads etc)
£ unexpected bills
Total = £4,292 (without consumables or unexpected bills)
With all the costs added in and averaged out, it costs a pupil approximately £89 a week or roughly £357 a month to run a car, just worth a thought.
How can you reduce your costs of learning to drive:
Read our blog on the best way of learning to drive here.