If you live anywhere near the city of Chester in Cheshire, you’ll be pleased to hear that you have a practical test centre right on your doorstep. As you probably know, practical tests are designed to be unpredictable and challenging for all learner drivers. As such, it’s in your best interest to get to know the area you’re taking your test in and understand what will be expected of you. To help you along the way, we’ve compiled all the essential information below!
Male, female and disabled toilets are available
You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair
Getting to Chester test centre doesn’t have to be difficult. All you have to do is follow the directions here. If you’re unfamiliar with the area right now, there’s no need to worry—your instructor will take you around the area on your lessons so that you can get used to the local roads and features. Before you know it, you’ll be whizzing around those tricky bends (safely, of course) and multi-lane roundabouts. Chester test centre doesn’t have parking, however there are male, female and disabled toilets. Disabled access is also available.
The Chester area is filled with a variety of challenging road types which will put your driving ability to the test. To help you prepare for your practical, your instructor will focus your lessons on the areas surrounding the centre where your test is due to take place. You’ll become accustomed to routes like the A5117, for example. Want to know more about Chester? Take a peek at the resources below!
Looking for Chester’s test route? The DVSA no longer publishes test routes, but as long as you keep in mind our—and your instructor’s—advice, you’ll be just fine. The examiner is looking for you to display certain attributes when driving in the practical test. What are these, you ask? Well, examples of good driving behaviours include speed awareness, hazard awareness, clutch control and steering control. Keep an eye out for changes in speed—this trips up many a student in the transition between busy urban roads and residential areas.
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If you’ve spent a bit of time researching into learning to drive, you might have stumbled upon the wonder that is driving test pass rates. In case you didn’t already know, the national average pass rate currently stands at 47%. This stands almost the same for learners in the North West who have a 47.3% chance of passing. What about Chester test centre?
As you can see, Chester’s pass rates have been skirting just above and below the national average in recent years. While they’re not the worst pass rates, we can see why you might be slightly disappointing—it is lower than the national average, after all. Before you start panicking, just think about how you’ve progressed in your lessons. If you get into a car and you’re 100% confident with your manoeuvres and overall driving ability, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
Finished your driving lessons? All that’s standing between you and your shiny new licence now is your practical test. You already know where your test is, so what else do you need?
You’ll start things off with a nice and simple eyesight test. Once you’ve got that out of the way, you just need to tackle the “show me, tell me” questions. These involve the maintenance of your car, e.g., “How would you check that the brakes are working before starting a journey?”. One question will be asked before you get into the car and the other whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section revolves around a test route that will be conveyed to you via sat nav—or traffic signs if you’re one of the 1 in 5 candidates chosen. Don’t forget to practice manoeuvres—you’ll be expected to demonstrate the following:
Hate sitting around waiting for results? Lucky for you: you can get your driving test results as soon as you finish. If you pass your test (congrats), you’ll receive your super-duper test pass certificate and you’ll be able to send off for your new licence. If you fail your test, you’ll be given a feedback sheet which explains where you went wrong. In either case, the test should only take 40 minutes and your instructor will give you a lift back home.
Not got the best track record with tests? That’s fine—plenty of people need a few tries to pass their driving test. It’s certainly not something to be embarrassed about. All you’ve got to do is learn from your mistakes and iron out your bad habits in time for your next practical.
Want to rebook? Let PassMeFast do it for you as soon as two weeks later (after the 10 working day limit). Need to brush up on a few areas? With a refresher course, you can get rid of all your bad habits before you try again. For those learners who want to get things back on track, contact us via our website or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.
Many people make the mistake of learning to drive in single lessons that take place weeks apart. This format of learning can take months—not ideal for learners looking to get on the road as soon as possible. If you find yourself nodding along, you might want to look towards PassMeFast’s intensive or semi-intensive courses. With our DVSA-approved instructors and a fast-track practical test, you’ll be on the road in a matter of weeks or even days!
The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast. Book a course online after checking out our course prices or give us a quick ring on 0333 123 4949 and you could be joining our top favourite pass photos in no time!