Ideally located for learner drivers in the Trafford area, Sale test centre is located on Poplar Grove—found between Alphabets Day Nursery and Poplar Garage Limited. This test centre oversees plenty of driving tests each month, so it's definitely worth getting to know more about it if you're taking your test here. Keep on reading to find directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Sale.


36 - 38 Poplar Grove Sale Trafford Greater Manchester M33 7ER

Tests Offered at Sale

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces available at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0161 9731534

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Just 5 minutes away from the centre of Sale and the bustling A56, Sale test centre is easy to get to and and an ideal option for learners throughout Sale and the Trafford area. To get to the centre hassle-free, all you've got to is use these directions

A Bit More About Sale

Driving tests are designed to incorporate as many varied road conditions and features as possible, ensuring that learners are able to tackle the types of roads that they'll have to face alone once they're fully qualified drivers. Sale test centre, and the Trafford area, provides this variety—from high-speed roads like the A56 to quieter lanes. If you’d like to know more about Sale in general, check out the resources below...

Sale Test Route

You won’t actually be able to find an exact test route for Sale—the DVSA stopped publishing test routes to prevent students from practicing them before their driving test. Fortunately, you can see which roads are most likely to appear on your route by looking at videos of Sale test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Sale driving test routes. If you're taking a driving course with a local ADI, they will also introduce you to the roads—and any noteworth features—which will commonly appear on Sale test routes. 

Sale Test Pass Rates

Who doesn’t love a good statistic? Did you know, for example, that the national average driving test pass rate currently stands at 45.9%? In Greater Manchester, this pass rate is slightly lower at 44%. Want it broken down further? Check out the pass rates from Sale test centre from the last five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
50.7% 50.2% 50.9% 50.1% 48.7%

As far as pass rates go, the ones from Sale are relatively good—they’re higher than the national average, which is always a good sign. Of course, it doesn’t matter if a test centre has a high test pass rate if you don’t put in any effort. It’s how you act on the day that affects the outcome of your test.

What If I Can't Go To Sale?

Sale is just one of the many practical test centres available in Greater Manchester. If you don’t want to go to Sale, the nearest alternate test centre is West Didsbury.

What To Expect On The Day

By this point, you should be completely ready for your test and very familiar with the Sale area. As long as you remember the tips given to you by your instructor, you’ll be just fine. All that’s left for you to do on the day is to get there 10 minutes early, with your provisional. The test will then proceed with: 

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to Sale test centre, the examiner will tell you if you’ve passed or failed. They will also discuss any driving test faults you might have accumulated by using the feedback sheet. If you pass, you'll receive your test pass certificate. If you want to be sent your new licence, you’ll have to hand over your provisional licence. 

But What If I Fail?

It’s really not the end of the world if you end up failing your test. Unfortunately, it can happen to anyone. The important thing is to take the feedback the examiner gave you to improve your driving skills for your next practical test. If you need to book another test, PassMeFast can speed up the entire process with a fast-track practical test. If you’re interested, you can get booked in today! All you have to do is give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Unlike other driving schools, PassMeFast offers intensive—and semi-intensive—courses where you can learn to drive in a matter of days. This means that you’re constantly building up your knowledge to ensure you’re fully prepared for your test. We even find fast-track practical tests so you don’t have to worry about waiting times. Don’t just take our word for it—check out our customer reviews if you don’t believe us!

Why wait? Check out our course prices, pick your course and get booked in today. Get in touch with a member of the PassMeFast team on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online.