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Garston (Liverpool)

Learner drivers in Garston area are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to test centres. You can choose from Liverpool and Speke. Whether you’re familiar with the area around Liverpool test centre or not, however, there will no doubt be a few challenges that will come your way on the day of your test. From tricky test routes to those daunting dual carriageways, there’s a lot to consider. Fortunately, we’ve put everything together in one complete guide below…


69 Woolton Road Garston Liverpool Merseyside L19 5ND

Tests Offered at Garston (Liverpool)

  • Car
  • ADI part 1
  • ADI part 2


Parking is available at this test centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0151 4272404

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re looking to drive around the Garston (Liverpool) area before your test, follow these directions. As you progress through your driving lessons, you’ll get to know the local area. You’ll become aware of how busy it can get around the test centre especially because it’s near the airport. Parking is available at this test centre, along with disabled access. There are also male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Liverpool

The more familiar you are with the Liverpool area and the roads closest to the test centre, the better off you’ll be. Why? Firstly, once you know what to expect, you won’t be as nervous on the day of your test. Secondly, it will give you more experience with the wide variety of road types—like the A561—around the local area. Want to know more about Liverpool? You’ll find more information regarding transport, weather and much more below...

Garston (Liverpool) Test Route

While we can’t give you the exact route for Garston, we can give you a few hints as to what to expect. The centre is surrounded by busy town roads, so you can almost definitely expect to face congestion and oncoming traffic. With this in mind, you should pay close attention to your clutch control and your speed awareness. You’ll need to be ready to move or stop at a moment’s notice—particularly if pedestrians are around. Don’t disregard the quieter roads, however, as it is likely you’ll be taken around residential areas to monitor your ability to face different traffic systems.

Make sure you practice as many difficult road types as you can—brush up on areas like different types of pedestrian crossings.

Garston (Liverpool) Test Pass Rates

Curious about the average pass rate across the UK? It currently stands at 47%. For those of you living in the North West, your chances are more or less the same at 47.3%. But what about learners at Garston (Liverpool)?

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
45.9% 37.7% 34.1% 32.1% 40.4%

As you can see, the pass rates for Garston (Liverpool) have been below average in the last five years. Yes—this is rather disappointing. That being said, these results aren’t too surprising. Garston (Liverpool) is a busy area filled with many challenging features which is why it can take learner drivers a few tries to get things perfect.

What If I Can't Go To Garston (Liverpool)?

There’s a nice variety of Merseyside test centres to head to, so Garston (Liverpool) isn’t your only option. The closest alternatives are Garston (Speke) and Norris Green.

What To Expect On The Day

Worried about taking your practical? Don’t be—your driving lessons are designed to get you fully test-ready. If you’re still nervous, taking your instructor on your test might calm those nerves. All you’ve got to do on the day of your practical is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll start things off easily enough with an eyesight test. Don’t worry—it sounds worse than it is! Things will steadily get more difficult once you move onto the “show me, tell me” section, in which you have to answer one question before you start driving and the other whilst you’re driving. During the independent driving section, you’ll have to follow a route using a sat nav—or traffic signs if you’re one of the 20% asked to do so. You’ll also have to demonstrate the following manoeuvres:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

Results are given to learner drivers almost immediately after the test concludes. Lucky drivers will receive their test pass certificates and have the opportunity to send off for their new, shiny licences. The unlucky learners who still need to brush up on a few areas will be given a feedback sheet which will be vital when they retake their practical in the future. The entire test process should take only 40 minutes and your instructor should take you back home afterwards.

But What If I Fail?

Whether or not you want to think about it, failure is always a possibility with learner drivers. There’s so much going on during a practical that it can all too easy to build up a few minors along the way. Instead of dwelling on your mistakes, you should look ahead to your next practical. If you’d rather get another booked in ASAP, PassMeFast can do it as soon as two weeks later (after the 10 working day limit). We’ve even got refresher courses for students who need to brush up on their driving.

Get booked in today! Simply give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website. Not in the Garston area? Check out the other areas we cover.

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Don’t waste your time and money with the second best. Check out our course prices and get in touch with PassMeFast today on 0333 123 4949. Alternatively, you can book a course online yourself to get things started.