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Driving Tips

Whether you’re just starting out as a learner driver or have already had your licence for years, we all need a few pointers here and there to help us avoid making mistakes and adapt to new situations. That’s why, in this section, we’ll provide you with plenty of informative and useful driving tips to help you become a safer, more confident driver, and get the most out of motoring. We’ll add in everything from articles and guides to interactive quizzes, meaning that there really is something for everyone. Check out our driving tips section for advice that all drivers can use!

How-To Guide: Changing Car Gears

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Happy New Year, PassMeFast readers! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: 2021’s first instalment of our How-To Guide series! We’re right in the middle of driving basics, so if you’re a beginner, this is the perfect time to jump in. This month, we’re taking a look at one of the trickiest aspects of driving in a manual car: changing car gears. In this guide, we’re going to take you through all of the steps involved in changing car...

Ask Zephyr: Will the Pandemic Ruin My Chances of Learning to Drive?

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With the world in a state of perpetual chaos, we’ve all been hankering for a voice of reason. Today, dear readers, we are here to provide just that. Fresh off of his extended furlough (get it?!) period, Zephyr the cat is feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to dish out some sterling advice. It’s a good thing, too, because the pandemic has left people with numerous driving-related questions! Today, Zephyr addresses an issue that has been bothering a whole bunch of...

Where Are You Allowed to Drive in Lockdown #3?

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We probably don’t need to tell you that England is currently experiencing its third national lockdown. What we may need to tell you, though, is the specific rules regarding driving that arrived with the latest shutdown. Yes, even though this certainly isn’t our first rodeo at this point, there is always a little bit of confusion about where you are allowed to drive in lockdown. That’s why PassMeFast is here to clear things up! Join us as we quickly run...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: Affordable First Cars for Under £17,500!

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If you’ve recently passed your driving test, or you’ve decided to get behind the wheel for the first time as a fully qualified driver, you’re likely in the market for your first car. With the variety that’s on offer nowadays, and the tight budget you’re probably facing, it can be difficult to know where to start. And that’s where we come in! We’ve compiled a list of the top affordable first cars that you can buy for under £17,500 (with...

Guide: Changing the Name and/or Gender on your Driving Licence

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Many people earn their driving licences in their late teens or early twenties. As a result, over the course of your life, you may find that some of the information listed on the card is no longer accurate. Be it a change in address, name or gender, the DVLA does provide a way for you to update this information. In this guide we explain exactly how to go about changing the name (including preferred title, if applicable) and/or gender listed...

Is Driving Hard (And How Can I Make It Easier)?

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Most things are hard until you learn to do them well—and driving is no exception. The majority of people don’t pass their test on their first attempt, but most do end up passing within their first three goes. That suggests that most people find driving consistently to test standard difficult, but that it does become easier the more you work at it. Once you’ve got some mileage behind you, most people find that driving becomes almost second nature. Even as...

Hate Learning to Drive? Here’s How to Change Your Outlook!

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Learning to drive can be fun, but there’s no doubt about it: it’s challenging. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the excitement of embarking on this big life step that we forget to acknowledge that it takes a lot of hard work and commitment to complete. Learner drivers may experience a bit of a rude awakening when the reality of this sinks in! Unfortunately, if you end up feeling like you hate learning to drive, it can really...

How-To Guide: Moving Off And Stopping

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Season’s greetings PassMeFast readers! It’s that time of the month again. We’re back with the latest instalment in our How-To Guide series! Now that we’ve finished looking at the ways in which you can adjust your car to better suit your needs, we’re moving onto driving basics. We’re starting off with moving off and stopping, a fundamental skill that all drivers need to know like the back of their hand. In this guide, we’re going to walk you through all...

Areas Learner Drivers Struggle With The Most

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When it comes to learning to drive, things aren’t always smooth sailing. In order to ace the test and become a safe driver, learners have to build up a large range of skills—some of which are easier to grasp than others. Though all learners are different in the way they take to driving, we have spotted several problem areas that they all tend to struggle with. If not properly addressed, these problems can become a huge roadblock in your journey...

Passing Parked Cars: Who Has Priority?

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Although roads are primarily used for getting from A to B, they also often serve as a car park when you get where you want to go. That means that as a driver, you need to be able to navigate your way past parked cars safely. A fair bit of learning to drive is learning how to react appropriately to different situations. But you rarely have to fully improvise. There are rules which you should be able to adapt to...