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Our Top Customer Reviews in January

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! We’re almost at the end of the first month of 2020, and what a month it’s been. For most of us, simply getting back to work after Christmas is enough of a struggle! A few individuals, though, took the opportunity to get started on their New Year’s Resolutions and started the year in style. Yep, that’s right: we’re back with our first batch of newly qualified drivers for 2020!

We’re going to take a look at our top 5 customer reviews from January 2020. If you’re on the fence about learning to drive, this might give you some much needed motivation. Get the full lowdown below!


1. The full package

When it comes to learning to drive, there’s a lot to take into account. For starters, you need to pass the theory test before you can even book a practical test. Next, you’ve got to find a driving instructor to actually teach you to drive. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, you’ve also got to put up with long waiting times in the midst of finding that ideal test date. Fortunately, as Kevin learnt, PassMeFast can handle it all for you.

Kevin came to us as a complete beginner to driving. He decided to go for our 40 hour manual course, and added on a theory test—which he passed with flying colours. After clearing this first hurdle, Kevin took to the roads around Gillingham with instructor Antony. After building up his driving experience and knowledge, Kevin put his skills to the test at Gillingham test centre. And what do you know? He passed! Here’s what Kevin had to say about his learning journey:

“I have nothing but praise for the PassMeFast team that dealt with my intensive driving course. From first contact I had my own personal advisor Matthew who asked loads of questions to find out my needs and kept in contact every step along the way. Everything was booked asap even around Christmas and new year and a week away in Gran Canaria my 40 lessons were catered for.

The driving instructor provided was amazing and easily assessed my learning style and made it enjoyable and fun to learn. He explained things clearly and concisely and with constant encouragement. I am pleased to tell you that I passed first time because of this.

I would highly recommend using this company if you are looking for a professional friendly service dedicated to their learners.”

2. Meeting any requirements

Pass photo 1 of top customer reviews in January 2020

Passing fast can be tricky. If you’ve got a deadline to meet, many driving schools will try to get you to take time off work to focus on driving. However, PassMeFast takes a different approach. We let our students choose the pace of their driving course, meaning that you can fit lessons around their schedule. This turned out to be perfect for our learner Sasha!

We booked her onto our 25 hour automatic course with instructor Joseph. Though Sasha was hesitant at first to take to the roads in London, she soon found her confidence— focusing in particular on parking and motorways. In no time at all, Sasha was raring to go for her practical at West Wickham test centre. Not only did she pass on her first attempt, she did so with only 1 minor. Way to go, Sasha! This is what she thought about her experience with PassMeFast:

“I had a lot of demands when I reached out to PassMeFast about driving lessons – an incredibly short timeline, patient and kind instructor, lots of hand-holding through the process. They absolutely nailed it and I am now a very happy fully licensed driver!

Haydn helped me navigate the ins and outs of the admin part, including connecting me with my driver and making sure things were ticking along in terms of the lessons. I knew I could always reach out for help.

My instructor Joseph was fantastic and really put me through my paces but in a short time made me genuinely confident in driving in London – no mean feat.

In the time leading up to the test, I felt supported and got notes and reminders that let me know I hadn’t been forgotten. Strongly recommend this service and these lessons!!”

3. Taking you from beginner to pro

If you’ve never driven before, starting your lessons can seem stressful. With the right driving instructor, however, the whole process can seem like a piece of cake. Greater Manchester-based learner Holly was on the lookout for a DVSA-approved instructor who would help her sail through her lessons and build up her confidence. She certainly chose the right driving school!

After sorting her out with a theory test (which she aced) we booked her onto our 40 hour manual course with top instructor Alena. Though she failed her first attempt, Holly certainly didn’t let it dissuade her from getting her hands on her full driving licence. Her next attempt at Atherton test centre proved successful, and she’s now a fully qualified driver! Here’s what she had to say about her driving journey:

“I took the 40 hour driving course including theory and practical test over 3 months. I had never stepped foot in a car and knew absolutely nothing about driving and was absolutely petrified.

My driving instructor Alena, who was one of the loveliest ladies I’ve ever met, really put me at ease and helped me gain my confidence throughout the process. PassMeFast were great at accommodating my needs, and were very flexible in allowing me to take my lessons and test around such a busy schedule of mine.”

4. Giving you that last nudge

Pass photo 2 of top customer reviews in January 2020

Not every learner who comes to us is starting from scratch. Some already have bags of experience, and are looking for a driving school to help them over the finish line. If you’re in this particular position, you might want to make like Joe and take one of PassMeFast’s refresher courses. Designed to help learners shed bad habits and boost their confidence, our refresher courses have helped countless students ace the driving test.

We sorted out Joe with our shortest refresher package, a 5 hour manual course, with instructor Noel in Cheshire. During his lessons, Joe concentrated on perfecting his driving techniques and getting properly acquainted with the roads around Warrington test centre. Looks like it was just what he needed—Joe passed with only 2 minors! Here’s what his mum, Adele, had to say about the whole experience:

“Excellent tuition from Noel for my son who passed his test after taking the intensive 5 hour PassMeFast course. From making the initial booking through to my son taking his test, every step of the process was communicated efficiently and then getting a very experienced instructor like Noel was the icing on the cake. Big thanks to Chris & Noel and all the team at PassMeFast, we will certainly be recommending you 👍”

5. Simplifying the entire process

The one part of learning to drive that no one enjoys is dealing with all the admin. It’s for this reason that every PassMeFast student has their own dedicated Booking Agent. These members of our team are the superheroes that make our courses happen. They’re in charge of booking tests, assigning instructors, and acting as a point of call throughout your course. This means you can focus on passing your test! For Sarah, this was an approach that paid off in spades.

As she already had some driving experience, we sorted her out with our 15 hour automatic course. During her lessons, Sarah concentrated on mastering the driving test manoeuvres and getting to grips with the roads around London with her instructor Marshal. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Sarah was suddenly ready to take her practical at Loughton test centre. Her hard work clearly paid off, as she passed her test on her first attempt with only 4 minors. Here’s her summary of her PassMeFast driving course:

“I cannot rate PassMeFast high enough! The booking process was very straightforward and I was given the right course according to my driving experience. They were able to work within my timeframe and book my practical test at the location I felt most comfortable with.

My instructor (Marshal) was fantastic! He identified the areas that I needed to work on really quickly, put me at ease and made the lessons really enjoyable. I learnt more in 5 days with PassMeFast than I had in 4 months with my previous driving school and I passed my test first time.”


Still not 100% inspired to take that first step towards learning to drive? If our reviews didn’t do the trick, our top pass photos of the month will certainly give you the push you need! If you’d prefer to spend your time acquainting yourself with the latest changes in the world of driving, head on over to our top news stories in January.

Becoming a full qualified driver doesn’t have to be a difficult or drawn out affair. Book with PassMeFast, and you could get on the road well ahead of the usual waiting times. Plus, our intensive courses are flexible enough that they can fit around even the busiest schedule! To see what’s on offer, simply check out our course prices page. If you’re ready to take the next step, book your course online or give us a bell on 0333 123 4949.

Already got some experience under your belt? Not sure which PassMeFast course is ideal for you? Answer a few simple questions from our course recommender to find out!

*Some instances of grammar and punctuation have been corrected; otherwise, reviews are as written.

By Bethany Hall

Whether you’re a learner or a pro driver, Bethany is here to help. From defensive driving to the Highway Code, she’ll tell you everything you need know about driving. If she’s not on the road, you’ll probably find Bethany with her head in a book or binge-watching the latest TV show.

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