"Before I started my driving lessons with Alan, I had someone else, who I didn't really learn anything from. When I started with Alan, he taught me how to pull away very easily! He makes you feel comfortable when you're driving. He teaches you all the manoeuvres in a simple way so they're very easy and quick to learn" - Nicola Skeels, Hockley
Our reputation is very important, especially in the local area, as we rely on recommendations from satisfied customers, so we will always do our utmost to make your learning experience enjoyable and productive.
The advantage of choosing a local driving school like us is that you are able to find out all you need to know about us, through this website, before you book your driving lessons. Especially about the instructor that you are actually booking the lessons with. If you book with us this will be Alan, my husband, a father of four, and a step-father of three. Alan is the Hawkwell Driving School Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor.
Whereas if you book with multi-car driving schools you will know nothing about the qualifications or experience of your driving instructor until they arrive on your doorstep. And although there is some peace of mind in booking with what is seen to be a large organisation, multi-car driving schools are usually just booking agencies for self-employed driving instructors. See more...
"Alan is a friendly and relaxed instructor. You can go at your own pace and concentrate on your weaknesses and improve your strengths. Alan is very well prepared and lessons are structured with variety" - Nicola Avert, Ashingdon
Although our driving lessons aren't the cheapest around we consider that they are the best value. When you learn to drive with us we teach you all the things that we feel are necessary for your continuing improvement, which include: 70mph roads, busy roundabouts, and driving out of the locality to towns such as Basildon, Brentwood, and Chelmsford. Unlike some schools we do not keep you in the local area to save fuel.
If you consider the price of petrol these days anyone offering cheap lessons is desperate for work and is probably either a trainee, or newly qualified. To save fuel they will then often try to spend as much time as possible, driving around housing estates, or by sitting at the side of the road with their engine off giving 'briefings'.
"Alan is calm, patient, reliable, good at explaining things and easy to talk to." - Karen Benton, Rayleigh.