I look forward to hearing from you:
You are more than welcome to ring home and ask any question that you have, but you may find that your question has already been answered in full on the Frequently Asked Questions page. This page has been written for your convenience and may well contain the answers to a few questions that you may not have thought of.
I am sure that you would not expect me to answer the 'phone while I am driving and you are correct, I will not.
For this reason there are three ways to contact me.
Leave a message on my Findley's Driving School Facebook page:
I have a Findley's Driving School Facebook page which you are more than welcome to use the message facility on if this suits you better.
Directly text to my mobile:
If you would text either "Your name" or the details of your question to the mobile number below I will answer you as soon as I am realistically able. I am usually either delivering a lesson or driving between lessons so I am unlikely to return a message as soon as I would like.
Indirectly by ringing our home number:
If you feel more comfortable leaving a message with a human being then please ring our home number and ask your question, or leave a message. Again I will happily return your call as soon as I am able but in reality this could be later in the day after I finish work.
Please do not leave a voicemail
I am not about to start listening to them.
For all methods, return contact may be later in the day, however;
I will get back to you!
Thanks in advance,
Questions and Answers about how to make contact:
I prefer to use a different piece of software such as Skype or WhatsApp to communicate. Do you mind?
There are many different methods of communicating these days which is a good thing but I have listed the only ones that I am prepared to use for business purposes. I am sorry if this does not include your software of choice but between landline, text to mobile, or a message of Facebook I really do believe that I have evryone covered.
I want to talk to you directly. How can I do this please?
I welcome the opportunity to speak to prospective pupils who wish to speak to me directly. If you ring the landline number you may ask any questions that you wish. If you wish to book, or speak to me directly about anything else then please leave your name and number and I will happily call you back later.
Why will you not answer you mobile when someone tries to call you?
Everyone who has my mobile number has been asked to only text it because as a driving instructor, during business hours I am always either delivering a driving lesson or travelling between driving lessons. I am sure that you will understand that I am not going to take a call either during a driving lesson when I am instructing or indeed when I am driving myself. If you try to contact me before business hours I will not answer it. Be grateful for that!
Why will you not listen to voicemails?
It takes so long to access, listen to and repeat if necessary and administer the call log (save - delete etcetera) that I find the entire thing entirely inefficient. I used to use it and the number of times I received the following message I cannot count: "Hello mate, sorry but I can't do my lesson this week but will be fine for next week. Bye!" No clue who that was. Oh, I know what to do. I will listen to the whole thing again so that I can write down the number and enter it into my phone to see is the name comes up. What a waste of time. No longer!
Why do you not get back to people sooner than "Later in the day".?
With respect I am in the fortunate position of being a successful and therefore busy driving instructor. This means that I am able to work extensively both during the daytime and the evenings so, whereas I am happy to return texts or Facebook messages during the day if I get a minute or two spare I am frequently not able to respond to enquiries until after I finish work in the evening. My opening times are available on the Availability page.
Is there a better time of day to make contact?
Any time within the normal hours of business, which I hope you will agree are quite extensive, or at reasonable times over the weekend are most welcome.