Useful information for Beginners
My name is Martyn Findley.
I welcome you to my website.
It is my intention on this page to show you a little about myself, the car that you will be driving, and cover the legalities of becoming a new learner driver. The prices page and my availability are easy enough to find when you are ready.
I invite you to take a good look at other pages and see the level of service
that you can expect from a professional driving instructor.
I will provide you with at least as professional a service as is available elsewhere.
My Toyota Aygo
I currently use the Toyota Aygo pictured above as my instruction vehicle.
My tuition vehicle of choice is a dark grey Toyota Aygo fitted with dual-controls without which I would not do my job. Inside you will find:
Dual-controls (of course)
Variable power assisted steering so that you never need to work hard on the manoeuvres
Climate control so that whatever the weather the interior temperature is maintained at a comfortable level
Electric mirrors for your convenience
A comfortable leather interior (I spend a long time in this car)
and more safety features than I would care to list here.
In my view this is an ideal small car to learn to drive in. It seems sensible to me that you should learn to drive in a vehicle of similar size, and power, to the first vehicle that you own yourself.
Further information about My Tuition Vehicle, why I believe it to be ideal for you to learn in and a few other points are available for you to view.
This is all I ask of a pupil:
Turn up regularly,
Try your best.
You are expected to make mistakes,
a mistake is a learning opportunity.
You are not a machine after all.
Please do take a few minutes to have at least a quick look at the pages shown across the bottom of this page.
They will help you to make a better informed decision.
Welcome to the team.
Q&A Section for your convenience:
There are more Questions and Answers covering other topics
on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Are there any price deals or free lessons available?
Full details of the prices are available on the Prices page.
I am nervous about starting my driving lessons. Is this normal?
That feeling of butterflies when starting something new is absolutely normal. Literally everyone gets it to some extent. For young people in particular learning to drive a car is a massive responsibility unlike anything that they have ever experienced before, and it is! Fortunately for you I am friendly and have shown literally hundreds of people before you how to get through what at the moment may seem like an ordeal. I assure you: you will enjoy your experience of learning to drive.
I have heard bad things from friends about instructors that they have tried out. Do you do any of those things?
I did not include a list in the question because it would fill the page. I strongly recommend that you read my Terms and Conditions section to reassure yourself that you are taking on a decent person who is expecting to provide a thoroughly professional service.