We all have this dream of being able to drive and having all the freedom that comes with it, don’t we? As soon as we have the big 1 7 in our sights, we can often get carried away at the thought of this freedom, looking at the cars we want and planning our first road trip. It’s easy to forget that way before any of this happens, we gotta’ learn and pass our test (talk about a first world problem… why can’t we just be born with this knowledge?) and this doesn’t come cheap. We have found out who’s paying for young drivers to get to that magic pass – as well as giving you some tips on how to cut the costs of learning to drive.
5 tips to save money on your driving lessons
Whilst learning to drive is pretty costly, and there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it – there are ways to keep the costs as low as possible! We’ve outlined ways to save money on driving lessons, tests and more.
Bulk booking lessons
Private driving practice
Pass first time
Of course, the ultimate way to save money is just to get someone else to pay, right? We’ve found out who’s paying for lessons and private practice on a young persons driving journey. Is it them, or Mum and Dad?
Whether you take your lessons week by week or cram them all in together – they can cost a fair bit of money, but who is the one forking out for it? In a recent survey of our Learner Driver Insurance customers, 55% of them said that they’re putting up the cost of the lessons themselves and aren’t solely relying on their parents to pay for them. Good job, guys!
We may be paying for our driving lessons, but are we also paying for our private practice? In a recent survey, we found that 65% of our Learner Driver Insurance customers are relying on mum and dad for this one. We can’t do everything – can we?!
How do you pay?
After many years of believing money did grow on trees – growing up you realise it doesn’t, and if you want something, you’ve got to work for it. In a survey** of 500 learner drivers, we asked how they’re paying for their driving lessons. Over 60% of learner drivers are grafting for this one, and footing the bill by having either a full time or part time job!
Everyone learns to drive in different ways, so no matter how you go about getting behind the wheel, or who pays for it, if you follow these tips – hopefully, you’ll save some money when you get there!
* Price based on £151.39 for a 90-day policy. This amount is currently achievable by drivers from 3.45 million households in the UK. Price and cover dependent on location.
**This online survey of 500 UK learner drivers aged 17-25 was commissioned by Marmalade Car Insurance and conducted by market research company OnePoll, in accordance with the Market Research Society’s code of conduct. Data was collected between 13/04/2018 and 27/04/2018. All participants are double-opted in to take part in research and are paid an amount depending on the length and complexity of the survey. This survey was overseen and edited by the OnePoll research team, who are members of the MRS and have corporate membership to ESOMAR.