Finally the skies clear and it’s looking like a lovely few days ahead.
I always claim to love the winter but with day after day of greyness you can’t beat a bit of sun! Especially when you’re driving around in it all day.
Design work on our new site is almost complete, with a few pages needing just a little attention. What do you think?
A new offer added of your first 4 lessons for £69 offers beginners a great start.
Dreaming of spring!
Eagle-eyed regular visitors to our site would have noticed quite a change in the last couple of months.
If the snow held back progress on lessons, it certainly didn’t on our website work.
The most notable change will be the colour – a bold jump from red / burgundy, to a more vibrant, exciting orange.
Let us know what you think as your opinions count!
We have a free guide now available with success tips and special offers included – even better starter offers than those advertised on the site.
Please ‘follow us’ on twitter. We already have over 370 followers so we’re hoping to hit the 400 mark soon.
A twitter feed is available on the right hand colum of our website.
We regularly tweet industry news, driving news, car stuff and interesting facts so it’s for everyone, not just if you’re learning.
And there’s PLENTY more to come.
You may again have noticed slight website improvements recently. The colour has changed a little to a more bold, deeper red, and we have started to change the site structure.
On the top menu we have a couple of new headings, ‘driving lessons’ and ‘tutorials’. You will also notice if you hover the arrow over some of the titles a new drop-down menu will appear. Under ‘driving lessons’ will be, as you would guess, the lessons we offer. Tutorials will house a step by step guide to everything you will learn and need to learn in each and every driving lesson. The manoeuvre pages will appear here too. We’ve had a slight delay on the manoeuvre pages as its been too wet to take the photographs!! There are just two tutortials at the moment, but keep checking as these will grow each week.
We’re excited with how our website is progressing and hope you find it a useful and helpful tool.
Each and every year we are happy to provide Christmas and New Year offers, and this year is no exception. We are offering an extra free lesson when booking a block of 5 or 10 lessons – on top of what we already offer.
With each order we will send out an attractive and full colour voucher with all the details you need. A lovely gift to be opened at Christmas and New Year – or even for yourself!
Lessons from this offer can start to be taken from the new year.
You may notice another slight subtle change to the website. With more and more essential learning information being added it was starting to look a little cluttered so we’ve made changes to combat that, and I think it looks very smart indeed. New helpful information and learning aids will continue to be added thick and fast so keep checking.
This weekend we’ll be working on our long awaited ‘Manoeuvre’ pages. A step-by-step guide on how to complete them to a satisfactory standard on your test. They will be accompanied by photographs to help explain the order in which you need to complete each phase. A helpful guide and extra learning resource when not in lessons which continues to show our commitment to giving you a comprehensive learning experience with us, even when not in a paid lesson.
If you are living in the Woking and Guildford areas you may well have a leaflet from us through your door in the next month or so as we continue our marketing efforts in different areas.
Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend!
In the last couple of weeks as promised we have added our Theory page. We offer the material of Theory Test Pro, which has been shown to be twice as effective as other methods – when talking about passing your test first time. To check out the page click the link below:
Vines Driving School Theory Help
We have also added a sizable list of area pages, all within the main area of Woking – I’ll add that list at the end of this post.
All these improvements take time and are continually ongoing. It’s amazing when I think how far our website has come since it was launched in 2010, looking quite basic indeed. Yet I’m happy to say we haven’t even got close to where we’re headed.
I’ll update you as always on our progress and new pages added so you don’t miss a thing. Our new PayPal page is proving quite a success, and now these payment options have been added to each individual area page too. Our eventual aim is to only accept payments in advance, online, as it’s our opinion it’s becoming outdated for our instructors to be carrying large amount of cash during the day.
And that list as promised……
Driving Lessons Chertsey
Driving Lessons Chobham
Driving Lessons Knaphill
Driving Lessons Pirbright
Driving Lessons Lightwater
Driving Lessons West End
Driving Lessons Brookwood
Driving Lessons Goldsworth Park
Driving Lessons St Johns
Driving Lessons Horsell
Driving Lessons Bisley
Driving Lessons Camberley
Driving Lessons Pryford
Driving Lessons Byfleet
Driving Lessons Ripley
You may notice we’ve made slight design changes to our website this weekend, notably the new column on the left-hand side titled ‘Learning Aids’.
We’re excited about this here as we’ve been looking forward to starting this process for a while. We want our website to be a ‘learning resource’ to help all learning with us – and others are of course welcome too.
We’re looking to add a ‘manoeuvres’ section, along with a highway code help section and a Theory Test facilitly that will negate the need for you to buy any other theory materials. It will be all here for you in one place.
We will also be adding a ‘Lesson Plans’ section which will aid you whilst you learn. So for example, after your first lesson (and every lesson after that), you will be able to recap what you covered in your lesson, online, to accelerate your learning. It will also be a useful reminder of what you covered before your next lesson.
Work starts on this now, and although a gradual process, should be well on its way shortly. We hope though to have the Theory Package available within a week or two.
We’re always making progress here at Vines Driving School, and our latest is the ability for you to now pay for your lessons online via our PayPal page. . It’s becoming increasingly old fashioned to pay via cash or by possibly soon-to-be-defunct cheque. There are also always dangers attatched to instrucotrs carrying cash around with them all day.
Within the coming months that will be stretched to the ability to pay over the phone and you here, will be the first to hear about it.
It’s been a good summer in my eyes, I enjoy the rain so I guess that makes me a little different to most. And I’m enjoying the fresher morning and evenings September brings. It’s meant to be a lovely sunny week though so ideal for our lessons.
We’ve added a new page to the website this week, detailing the idea behind the 6 Point Mirror Check just before moving off from a parked position. Examiners look out for good observations on the test and a good 6 point check is amongst those required.
This page is just one of many helpful resources due to be added to the site this coming Autumn and Winter. Already one of the / if not already THE most useful driving school website around, we’re carrying out our plans to make our website a learning resource as well as an advertisement for our excellent school and services.
Thanks for supporting us
An early start for me this morning with a couple of tests starting my day. Fingers crossed for a good result for both.
It’s another damp, fresh morning here. This July feels rather strange and disorientating with all the rain we’re having. Is it really mid-July? I must be one of few people who are really enjoying it though. I love the rain. Hot sunny days in the car arent always fun as you can probably imagine so it suits me perfectly, and I find the rain peaceful and refreshing. I must admit I’m looking forward to my holiday in the sun with the family though in a couple of months time!
News this week in the driving world is the possible changes to some rural speed limits. Country lanes are the most dangerous roads in the UK, with most set at National Speed limit (60mph for single carriageway roads) and yet most being wholey inapropriate at this speed. It’s been suggested local councils should look at their own individual country roads and change limits to 40mph where roads are particularly winding and / narrow. A great idea and well needed. This may not slow everyone down, and the decent amongst us probably already drive at the appropriate speed for these roads, but it may just slow some of the rest down just a little, even by 10mph would be a start.
Enjoy your day!!