Driving instructors are some of the most important people on Britain's roads today. They spend most of their time in their car, and it acts as their office space as well as their tool for teaching.
It's imperative that they choose the right vehicle for them, so we've come up with a few rules for what a good driving school car needs to be:
Economical - Because driving instructors cover so many miles, it's imperative that the car they are using returns an exceptional level of miles per gallon, this keeps costs as low as possible. Otherwise, it is likely they will be spending much of their income on fuel.
Compact - Learning to drive is daunting enough, without having to manoeuvre a large car. It's better for the learner and the instructor if the car is more compact for ease.
Practical - Most driving instructors use their cars as their only means of transport. So, while the smaller size is important for the learner, it is also valuable for the instructor to have a car that is practical and spacious too.
Low service costs - Most cars need servicing every 10,000 miles, so servicing costs must be a consideration when purchasing a driving school car. A car with 2 year service intervals or similar may be a more attractive proposition.
Safe - Above all, the car needs to be safe. New cars today have a lot more active and passive safety features, and can protect you and your learner driver better in the event of an accident.