Today’s blog is about trailer test tips, so that people can pass their trailer test first time. Remember the trailer test is a driving test and we remind our clients that, which is why they passed first time. To pass the towing test first time, we are giving you 5 important things to remember today;
Take the test seriously. Remember there is an actual driving test involved and you will find yourself learning new skills. To pass first time, the towing vehicle must be capable and legally able to tow your trailer. There are vehicle safety questions about the car and trailer, which you should know. Items like breakaway cable, which are for safety have to be known. Try and read as much as you can about the test, so you know what to expect.
Since this is a driving test, another one of our trailer test tips, is to ensure your driving ability is exactly what the examiner is looking for. The examiner is looking for good forward planning and that the driver is aware of all hazards around them. The examiner is looking to see that the driver checks their mirrors often and is aware of other road users at all times. Good all round observations show the examiner you are concentrating and aware of all hazards. Give yourself plenty of distance from you and the vehicle in front, even in slow moving traffic.
Here we show the reversing manoeuvre safely, with the car and trailer under control. There is no time limit on this driving test reverse, but you do have two attempts if you need them. Out trailer test tips here are that you take your time. While you are reversing, you use plenty of all-around observations. Keep the speed of the vehicle and trailer low, at all times using the clutch and brake. To complete this part of the reversing manoeuvre satisfactory, know how to control the towing vehicle in the opposite direction safely. On this site some parents discuss the benefit of quality training, so call us on 07818 408336. If you book a course with us, then we can assess exactly what training you need. As we know what the examiners want, it is better to discuss your expectations with a professional.
Trailers on dual carriageways and motorways
On our day course, which we call a silver course you can learn all about how to control the towing vehicle. Like many of our customers who passed the first time, our trailer test tips are actually all supplied to them. Using our PDF handout, helps you learn because reading it and then doing it, is far easier. Our tip to pass your driving test first time is to make sure you learn as much as you possibly can. Knowing how a vehicle and trailer can get out of control, becomes important when you have potentially doubled the weight of your car and trailer. Imagine a part of the driving test takes you along a busy dual carriageway. If you’re passing a heavy goods vehicle, it’s vital that you know how your car and trailer will behave. The increase in wind from that towing vehicle, combined with your car and trailer, is bound to cause issues.
Our last trailer test tips
The last of our last trailer test tips today is around the towing vehicle and trailer. When you arrive for the driving test the towing car has to have some important items. Firstly it needs to have a current MOT and be insured. The car has to display L-plates on the front and on the back of the trailer. A seat-belt must be present and working for the examiner and driver. The one piece of equipment everyone seems to forget is the extra mirrors for the examiner. A company providing training would know this, but when people turn up with no training, they fail at the first hurdle. You can find out more here
So if you want to improve your chances of passing the first time, book a course with us and benefit from our expertise. Call today on 07818 408 336 or 020 7018 5060.
Highly qualified and friendly driving instructors to help you pass your test with confidence. Our success rate for candidates passing first time is extremely high and we would love to help you pass first time too.
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