Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Looking To Take Your Car On A Driving Test?

It's not often that a young learner driver will take their own car on a driving test, however, it does happen, especially if you have learner driver insurance, and there are a number of things you should consider before going ahead, including:
  1. The test examiner might ask you to produce a valid learner driver insurance certificate which will allow you to take the car on a driving test. So - make sure you have your provisional insurance certificate with you.
  2. The examiner may want to check your road tax certificate to ensure that the car is legally allowed on the road.
  3. Since it's your own car he may also do a quick check of your car's tyres to ensure they're road-worthy. i.e. they don't have any cuts or bulges in them and that the tread depth is 1.6mm across the circumfrence of the tyre (the legal depth for car tyres).
  4. Ensure that your car is in good-working order. If it's a relatively old car you could look at getting it serviced and checked over by a professional before your test - just to make sure it's ready.
If you are learning to drive, have your own car and looking for affordable cover then give iKube a call on 0845 602 6925 or visit our learner driver insurance page and find out more about our black box insurance cover.

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