Car and Trailer Training North Wales
For car licences obtained on or after 1 January 1997
ABC Driving School is now pleased to offer car and trailer training lessons using our latest model Suzuki Grand Vitara DDIS vehicle
If you passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 you're limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass towing a trailer up to 750kgs
Or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer doesn't exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle.
You will need to pass an additional driving test in B+E if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.
The car and trailer practical driving test
The car and trailer test (B+E) is based on the lorry driving test and lasts in total for approximately 90 minutes.
Please note that B+E tests are conducted at vocational (bus and lorry) Driving Test Centres.
We can offer training covering Wrexham or Caernarfon vocational Driving Test Centres
Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving.
The towing test (B+E) includes:
- vehicle safety questions, (see below)
- an off-road reverse manoeuvre
- uncoupling and coupling of the trailer and driving on the road
This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently. Your Examiner will either show you a plan or give instructions, (sometimes both) on which route you should take before starting the independant drive.
Your Instructor / Trainer can accompany you on your Test, (should you require this)
Vehicle safety questions
These are basic safety checks that you should carry out to ensure the vehicle is safe for use. Although some checks may involve opening the bonnet to identify where fluid levels would be checked, you won't be asked to touch a hot engine or physically check fluid levels. Simply pointing at the correct item and brief explanation should be sufficient
You will be asked five questions, which will be a combination of 'show me' and 'tell me'. A driving fault will be recorded for each incorrect answer to a maximum of four driving faults. If you answer all five questions incorrectly, a serious fault will be recorded.
We can provide you with all the relevent questions and ensure you are fully prepared for the Test.
Our car and trailer lessons start with a two day driving courses with Practical Test for pupils with previous trailer reversing experience and we can offer three - five day driving courses for less experienced drivers.
Caravan Training Lessons
Due to popular demand we are pleased to offer short caravan training courses & lessons for people who have recently bought caravans which will include all the information required for new caravan owners to help with hitching, loading, reversing etc
Let our experienced driving Instructors help you to cover the basics before buying !
Contact us to discuss your requirements and discuss available dates or fill in our enquiry form
We can also offer Residential Car, Caravan and Trailer courses if required.