Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience with this driving school, I couldn’t recommend it enough!! I had driving lessons for 7 months and passed my test first time with only 1 minor fault. Massive thank you to my instructor Ciprian and the support he gave! He really helped me with any anxiousness which was most of the time and he was always happy to answer any questions or doubts.

Very good driving school

Very good driving school. Many many thanks to Ciprian who is a professional and had enough patience when I was too difficult as a learner! I really recommend Hart Lane School of Motoring!

I highly recommend.

Mark was a brilliant instructor! It has been a long journey for me with a few different instructors previously and I was struggling to learn. However, I had passed my driving test first time with Hart Lane School of Motoring ! I highly recommend.

I will recommend you over and over again

Mark has been the best driving instructor one could ever ask for.. He was patient ,encouraging and most of all when you make mistakes..he did ask why and gave correction in most kindly way..I will recommend you over and over again..

Amazing knowledge

I was preparing myself to take an ADI practical test with Mark Sonko and all I can say is that he is the best instructor ever! He is very patient and got amazing knowledge! Highly recommend!


Looking for driving school / instructor ? go for Mark he was fantastic , not only was I recommended to choose Hart lane but I was also recommended Mark and I could see why! Not only was he calm in explaining in the best possible way but he’s very good at his work. I just passed my driving test on Friday and took lessons just under 7 months!!..


A BIG THANKS to Marks my driving instructor who is very profession with great techniques of teaching, he’s so patient, relaxed, good communication, and entertainment , not a dull momement. ” I would highly recommend the Hartlane school of Motoring to anybody”.

Preparing for your driving test

At Hart Lane School of Motoring we do everything we can to help you prepare for your practical test and hope to get you on the road in no time. To give you an idea of the type of questions you may be asked before you start driving the car in your practical test you can see these below.

Take a look at some of the possible questions and answers

Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil?
Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, check the oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.
Identify high/low level markings on the header tank (where fitted) radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to the correct level.
Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. Check your car's manual to see how to do this.
Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Identify reservoir, check the level against high and low markings.
Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors or ask someone to help.
How you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey?
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
Where would you find information for the recommended tyre pressure for this car and how can it be checked?
Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don't forget the spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.
How do you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road?
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
How do you would check that the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey?
  • Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
  • Turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.
  • How do you check if the headlights and taillights are working?
    Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk around vehicle to see.
    How do you check if the direction indicators are working?
    Applying the indicators or hazard-warning switch and walking around the vehicle to check functioning.
    How do you check if the horn is working (off road only)?
    By using control (turn on ignition if necessary).
    How would you check the parking brake for excessive wear?
    By applying the parking brake, when it is applied fully it secures itself.
    How best would you adjust the head rest for maximum protection?
    Adjust the headrest so that the back of your head rests in the middle, inline with your eyes and above the top of your ears.

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