The rising cost of motoring is putting off many drivers from using their cars. And with many drivers unable to afford to stay on the road, it is likely that those who have yet to take lessons will be put off from learning, feeling they may be throwing money away if the cost of driving is simply too high for them once they pass.
Of course, the fact that the cost of lessons has to rise as motoring costs rise will also have an effect on those looking into the possibility of learning to drive and, as such, many driving schools may well see interest declining significantly as prices continue to rise.
However, there are ways around such rises, and staying competitive will allow driving schools to pick up business from those that can still afford lessons and may even help lure in those who might have thought they couldn’t.
Choosing appropriate cars, using fuel cards and finding the most competitive ADI insurance can all help driving schools or self-employed instructors to be more competitive. It may also help to offer something that others don’t, whether that is the ability to teach students in electric cars or even more flexible operating times.
The rise in motoring costs may well affect certain schools, but by being ahead of the curve and making certain changes to how you operate, whether you work alone or through a driving school, and even which type of driving school insurance you choose could make a huge difference to how much custom you get moving forward.