Taking The Driving Test in Your Car

You can take the driving test in your own car, or a parents’, or a family member’s or a friend’s car if you prefer.  It does not need to be a driving school’s car, but the car must be roadworthy and meet the standard required.


Don’t forget to take your provisional driving licence.

The accompanying driver must be over 21 and have held a full licence in the relevant vehicle category for at least three years.

The car must display L plates on the front and rear (L or D plates if you are in Wales).

You will need a extra interior mirror for the examiner to use. The stick on type accessory shops sell these.

All lights must be working with no warning lights on.  The tyres must be the same size, legal and in good condition.  You can’t have a space saver wheel fitted.

The car will need to be mot’d if over 3 years old, taxed and insured.  Check with the insurance company that you are covered on the driving test.

Make sure that the car you use meets all the standards required or the Examiner will not carry out the test and you will lose your fee.  For more details go to this link gov.uk/driving-test/using-your-own-car

Also check you understand the show-me-tell-me questions and you feel fully prepared for the driving test.  Check out the link below