Bury Test Centre

Based on the corner of Smith and Brook Street, Bury test centre is relatively small for a driving test centre. The centre is fenced off and located near Graham Plumbers Merchant and R E Performance Centre. If you’re taking your practical at Bury test centre, we recommend getting to know a bit more about it. Read on for more information!


Smith Street
Greater Manchester

Tests Offered at Bury

– Car
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

round 10 minutes from the centre of Bury itself, the test centre can be found off Peel Way and the A56. Easily accessible for learners in Bury, you won’t have a problem finding it. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Bury

The location of Bury test centre was chosen carefully to ensure it is close enough to all of the challenging features in the Bury area. With the vicinity of such a wide selection of road conditions—from busy A routes to tricky one-way systems—the examiner is given enough to truly test whether a candidate is ready to make the step towards becoming a fully qualified driver.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
Parallel parking
Bay parking
Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.