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Maidstone Test Centre

Maidstone test centre, like many other test centres in the UK, is based in a small industrial estate—South Park Business Village—just off Armstrong Road. Easy to find, Maidstone is the final hurdle for many learners in Kent. If you’ve decided to take your practical here, it’s certainly worth getting to know more about Maidstone and its local area. Read on for more information!

Address

Unit 1 North Court
South Park Business Village, Armstrong Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6JZ

Tests Offered at Maidstone

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Maidstone test centre is mere minutes from the town centre and Mote Park. Its close proximity to the A229 and A249 ensures learners in Kent won’t have much difficulty getting to the centre. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Maidstone

In order to ensure learner drivers are truly ready to ditch the L plates, examiners need to be able to test them on a varied selection of road types and traffic conditions—Maidstone test centre is perfectly located to provide this. From easily-congested roads around the city centre to dual carriageways like the A229, learners will have their newfound skills put to the test in Maidstone.

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.