Tilbury Test Centre

Tilbury test centre can be found on the corner of Russell Road and the bustling A126—just next to the mini-roundabout that will no doubt feature on your practical test. In close proximity to the even busier St Andrew’s Road and Asda Roundabout, Tilbury’s certainly got its fair share of challenges to offer up to candidates. If you’re taking your chances here, help yourself out by getting to know your chosen centre better. You can do this by checking out our guide below.


Montana House
Russell Road
RM18 7AE

Tests Offered at Tilbury

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Tilbury test centre can be found just on the doorstep of the city centre on Dock Road. And with its close proximity to the A1089 and the tricky Asda Roundabout, learners will be able to reach Tilbury test centre with relative ease. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Tilbury

As with every other test centre in the UK, the location of Tilbury test centre was carefully pondered upon by the DVSA—ensuring that examiners would have enough road types and conditions to pit candidates against. Indeed, Tilbury presents a tricky enough final hurdle for learners coming to the end of their journey on learning to drive. From the high-speed A1089 to the challenging Asda Roundabout to the residential streets around the local parks, examiners will put you through your paces.

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.