Are you ripping up your L-plates today?

If you've just taken your driving test then there are only two possible outcomes. But whether you passed or failed, FirstCar has you covered with these top tips.

If you’ve just failed.

It might seem like the end of the world right now, but the important thing to remember is that more people fail their driving test than pass. Sure, you’ll be gutted to have spent time and money on a failed attempt, but you’re far from alone and you can use all your experience to improve your chances of passing next time. Here are FirstCar’s top tips to get you moving.

#1 – Get Driving Test Ready – FREE!

We’ve built an app that helps you understand the main reasons people fail their driving test, so you don’t have to. Watch 40 minutes of easy to digest film with FirstCar’s presenters Keanan and Harriet, who’ll walk you through the top 10 reasons people fail and how to avoid them. Simply click here to download on an Apple device, or click here to download on Android. Oh, did I mention it’s free?

Find out more about our Driving Test Ready app by clicking here.

#2 – Get more private practice

If you’ve not done this already then speak to your parents or a family friend about taking you out to clock up extra road miles before your next test. Insurance is nowhere near as expensive as you may think and the DVSA recommend at least 20 hours of private practice before taking your test to boost your experience and confidence. Check out FirstCar’s guide to supervising a learner by clicking here and then get insurance quotes from our partners below.

Whether you’ve passed or failed, these FirstCar tips are for everyone!

#3 – Get reading with Practical Edition

This magazine has 36 pages packed with information and advice on everything from insurance, right through to buying your first car and staying safe out on the roads. There are tonnes of tips for those who didn’t pass, as well as great advice if you’re lucky enough to be swapping your L-plates for P-plates.

#4 – Win a car!

Whatever your test result was, this will make you smile. Every year FirstCar gives away a brand new car as well as a £50,000 of other instant-win prizes like dashcams, sat navs and free tyres. Simply click here to enter the competition right now – it only takes 20 seconds! Sound too good to be true? It really isn’t. And to prove it, you can meet Tia, our 2020 winner in the video below and watch the FirstCar team surprise our 2021 video on FirstCar’s TikTok channel by clicking here.

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