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10 things you should be aware of when buying your first car

10 things you should be aware of when buying your first car

The time has come to buy your first car! You've saved every dollar working your part-time job and you've aced your driving test! Now there's nothing holding you back. Buying a car is relatively easy once you know what to look for and what to avoid. Here are our top ten things you should keep in mind when buying your first car.

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Practical Driving Test and Overseas Licence Conversions

Students and overseas people migrating to Australia requiring licence conversions think that the licensing centre provides cars for their test. This is NOT the case, the person going for a Practical driving test MUST provide a car to sit the test.

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What is required for the car test, and is another test required after the mandatory 6 months and the 25 hours Log book lessons

We often get questions asking what is involved in organising and booking the practical driving test

In Western Australia we are lucky in that we only require 25 hours prior to sitting the test, recently introduced ( If you are lucky enough to get one as there is a number of months waiting list ), but do keep trying as there are cancelations and a few editions that disappear very fast.

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Overseas Drivers License and Disqualified License

In this weeks driving news we look at how to obtain and Australian Drivers license if you obtained your license overseas and what to expect if you are a disqualified Novice driver in Western Australia

Overseas Driver License and transition to Australian Drivers License

If you recently obtained your license overseas you will need to pass a Computerised Theory Test, and a Driving Test. You will need to provide your own car, either a friends, your own or driving school car. Once successful if you have held your license say six months you will be required to remain on P plates for a further 18 months, for the full 24 months as required in Australia.

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Common mistakes and tips for good driving

As we progress in our busy schedules sometimes the simple things that help make driving safer are forgotten. As an example, indicating 30 meters before turning, especially if it’s to the right.

On a number of occasions I have followed a car in the right lane wishing to go straight ahead, only to find the driver in front stops without indicating or indicating when they turn.

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Locations

Johns driving school cover all areas south of the river in Perth Western Australia. Our driving instructors will pick up and drop off from Fremantle, Applecross, Spearwood, Melville, Booragoon among other areas. Contact Johns Driving School for more information on our driving instructors and driving lessons south of Perth today.

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Johns Driving School
Main address: 3/9A Bilcich Garden Spearwood
Western Australia 6163
Tel:(08)9434 3335, E-mail: john[at]johnsdrivingschool.com.au