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The reliable tools of our trade

The driving school fleet

JDM have used many vehicles since our founding in 1993.

We began with an iconic car of its day, the Peugeot 205. We replaced that with the Peugeot 306 and then went on to have a combination of Peugeot 106 and Citroen Saxo cars as our fleet grew in the early part of the 21st Century. We then moved on to the Peugeot 206 and we followed that in June, 2006 by replacing those with the new Toyota Yaris.
Today, we let our instructors supply the cars which will lead to a diverse selection of vehicles. However, we hope we maintain a quality brand by having suitable cars for your comfort and progress.

Car Maintenance Questions – The Driving Test

In 2003, the driving test was upgraded to include two questions on car maintenance.
We chose cars so that all the items that the candidate will need to point out when answering these questions are easy to see and easy to reach.

For example the bonnet is quite small, so it is easy for anyone of any build to lift up, even on a windy day.

For example, checking the oil! The main bonnet catch is situated below the steering column, level with the drivers right knee. It is easy to locate and light to pull and release the bonnet.

The Headlight switches are located on the stalks to the left of the steering column. The same stalk is pushed up/down for the indicators in the same direction as the wheel would turn. Twisting the stalk activates the sidelights and then a further twist for dipped headlights. To activate the main beam, you simply push the stalk away from you. A blue light on the dashboard will tell you this main or full beam has been activated.

Twisting the inner part of this stalk will switch on the rear fog light and an orange light on the dash will indicate this has been done. REMEMBER, fog lights should only be used when normal visibility has dropped to a 100m (The length of a straight sprint running track or an average football field) The washers and wipers are operated by the right hand stalk with the horn in the center of the steering column.

Service and maintenance

No skimping on safety and reliability

Cut price driving lessons inevitably lead to companies seeking ways to cut costs. At JDM, we believe that safety and reliability CAN NOT be compromised.

We encourage our instructors to service their cars more regularly than recommended by the manufacturer.

This extra servicing should result in fewer opportunities for the cars to break down, although we have been extremely pleased with the record of these outstanding cars so far.

Trade Locally

JDM are a genuinely local business and we try, where possible to choose local suppliers and to be loyal to our suppliers.

For this reason our car servicing and maintenance is handled by a locally based garage. Not only do we receive better prices, but we are convinced we receive quicker and more thorough attention. In the past, we have had cars serviced by main dealers and they have been off road all day for a simple service. Now we can have a service, new brakes or even a clutch fitted and still be on the road again in the afternoon.