Getting your licence is an exciting time. Let us help with safety tips, driving lessons and hints on buying your first car.
Ready for the road
Our interactive education session ‘Ready for the Road’, is suitable for students in grades 10, 11 or 12. It outlines the process of getting your licence and changes that will be introduced to the graduated licensing program. It sparks discussion with students about safe driving tips, vehicle safety and other factors to consider when owning a vehicle, such as insurance. Register your interest with us.
The Keys2drive program is about preparing you, and your supervisor, for driving on your own. It focuses on teaching driving skills for life, not just to pass the driving test.
Did you know you can get a free lesson? Simply register via the Keys2drive website. A text message will be sent to you with a unique free lesson ID number. Call us when you get this to book a free lesson with you and your parent/supervisor. We’ll team you up with an accredited Keys2drive instructor, who will coach you to 'Find your own way'.
You’ll take away a safe learning approach and lots of great advice on how to practice. You can learn more about the lesson in the Keys2drive YouTube video.
We can offer information sessions for parents and children at schools. Don't forget to register your interest.
Text and Drive Session
Texting while driving is a growing trend among drivers of all ages. It is one of the leading distractions causing crashes and fatalities. Worldwide.
Suitable for students in grade 10, 11 or 12 the first part of the session is a classroom talk. Students learn about getting a licence and get some handy tips about driving and safe vehicles. Provided the school has facilities on-site, the second part of this session involves one of our dual-controlled cars with a qualified driver trainer. Students are able to experience the risk of texting while driving in a safe and controlled environment. After learning some confronting facts, they’ll also look at coping strategies.
Complete the registration form and we'll contact you for more details.
Owning your first car
Owning your first car is a big decision, so it’s important to not rush. Remember, the first impression is not always everything.
So, the car suits your need. It’s in your price range and has a great service history. The most important question you need to ask when buying a car is, how safe is it? It’s essential that the car offers you good protection in the event of a crash. ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) conducts independent crash tests and safety assessments. Most vehicles on Australian roads have been assessed and assigned a star rating (one star being the worst and five star being the safest). With some really easy research, you can choose a safe car over others, even if you’re looking at a used car. Get your ANCAP car rating.
The right car for you
When sitting in a car, set everything up as you would if you were about to take a long drive. Make sure you feel comfortable. Check it has the features you need. Will you need bigger boot space or do you need a smaller car that is easy to park?
Check the facts
The car's service history tells you if there has been anything mechanically wrong with the car in the past. We can give it a once-over as well, to check if everything is working. Knowing what repairs are necessary will help you negotiate with the seller for a better deal. Check out our Vehicle Inspections page for information and prices.