How to rent a dual control car and how it can help you pass your driving test


Learning to drive is an exciting journey, but it’s not always a straightforward one.

However, at Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, we're here to make sure it can be as hassle-free as possible.

Hiring a dual control car from Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental will allow you to get some extra driving practice in addition to your professional lessons – something that is highly recommended by road safety charities.

Learning to drive is easy with our low-cost dual control cars. They come with two sets of controls, which allow an experienced driver to keep you safe while you learn. Plus, you can even use our vehicles for driving tests, so you don’t have to worry about taking your test in a car you’re unfamiliar with.

Once you’ve passed your theory test, you’ll want to start thinking about hitting the road to practise your skills and manoeuvres.

But before you get behind the wheel, here’s why you should consider hiring a dual control car from Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental.

Save money

Once you add up the price of lessons and the driving test itself, the cost of learning to drive can be an expensive experience.

A driving lesson in the UK costs, on average, £25. However, Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental are offering learner drivers a chance to cut their learning costs by almost half. Starting at just £15 an hour, our dual control cars prices are amongst the lowest in the industry.

Get extra hours in

It's believed the average driver needs 45 hours of lessons before being test ready.

And while you’ll always want to spend some time with a qualified driving instructor, once you’ve got your provisional licence, you can get extra hours in by hiring a dual control car and practising with a qualified driver, who is 23 years old or over.

Get £300 off your first car with Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

Arnold Clark Van & Rental are rewarding new drivers with £300 off their first car when they pass their test. All you have to do is hire one of our dual control cars for ten hours or more – it’s as easy as that!

Our Young Scot offer

If the offer above isn’t enough, we also offer younger learners two hours for the price of one. All you need is a Young Scot card, which is free of charge to anyone aged between 11 – 26 living in Scotland. The offer is valid Monday – Friday.

No hidden costs

The price you see is the price you pay, and you won’t expect any hidden fees. Our prices include VAT, insurance, mileage and fuel.

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