Driving Lessons

Professional driving lessons in Palmerston North

We have over 15 years of professional experience so when you come on board with us you'll be driving around Palmerston North all by yourself before you know it, and with complete comfort and ease! Our driving lessons are designed to guide your way through driving at your own pace, so you can go on to become a driver who's not only confident but competent, and safe, too.

Located in Palmerston North, learn to drive in a relaxed driving school atmosphere with friendly professional driving instructors who are experts in their fields. Our driving school instructors are qualified and experienced so you know you’re in safe hands of accredited NZQA Assessors and members of the NZ Institute of Driving Instructors.

Patient instructors

Our driving instructors are highly skilled people who are passionate about providing individuals with the correct knowledge and expertise in order to become spectacular licensed drivers. Our instructors will guide you through your driving lessons patiently and at a pace that you are capable of. Our lessons will help build your driving confidence and even make lessons fun!

          Safe cars 

          Here at A1 Driving School in Palmerston North, not only are our driving instructors expertly trained and experienced in keeping you safe, but our cars themselves are serviced regularly and tested against the highest of safety standards. Whether you're looking for a defensive driving class, a first time driver, or looking for a refresher lesson, we're the place to go. Call us in Palmerston North today.

          Pass that test!

          Taking a driving test can be a little scary, but we're here to build your confidence as well as your skills so by the time you take that test we'll have made sure you are completely prepared.

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                  • Mistakes are expected and a good way to learn!
                  • Dual controls mean you're always safe
                  • We test you on a similar course to your test, so no big surprises
                  • We teach students to drive under all conditions - not simply to pass a test
                  A1 Driving School vehicles


                  Established in 1987, our driving school has the expertise to provide a safe and beneficial learning space for all aspiring drivers. All cars at A1 Driving School are subject to regular safety checks and servicing to keep them in top condition, and we supply both manual and automatic vehicles.

                  Our professional answering service allows you to successfully book in a lesson with just 1 phone call, and our instructors are there to ensure you feel safe throughout your learning process. We even have student discounts available! Our defensive driving courses (Street Talk) are great for building confidence and knowledge.

                  Whether it's for restricted, full licence, refresher or confidence lessons, assessments of drivers for employment, or overseas conversions, A1 Driving School can help. Call us in Palmerston North to arrange a lesson today.

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