Car And Trailer Test

Car and Trailer Test Training Options

Option 1 - 1/2 Day intensive car and trailer test tuition, including extensive training trailer reversing manoeuvres with full brief on car and trailer test show & tell questions. Plus, same day car and trailer test, including additional tuition on route to the car and trailer test centre and supervision on your return from the B+E DVLA test centre.
Price: £320.00*

Option 2 - Full Day intensive car and trailer test tuition, including extensive training on trailer reversing manoeuvres and full brief on car and trailer test show & tell questions. Plus, on a separate day to the car and trailer test tuition, additional tuition is provided prior to and on route to the B+E DVLA test centre. Supervision also provided when returning from the B+E DVLA test centre.
Price: £440.00*

Links Driving School Option 3 - (TWO CLIENTS) Full Day intensive car and trailer test tuition for two clients, including extensive training on trailer reversing manoeuvres and full brief on car and trailer show & tell questions. Plus, on separate days to the car and trailer test tuition, each client will be provided with additional tuition prior to and on route to the B+E DVLA test centre. Supervision is also provided on each of these days when returning from the B+E DVLA test centre. Each clients test shall be done on separate days to each other. Tuition shall take place on the same day with both clients, at the same time.
Price: £803.00*
*Price does not include the cost of the test or the hire of the trailer, if required.

PRICE OF TEST
£115.00+VAT
plus additional booking fees if applicable.

PRICE OF TRAILER HIRE
£40.00+VAT per day
for each day trailer is required.

What Does the Car and Trailer Test Involve?

The car and trailer test (B+E) is based on the lorry driving test and lasts for approximately one hour. Please note that car & trailer tests (B+E) are only conducted at vocational (bus and lorry) DVLA driving test centres. Our most local car and trailer test centres are Enfield, London & Leighton Buzzard.

The car and trailer test (B+E) include the following:
- Vehicle show & tell safety questions
- A reversing manoeuvre (in private car park)
- A controlled stop
- Step by step uncoupling and coupling of the trailer
- Driving on the road

You won't be expected to carry out the following exercises:
- Emergency stops on the public road
- Reversing around a corner
- Reverse parking on the public road
- Turning in the road (3-point turn)

Under the new driving licence regulations, if you have passed your driving test on or after 1st January 1997 you will have to undergo a DSA B+E car and trailer test to obtain the B+E Licence category on your driving licence.

Driving License showing B+E entitlementThe regulations state: If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg, when the combined weight of the towing vehicle (car) and trailer is more than 3,500kg an additional B+E test is required. Links Driving School working in partnership with GT Towing to provide B+E training for the car and trailer test. Clients will have to provide their own vehicle and use their own trailer if suitable or hire out the correct sized B+E Trailer for the car and trailer test, from GT Towing. A booklet explaining the B+E test requirements will be provided by GT Towing (£10).

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Car and Trailer Test Hire Trailer

This trailer is set up and ready, meeting all DSA towing test standards and requirements. To see the car and trailer test trailer requirements, see here:

The trailer hire includes: Certificated 600kg loaded weight, Spare bulbs, Tools, Hi-Viz jacket(s), Extended wing mirrors, 'L' Plates, Spare wheel & wheel brace, Traffic cones (for reversing practice)

HIRE PRICE - £40.00+VAT (per day)

Trailer Requirements for Car & Trailer Test

The trailer you use for the car and trailer test must meet certain rules as set out by the DSA. If your trailer fails to meet these rules, your test will be cancelled, and you'll have to pay again for a re-test.

The trailer you use must:

- Be a closed box body, such as a horsebox or box / enclosed trailer.
- Be similar width and height as the car (you must only be able to see to the rear by using external mirrors, and not through the rear-view window).
- have a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) or Gross Weight (GW) of at least 1,000kg (you need proof to show the examiner, for example, the manufacturer's plate).

The MAM or GW is the limit on how much the trailer can weigh when it's loaded.

Trailer Load Rules for Car & Trailer Test

The trailer must carry a load of at least 600kg. The combined weight of the trailer and load must be a minimum of 800kg.

The load must be secured safely to the trailer (otherwise your test could be cancelled).

The load can be either bagged aggregates weighing at least 600k (for example: sand, stone chippings or gravel (but not toxic materials)) or a 600 litre or 1,000 litre intermediate bulk container, completely full of water. The load must be clearly marked and state certified weights.


"I passed first time and it was down to you and your training. There is no way you can do this test without the training beforehand. It 's all the little things and bad habits you have which would fail the test.thank you." Stephen

"Passed first time. Definitely needed the training. Neil was a great help and wouldn't have done it without Neil to be honest. So much more involved than I thought it was before I went for the training. I need it for work really as I tow machines around nearly every other day and be legal about it. Great, over the moon." Jordan

"I passed my test today. I needed to do the test to transport my race car from A to B. The test went really well and passed first time. Thanks to the instruction really built my confidence as I was having some issues when we first started and they were all ironed out in time so went really well, so thank you very much." Simon

"I feel amazing as I have passed my test first time and with only two driver faults. I needed the training for my work. Neil was extremely helpful telling me when I was doing things wrong and explaining things in a simple way that you could understand. To do this test you must do some training as It is not as straight forward as it may seem. Thanks again." Gary

Free Click & Collect

Free Click & Collect

Reserve online, collect in-store. Avoid postage fees and collect your items from our store in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Delivery Rates

Delivery Rates

Same day dispatch if ordered by 2pm! Spend £200 for free next day delivery. Size restrictions apply. Delivery excludes roof boxes, trailers & caravans.

Towbar Fitting

Towbar Fitting

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