YMCA South & Mid Canterbury

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Y • Drive

Class 1 Driving Lessons

Driving lessons in Timaru District by friendly qualified instructors.

We offer competitively priced packages or one-off refresher lessons with friendly, qualified instructors to prepare you to confidently sit your Class 1 restricted or full driver’s road test.

Flexible Timing

Experienced Instructors

Affordable Prices

What Our Students Say About Y•Drive

“These guys are awesome! I had a touch-up lesson to go from my restricted to my full – they helped identify any potential failures and helped me correct them. Because of that I passed my licence; now I'm on my full. I highly recommend to everyone. Their instructors are nice and friendly.”
- Stanley
“YMCA does provide really great driving lessons – an absolutely incredible experience!”
- Robyn
“A huge thank you to Julie for her time a patience with me today. My first driving lesson was great and I feel amazing. She is so good and kind and patient. Would recommend her any day! Thank you again!”
- Gizelle

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Most frequent questions and answers

Lessons are tailored to meet individual needs, whether you are a beginner or just need fine-tuning. We’ll discuss what’s right for you at the time of booking your lessons.

You can choose to pay $275 when booking your lessons, or pay-as-you-go $65 for each of the first 4 lessons and then just a final $15 for your 5th lesson.

We offer modern cars to ensure the highest level of safety, or you can use your own car if you prefer.

We have both automatic and manual cars available for lessons.

Yes – we’ll take you for a pre-test drive and stay with you until your test is completed. Cost is $95.

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23 Butler Street, PO Box 777, Timaru 7940Tancred Street Mall, Ashburton 7700

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