Paisley Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for Paisley Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Renfrewshire.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
St James Business Centre
Linwood Road

Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to test centre for wheelchair access. Swing door access to front and ramp access to rear of building. Male and female toilets for test candidates. Car parking spaces are available, though limited spaces.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car


Located on the edge of Paisley, the driving test from Paisley Driving Test Centre will feature many diverse roads and traffic systems. Rural country roads are often taken along with high speed ‘A’ roads such as the A737 dual carriageway.

Driving in Paisley itself will feature various traffic systems such as roundabouts of all types and size, junctions and crossroads. Quiet residential streets are often used for test manoeuvre purposes and to test your ability for meeting oncoming traffic in often narrow lanes.

This often involves passing parked cars whilst dealing with oncoming vehicles. One test manoeuvre will be requested by the examiner along with the emergency stop having a 1-in-3 possibility.

Test centre routes are designed by the examiners who conduct practical tests at their local test centre. The routes are designed in such a way so to involve as many diverse roads and traffic systems as possible, often including very challenging parts. Gaining knowledge of the test routes provides valuable insight into the type of roads that will be taken during your test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Paisley Driving Test Centre.


Driving tests are conducted throughout the day from Monday through to Friday. The available time slots are displayed before making a booking. Test candidates that book the test so that it avoids busy rush hour traffic may find this beneficial.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Paisley Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at Paisley Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Throughout the UK practical driving test centres, pass rates vary. Certain centres, often in very busy areas may have a slightly lower pass rate and in this situation, some test candidates decide to take their test at an alternative test centre. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Paisley Driving Test Centre) may be located on your test booking email confirmation, or found within the driving test centre contact numbers section. Test centres must not be contacted to book, cancel or amend a driving test however (see above), and only to contact the centre manager if you have any questions or concerns regarding your test, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information).


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 6 reviews
 by Paul

I had my test there today and I am bad at remembering names but the woman who took me out was amazing to me and so nice. I was nervous about my test and she really did make me forget and it really helped me. I passed first time with only one minor fault. Thank you for making the test a good experience for me as it helped me pass.


 by Annoyed parent

Daughter has failed twice with a few minors and a so called serious.. one of these was not getting over to left hand lane quick enough after coming round a roundabout? What does that mean? And the examiners are not consistent in what they deem as minors. Why is the standard not consistent with all examiners.. my daughter is really confused as am I.. just need to be fair..

 by Anon

Complete incompetence from test examiners, formal report has been issued to DVSA. Would not recommend taking your test here. Failed for a 'SERIOUS' that seriously wasn't dangerous in any way. Will keep my details private but will be following up on this complaint thoroughly. Showed my instructor I was clearly A competent driver and failed me for the pettiest of reasons.

 by Ela annonymous

Sick of the driving instructors failing my son with only one or two minors and a so called serious that is'nt really a serious according to his instructor. My sons instructor has said he is one of the safest candidates and shocked each time he fails, and i feel likewise when i see so many extremely bad drivers out on our roads. I would advise learner drivers to use another test centre as I have heard too many times now that this centre is a bit corrupt.

 by ann

oh my god. Just fed up...examiners should explain the correct reasons for failing..literally am not sure why I am failing every time. Literally minutes ones treating s major ones.

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