Welcome to XLR8 Driver Training, Driving lessons in Renfrewshire.

XLR8 Driver Training is a driving school with driving instructors based in Johnstone, Paisley and Bridge of Weir Renfrewshire. We provide manual or automatic driving lessons in Paisley, Johnstone, Renfrew, Bridge of Weir and surrounding areas. We also have a special under 17 driver training area in Paisley.

Our 6 Instructors are Graeme Greenlees (a Grade A ADI the highest grade possible, and previously a grade 6), John Gardner, Brian Leslie, Allan Hill, John Canning and Colin Orr, who are all Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructors.  XLR8 Driver Training was established in 2007, after working with a national driving school Graeme decided to start his own local, customer focused independent driving school. John, Brian, Allan, John and Colin have also been teaching Renfrewshire learner drivers for many years. Our driving instructors have over 75 years combined experience of teaching Renfrewshire’s new drivers, having helped 1000’s of learner drivers to pass their test quickly.
Our structured training method is designed to make your driving lessons be fun, helping pupils to pass their test quickly and enjoy their driving. Our lessons are designed so you will always know what stage you are at, and what you still need to learn.

Although each pupils only aim is to pass the driving test, we provide them with the skills and knowledge to make them a safe and confident driver, to ensure they enjoy ‘safe driving for life’ on today’s hectic and congested roads.

Areas covered include:

Johnstone, Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine, Kilbarchan, Bridge of Weir, Howwood,  Elderslie, Inchinnan, Houston, Linwood, Brookfield, Bishopton, Hillington and Barrhead.


Benefits of learning to drive with XLR8 Driver Training:

  • Fully Qualified & Very Experienced top graded Instructors
  • Patient and Friendly Instructors
  • Manual or Automatic Cars
  • Nervous/Anxious pupils welcome
  • Quality Tuition
  • Structured Courses
  • Pick-up and Drop off service at Home/Work/College
  • Choice of Modern Dual controlled cars
  • Theory / Hazard Perception Test Tuition

Services Offered Include:

  • Weekly Lessons 1 hour- 2 hours
  • Block Booking Discounts available
  • Intensive and semi-intensive courses
  • Young Driver Training for under 17’s
  • Driving Assesments for Company car/Elderly drivers
  • Pass Plus Courses
  • Motorway and Refresher Lessons for full license holders
  • Preparation for an Extended Driving Test
  • Driving Instructor Training

To Book Lessons online fill in our Online Booking Form

Call or Text

Graeme Greenlees 07752 499 894

John Gardner  07710 558 009

Brian Leslie 07771 883 049

Allan Hill 07714 752 730

John Canning 07753 188713

Colin Orr 07735 349905

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