Driving school questions
Behind-the-wheel classes are great for new drivers who do not have a car or supervising passenger to help them learn the rules of the road. We start with the basics, then move along to more advanced maneuvers fitting the learning capabilities of each student.
How old do I have to be to get my permit?
You need to be at least 15 ½ for a provisional driver permit
How long is a driving lesson?
We offer 2-hour driving lessons. Bundle packages with multiple days of training are available depending on your preference, need, and schedule.
What happens on a lesson?
Each driving lesson will be different and will evolve as you learn new skills and progress through the learning process. Lessons will mostly consist of driving on the local roads. We’ll start in quiet areas where you can practice your driving skills before we progress onto the main streets. We will also cover freeways and advanced maneuvers in our advanced bundle packages.
How many lessons will I need?
That depends on your experience, knowledge, and driving skills. Your driving instructor will be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take you to reach the standard to pass the DMV test after a few driving lessons.
Are your instructors fully qualified?
All our instructors are fully qualified driving instructors. They’re experienced teachers and will help you pick up driving in no time.
Every member of our team of driving instructors has an Occupational Driving Instructor license and meets the Department of Motor Vehicles after meeting all California State requirements.
Where do your driving instructors operate?
We have over 20 instructors in locations across Orange County, so pretty much wherever you are in the county we’ll have a top-rated driving instructor for you!
Do your instructors teach on weekends?
We have instructors available on both weekends and weekdays. Plus, unlike many other driving schools, we won’t charge you more on weekends or evenings!
There are pros and cons to having your driving lessons at the weekend. One perk is that roads tend to be less busy compared to weekdays. On the other hand, if you have a preferred instructor, you may have to wait slightly longer to be matched with the same instructor if you’re only available at weekends. The shortest wait times would be during the day mid-week, as that’s when the most instructors are available.
We will do our best to work around your schedule! Just keep in mind that the more flexible you are with availability, the easier it will be to get your appointment with the same instructor if you have a preferred one.
Can I learn with a female driving instructor?
We realize that some people would prefer to have a female instructor. If you have a gender preference, just pop a note to our Customer Happiness team on live chat or by phone before or while you are making your booking.
While we’ll be sure to take note of your preference, there are fewer female instructors around, so they tend to be in higher demand. If you’re really keen on learning with a female instructor, we’ll try our best to make that happen, but it could take us a bit longer to get your appointment.
That said, we believe genders are irrelevant when it comes to finding an excellent instructor! All our instructors are highly qualified, and DMV checked to ensure you a safe (and totally awesome!) learning experience.