Frequently Asked Questions

  • $200 for a 2 hour lesson.

  • No. The price is the same for all lessons, for all people.

  • Yes. It is mandatory that you have a learner’s permit to take lessons and to get your driver’s license.

  • You must get a learner’s permit from the DMV after passing a written exam. Only with this permit can you begin driving lessons.

  • You will practice in an area suitable for your current skill level. Beginners are usually taken to residential areas while intermediate/advanced drivers will practice in more populated zones. Your instructor may give you feedback on your progress and encourage ways to correct your mistakes.

  • That depends on many factors such as age, level of fear, whether you are naturally a slow/fast learner and previous driving experience if any. Once we observe you drive for the first time, we can calculate how long it will take you personally.

    As a generalization, a beginner in the 25-35 age range, without excessive fear and learns at an average rate, needs approx 10 lessons to be ready for the exam.

  • Each lesson is tailored to your specific needs. You will drive in different areas that present different challenges. This will maximize your awareness and build confidence. Lessons will cover residential areas, heavy traffic, construction zones, freeway, one-way streets, bike lanes, hills, right of way, pedestrians, and more.

  • No. You are fully covered under our commercial driving school insurance.

  • No. Our lessons are 2 hours to make the practice worthwhile for you and us.

  • You can pay with a credit/debit card or Paypal via our online booking system or you pay the instructor directly with cash or check.

  • Yes. We teach everything you need to learn in order to pass your driving test. We use driving test simulations to ensure you are ready. Beyond the test, the defensive skills and good habits acquired with us will last you a lifetime.

  • Yes. And depending on your driving habits you may need more than one. Other countries have different driving rules. If you want to pass the test here, you need to familiarize yourself with the traffic laws and safety regulations of California.

  • We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. All appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours will be charged the full $200 class fee. This includes no shows, re-scheduling or not having a valid learner's permit or license when your instructor arrives.

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2988 Mission St., Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94110