FAQ


 

Q :

Why should I take professionally taught driving lessons?

A :
  • Avoid accidents and potentially save lives by learning the correct techniques used in car control and defensive driving.
  • Avoid costly moving violations by learning up to date rules of the road and traffic laws.
  • Avoid expensive car repairs and extend the life of the car by learning how to drive in a smooth and controlled manner, lessening wear and tear on mechanical systems.
  • Invest in skills that will last a lifetime!
 
Q :

What must I do before I can take driving lessons?

A :

You must have a valid instruction permit issued by the DMV. If you are under 17 1/2 years old you must complete the following checklist. Click Here.

 
Q :

Can I practice with my parents before I take driving lessons?

A :

The DMV requires that a 2 hour lesson is taken before practice sessions can begin. The instructor will sign and validate the permit.

 
Q :

How often should I take a driving lesson?

A :

It is suggested that lessons are taken about 1 week apart to maximize retention of information and eliminate bad habits from developing.

 
Q :

Can I take a brush up lesson before the DMV driving test?

A :

Sure, you can take a 2 or 6 hour brush up if you like.

 
Q :

Will I learn to drive on the freeway?

A :

Yes, freeway driving is covered as part of our comprehensive course. We suggest that freeway driving is scheduled during a non rush hour time and is taught on the 3rd lesson.

 
Q :

Will I learn to parallel park?

A :

Yes, parallel parking and up/downhill parking are covered during the lessons.

 
Q :

What should I bring to a lesson?

A :

A valid instruction permit issued by the DMV, sunglasses, appropriate shoes, a small drink(optional), and a great attitude.

 
Q :

Do you take breaks during the lesson?

A :

A short 5 min. break may be taken to relieve stress, fatigue, or use a restroom.

 
Q :

Can a parent ride along to observe?

A :

Sure, as long as there is no talking on the phone or interfering with the instruction. We do ask that a parent who has observed give us a review on google.

 
Q :

Are cars dual controlled and insured?

A :

Yes, each car is installed with instructor brakes, has commercial driving instructor insurance, and inspected regularly in compliance with DMV regulations.

 
Q :

How can I leave a review of my experience?

A :

We appreciate and encourage your kind words. Click Here to leave a review.

 
Q :

I am an adult with little or no driving experience. How many lessons will I need to pass a DMV drive test?

A :

Although the exact number may vary based on learning rate and practice time with family or friends, the average adult will require about 20 hrs. of professional instruction to pass a drive test.

 
Q :

I am a teen driving holding an instruction permit. Can I practice with my 21 year old brother/sister.

A :

No, only a licensed driver and over the age of 25 years of age may practice with someone under the age of 18 yrs.

 

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To provide a comprehensive overview of the driving experience which includes skills related to operations of a vehicle, rules of the road, and basics of defensive driving.

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(858) 900-7680
westcoastdrivingschool@gmail.com
690 Carlsbad Village Dr. #203A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 10:30-2:30 and 6:00-8:00PM
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