Driving Lesson Services

What we DO:

Our services are simple, we offer driving lessons! We primarily do in-car behind-the-wheel driving instruction in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area. You can purchase a package of lessons, or just do individual lessons, you decide how many lessons you want your driving course to include!

We mostly teach beginning drivers (of any age). But, we’re happy to offer refresher lessons to experienced drivers, or to anyone who wants to improve or expand their driving skill set. We teach everything from beginning to advanced, parking lots to interstates, and everything in-between!

If you’ve been in a car crash (whether you were at fault or not), we can help you understand what went wrong, and what actions you might take in the future to help prevent future crashes. Related to that, we are authorized by the State of Florida to provide the 4-hour Behind-The-Wheel Driving Instruction required for drivers who have been convicted of┬áthree crashes in three years. See our Crash Course page for more info.

What we DO NOT do:

  • We don’t administer the Road Test (or any other tests) for you to obtain a driver’s license (see our FAQ)
  • We don’t take you to the DMV for your Road Test, or allow you to test in our car
  • We don’t offer any of the following for moving violations you may have received:
    • ticket classes
    • court-ordered driver improvement training
    • court-ordered defensive driving classes
    • however, we can do Behind-The-Wheel training for a 3-in-3 driver
DRIVING LESSONS
Area Served
We serve all of Pinellas County, Florida. This includes the following communities:
Bay Pines
Belleair
Belleair Beach
Belleair Bluffs
Belleair Shores
Clearwater
Dunedin
Feather Sound
Gulfport
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Shores
Kenneth City
Largo
Lealman
Madeira Beach
North Redington Beach
Oldsmar
Palm Harbor
Pinellas Park
Redington Beach
Redington Shores
Ridgecrest
Safety Harbor
Seminole
South Highpoint
South Pasadena
Saint Pete Beach
Saint Petersburg
Tierra Verde
Treasure Island
Length of Lessons
Experience has taught us that the most effective length of a driving lesson is 90 minutes. This gives us enough time to review and evaluate a bit; enough time to get comfortable with the car; enough time for us to go places and do things, and introduce new concepts. Less time makes things feel rushed. More time and students start getting bored or tired, plus it’s more difficult for most students to fit a longer lesson into their schedule.
Lessons Include
  • highly qualified, experienced and compassionate driving instructors
  • instructors are state certified, which includes background check
  • reliable, comfortable and safe state-certified dual-brake equipped driver’s ed cars
  • the most expensive car insurance you can imagine
  • easy online driving lesson scheduling
  • feedback on student progress after each lesson
  • guidance on what the student should practice between lessons
Packages and Gifts
Yes, we can sell a package of lessons! You can use a package for yourself, your child or you can give it as a gift. Look further down on this page for our recommendations on how many lessons you might need, and then read our Driving Lesson Packages page.

Schedule Now!
We do all of our scheduling online! You don’t even have to call and talk to us if you don’t want to. We’re happy to answer questions if you call or email us. But, if you’re ready to get started, you can start scheduling driving lessons RIGHT NOW! Anytime, day or night.

We do require pre-payment to schedule a lesson, so have your credit card ready. Also, you must consent to our Student Agreement when you register for lessons, so you should go ahead and read that now.

is for you to rationally decide how many lessons to take. DON’T expect a beginning driver to be a safe and confident driver with just 6, or 8 or 10 (or even 20) driving lessons. The state of Florida requires a beginning teen driver to have completed a minimum (MINIMUM) of 50 hours of supervised driving practice before getting their driver’s license. And at least 10 of those hours must be at night. These are minimums, we strongly advocate MORE practice than this. Get out and drive!

Read our recommendations on How Many Lessons to take.

outside of our typical curriculum of urban street driving in a typical car with an automatic transmission, we are also available to teach other things. Let us know what you want to learn, if it’s related to cars, we can probably teach it!

OTHER INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE
Night Driving Lessons
We don’t currently have night hours on our regular schedule. But, it is important for driving students to learn to drive at night, and we do offer this service! If you need it, please contact us for scheduling.
Manual Transmission
As a general rule, we like to teach basic driving in a car with an automatic transmission. We do NOT have a proper “manual transmission driver’s ed car” with a dual brake setup. With few exceptions, we’re not likely to teach manual transmission driving to a driver until after they have their full driver’s license. And then, we’d prefer to teach it in your own car. We’re perfectly willing, able, and even EAGER to teach it! But, it’s a special service, and you’ll just have to talk to us about your situation and we can work out what our options are.
Intro to Driving
A 90-minute classroom session covering basic road rules. All of the instincts and habits that an experienced driver has, we have to explain to the new driver! Doing this in a classroom environment with a group of students ensures that we have their full attention (they’re not preoccupied with driving the car and dealing with traffic) and allows us to spend much less of our valuable behind-the-wheel lesson time covering these things.
Intro to Cars
Want to learn about how the car actually works? This 90-minute classroom (and on-the-car) session will provide an overview of everything from basic maintenance (checking the oil and fluids, checking tire pressure, changing a tire) to how the various systems of a car work (the engine, the transmission, the brakes, etc). It’s not required, but having a basic understanding of how things work goes a long way toward improving driver confidence and skill! We highly recommend it.