What we DO:
Our services are simple, we offer driving lessons! We teach folks to drive. We primarily do in-car behind-the-wheel driving instruction throughout Pinellas County. 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.
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
We serve most of Pinellas County, South of Alderman Rd. This includes the following communities:
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.
We do offer/allow/recommend occasional back-to-back lessons for more experienced students. This gives us a 3-hour block of time to work with, and allows us to go places and do things (back roads, interstate driving, short trips to unfamiliar places, etc) that are often extremely difficult to accomplish in 90 minutes.
- 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
- pick-up and drop-off at your home or preferred location
- 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
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.
The important thing
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 4, or 8 or 12 (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.
We can teach more
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.
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 Cars
Want to learn about how the car actually works? This 90-minute hands-on 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.