Advantage Driving SchoolFAQ's
How do I know if Advantage Driving School is licensed by California's DMV to offer behind-the-wheel training courses?
While we do include Advantage Driving School's contact information in our driving school directory, we cannot say with certainty as to whether Advantage Driving School is licensed by the State of California. We recommend that you either contact Advantage Driving School directly or possibly the California DMV to find out if Advantage Driving School is a certified driver training school.
Somebody told me that I can skip out of attending a driver training school if my parents give me behind-the-wheel training instead. Is that permissible in California?
Each state has its own laws regarding driver training. Some states will allow parentally-supervised behind-the-wheel training as a substitute for taking a behind-the-wheel training course which is taught by a professional driving instructor. However, not all states allow this. You should contact the California DMV to find out for sure.
What if I don't know how to operate a vehicle with a manual-shift? Does Advantage Driving School have an automatic-shift vehicle they'll let me train with?
Since you're just learning how to drive, you probably don't know how to operate either a manual-shift or an automatic-shift vehicle! However, if you have a preference as to a manual or an automatic, you probably should call Advantage Driving School to see if they can accommodate your request prior to your enrolling in their driver training course.
I live in a remote area, that has a lot of dirt roads and bumpy terrain. Will Advantage Driving School train me how to drive in BOTH city AND rural environments?
If you live in a remote area, chances are very good that a local driver training school like Advantage Driving School will want you to be taught how to drive safely on the local area's terrain.
If I'm 14, can I get an instruction permit to drive in California?
Possibly. However, you should be aware that most states require you to be at least 15½ years old before you can get an instruction permit. We recommend that you contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a licensed driving school such as Advantage Driving School to find out exactly what the minimum age requirement is in California.
Am I required to take a San Jose California classroom or online drivers education course before I can sign up to take a driver training course through Advantage Driving School?
This requirement varies by state but most states do mandate pre-licensed drivers to take BOTH a classroom-based driver education course (generally 30 hours in length) AND a driver training course. You should ask Advantage Driving School if they offer one or both programs.
I have to take a defensive driving course in San Jose California. Can I meet this requirement by registering with Advantage Driving School?
Yes, Advantage Driving School offers defensive driving courses in San Jose California. You will need to contact Advantage Driving School directly to get more information on the types of courses they offer and when to register for a class.
What are the requirements in San Jose California for obtaining a drivers license?
It depends on your state's laws, however in many states, teen-agers must complete both a drivers education classroom course and a behind-the-wheel training course. Advantage Driving School may offer an approved behind-the-wheel training course which you could take. Please contact Advantage Driving School for information regarding their available classes and how to go about signing up for them.
Is hands-on driver training required in California in order to be licensed to drive a car?
Absolutely. All new drivers in California must take an approved behind-the-wheel training course before they can get a license to independently drive a motor vehicle.
Is it possible to sign up to take a California-approved behind-the-wheel training course before I obtain my California instruction permit?
It depends on what the specific laws are in California, however most states require first-time drivers to receive an instruction permit before registering for a driver training course. We recommend you contact a driving school such as Advantage Driving School to obtain more information.