Proven Steps to Pass the DMV Driving Test Today

If you have acquired your driving permit by studying all the road rules and regulations and completed your behind the wheel training with an instructor plus the required 50 hours of supervised driving, now it’s time for you to take the driving test.

If you’re still looking to get your permit, click here to get started and learn how to get it for FREE.

Many aspiring drivers fail to pass this driving test. According to statistics, around 53% of first-time driver’s test takers fail because of lack of preparation or are very nervous while taking the driving test. We are not trying to scare you but that is a fact! so now you’re going to question yourself “How should I prepare for my driving test?” No need to worry, we are here to share with you the simplest way possible to prepare for the driving test.

Let’s start first with the basics but the most time-consuming part of the driving test application process.

  • Make a DMV appointment for your driving test

This should be on your priority list. DMV is a very busy department, so scheduling an appointment in advance is a wise decision. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling your local DMV office and getting a definite time and day for you to take your driving test, perfectly beats waiting for hours in line! So go ahead now and make an appointment, available slots are usually available after 2 to 3 months. This gives you ample time to prepare yourself for your driving test.

  • Prepare required documents and fees

Do you ever get the feeling of waiting in line for so long and when it’s finally your turn you’ll find out that you do not have the complete required documents? That happens sometimes, so you have to be mentally prepared too! So as early as now, create a checklist of documents that you will bring on your driving test day. Here are the documents and fees that you need:

    • Driving permit
    • Car registration and proof of insurance
    • Behind the wheel training course certificate
    • Practice hours logged by parent or guardian
    • $33 for the application (better carry more just in case you have to pay for other fees)
    • Also check CA DMV website for other requirements

Now on the day of your driving test, probably these are list of things that you need to be prepared for:

  • Check your car if it is in good condition

Remember, before taking the driving test, the DMV instructor will be inspecting your car if it is in good running condition. We recommend that you do this before going to your driving test area, it will also be a good habit for you to always check your car before driving. This will be a walk in the park for you since you’ve gone through this in your driver’s ed course.

  • Set everything up before you start driving

Another thing to remember is that the moment you step inside the car, the driving test has already started! Once you get in the car with the DMV instructor, the first thing that you need to do is adjust the mirrors. 

Sit comfortably then adjust your rear view mirror, make sure that you can directly see the middle of the back windshield without moving your head. Next, adjust your side mirrors, you should be able to see a sliver of your car’s side when you turn your head a little to the left and right.

Do these quickly, so it is advisable for you to become familiar with the car’s switches and adjusters that you are going to use on your driving test day. After making the adjustments, it is time to buckle up your seatbelt.

  • Obey all traffic rules

This is the reason why you are taking the driving test. They wanted to make sure that they are giving the license to a responsible driver. Failing to follow a single traffic rule will result in failure on your driving test. So brush up on your driver’s ed course if you need to.

Speed limits are something that you should be aware of. If there is bad weather or a traffic jam ahead, slow down a bit. Now for normal situations, maintain a speed that is within 3 to 5 miles/hr of the limit just to be safe. Take note, driving too slow will also result in failure!

You can watch this video for the actual behind the wheel test:

  • Practice braking safely

Brake smoothly when approaching traffic lights or signs and completely stop behind the white line. As a rule of thumb, you should be able to see the line in front of you when you stop and then proceed after 3 seconds. Be cautious though, observe your left and right side if it is really safe to go.

  • SMOG is your best friend

Always keep in mind this simple word when you are about to change lanes.

Signal – Use your signal lights to warn the other drivers that you are changing lanes

Mirror – Check your mirrors for incoming cars or space where you are going

Over the Shoulder – This is your blind spot so do it quickly

Go – If it is clear, proceed in changing lanes carefully

  • Observe the road

Be on the lookout for any possible problems that you may encounter on the road. You will never know so always stay alert so you can react accordingly. The DMV instructor will also score your behavior so make sure that you are aware of your surroundings.

  • Familiarize yourself with the Advanced Maneuvers

Your DMV examiner will definitely test you for these: 3-point turn, parallel parking, etc. Review these and become familiar with it. These are also essentials that you need to know when you start driving.

  • Listen closely to your score review

Once the driving test is complete, the examiner will go over the score with you. Every area of improvement and the ones that you have aced will be discussed with you. Use these points on whatever the outcome of your driving test be.

Now that you have these tips, you will be more prepared for your driving test. If you need more help in preparing for your driver’s license. Visit our other posts for detailed information.

10 Great Tips To Pass DMV Written Test on Your First Try

According to studies, around 70% of first time DMV written exam takers fail because of several reasons: Lack of preparation, nervousness, blanking out during the exam, etc. Seeing this number makes you want to just quit or push back your written exam schedule. But do not worry, here are helpful tips that will help you pass the written exam.

  • Go to DMV website and take the practice written test

This will be our very important tip, going straight to the source will definitely help you pass the written test on your first try. Visit the California DMV site through and click on the “Driver License & ID Cards” tab then click on the “Knowledge and Drive Tests Preparation” link.

Once you are in the Knowledge and Drive Tests Preparation page, scroll down until you reach the Resources section and click on the “Samples of Driver License Knowledge Tests” link.

From here, you will have access to all sample test questions even of different classes. It will be very helpful to you if you get to see and familiarize yourself with these sample test questions.

  • Get a copy of the DMV handbook

Go to your local DMV and grab yourself a copy of the driver handbook, they are free! Read everything and make sure that you understand them. We advise you to read at least 3 pages per night so that you can finish them without putting yourself into too much stress. At the end of the handbook, you will find sample questions with answers that will most likely be included in the DMV exam. You can also download a copy of the DMV handbook here.


  • Find a practice test online to gauge your knowledge

If reading is not your thing and would prefer to study for your written exam by listening or watching videos then finding one in will be the best choice. This way, you can watch practice test questions while taking a break. Studies show that an average person can retain 40-50% of the information that he sees and hears. Doing this will increase your chances of passing the written exam! And to make it easier for you, here is a practice test video that you can watch:

  • Set a study schedule

Build a habit of studying at least an hour a day for your written test. You will retain more information by reading your materials compared to not studying at all. Do not trust your stock knowledge, trust us it will not help you during the DMV written exam. Focus on numbers like speed limits in different areas or signs that you commonly see on the road.

  • Find a good study guide

There are several study guides out there but we have compiled one that we are sure to help you pass the DMV written exam on your first try. You can see it here.

  • Take the practice test again

Go over the practice test again and again. You have to remember that the practice test questions on the DMV website are the exact questions that you will see in the actual written exam. Therefore it is important that you need to retain these questions by simply going through them over and over again.

  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test and a hearty breakfast

Being well-rested and full during your DMV written test increases your ability to memory recall and maintain concentration so follow this seriously. Staying late the night before your exam because you want to study more may not be a good choice.

  • Read the questions thoroughly during the test

It is very important to read every question thoroughly. Sometimes there are questions that include “NOT”, “unless”, or “except” which completely changes the thought of the question so you have to watch out for those.

  • Relax if there is a question that you don’t know

If you encounter a question that you don’t know, skip it and proceed on to the next question. Chances are you will find the answer to in the other questions. Just relax, you have made a lot of preparations for this and having a clear mind will be your ticket to passing the written test. Read our article here on the Proven Steps to Pass the DMV Driving Test Today.

  • Be positive

Having a positive outlook will yield a positive score! Trust in yourself, you have made enough preparations and you have followed all the tips in here. You have high chance of passing the DMV written test.

Following these steps increase your chances of passing the written test. Plus, passing on your first try will save you time, money, and stress of having to study again. So let us be the first to congratulate you on passing the written test!

Here’s another money-saving tip – If you enroll in one of our driving lesson packages, you will get our Online Driver’s Ed for free! Plus helpful guides that we compiled to help you pass not only the DMV written test but also the driving test! Want to know more? Start now by clicking here!

Common Challenges and Restrictions That Teens Face in Getting Their Driver’s License

Driving is a privilege, not a right, we all heard this from our parents. Acquiring a driver’s license shows that you can follow the rules and demonstrate basic to advanced driving skills during the driving test. We know how difficult it is, that’s why we prepare ourselves for this day so that we can have a chance to drive on our own.

Having these said, we know all the challenges in preparing for the driving test. And as a teen, this article is perfect for you. So read on as we go through with the challenges, restrictions, and whatnot, that you need to know.


Passing the DMV Written test

We will not go through all details for this one but if you want to pass it on your first try, you might want to read our detailed guide here: 10 Great Tips To Pass DMV Written Test on Your First Try


The Driving Permit

Teens aspiring to drive on their own need to go through the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program to allow them to gain important driving experience before getting the full privilege of driving. California GDL is a 3-stage process which are:


  • Learner’s Permit. Teens are required to undergo a 50-hour supervised driving, to be certified  by their parent or guardian wherein 10 of which is to be practiced at night. The teen driver also need to comply strictly with these conditions
    1. Only allowed to drive if accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 25 years of age with a valid California driver’s license.
    2. Must complete at least 6 hours of behind the wheel training course with clean driving records

After completing the above successfully, you can now proceed to the second stage which is:

  • Provisional license. This is issued when a teen is between 16 and 18 years of age and has passed the behind the wheel driving test. Now you can drive unsupervised during specific times and with passenger restrictions, which are discussed below:
    1. One the first year until you reach 18, passengers below 20 will be prohibited except if a licensed driver aged 25 or older is with you.
    2. You can drive on your own from 5:00AM to 11:00PM
    3. From 11:00PM until 5:00AM, the new driver also needs to be accompanied by a licensed driver with an age of 25.
    4. You are prohibited to be employed in a job wherein you are required to drive a vehicle

And finally, when you reach the age of 18 and completed the 2 stages, you are now allowed to:

  • Full privilege license. Finally, night driving and passenger restrictions will be lifted! You also need to have a clean record to become eligible for the full driver’s license.

Now that you know the 3 stages of Graduated Driver Licensing program, we are going to take a step back to your driver’s license journey. This is where most teens face the problem of getting their license.

Want to know what it is?

It is passing the DMV driving test! We have made a detailed guide on how to pass this so you might also want to read it here: Proven Steps to Pass the DMV Driving Test Today

But before we proceed with the scoring, you might want to watch this video from California DMV that explains the different violations and how it would affect your driver’s license application.

But you might still ask us, how can I truly pass the driving test? How will the examiner score my skills? These questions were thrown to us by one of our students so we might want to share it here too!


DMV Driving Test Scoring

In the first phase, your familiarization will be tested. The examiner will be asking questions about the car. So be sure to familiarize yourself with the location of the switches, locks, levers, etc. They also inspect your car for safety and most probably the proof of insurance will also be asked, so prepare them and know where to get them.

Then on the driving phase, keep in mind to relax and focus on the road. There are students who missed some of these points but still pass the exam. Some mistakes that do not pose serious problems were deducted as 1 point and that is our secret.

These are the skills that the DMV examiner will observe on your test.

In the parking lot:

    • Student gives way to pedestrians, cyclist, and vehicles with the right of way
    • Driving in parking lots at safe speeds

When backing up:

    • Observes traffic by looking over the right shoulder while backing up
    • Back up in a straight line for length equivalent to 3 vehicles while maintaining a distance of 3 feet of the curb
    • Observes traffic upon entering and exiting

In intersections:

    • The student maintains safe speed or within speed limit
    • Turns head to look for any incoming vehicles
    • Gives way to vehicles having the right-of-way for safety

In stopping:

    • Uses the mirrors to observe traffic and looks left or right when needed
    • The student brings the car to a full stop (Take note: Rolling stop results to failure of the test)
    • Student can stop within six feet of the marker or line

Now that you know the challenges and have learned the restrictions in preparing to get your driver’s license, it will be easy for you to take, pass the test, and get your driver’s license now! You can do that by clicking here!

Time-Saving Tips to Get a Driver’s License in California

Get an appointment to get your instruction permit

The first step is to fill out your driver’s license application in your local DMV and take the written test. However, there are conditions that you need to complete before taking the test.

  1. If you are over the age of 18, you do not need to take a Driver’s Ed course. You can go straight to completing the application, present all the requirements, pass the written test, and pay for the application fee of $33.
  2. In the case that you are between 15 ½ to 17 ½ , you are required to take a Driver’s Education course, then include your completion certificate in the requirements.

To summarize, here are the documents that you need to bring in applying for your learner’s permit:

    • Driver’s Ed completion certificate (15 ½ to 17 ½ y/o)
    • Proof of ID with your birthday indicated
    • Legal US and California residence documents
    • Social security
    • $33 application fee

Once you have filed your permit application, now all you have to do is to pass the DMV written exam. You need to at least get 38 correct answers out of 48 questions to pass it. If you need help in passing the written test, read our “10 Great Tips To Pass DMV Written Test on Your First Try”  article for some helpful tips

Watch the application process below or you can also head to the CA DMV portal for more details.


Allocate time to practice before your road test

Now assuming that you have your learner’s permit, you now have 12 months to complete all the necessary steps in obtaining your driver’s license. One of which is passing the behind the wheel driving test!

For new drivers, it is important to practice before taking the actual driving test. We would recommend you to get yourself enrolled in a reputable driving school in California (insert AP Driving CTA here). Then, you are required to at least have 6 hours of training with an instructor and 50 hours of supervised driving at home wherein 10 hours of it is done at night.

Get as much practice as you can too, it is advisable to anticipate possible situations on your driving test day. This will develop your driving confidence and will make you familiar with the road rules and become a responsible driver.

We suggest to be prepared for these:

    • Heavy rains
    • Different parking techniques
    • Merging and changing lanes during heavy traffic
    • Heavy traffic during rush hour
    • Roundabouts and large junctions
    • Approaching pedestrian lanes and road bumps
    • Narrow roads

Find a road test schedule, as early as possible

You may think that this is simple, but finding for the earliest schedule is what most driver’s license applicants take time the most. On average, there is a possibility that you will have to wait for two to three months to secure an available road test schedule.

So you might think of doing this while you are in the middle of your driving practice. Check DMV for earlier openings or we can also help you with this, after all, we are here to help you to save time in getting your driver’s license.

Familiarize yourself with the car and the area you will be driving in

Getting nervous on the day of your driving test is normal, and that is a fact! Most of our students share this with us, so we suggest getting yourself familiar with the car that you are going to drive on your driving test. Locating all switches, how to adjust your mirrors and seat will be a big help for you and your driving score.

Having yourself familiar with the car will lessen your stress during the driving test. This way, you can focus more on the road and increase your chances of passing the driving test. 

Familiarizing yourself with the area of the driving test is also a great idea. Most instructors know the location so you can ask them for tips. Getting to know the traffic signals, signages, and potential “road surprises” will definitely help a bunch.

Prepare yourself before and on your driving test day

A list of things you need to know and bring on your driving test is a must, this will help you relax during your driving test. Get enough sleep, eat a hearty breakfast and try to exercise to release any tensions in your body. Getting there early also gives you some time to rest and get yourself in the zone.

And lastly, turn off your phone during the driving test. You need to focus on your driving test and taking a call or responding to a text message is the least important thing for you to do. 

Hope these tips will help you get your driver’s license fast and if you need more tips in preparing for your driver’s license, check out the links below:

Common Challenges and Restrictions That Teens Face in Getting Their Driver’s License

What Should Parents Do in Preparing Their New Teen Driver?

What Should Parents Do in Preparing Their New Teen Driver?

As parents, we all know that there will be a time wherein your teen will have to drive on their own. We can’t avoid that, we have to treat it as their first stage to adulthood. What we can do now is to give them the best advice, for them to become responsible drivers. After all, our teens reflect us.

Also, in preparing them to get their driver’s license, it is normal to feel nervous, have sleepless nights, or even panic attacks. So here are some tips for parents to avoid these awful experiences.

Relax and take a deep breath

This is the first thing that you have to do. If you let anxiety cloud your judgment, then you will not be able to prepare them right. Let them know that you will support them all the way. This will boost their confidence to go behind the wheel and take the necessary steps and exams.

We need to raise them to become independent and responsible individuals, and getting their driver’s license will lead them to their success.

Choose the best driver’s education course near you

Most of the time, the driver’s education course comes bundled with every behind the wheel training program, like with AP Driving’s Essential driving lessons package. You will get the best in car driving lesson deal because driver’s ed is offered online. With this you can guide and be right beside your teen in their learning process and in addition to that, there are bonus guides and checklists! This will help them save time in their preparation so they can focus more on the incoming DMV written test. (insert DMV written test preparation)

Your teen will need your support on the first year

Before we proceed on this next tip, you might want to check the CA DMV website for any requirements needed.

Once your teen has acquired their learner’s permit, they can now start with their behind the wheel training. In the next 12 months, they will need to accomplish at least 6 hours of training with an instructor, and the longest part of their training is with your supervision.

They will need 50 hours of driving with you wherein 10 hours of which is dedicated to night driving. 50 hours of training is not easy, not only for them but also for you! so make the most out of it and give them advice on how to become responsible drivers. 

Remind them of how to properly approach pedestrian lanes or intersections or how to react to unexpected situations. Share with them your common experience during driving at night or in bad weather situations. Your composure will be imbued in their minds so having a relaxed body and mind while teaching them to drive will play a vital role in their driving lesson process.

Set some driving rules, but do not choke them

Teen drivers, especially new ones have short attention spans or frequently blanks out on their first week. So we advise you to set some driving rules to help them set their moral compass and avoid blaming each other if something unexpected happens during your driving practice.

Here are some rules that you can follow before starting your lesson

    • Always drive with parents while under training
    • If you are unsure of something do not take the risk and ask your parents
    • Always follow speed limits, traffic signs, law, etc
    • Do not take alcohol drinks before driving, EVER!
    • If you are going to use your phone, pull over even on hands-free settings

You might also want to share this video on how to prepare the car for driving:

Educate them of the usual violations and their consequences

The goal of this tip is not to scare them but for them to become responsible and educated drivers. Remind them that getting a driver’s license is not a right but a privilege so they have to take it seriously. Driving lessons do not end after they get their license, it is a continuous process that they need to pass on when they have their own child.

Here are the common violations and their corresponding consequences of new teen drivers:

    • Over speeding – they will lose their driving privilege for 2 months
    • Using the phone while driving – lose their driving privilege for 2 weeks
    • Failure to use seatbelts of all passengers – 1 month suspension of driving privileges
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – 3 months suspension of driving privileges
    • Overloading – 1 month suspension of driving privileges

Final advice to parents

To summarize all the tips above, the driving habits that your teen will develop will greatly depend on the parent’s guidance and advice.

Do not get irritated when your teen asks for the same questions, they are blanking out due to nervousness behind the wheel, so you have to understand them. 

Keep in mind that you are there to give them advice and guidance, so you do not need to always grab the wheel if they are doing something wrong. We advise you to tell them to pull over and go over the lessons. Then before driving, make sure that they fully understand their mistake and know how to correct or adjust from it.

Lastly, be calm. They already took their driver’s ed and 6 hours of driving lessons so they already know the basics. Remember, teens feed on fear! so their fear behind the wheel during training doubles when their companion shows fear on the teens driving ability. Trust your child, that’s the bottom line.

Hope these tips help you in guiding your new teen driver and if you need more tips on how to prepare in getting a driver’s license, you might want to visit out article about 10 Great Tips To Pass DMV Written Test on Your First Try and Proven Steps to Pass the DMV Driving Test Today 

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What Will You Learn in AP Driving School’s Behind The Wheel Training?

Today’s vehicles are safer than those of previous times are, but the drivers are yet to improve their driving skills. Cars have advanced warning systems, automatic driving features, and stability control features that enhance the functions of cars. NHTSA reports that current drivers are logging in more miles as the economy grows.

The increase in vehicles on the road increases the likelihood of accidents because the traffic has many moving parts. All these changing conditions favor a prepared driver who understands the importance of remembering all their training lessons. More importantly, a driver who takes lessons from some of the best driving schools improves the awareness of the road and reduces the chances of an accident.

Best reasons to complete behind the wheel training

Defensive driving skills

An online driving lesson cannot acquaint you with the top behind the wheel training tips in California. The course of defensive driving lessons shows you how to spot aggressive drivers, avoid crashes, and to pull away from traffic. The emphasis of behind the wheel training is the safety of the driver and other road users. AP Driving fosters a lifelong focus on safety, with varied driving conditions like rain, ice, and snow.

Personal responsibility

The education course teaches students to own their duty on the road among several other motorists. People who take behind the wheel training understand that a driver’s license is a privilege that separates them from people who do not have trained discipline. This sense of responsibility heightens the collective knowledge of safe driving and slowly reduces reckless driving and accidents.


Teenagers confidence when they pass the local driving exam. The boost of faith arises from understanding the safety regulations of cars and roads. Driving school for teens increases their confidence exponentially because they have the affirmation of the instructor. They are sure of their judgment, all road users, and their driving expertise, after repeating the correct skills in the presence of a competent instructor.

The instructor monitors the student’s driving skills to note and fix poor judgment. We also correct common misconceptions of skills such as parallel parking, reverse parking, merging, and hill starts with manual cars. Mastering these teen driving courses in the shortest time and repeating the correct moves boosts your confidence and prepares you for a successful driving exam.

Preparedness for the exam

A driving test is overwhelming for both teenagers and adult drivers who have to retake the exam. The administrator observes how you turn, park, pass, and all other critical driving skills.

The behind the wheel training lessons have a thorough knowledge of the road and answers of what administrators seek during the test. You will not attend the exam with speculation of the expected questions because we have a draft of the most commonly tested skills. Our in-car driving lessons combine the realities of traffic, dynamic uncertainty, and weather to reinforce your knowledge.

We have four driving lesson packages that quickly identify strengths and weaknesses and provide personalized help. How much does it cost for behind the wheel training? Take a course with as little as $295 for practical lessons that will equip you with a driving license, driving certificates, and a convenient training schedule. The $2499 course includes car insurance, multilingual instructions, and refresher lessons, among other unique benefits.

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Tips Before Taking A Behind the Wheel Test – AP Driving School

Are you ready to take the wheel? If you’ve answered yese, then prepare yourself for driving test with AP Driving. We are one of the finest driving schools in California with experienced instructors, affordable payment plans, and free online drivers education program.

What do I need for a behind-the-wheel test?

The first criteria for the test is your age. The age limit to appear for the test differs from state to state. In the state of California, you are eligible to apply for a junior permit if you are 14 years old and you are eligible for a provisional license if you are 16 years old. You are allowed to apply for a driver’s license without a learner’s permit if you are 18 or older than that.

Some of the vital requirements that you must have to appear for the test are:

  • Social Security Number
  • $33 for the application fee
  • Certificate of Completion of Driver Education
  • Your passport or birth certificate or residence card
  • A completed Driver License application with the signature of your parents or guardian (not required if you are over 18)
  • Residential address proof like a utility bill, rental agreement, etc. (applicable only if you’re over 18)

The requirements for a California driver license is different from the documents required for a California Driver permit. Get in touch with us to learn more about the pre-requisites the services we’re offering.

Do you need an appointment for behind the wheel test?

Yes, you do. You can make an appointment for the test online on the official DMV page or make an appointment at one of the DMV offices.

Tips to pass a driving test

Our team of trained and highly-experienced instructors has achieved an enormous success rate in helping our students pass the DMV test in the very first attempt. We accomplish this by ensuring that the students are well-equipped with proper preparation, motivation, and tips to handle a variety of question that one may face during a DMV test.

Some of the important pointers to remember during a test are:

  • Be punctual and arrive at the test center 15 minutes beforehand
  • Take one last driving lesson with your instructor on the day of the test but before the test where you can clarify all your last-minute doubts with the instructor
  • On the previous evening, double check to see if your car is fully equipped as per the test standards and adequately categorize and file all the paperwork needed for test
  • Once you know your test center, practice on the roads around the test area to get an idea of the traffic and hazards that you may on the test day.

On behalf of our students, we take extraordinary measure to ensure that all of the above are well-taken care off, and we work precisely to help our students pass the DMV test with flying colors.

AP Driving is the #1 driving school in California to prepare you for your behind-the-wheel test. Get in touch with us to learn more.

How to Find The Best Behind the Wheel Classes in California

Are you dreading the thought of going through your practical driving test? With the right guidance and extensive behind-the-wheel classes, anyone can ace it! At AP Driving, we offer several packages with valuable training hours with experienced, licensed driving instructors and extensive theoretical training such as an online course you can complete at your own pace.

How to pick a good driving school

If you don’t have the opportunity to practice driving at home, picking a good driving school can make all the difference when preparing to get your license. Obviously, the quality of training should be the first thing you look for when picking a good driving school.

Pick a school that has several years of experience and has passed a lot of drivers. For example, our driving school has been in the business for over 40 years and has passed over 5000 drivers throughout the years. Hence, our instructors are highly qualified and experienced in tutoring clients with different learning styles and methods.

Also, look at how much the school goes the extra mile to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed. For example, we have flexible payment plans to suit different budgets and provide a free drivers education course to help you ace the theoretical part of the driving test.

What driving packages are available?

Our packages are open to drivers of all ages, and for each package, we offer a bonus drop off and pick up service free of charge. Additionally, we also provide a free DMV-approved online preparation course for your driver’s test. This is what will prepare you for the written test, with helpful videos and diagrams for easy learning.

All our packages are inclusive of behind-the-wheel classes. Our lowest $290 package contains 6 hours of behind the wheel training, the $475 package gets you 10 hours behind the wheels, our $625 one gets you 10 hours behind the wheel and DMV accompaniment, and our $2425 package gets you 50 hours behind the wheel training with DMV accompaniment.

Our last two packages also give additional perks like vehicle rental, insurance, and registration for the driver’s license test. You get an extra 4 hours of lessons and freeway driving for all the packages except the basic package. Our $2425 package is perfect for international students because you can get instructors who speak Korean, Chinese, or Spanish.

Where to get driving classes in California?

We offer driver’s training in southern California and parts of Northern California, with a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service. Check our website to find out which parts of California we offer driver’s training in.

In addition to providing pick-up and drop-off services, we can try our best to fit the drivers’ training around your busy schedules. For our last two packages, we also offer to pick-up for your scheduled driver’s license test appointment to the DMV in California.

Are you after a driving school that offers comprehensive driving test practice, with behind-the-wheel classes? Call AP Driving to discover the packages we offer and to discuss payment plans.

Get unlimited access to latest DMV approved Driver’s Ed course, and pass the DMV Permit Test here

Ace Your Behind the Wheel Driving Lessons

Ace Your Behind the Wheel Driving Lessons – AP Driving School

Are you feeling both excited and nervous at the same time about getting your driver’s license? Joining a behind the wheel driving lessons can be a liberating experience, and we know that better than anyone else. AP Driving is one of the top-rated driving schools in California with a mission to educate people on the best driving practices.

The pattern of DMV’s driver’s test

To apply for a learner’s permit, you will have to appear for the California DMV written test, which comprises 46 questions out of which you need 38 correct answers to pass the test. To get a permit, you need to make a payment of $33 and must appear for a standard vision test. This is in addition to the written test. Some states allow you to take the written test online as well.

The DMV test for the driver’s permit and driver’s license is not that difficult if you are well-prepared. The written examination for the driver’s permit is a computerized test at your local DMV test center and questions you on the basics which you can learn from the California Driver Handbook.

How to pass the DMV test?

Our behind the wheel driving lessons will ensure that all our students pass in the very first attempt. Our driving instructors are incredibly vigilant in teaching road safety measures and traffic regulations to all our students.

  • We provide 50 hours of training and instruction sessions to our students, out of which 10 hours of practice is focused on night driving. We educate the students on safe driving tips such as how to steer and accelerate smoothly, safety and road rules, signals for changing lanes and turns, etc
  • We provide practical demonstrations of how to use the 3-second rule, how to manage vehicle distance in cases of poor weather and bad visibility, how to check the mirrors every time you drive and practice on driving the vehicle on the right gear.

Getting a driving license

The state of California requires you to complete 30 hours of classroom training and 6 hours of practical (behind the wheel) training before you apply for a License or permit. You need to hold with you, a certificate of completion and present it to the DMV as a pre-requisite to be eligible for a license.

You must pass a written test, vision test, and a driving test to be eligible for a driver’s permit. It is important to remember that you must read the state driver’s handbook and check your eligibility for applying for a permit. Get your proof documents ready, pay the license and test fee in time, and you’ll be set to go for the examination.

Once you pass the exam, you will get your permit. You are still intimidated with the many steps involved in taking a driver’s test? Contact AP Driving, The best behind the wheel driving lessons to help you pass the test in your first attempt.

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Why Behind the Wheel Driving School is Important – AP Driving

AP Driving offers the best behind-the-wheel driving school in California to help you ace your driver’s test. We are one of the top-rated driving school to offer affordable driving lessons with certified instructors and free online drivers education.

How many errors can you have on your driving test?

You will fail the test if:

  • You make more than three mistakes on the pre-drive checklist
  • You make more than 15 mistakes on the driving portion of the test
  • You make a critical mistake in which case you get a fail immediately

To avoid that, contact our team, and we’ll make sure to set you on the right path. With our help, you will be sure to complete your tests successfully.

Do you have to pay for behind the wheel test?

No, you do not have to pay for taking a driving test in California. However, the written test comprises of 46 questions out of which you need to get 38 right answers to pass the test. If you pass the test, you need to pay $35 as an application fee in order to get your learner’s permit and driver’s license.

In the event of you failing in the written test, you need to wait for seven days before reappearing for the test again.

What happens if you fail your driving test 3 times?

If you consistently fail three times in your driver’s license test, The CA DMV makes you begin the application process again.

As a part of our driving lessons, we work with our clients to understand their strengths and weaknesses in learning and prepare customized learning material for greater learning efficiency. This helps our clients to cope with the enormous amount of information that one needs to learn to prepare for the test, thereby ensuring your success in the test.

Tips for your first driving lesson

However, some of the tips that we generally suggest to our clients when they enroll for our behind-the-wheel driving school are:

  • Go through the driving rules, regulations, and basic safety precautions before coming for your first driving lesson to get a hint of what lies ahead. DMV’s driver’s handbook is a great source to help you get acquainted with all of the above. You can find it at the CA DMV’s official website.
  • Give your car manual a good read. Try and figure out all the controls in your car and each of its function.
  • After the completion of your driving lessons, you are eventually going to apply for a permit or license. Hence go through the pre-requisites required to apply for a permit or license and if you think you do not have any of the vital paperwork, then start working on getting them ready.
  • On the first day of your driving lesson, it is normal to feel nervous. So, get lots of sleep the previous night and make sure you do not have alcohol in your system when you arrive for your first class.

Now that you have all the information about our behind-the-wheel driving school, get in touch with the AP Driving support team to begin your lessons today!