Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I book lessons or the school will book lessons for me?
All driving lessons and appointments are only booked by the student by calling the office. The driving school is not aware of your schedule so we do not book lessons/appointments for anyone without them reaching out to us first.
Q: How far in advance should I book my lessons?
You should book driving lessons at least 2 weeks in advance to obtain dates/times that are convenient for you. You can book multiple lessons at one time.
Q: How many lessons do I need before I am a competent driver?
A: This depends on the individual. Extensive driving experience with parents, different learning abilities, or greater confidence -- all impact on the number of lessons required. Our instructors tailor every lesson to the student and will let you know how you are doing and will point out all the mistakes you make while driving. Driving is a skill which comes by driving more and more coupled with how eager you are to learn how to drive.
Q: How long are the driving lessons?
A: Lessons run for 45 minutes each. In order to expedite the process you can also take double lessons (90 minutes).
Q: Who are our instructors?
A: Our instructors are very experienced and highly trained; and utilize the most effective techniques to ensure that you learn the finer points of driving that will not only help you pass the test but also become a competent safe driver. Lessons are tailored to your individual experience and needs.
Q: What cars do we use?
All our cars are modern, safe and comfortable, but most importantly they feature dual controls. You will be safe and feel confident with our instructors at all times, ensuring you can learn with confidence. We also record most of our driving lessons.
Q: When can I take a lesson?
We offer lessons 7 days a week usually from usually morning until evening.
Q: Are lessons given on the highway?
If you are taking regular lessons, we do not go on the highway since for the road test is not administered on the highway either. However, after you obtain your license, you can take highway lessons with our driving school.
Q: Can I pay in installments?
Yes! However, this feature is only available on the packages and when paying by cash or check.
Q: Can I book a lesson with an instructor?
No, only by calling the office.
Q: When will my road test be and can I pick my own date?
Your road test will be scheduled 4-6 weeks after you take the pre-licensing class (5 hour class). You can't pick the exact date of your class, however, you can pick the day (i.e Monday, Tuesday, etc.). Road test are not given on weekends and most holidays.
Q: Where does AD Driving School take students for the road test?
The road test is administered by the DMV. It is usually held around residential neighborhoods. There is no DMV office at the site nor is it held in a parking lot. You have no restriction as to where you can take your road test. However, we only service most of the road test sites in Queens since it is in close proximity to us. It would not make sense for us to drive out to Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, etc.
Q: I want to cancel my lesson, what should I do?
You must cancel your lesson 24 hours in advance otherwise it will become chargeable. If canceled within 24 hours, the cancelation fee is $25 or lesson can be absorbed by the package as one lesson used.
Q: I took a driving package but still need more lessons, what should I do?
This is a very common occurrence. Individuals learn at different rates, therefore, some might need more lessons than they originally thought. In this case, you can just upgrade to the next package by adding on 4 additional driving lessons and just paying the difference between the two packages.
Q: Can I visit the road test site during my lessons?
Q: Who will my road test instructor be?
The road test instructor will be a DMV instructors who will conduct the test.
Q: How long is the road test?
The road test is approximately 7-10min.
Q: Can I still take lessons with our driving school if my area doesn't qualify for the free pickup and drop off service?
Yes. You would just need to come to our office for your lessons.
Q: What areas do we serve with our free pickup and drop off service?
For a list of zip codes we service click here
What is the 5 hour (pre-licensing) class?
This is the class you must take prior to scheduling the road test. The class is valid for one year from the date you take it.
Q: When is the 5 hour class offered?
Due to the pandemic, we are offering the 5 hour class via zoom. Call the office to find out the next available date.
Q: I already have a 5 hour class from a different school, how does this change my package?
We will give you one additional lesson on your package if you already have the 5 hour class.
Q: What is a passing score on the road test?
A perfect score on the road test is a 0. You can get up to 30 points and still past. However, anything over 30 is not passing.
Q: Can I go multiple times for the road test on one package?
No. The services are only good for one time. If you fail, you can take individual services or a package.