Frequently Asked Questions
Are you licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles?
How long in advance do I need to call to make a behind the wheel appointment?
Do you ever have two or more students in the vehicle at the same time like some other schools?
Do the instructor and student take any breaks during a two hour session?
How old are you vehicles?
All of our vehicles are new. We train in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 four door Hyundai Elantra & Accents. Click here to check out the vehicles and the safety of these vehicles.
What if I lose or misplace my permit? Can I still take my behind-the-wheel lesson with VDA?
Do you charge a cancellation fee?
How can I arrange for behind-the-wheel driver's instruction?
Can I take the required 6 hours of driving lessons in my parent's car?
Do I have to sign-up for driver's education classes before I take behind-the-wheel instruction?
What is your recommendation with length between lessons?
At Varsity Driving Academy, you can enjoy learning how to drive at your own pace with our friendly behind-the-wheel instructors. Each lesson is two (2) hours long. Our recommendation is to spread the driving lessons out over the mandatory waiting time of six (6) months. The first lesson needs to be scheduled and completed as soon as possible to validate the permit. The second lesson would be in the middle of the six month waiting period (about 2 1/2 – 3 months) and the last lesson would be schedule as close to the date that has been scheduled for the behind-the-wheel drive test at the DMV.
Each lesson is strategically scheduled so the instructor can teach new criteria every time you come for a lesson and reinforce habits that create safe and defensive drivers. Scheduling the lessons this way also creates a team effort between parents and our instructors who have all been extensively trained and are DMV certified. The practice that is done by the student (and highly recommended) between our three lessons is crucial to the success of the student.
We do pick up and drop off from your school, work, or home. Varsity Driving Academy will never have hidden or surprise charges. Everything is included in the package price.