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Who We Are
Hi, I’m Shayan.
Licensed by ICBC under the BCMVA.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (UVic)
Hello, I’m Alex.
Licenced by ICBC under the BCMVA.
Masters of Political Science (UVic)
We show our face. So, why don’t the other driving schools?
$140 (GST Included)
Sure, there are cheaper driving lessons in town. If all you care about is cheap, we are happy to point you in the right direction. But let’s just say, the number of students that come running to us after wasting their time, energy, and money on dozens of “cheap” lessons is astounding. We won’t ever waste your time, so please value ours.
We don’t do 60-minute lessons, nor 45-minute lessons, etc., because they just don’t work. For every minute of our 90-minute lesson we have a plan. Please come well-rested, ready to learn, as we have a lot to cover. If you’re not super motivated to learn, then one of the other driving schools is likely a better fit for you.
Pick Up and Drop Off Location
The Tim Hortons parking lot located at 1099 McKenzie Ave
That’s at the intersection of McKenzie and Borden. Notice we didn’t say the closest Tim Hortons to your home. We don’t pick up students from their homes because their road test doesn’t start and end at their home. It takes place near the ICBC office and that’s where it makes sense to practice. There is a reason why the ICBC Licensing Office is located where it is. That’s because they have everything they need in that area to properly test your driving ability. Having you drive in a straight line for 15 minutes from your home to the ICBC area and then 15 minutes back, is a complete waste of your lesson time. Catch a bus, a ride, or a cab, and please be on time.
2021 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Hyundai Elantra
Our vehicles are white and unmarked. White coloured vehicles provide the best visibility to other drivers. Yet, we don’t plaster our vehicles with logos and advertisements because our students don’t want to feel like they’re sitting in a fish tank being judged from all directions. Of course, we have the mandated student driver sign on the back of our vehicles. Our vehicles are also equipped with secondary brake pedals for the instructors, and are regularly inspected as required by ICBC. We believe our students deserve to learn in the best vehicles. We don’t deploy old, run-down vehicles, like many of the driving schools just to try and cut down on costs.
See the Difference
We’ve taught more than 900 students (and counting). We have a keen eye for what makes a great driver.
An example of a failed road test result for someone that hadn’t taken lessons with us:
An example of a successful test result for one of our students whom we’ve had enough time to train:
See What Our Students Have Been Saying
No Mickey Mouse Driving School Here
Unfortunately, it is our opinion that there are a lot of Mickey Mouse driving schools in town. If you’ve been taking driving lessons elsewhere, some of these things may ring a bell:
Is this your current driving instructor?
Why is it that you’re on your 8th lesson and still can’t reverse stall park and/or parallel park confidently?
Why is your instructor pulling over and having a coffee break while you’re paying for their time?
Why is it that your instructor uses your lesson time to go pick up another student from their home?
Why is your instructor talking on their phone when you’ve paid for their attention? Is this even safe?
Why is your instructor photographing you for their website marketing?
Why are they an instructor by day and a taxi driver by night?
Why is your driving instructor wearing flip flops to your lessons instead of proper shoes?
Why are they claiming that they are the best driving school in town when they started their business just last year? Hint: you can check their website registration date here.
Renting Our Car for the Road Test
There are a lot of car rental companies in town pretending to be driving schools. You call them up and you say that you have a road test coming up and you need a vehicle. They say okay great, it’s going to be X amount of dollars to rent our vehicle. They’ll take you around the area for an hour and then take you to ICBC and say good luck! Maybe you’ll pass, maybe you won’t. And if you don’t pass, they’ll say, “oh well, better luck next time.”
With us, there is no amount of money you can pay us to show up with you unprepared to the Road Test. That’d be a waste of your time, our time, and the examiner’s time. We will only commit to letting you use our vehicle for the road test if and only if you have proven to us that you’re road-test ready. How? You need to be able to pass two of our mock road tests in a single lesson. If you take a lesson with us, and the lesson turns into a teaching lesson, because you have not yet mastered the skillsets that the examiner is looking for, then you’re not ready for the test. We’re not here to sell you on lessons. Whether you book our time, or someone else does, it doesn’t change our reality. We have an outstanding reputation with the examiners and aren’t willing to tarnish it because someone wants to “try their luck on the road test.” Come, learn, get good, take the test with confidence, pass, and move on.
Common Question: But my road test is in 4 days and I need a car. How can I possibly fit a mock road test in with you prior to that date and book you for the test?
Answer: You can book your evaluation lesson as soon as possible. If we think you’re ready then you can book another lesson for the day of your road test to be able to use our vehicle. However, if we determine that you’re not ready then we can’t let you use our vehicle. If you think this policy is unfair or that it may frustrate you, or leave you hanging last minute to find another vehicle, we suggest booking with another driving school altogether. We’re not here to sell you on lessons that you don’t need, but we’re also not taking you to a test if you’re not ready. It’s that simple.
How Many Lessons Do I Need?
It depends. Starting from scratch, you’ll likely need 9 lessons if you have a co-ed driver that you can practice with as well. More lessons may be required if you don’t have anybody else to practice with. If you’re new to Canada and have a driver’s license from another country, we may be able to bring you up to speed in 5 or so lessons. If your road test is in 2 days and have never taken a lesson with us we can try our best to give you a heads up on what to expect on the test. But please remember, we’re not miracle workers. We can tell you what you need to work on in 90 minutes but unless you book enough lessons for us to work on those skills then there’s no point. In other words, if you’re just going to take a lesson and then disappear and do nothing in the meantime, don’t take a lesson at all. Save your money. It would be as if we took one ice skating class and then tried to compete in the Olympics. You’d tell us to get real. Why would driving be any different?
Are You THIS Parent?
9 out of 10 parents we deal with are awesome. They truly care about the safety and success of their kids. However, sometimes we feel like we’re running an adult day care instead of a driving school. Take a look at this conversation and you’ll see what we mean.
Before the lesson:
Parent: My son’s a great driver. You should see how well he maneuvers our truck all over Langford! He just needs a quick tip or two just before his test.
After the lesson:
Parent: So how did it go? He’s just awesome right?
Us: We noted a few things. First, he needs to watch his speed a bit more carefully.
Parent: Oh, who goes 50 these days anyway! 60 is the new 50, is what we say!
Us: But going 35 in a school zone is an automatic fail on the road test.
Parent: Oh, I know! Some of those examiners can be such jerks, ey?
Us: Well, there’s also the matter of making sure he doesn’t hit the curb during pull overs and parallel parking.
Parent: Haha, that’s why we have a truck. If you can’t park beside the curb, we can always drive over it!
Us: He also needs to work on his shoulder checks as we noticed quite a few being missed on right hand turns.
Parent: Who shoulder checks anyway! I already told him all he has to do is look into the mirrors. He just needs to put on a show for half an hour for his test and he’ll have his licence!
Us: He needs to work on stopping completely at stop signs, so no rolling stops.
Parent: Haha, that’s my boy! Good job! Just keep rolling over those silly stop lines!
Us: Well overall, we’d say there’s still a bit of work to be done before the road test.
Parent: What are you talking about? I taught him how to drive, so he’s great.
Us: Good luck, and goodbye.
Please read this part carefully. We’ll know if you didn’t and we reserve the right to cancel your lessons. The person taking the lesson needs to be the one booking the lesson. As much as we appreciate parents wanting to help their children by doing everything for them, we need responsible drivers behind the wheel. So it starts from this moment. If reading this bores you then chances are, you’re not going to learn much from us in the vehicle, so let’s cut it short here. Whether you’re 16 or 66, we need you to understand how these lessons are going to play out.
By enrolling in our lessons, you are agreeing to the following policies:
We require payment at the time of booking. If you are not sure if you can make the appointment, please do not book a lesson.
Cancellation, Rescheduling, Late-Shows, and No-shows
If you wish to cancel or reschedule a driving lesson, we require 3 days notice otherwise you forfeit the fees you have paid for your lesson. If you do not know your schedule far in advance please don’t book a lesson. If you are within 15 minutes late, you will receive the balance of your scheduled lesson and charged for the full lesson. If you are late beyond 20 minutes, the instructor will leave and you will not be refunded for the lesson.
Students must provide a valid BC Learner’s Driver’s Licence or Driver’s Licence, including foreign driver’s licence before any lesson can take place. Students must carry their licence at all times during training.
All lessons will be individual, one-on-one, unless both the instructor and student agree to additional persons being in the car, and their reason for being there.
Our side of the deal
We promise you will find your driving lesson useful or your money back.*1
We promise to teach you everything you need to know to do well on your road test and to stay safe on the road if you give us enough time to practice.
Your side of the deal
You promise to be dedicated to the learning journey. You’ll book lessons consistently to be able to give us enough time to prepare you well for your test.
Don’t book a 7:45AM lesson, sleep through it, and then make up some excuse why you couldn’t make it. Be on time.
Don’t book a lesson and then the day before tell us that something came up and you can’t make it. This wastes our time, and doesn’t allow another student to use this time.
Don’t come with the attitude that you already know everything and that there’s nothing you can learn from us.
Don’t book lessons two weeks apart and then not practice at all between the lessons.
Don’t disappear for six months and then show up again wanting to learn from the beginning. We are only willing to teach a student for one consistent stretch of time.
Don’t forget to bring your Zula Student Manual to each and every one of your lessons. This is our work tool!
Don’t forget to wear proper footwear to your lesson. Boots and other bulky shoes suck when you’re learning to drive.
We’re busy keeping our students safe on the road. That’s why we don’t answer our phone left, right, and centre. If you have a pressing matter, you can text us at 778-715-9490. Included your name, and instead of saying, “I have some questions,” please ask your question(s). If it hasn’t already been answered on our website here, we’ll be happy to get back to you with an answer.
All Good? Good. Now You Can Book.
*1. This guarantee only applies to your most recent driving lesson.