Driving reviews in Chicago

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Both experiences were the worst. I was against using them the second time round but this was the only school in the area that fit with my son's schedule. First time around, they rescheduled every single one of my teen's 8 lessons, often didn't turn up on time and gave her a different instructor each lesson. My teen frequently had to ask the instructor to turn the radio off and they were always on the phone.

Second time (2011-12) they were again, not always on time despite issuing frequent dire warnings about tardiness from their students. They do not accept cancelations over the phone no matter how far in advance they are made, yet they rarely pick up so it is impossible to speak to staff in person.

Finally, when my teen went to take his driving test (having fulfilled his driving hours and passed Central's evaluation), Central had not entered him into the City web site and therefore he was unable to sit the test. Of course, when we phoned up about it, no one was there to take the call.

For the amount of money Central charges (especially when compared to the Park District fees) the whole experience with them has been outrageous.
- TONI H.
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Our daughter was home from college and had a limited window to obtain her license. So, being fairly new to Chicago, I chose a company highly rated by Angie's List..
The instructor had a difficult time with English and did not tell our daughter the correct documents to bring to the testing site, but she did pass and receive her license.


- Carolynne F.
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My instructor was named
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. He was always prompt, always friendly and courteous. He was patient and thorough and helpful. There was one instance where one of my lessons had to be reschedule, and the main office called me well ahead of time and were very courteous, as well. My overall experience was excellent and I would recommend them to anyone.
- Jay W.
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At the beginning, the instructor was late, not a lot , just a couple of minutes. Afterwards she let my daughter start driving from the start. It went okay for a little while but as time went on, there were points where the instructor wasn't very specific in what she wanted and as a result, she thought my daughter shouldn't take the driving test. After my daughter not having her social security card, she had to come back home and get it along with recent mail (which was hard to find because she is an out of state college student). This went past the 2 hour lesson and the 2 hour allotment for the test. Needless to say she passed but the whole process could have gone better. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. We scheduled the lesson/testing with enough time that had we been informed about the documentation requirements it would have reduced the amount of time involved and the extreme cost overruns. The language difficulties with the instructor were a problem.
- Carolynne F.
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11-9-2012

Just got an email from
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that they are abadoning the student described below. This review in no way reflects poorly on the instructors. I have spent time at
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waiting on my driver and have been impressed with their attention to detail and being engaged with their charges.
...More /> The customer service however is terrible. Several times, the schedule was rearranged. I paid for 12 classes and was misdirected on 5 of them. The owners claim they offered to pick my student up South Side as a courtesy, but in reality my understanding is the instructor lived close to my student.

That being said.
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does train well. But they can not handle customization. First, after some 5 emails and 10 or so schedule reschedule calls, they could not grasp I was not the drivers father. Extremely frustrating. Second, of course picking up the student South Side is great for the student. It isn't what I paid for. I paid to be able to leave work and go up Western and meet up with the student or drop them off so I could be included. Ok, so why don't I just drive south?? Well I would of except they kept telling me one thing and doing something else. It is really because they could not understand I was not the students father nor able to talk to the student as I work in the interior of a hospital. Literally I was blindsided and each time this happened, I was dismissed . Finally the last time I drove in traffic 1 hr in the worng direction and now that I complained the owners send me an email telling me the are abandoning the student.

They really don't care. It isn't that I would not accept different locations, it is just they never told me and after multiple requests that I not be sent to the wrong place...they break the ever so important continuity of training.

I know for most people that have kids and tlak /text constantly this would not be a problem and obviously adults would make their own schedule and for them its great and the instructors are excellent. For me, it was about trying to help a kid ger a license and not driving
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to the wrong place.

I did , however , find an alternative school whose owners understood that I am not the students father and only needed it told to them once and that if they make a change they'll shoot me a text message (not while driving ;) ) to keep me in the loop.

Really too bad. I had high hopes for
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, but in the end no one listened and I was just a an ATM.





So, I have a student. This is one of those kids that you know right away if they had the same opportunities as other will go far.
This student need to learn to drive to get a car and get to work and back and forth from school
Student has ZERO experience. I have just over 900k under my belt in all sorts of conditions but I don't want this student learning my habits.
Was not looking to quick drive this student. I firmly believe I have a responsibility that if I provide this, it has to be complete.
Hired
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for 3 8 hrs sessions and insist that at least 2-4 hrs be on the freeway and 2-4 hrs be at night.
Told student we would not help get an actual car until they return to
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in
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/Feb to be trained in winter conditions as well as working with a mechanic to show how to change a tire, safety check lights bulbs, warning lights etc. (thats another review) . No drivers test until 24hrs complete like it or not exuberent teen or not.
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has been accomodating. The instructors can be a handful and have gone around my schedule which required a serious discussion with the operations person. BUT the quality of care is there. I did spend a good time watching these guys and have been impressed with their attentiveness and that they are engaged with the student. Not reading a newspaper while eens run
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through the streets.
They seem really busy and do take some time to get back to you.
Pricier than other schools, but price to quality is spot on.
They are hectic in their service but not in the delivery. A+ all around. To be honest I compared them to the show MASH. No uniform process, a little hectic, but dead on in service....sort of like driving in the big city... a little crazy, surely not uniform, and hectic and they have earned my trust to keep this teen level headed on the mean streets. If you want your teen to drive like
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...go to the North Shore schools.
And how am I so sure they are doing their job and putting this students best interest forward? Because this student now actively and accurately critiques my driving with comments like "Did you notice the posted speed limit?" "This is a school zone and even though after hours kids may be playing?" "
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rabbit starts cost fuel" " etc.
- Marc A.
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All Driver Education in Chicago, IL

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A -Adams School Of Driving

120 Peterson Rd
Libertyville, IL

A-ADAM'S SCHOOL OF DRIVING

1397 W DUNDEE RD
Buffalo Grove, IL

A-Adams School Of Driving

120 W. Peterson Rd.
Libertyville, Il
Drivers education

A-ORLAND DRIVING SCHOOL INC

4918 W 95TH ST
Oak Lawn, IL

AARP

222 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL
Additional address - 300 w edwards st, 3rd floor springfield, il 62704.additional fax number -...

Adams School of Driving

6040 Dempster St
Morton Grove, IL
50 employees. charges an hourly rate. see website for additional service areas. additional dba...

All Four Wheels Driving School

1223 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
See website for course fees & charges. cash payment option also accepted.

American Defensive Driving School

1640 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL

American Defensive Driving School

1640 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL
American defensive driving school uses the aaa approved licensed to learn driver education...

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton, IL
American virtual associates, over the last five years, has expanded into one of the leading...

Central Driving Academy

1455 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL
Central driving academy offers quality and affordable driver' education to persons of all...

Drive Home Safe Driving School

250 Houston St
Batavia, IL
Driver education for teens and adults. focus is on defensive driving technics and accident...

Driving 4 Teens

786 Euclid
Palatine, IL
At certified driving school, driving 4 teens we specialize in teen instruction. we also have ...

Excel Driving School

412 W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL
After nearly 30 years in of business, we know earning a driver’s license can be stressful....

Excel Driving School - Wheaton

943 W Liberty Dr
Wheaton, IL
Additional address - 900 prince crossing road, west chicago il 60185.

Expert Driving School

7644 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL

Gay-Cierge

Chicago, IL
Gay-cierge is chicago's luxury concierge service catering exclusively to chicago's lgbt...

Geico

Chesapeake, VA

Green Light Driving School

34 N Island Ave
Batavia, IL
Teaching defensive driving techniques to teenagers and adults in the northwest chicago...

Green Light Driving School

135 S Main St
Elburn, IL

ILLINOIS DRIVERS EDUCATION INC

3750 W IRVING PARK RD
Chicago, IL
What we offer adult programs are custom designed to fit your needs. these programs offer...

Illinois Driving School, Inc.

3750 W Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL

LEN SCADUTO DRIVING SCHOOL

PO Box 253
Chicago Ridge, IL
Family owned & operated. cost determined by the job. summer hours: mon-thu 9:00am-9:00pm; fri...

LRN2RYD

14000 Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL
Started in 2006 by an avid motorcyclist and long time rider and educator, lrn2ryd delivers a...

Michaels' Driving School Inc

6224 S Main St
Downers Grove, IL

Mobile Advantage Driving School

3459 West Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL

Northwest Enterprises

Crystal Lake, IL

Nova Driving School

2036 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Beginner drivers, driver's ed programs (teens), stick shift lessons and for winter snow...

PRESTIGE DRIVING SCHOOL

5442 S ARCHER AVE
Chicago, IL

Stay In Touch Mobile

1770 S Randall Road
Genava, IL

Top Driver

200 W 22nd St Ste 251
Lombard, IL
Cost is determined by the job.

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3217 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL
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