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Due to Shelter in Place (Coronavirus), we are closed, sheltering in place. DMV has begun to reschedule regular appointments, but DMV is now scheduling behind the wheel drive test. To accommodate our existing students who have been rescheduled by DMV, lessons for those with a rescheduled DMV drive test will begin.
Existing ARS Driving School Students
If your permit expired, it is automatically extended for 6 months, nothing for you to do accept keep practicing your driving techniques. You do not need to contact DMV. It is an automatic extension. Law enforcement is aware as well. Please note DMV extended permits for 6 months for several reasons. One reason included the understanding that Driving School are not open even though DMV has re-opened. DMV is working around being in a car for up to 15 minutes on a drive test. Driving School Instructors are in a different situation in that the Driving Instructor has to be in a car with a person learning to drive for 2 hours. Social Distancing is an issue.
If you had a drive test cancelled by DMV, they are text messaging you directly with a new date and time. If that date and time does not work, unfortunately you cannot call DMV and they reschedule it. Due to the volume of reschedules they have to get through, if you can't make it to the one they gave you, you will have to wait until DMV opens up new appointments to the public. This is when you would be able to reschedule a new drive test. Currently DMV anticipates opening new appointments to the public at the end of the summer.
Our lesson times are 9a, 12p and 3p. We will blanketly place students in any of those lesson times since we are are summer break. Lessons for all other remaining existing students who do not have a driving test scheduled with DMV, lessons with us will resume when Santa Clara County releases Driving Schools to resume operations as a business. Stay safe!
You can revisit our website on July 26th and register for lessons with our school. In the meantime, we have deactivated our register button below until July 26th.
For those who are ready to take a written permit test to obtain a learner's permit, currently the only way you can do this is by applying for a REAL ID. When applying for a REAL ID for the first time, as part of that application, DMV will allow you to take a written learner's permit exam as part of the REAL ID process. If you already have a REAL ID, at this time, DMV will not let you take the written learner's permit exam. You will have to wait until DMV begins scheduling those appointments again.
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About ARS Driving School
ARS Driving School specializes in driving lessons for those ready to learn how to drive safely. We offer driver education, driver training, chat with an instructor, comprehensive notes, rent a driver and practice test. Please feel free to contact us with questions. We certainly look forward to working with you!
We provide driving lessons in Santa Clara County EXCLUDING: Alviso, Cupertino, Cupertino Hills, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos Hills, Palo Alto, San Jose's zip code 95120 area, Saratoga and Stanford.
For those out of our coverage area, you can meet us at our office location to start and end driving lessons OR we can start and end lessons at Burger King in Santa Clara located at 1395 El Camino Real Santa Clara which is located at the corner of Scott & El Camino Real right next to Wells Fargo Bank.
Package A: $155
Package B: $175
Package C: $420
Package D: $550
Package E: $15
Package F: $25
Package G: $80
Package I: $800
Package J: $27
Reviews from Yelp
Please feel free to go to our Yelp page to read more about what others thought about ARS Driving School. We have featured a few below.
I asked for Anika based on yelp reviews. She was very professional and knowledgeable. She followed up each lesson with an evaluation and suggested exercises to improve driving. She was flexible and worked with my 17 year old's school schedule. I would highly recommend her. BTW, my daughter was very comfortable with Ms. Anika and passed the first driving test she took at the DMV.
Sharon G. San Jose 12/14/17
A great exciting experience for my daughter...she was very excited and texted me once the 1st instruction was complete and said she feels so much more comfortable. Her instructor was Anika and my daughter says she was cool! Thank You Anika and ARS for a great experience.
Adella C. San Jose 2/21/19
I found this ARS driving school on yelp. Anika is awesome. I have a big smile today after I pass my driving from DMV thanks for Anika and the ARS driving school.
Mae V. San Jose 12/13/16