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Central Driving Academy

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1634 W Montrose Ave
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My experience at Central was amazing. My driving teacher Yvette is the nicest person ever and really cares about making sure that you're safe on the road and know everything you n...

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After my initial complaints, I have to add this: my son's behind-the-wheel experience d far (3 lessons) has been very positive. We have not have a no-show or last minute cancell...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/8/2013

The most experience driving school there is in Chicago. Able to communicate in my own language (Español). Great instructors. Just Love it!!! more

YVETTE IS AMAZING! 5/14/2011

My experience at Central was amazing. My driving teacher Yvette is the nicest person ever and really cares about making sure that you're safe on the road and know everything you need to. Not only does she really know what she's talking about, but she loves what she does and it shows. We had funny conversations, she was really flexible, and she was interested in what was going on in my life. The fact that she was enthusiastic about me learning made me less nervous and the whole experience so much better. I was able to relax and focus on driving while also having a good time with an amazing teacher. I owe everything I know about driving to Yvette. She stuck with me through it all. She even came with me to my test for my license and encouraged me. She's honestly the best!! I couldn't have asked for a better or nicer teacher, we still stay in touch, and I will definitely be sending my little brother to her when he is doing his driving lessons. more

YVETTE IS AMAZING! 5/14/2011

My experience at Central was amazing. My driving teacher Yvette is the nicest person ever and really cares about making sure that you're safe on the road and know everything you need to. Not only does she really know what she's talking about, but she loves what she does and it shows. We had funny conversations, she was really flexible, and she was interested in what was going on in my life. The fact that she was enthusiastic about me learning made me less nervous and the whole experience so much better. I was able to relax and focus on driving while also having a good time with an amazing teacher. I owe everything I know about driving to Yvette. She stuck with me through it all. She even came with me to my test for my license and encouraged me. She's honestly the best!! I couldn't have asked for a better or nicer teacher, we still stay in touch, and I will definitely be sending my little brother to her when he is doing his driving lessons. more

a great experiance 5/10/2011

my experiance with Central Driving Academy was the best! my driving teacher Yvette was/is the best. She has taught me everything i know about driving and knows exactly how to teach you so it sticks with you forever. also she is so observent that she even knew that when i first started driving and were making turns she knew that i was freaking out about hitting a parked car & my eyes seemed to drift towards the other cars. she noticed right away and helped me stay focused on the road. she is just absolutly the best teacher i could have asked for. while u are driving it isnt boring it doesnt feel like ur really learning & the time flies by. she is funny & very flexable with her schedual. she did everything she could to fit me in whenever I had the time. yvette stuck with me for all 9 months and even went with me to get my license. i was very nervous before taking the driving test but she assured me that i would do great & helped me relax. in the end i got a perfect score on the test and its all thanks to her. i still keep intouch with yvette and my brother will be driving with her when he gets his permit in a couple weeks I strongly recommend everyone to go to Central and drive with Yvette. She?s the best!!! more

a great experiance 5/10/2011

my experiance with Central Driving Academy was the best! my driving teacher Yvette was/is the best. She has taught me everything i know about driving and knows exactly how to teach you so it sticks with you forever. also she is so observent that she even knew that when i first started driving and were making turns she knew that i was freaking out about hitting a parked car & my eyes seemed to drift towards the other cars. she noticed right away and helped me stay focused on the road. she is just absolutly the best teacher i could have asked for. while u are driving it isnt boring it doesnt feel like ur really learning & the time flies by. she is funny & very flexable with her schedual. she did everything she could to fit me in whenever I had the time. yvette stuck with me for all 9 months and even went with me to get my license. i was very nervous before taking the driving test but she assured me that i would do great & helped me relax. in the end i got a perfect score on the test and its all thanks to her. i still keep intouch with yvette and my brother will be driving with her when he gets his permit in a couple weeks I strongly recommend everyone to go to Central and drive with Yvette. She’s the best!!! more

Great Experience 5/7/2011

I highly recommend Central Driving Academy to anyone beginning his or her driving career. The driving school does everything it can to make sure you enjoy your experience and learn as much as possible. My driving teacher, Yvette, was incredible. She not only taught me everything I know, and was a fantastic teacher, but she is also one of the most flexible, funny, and engaging people I know. As a high school student I had a very crazy schedule through the school year and summer while working with her, and she did everything she could to fit me in whenever I had the time. She is so enthusiastic about what she does. She stuck with me until the end, taking me to get my license, and whenever I see her driving around she gets out of her car and gives me a big hug. I strongly recommend everyone to go to Central and drive with Yvette. She’s awesome. more

Great Experience 5/7/2011

I highly recommend Central Driving Academy to anyone beginning his or her driving career. The driving school does everything it can to make sure you enjoy your experience and learn as much as possible. My driving teacher, Yvette, was incredible. She not only taught me everything I know, and was a fantastic teacher, but she is also one of the most flexible, funny, and engaging people I know. As a high school student I had a very crazy schedule through the school year and summer while working with her, and she did everything she could to fit me in whenever I had the time. She is so enthusiastic about what she does. She stuck with me until the end, taking me to get my license, and whenever I see her driving around she gets out of her car and gives me a big hug. I strongly recommend everyone to go to Central and drive with Yvette. She?s awesome. more

Best Driving School in Chicago 5/4/2011

I had a really great experience with Central. I had extenuating circumstances and needed to get my license really quickly, and Yvette was so helpful with regards to making her schedule fit with mine as best as possible. She was so friendly and relaxed during our lessons that it made it a pleasure to learn how to drive and I was barely ever nervous! I highly recommend taking lessons from Yvette, she is really the best, and I couldn't have gotten my license without her! more

Best Driving School in Chicago 5/4/2011

I had a really great experience with Central. I had extenuating circumstances and needed to get my license really quickly, and Yvette was so helpful with regards to making her schedule fit with mine as best as possible. She was so friendly and relaxed during our lessons that it made it a pleasure to learn how to drive and I was barely ever nervous! I highly recommend taking lessons from Yvette, she is really the best, and I couldn't have gotten my license without her! more

EASY, AND ENJOYABLE 5/3/2011

Had a fab experience with Central, everything was SUPER convenient, they picked me up from school or wherever I was and took me to the classes, as well as had tons of flexibility in scheduling driving lessons. I cannot imagine an easier process in getting licensed, and the people were absolutely amazing, the whole experience was made 100 x better because Yvette and Lorraine are AMAZING. All of the staff takes driving and safety very seriously, so it is the perfect place to send new drivers/teens! more

EASY, AND ENJOYABLE 5/3/2011

Had a fab experience with Central, everything was SUPER convenient, they picked me up from school or wherever I was and took me to the classes, as well as had tons of flexibility in scheduling driving lessons. I cannot imagine an easier process in getting licensed, and the people were absolutely amazing, the whole experience was made 100 x better because Yvette and Lorraine are AMAZING. All of the staff takes driving and safety very seriously, so it is the perfect place to send new drivers/teens! more

Great School 5/3/2011

I had a great experience at Central. My driving teacher, Yvette, was unbelievable and I highly recommend her to anyone considering driving with Central. They are really patient with everyone and make sure that they teach to everyones different learning needs. I could not have gotten my license without Yvette and I even got a perfect score on my driving test which I would not have done in a million years had it not been for her. Definitely go to central and drive with Yvette- she is the best. more

Great School 5/3/2011

I had a great experience at Central. My driving teacher, Yvette, was unbelievable and I highly recommend her to anyone considering driving with Central. They are really patient with everyone and make sure that they teach to everyones different learning needs. I could not have gotten my license without Yvette and I even got a perfect score on my driving test which I would not have done in a million years had it not been for her. Definitely go to central and drive with Yvette- she is the best. more

CENTRAL IS AWESOME!!! 4/15/2011

I just want to thank Central for all the great teaching, i LEARNED so much & they were really patient with me during the lessons and all the hassle i put them thru by loosing my permit 3x! They were always guiding me thru n e thing i needed. FINALLY today I GOT MY LICENSE!!! with a PERFECT score on my road test!! how amazing is that??? I was the only one with a perfect score that day also, & all thanks to my instructor Yvette, she is the best!! more

CENTRAL IS AWESOME!!! 4/15/2011

I just want to thank Central for all the great teaching, i LEARNED so much & they were really patient with me during the lessons and all the hassle i put them thru by loosing my permit 3x! They were always guiding me thru n e thing i needed. more

Best School 3/17/2011

Yesterday I went to take my Road Test & Passed in just 2 lessons I was ready for the TEst...The Staff @ Central are Very Patient and willing to work w/you un LIke Nova Driving School I took 3 lessons w/Nova & Didnt learn A thing and not to mention the attitude of the staff is horribly rude and they never have deals Central always have deals going on and they make deals to fit your needs...I Love Central & The Staff if it wasnt for Central I won't b a legal driver of Illinois more

Best School 3/17/2011

Yesterday I went to take my Road Test & Passed in just 2 lessons I was ready for the TEst...The Staff @ Central are Very Patient and willing to work w/you un LIke Nova Driving School I took 3 lessons w/Nova & Didnt learn A thing and not to mention the attitude of the staff is horribly rude and they never have deals Central always have deals going on and they make deals to fit your needs...I Love Central & The Staff if it wasnt for Central I won't b a legal driver of Illinois more

LOVE THIS DRIVING SCHOOL <3 :D 8/30/2010

Central Driving Academy has been the best driving experience ever. I just had my first Behind the Wheel lesson today. I had the most fun i've had in a loooong time. The instructers are all very nice, responsible and have been working here for years. The class you do at your own pace was very useful over this summer b/c of how busy i was and loved every moment of getting it done and over with quickly and got a perfect score on the test to get my permit. I highly reccomend going here and i am currently about to call to schedule my next appointment. Most bad reviews are from the parents of the children, well heres my review and i am the child. more

LOVE THIS DRIVING SCHOOL <3 :D 8/30/2010

Central Driving Academy has been the best driving experience ever. I just had my first Behind the Wheel lesson today. I had the most fun i've had in a loooong time. The instructers are all very nice, responsible and have been working here for years. The class you do at your own pace was very useful over this summer b/c of how busy i was and loved every moment of getting it done and over with quickly and got a perfect score on the test to get my permit. I highly reccomend going here and i am currently about to call to schedule my next appointment. Most bad reviews are from the parents of the children, well heres my review and i am the child. more

Improving? 7/11/2010

After my initial complaints, I have to add this: my son's behind-the-wheel experience d far (3 lessons) has been very positive. We have not have a no-show or last minute cancellation as we did during the summer. more
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Owner Message

  • Central Driving Academy is a driving instruction school located in Chicago, IL. We are a family owned business that has been helping both adult and teen drivers obtain their drivers education for the past 40 years.
    Some of our services include:

    *Instruction permit service
    *Private in car driving lessons
    *Road test
    *Free Home Pick-Up
    *Private Road Tests

    We use the latest model, fully insured, dual control vehicles for your safety and peace of mind. All of our vehicles have a weekly maintenance test and are recertified by the IL Secretary of State every 6 months. If you are aged 15-70, we can help you. Visit our website today to take free written practice tests.

    Call for more information. We looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Ravenswood, Far North Side
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