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Best Driving
Schools in
Chicago
2020

Why These Driving Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Driving Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

American Defensive Driving School

American Defensive Driving School is a driving instruction school in Evanston that offers courses for teens and new drivers as well as those who need to take remedial driving instruction and adults who are new to driving. Several of the instructors at American Defensive Driving School are retired law enforcement officers who emphasize road safety in their instruction. Classes start every few weeks, and the school is always enrolling. Hourly driving instruction is also available.

Evanston, IL 60201

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Auto Metro Driving School

Auto Metro Driving School offers driving instruction in Chicago for both teens and adults with little to no experience as well as adult drivers who want to improve their driving skills. The school opened over 15 years ago, and courses are fully accredited by the Illinois Secretary of State and meet all state requirements and prepare drivers for not only the driving exam but for real-world road experience. A special six-hour adult driver education course is available for students ages 18-20. Auto Metro Driving School frequently offers new seasonal specials and multiple student discounts.

Azad "Freedom" Driving School

Azad "Freedom" Driving School is a driving instruction school with two locations in Grayslake and Vernon Hills. The school offers a complete package for new teen drivers ages 15-18 for a competitive price. Pick up from home or school for sessions of behind the wheel instruction is included at no extra charge. All the school's instructors are accredited by the state of Illinois, and the instruction included in the course meets Illinois state requirements

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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City Express Driving School

City Express Driving School offers driving instruction accredited by the Illinois Secretary of State with a licensed driving instructor. The school is in Elgin and welcomes students with little to no driving experience and specializes in helping unsure and nervous drivers become confident and safe drivers. City Express offers driver's training courses for both teens and adults that prepare the students for the state written and practical driving exam. The school accepts cash, check, and credit card payments and frequently offers courses at discounted prices.

Drive Now Driving School

Drive Now Driving School is a driving instruction school specializing in teen driver education. The school has licenses from both the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Board of Education, and has locations in St. Charles, Elgin, and Aurora. The school also offers instruction to adult drivers who are new to driving and those who need to improve their driving skills. The instruction courses meet all of the requirements set by the state of Illinois for driving instruction.

St. Charles, IL 60174

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Illinois Driving School

Illinois Driving School was started in 1982 in Chicago and is a licensed and state approved driving instruction school. The instructors are all licensed in the state of Illinois and work with students to correct poor driving habits, build confidence in nervous drivers, and teach proper habits to students who have little to no experience behind the wheel. The school was the winner of 2011 Best of Chicago Award in the Automobile Driving Schools category. Illinois Driving School was the first green driving school in the United States and maintains its commitment to preserving the environment.

Michael's Driving School

Michael's Driving School is a driving instruction school in Addison. The school offers several course packages and frequent special pricing. Students can also find coupons for instruction on the school's website. Michael's Driving School opened in 1945 and is one of the largest suburban driving schools in Illinois. The school has locations in Addison, Arlington Heights, and Downers Grove to serve students all around Chicago conveniently.

Addison, IL 60101

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Northwestern Driving School

Northwestern Driving school was started in 1989 and offers driving instruction for teens ages 15-18 and adults ages 18 and up. Northwestern Driving School in Skokie is part of Northwestern Driver Education which also has classrooms in Chicago. All of the school's instructors are licensed and bonded driver training instructors. The school also offers discounts for Northwestern University students with current, valid WildCARDs.

Skokie, IL 60076

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Palos Driving School

Palos Driving School is a driving instruction school with experienced instructors who also hold college degrees in the field of education. The school offers courses suited to teens ages 15-18 for new driver instruction, and adults age 18 and above for new drivers and those who need to improve their driving skills. The school has flexible hours of instruction to fit into busy schedules. Home pick up and drop off service is free and students can register for upcoming classes Monday through Thursday.

Riverside, IL 60546

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Ride Chicago Driving School

Ride Chicago Driving School is a driving instruction school in Chicago. The school offers instruction for students who are new to driving and those who are experienced but may have become nervous drivers and need to gain confidence behind the wheel. Teen and adult classes are available as well as adult classroom-only instruction to help prepare students for the written portion of the exam. The staff at Ride Chicago Driving School are multilingual and Polish, and Spanish speaking students are welcome.

Chicago, IL 60640

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Sunrise Driving School

Sunrise Driving School is a driving instruction school in Streamwood that offers classes for teens ages 15-18, and adults aged 18 and up. New courses begin every few weeks, and package pricing is available for both the teen and adult courses. Sunrise Driving School prepares students for the state licensing exam as well as for real-world driving focused on safety and responsibility. The school has locations in Streamwood and West Chicago.

Streamwood, IL 60107

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Warsaw Driving School

Warsaw Driving School is certified by the Illinois Secretary of State for driving instruction for teens and adults. The school is in Chicago and prepares students for both the written and driving sections of the state driver's exam as well as real-world driving situations. The basic five-week course for teens includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind the wheel instruction, and six hours of observation in the driver instruction vehicle. Adult driver instruction is available at an hourly rate, and vehicles are available for rental for students to use in the state licensing exam.

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