1. Only 10 bucks more to use their car for the skills test. very fair price compared to some other schools.
2. If you fail your first WRITTEN test attempt, you get a single retest for free. Again, very fair, so if that happens, you can go home and study your tail off and come pass it in a day or two for no extra charge.My experience:
Moved back here after being out of state for a few years, and accidentally let my out-of-state license lapse by a week and a half.To get my WA license, I now had to take both the written test and the actual skills test in the car.
Some of the yelp reviews I read about this place were pretty brutal, but when I read them closely, they had the tone of a special snowflake beginner driver that maybe didn’t do so well on their test, (eyeroll). (No offense, just trying to find the best place 🙂
The woman who answered the phone was clearly very busy (had to put me on hold), but was polite and responsive.
(I actually don’t mind if I call someplace, especially local, and they are very busy – I usually take that to mean they are doing good business, so they’re possibly doing something right. But hey – my opinion only)
I indicated to her that I was trying to knock these tests out ASAP, and she took the time to clearly explain my options in the manner of “If you are comfortable taking the written test now, you can come in at this time, then you could take the skills test at this time, but if you need to spend a day refreshing on the written test, you can take it on this other day, and come in for the skills test on the weekend…”
(How bad am I at writing dialogue? lol)
I took option B, because I haven’t taken a driving test in many years.
Note: You can find many good FREE practice tests online to get you dialed in.
Result: passed the written, past the skills test.
Helpful hint: for those re-testers who already know how to parallel park, the test is really not that hard – but try to avoid touching the curb with your tire, even slightly. 🙂
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Dear Centerline, Thank you so much for helping me learn how to drive – Thank you for all your advice and friendly instructions. I am so glad I came to your driving school and not someone elses. Thank you so much for everything. Sincerely, Helen Bump UPDATE –
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Also I forgot to mention that Cailee passed her DOL drive last week and is all set to get her license tomorrow! You guys run a great school! Thanks again! Roxanne Martin
Thursday, February 16, 2012
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