List of the most popular driving schools in Iloilo

Jul 29, 2019 | Same topic: Let's Drive Smart!
For your convenience, we have listed the most popular driving schools in Iloilo, providing details on their courses, respective prices and more!

1. MJ Driving School - Benigno Aquino Avenue, Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo

Address: Benigno Aquino Avenue, Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Tel: (033) 321 6048

Overview

MJ Driving School is a well-known driving school in Iloilo whose mission is to provide its student drivers all the necessary skills and knowledge to be a safe responsible driver all the while maintaining a friendly learning environment which is student-centric.

A picture of an MJ Driving School instructor with his students

An MJ Driving School instructor supervising students who're familiarizing themselves with the parts of the car

Courses and Fees

Beginner Courses

MJ Driving School’s Beginner courses are meant for student drivers who have just learned how to drive or even those who have zero knowledge of driving. The course is focused on providing knowledge on defensive driving, traffic laws, and regulations and basic car maintenance.

Beginner courses are ten hours in total at two hours per day.

Manual Transmission
Php 4,800
Manual and Automatic Transmission
Php 5,200
Automatic Transmission
Php 5,800

Professional Courses

At 14 hours long at 2 hours per session, the professional course that MJ Driving School offers in meant for anyone who’s seeking to be certified as a professional driver. This is also ideal for those who already know driving but wants more knowledge and experience.

Manual Transmission
Php 6,700
Manual and Automatic Transmission
Php 7,100
Automatic Transmission
Php 8,100

Master Courses

The Master course that MJ Driving is the longest in terms of actual training time and it is designed to instill all the necessary knowledge and confidence to become a fully rounded and very dependable defensive driver. The said course involves both Manual and Automatic vehicles and is priced at Php 10,000.

Pros and Cons

While it appears that MJ Driving School has an excellent quality of service and very knowledgeable instructors, they only have one branch in Iloilo. As such, we recommend that you give them a call to schedule your sessions with them ahead of time to avoid unexpected waiting times. They are quite popular in their respective area after all.

Also, we commend the very attractive and very informative official website of MJ Driving School. This is highly relevant as it is a very important part of any kind of business in today’s world.

>>> For further reference: List of Top 7 Cheap Driving Schools in the Philippines

2. GJN Driving Tutorial - East Lopez Street, Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo

Address: East Lopez Street, Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo

Tel: (033) 514 7245 or 09187230533

Overview

Founded in October of 2016, GJN Driving Tutorial is a driving school located in Jaro. As a driving school in Iloilo, GJN Driving Tutorial’s mission is to provide student drivers with a deeper understanding of traffic laws and regulations as well as the necessary skills to become a responsible, safe and confident defensive driver.

A picture of a GJN Driving training vehicle

Note that GJN Driving Tutorial's training vehicles are modified specifically for teaching student drivers

Courses and Fees

Manual Transmission vehicle
Automatic Transmission vehicle
Php 4,200
Php 5,500

Note: Training consists of five days and for each day, a different skill or scenario will be presented to the student driver.

These include vehicle familiarization, highway and/or city driving in moderate traffic, city and highway driving in heavy traffic, city driving in heavy traffic with a focus specific city driving scenarios, and lastly parking.

Pros and Cons

First off, GJN Driving Tutorial’s website is pretty neat and they are very transparent with their scope of training.

Based on what we’ve seen alone on the aforementioned contents of their training courses, we can say with confidence that they’re pretty thorough in terms of educating a student driver on most scenarios one would encounter while driving day-to-day.

Also of note is that GJN training vehicles are actually modified with dual brakes. This means that their instructors are can also stop the car by use of an auxiliary brake pedal located on the passenger side of their training vehicles.

One con that we can see from GJN Driving Tutorial is that their training fleet to sedans. Despite that, we highly recommend GJN especially if you’re a particularly nervous or anxious on the steering wheel as their instructors are not only very knowledgeable but are also known to be patient and calm.  

>>> You might like to read: 5 things that they won't teach you at driving schools

3. MC Imperial Driving School - 143 Taft North Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo

Address: 143 Taft North Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo

Tel: 09194156412

Overview

MC Imperial Driving School is another well-known driving school located in Iloilo who focuses on defensive driving.

Currently, MC Imperial has expanded its fleet of training vehicles and according to their reviews, they are indeed highly sought after for their professionalism and excellent service. Also noteworthy is their recognition from the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence 2019 as the Best trusted Driving School in Iloilo.

A picture of the front of MC Imperial's office

MC Imperial's small, simple but definitely cozy office

Courses and Fees

Course
Price
Manual Transmission training vehicle: 10 days (1h/day)
Php 3,800
Automatic Transmission training vehicle: 10 days (1h/day)
Php 5,000
MT and AT Combo course: 10 days (1h/day)
Php 4,500

Pros and Cons

MC Imperial is known to have a good track record in terms of providing a safe but also a very comprehensive learning experience for their student drivers. This is due to the fact that they have knowledgeable instructors who are both patient and competent in their jobs.

Also of note is the variety of their sedan training vehicles. And as we’ve mentioned before, MC Imperial has actually expanded their training fleet with their recently acquired Chevrolet Colorado Pick-up truck.

One downside to MC Imperial we can see is that in comparison to other driving schools in Iloilo, they do not have an official website. While that grip does not sound related at all with their ability to teach students, it does give any business an edge especially driving schools in this day and age.

List of LTO renewal centers In Iloilo

No.
LTO Office
Address
Contact No.
1
LTO Robinsons Branch
Mabini Street, Iloilo City
N/A
2
LTO Office
Petalsville Road, Jaro, Iloilo, Iloilo City
(033) 329 5238

>>> Read more: Complete list of LTO branches in Metro Manila

LTO renewal center in Robinson's Iloilo

Here's the LTO Renewal Center located within Robinson's Iloilo

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Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.