Popular Driving Schools in Cavite: List of courses, fees & Review

Jul 19, 2019 | Same topic: Let's drive smart!
For your convenience, we have listed the top driving schools in Cavite, including a short overview of their courses, fees and much more.

1. A1 Driving School - Cavite

  • Congressional Road, GMA - 23 Lt. Congressional, Gen. M. Alvarez “GMA” - 046.972.0164
  • National Hi-way, Carmona - National Hi-way, Brgy. Maduya, Carmona - 0933.136.1900
  • SM City Bacoor - SM City Bacoor, Lower Ground Floor  - 046.435.0906
  • SM City Dasmariñas - SM City Dasmariñas, Upper Ground Floor - 046.437.9641
  • SM City Trece Martires - SM City Trece Martires, Lower Ground Floor, Service Lane - 046.436.2731
  • SM Supercenter Imus - SM Supercenter Imus, 2nd Floor - 046.435.2655
  • SM Supercenter Molino - SM Supercenter Molino, Ground Floor, Service Lane - 046.484.2982
  • Solagrande Center Mall - Solagrande Center Mall, Ground Floor, Molino - 046.424.1968

Overview

A-1 Driving school is one of the oldest driving schools in Cavite. With over 80 plus branches nationwide and 3 training centers around Metro Manila, only few can match up to their reach.

A-1 also has a very large fleet of 150 training vehicles which range from the humble Toyota Vios, SUVs, MPVs, and even cargo trucks.

In Cavite, A-1 has a total of eight branches and six of those are located in malls thus providing the convenience of close proximity to other necessary services.

A1 driving school in Cavite

A1 Driving - One of the oldest driving school in Cavite

Fee and Courses

Course Name
Starting Price
Premium Course
Php 3,200
Executive Course
Php 6,400
Rush Course
Php 4,200
Training Center Course
Php 2,500
Car Maintenance 101
Php 800

Note: The prices of these courses are dependent on the length of time. As such, A-1 allows you to avail of lengthier training time for an additional cost. Also, the choice of training vehicle can affect pricing. 

>>> Worth to note: A-1 Driving School Review 2019: Rates, Branches, Lessons, Pros & Cons.

Pros and Cons

A-1 employs hundreds of people and has a lot of branches nationwide, so a degree of variety in terms of quality of service will be expected. In terms of Cavite branches though, their instructors are noted to be professional and the quality of service, in general, is up to par with the national standard that A-1 has placed on their branches.

One thing to remember however is that A-1 is very popular. They see hundreds of customers per day so there will be inevitable waiting times. As such, we highly suggest calling and scheduling your session with them ahead.

2. Smart Driving School

  • Smart Driving - Imus Cavite - PALICO III, IMUS, Aguinaldo Highway (046)537-0472
  • Smart Driving - Niog 1, Bacoor, Cavite - (046)417-0102 / (02)985-8802
  • Smart Driving - Molino, Bacoor Cavite - 046-416-4172/02-806-4774
  • Smart Driving - Molino 2, Bacoor Cavite - 0975-281-1968/02 806-4774
  • Smart Driving -Carmona Cavite - 110 Estrellita Bldg J.M Loyola St Brgy Maduya Carmona Cavite - (02) 401 6207

Overview

Established since August 2008 by Francisco and Marites Gavino, Smart Driving School has 76 branches within Metro Manila and in surrounding provinces. This makes them a very large and very established business that most definitely compete against the school listed above.

In Cavite alone, Smart has four branches and these ones are staffed by very knowledgeable and very professional driving instructors and staff.

Their training fleet is also very competitive. As of now, the Smart Driving School has around 134 training vehicles and they even have three training centers.

The Smart Driving School is also very well connected as they have a number of corporate partners and even some entities from the government like the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry.

Smart driving school branch

Smart Driving School branch is located inside the mall

Fee and Courses

Course
Fee
Regular Manual Course
P2,200
Manual Special Course
P3,360
Manual Smart Course
P4,200
Sedan Automatic Course
P6,000
Toyota Innova Automatic Course
P6,960
Toyota Fortuner/Mitsubishi Montero Automatic Course
P8,160
Sedan Automatic Course
P6,000

>>> For more detailed information, refer to our Smart Driving School Review: Must-read tips for would-be Pinoy drivers.

Pros and Cons

The choices of courses and vehicle of the Smart Driving School is extensive. Include the professional and very knowledgeable instructors into the mix and you have a winning combination.

There are however some downsides to Smart Cavite branches. Due to their popularity, there will be wait times and some classes like car maintenance 101 can sometimes become quite crowded.

Overall though, the Smart Driving School is worth your time and money.

3. A1C Driving School - Noveleta 1, Rosario, 4105 Cavite

Address: Noveleta 1, Rosario, 4105 Cavite

Tel: 0942 565 2858

Overview

In Cavite, one of the most dominant driving schools right now is A1C. It is due to their very open and very fast response times on their social media sites and of course; their training method which puts great emphasis on the reduction of road accidents.

They do this through high-quality training of their student drivers and even their motto says: “Do not learn safety by accident”.

 A1C Toyota Innova training vehicle

A happy student driver of A1C driving school

Fee and Courses

Course
Description
Fee
Tutorial Course
For students who want to use their own vehicle
 - 03 days (2h/day): P2,999
 - 05 days (2h/day): P4,199
 - 07 days (2h/day): P5,399
 - 10 days (2h/day): P7,599
 - 15 days (2h/day): P10,999
Refresher Course
For students with knowledge in driving
 - 7 days (1h/day): P2,050
 - 9 days (1h/day): P2,799
Beginner’s Course
For students who want to finish their lesson in the span of one to two days
 - 10 days (1h/day): P4,199
 - 15 days (1h/day) : P5,799
Rush Course
For students who want to finish their lesson in the span of one to two days
 - 2 days (2h/day: P1,799
 - 1 day (1h/day): P2,499
Door to door service
From your home or office to the driving range and vice versa. From anywhere in Bulacan, Manila, and Cavite
 - 5 hours – P 3,200
 - 7 hours – P 4,050
 - 10 hours – P5,500
 - 15 hours – P7,900

Pros and Cons

For pros, A1C is currently highly recommended on google reviews and Facebook and users say that their instructors are calm, patient, and very knowledgeable. A1C is also noted for their “no time limit” course which some student drivers will undoubtedly prefer.

As for downsides, A1C as far as we know has a smaller and less varied training fleet and that might be detrimental in some ways to schedule. They are after all very popular and have a lot of customers so scheduling ahead is wise.

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

4. Reyes Driving Institute - 4760 gen. Aguinaldo highway 200 1V, Dasmariñas, Cavite

Address: 4760 gen. Aguinaldo highway 200 1V, Dasmariñas, Cavite

Tel: 09430912394

Overview

Despite being a smaller business in comparison to other driving schools in Cavite, Reyes Driving Institute is still quite popular in Cavite due to their detail-oriented yet very patient instructors and their very affordable fees.

Currently, Reyes Driving Institute offers three main categories of services: They can handle classroom lectures on road safety and traffic laws, licensing assistance, and driving lessons.

A picture of a Reyes Driving Institute instructor demonstrating how to change a tire

Reyes Driving Institute also conducts seminars on basic car maintenance as seen here

Fee and Courses

Course Type
Starting Price (5 hours minimum)
Regular
Manual car
Php 2,249
Student’s choice 
Php 2,699
Manual AUV
Php 2,879
Automatic Car
Php 3,149
Executive Courses
Manual Car
Php 3,563
Manual AUV
Php 3,779
Automatic Car
Php 3,887
Rush Courses
Manual Car
Php 2,879
Manual AUV
Php 3,149
Automatic Car
Php 3,527

Pros and Cons

Whilst popular, it appears that Reyes Driving School has a limited training vehicle fleet. Based on their course selection, their vehicles are limited to a manual AUV which is a Mitsubishi Adventure, and an AT and MT sedan and lastly, a pick-up truck.

Despite that, Reyes Driving School still enjoys a lot of popularity because of their cordial yet professional instructors and overall excellent service. They also respond very quickly to queries whether on Phone or on their Facebook page.

List of LTO Licensing offices in Cavite

No.
LTO Office
Address
Contact No.
1
LTO Office Cavite
Samonte Park, Cavite City
(046) 431 0762
2
LTO Imus
Imus, Cavite
(046) 471 2567
3
LTO Robinsons
Emilio Aguinaldo, Imus, Cavite
N/A

>>>Worth to note: Complete list of LTO branches in Metro Manila

LTO officie in Cavite

LTO office - One stop shop

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