After paying 160 deposit for 20 hours of lessons It took alot of me chasing the conpany up to find out when I can start lessons I had 3 different driving instructors all completely rude and incompetent. When I tried to speak to the company about it I was fobbed off with excuse after excuse. Its taken me 3 months of calling every few days just for them to put a refund in to me which will take 28 days. Rip off. Go for a private company they might charge a bit more but you get what you pay for. Dont be ripped off by their cheap prices.
I have a very good experienced during my lesson in DRIVE-DYNAMICS to mentioned my very good,very positive and supportive instructor RAY RODAWAY.Thank you so much to you and to your company because just after 7 lessons I got my certificate.He supported me all the way..
I was so nervous and tense when I started my lessons, my driving instructor, Peter Michael, instantly tried to put me at ease, which was no easy task even up to the week before my test.. But he was determined and I finally relaxed, and through out the test could still hear his voice in my head! I think this man could possibly be a saint! Lol I can't thank Peter enough!!
I have been an ADI for Drive Dynamics for nearly 3 years, and have been very happy working for this company. I always have enough pupils to fill my working schedule, and find the Drive Dynamics team very reliable and helpful. Excellent driving school, would recommend to other instructors and pupils alike. Parazh from Sheffield
I have been working as an ADI for three years. I worked with an other Driving School for my first year, I then received a text message from Drive Dynamics, after ignoring the text I received an other one so decided to answer and was very inpressed with the offer I received so decided to move to Drive Dynamics. I have had my Francise with them for 19 months and I am exstreemly happy wirth service I received from the company and there is the oppertunity to work as a trainer for PDI'S and to help other ADI'S. I am really happy with Drive Dynamics
As a qualified ADI instructor I had been working with one of the biggest schools in the UK but was not getting the support that I needed to provide the service for my students. After a lot of consideration I chose to work with Drive Dynamics. I have found that they are giving me what I need to provide a good teaching platform for my students in and around the Kingston area. If you are looking for a calm, reliable Instructor please do not hesitate to get in contact via the Company
Had no problems getting lessons when I wanted them with my instructor, Ray.
The car handled brilliantly, was always on time and in good order. I was with a different company for a while but once I started with Drive Dynamics I felt my confidence jump higher and in a short space of time!
Ray was always friendly and at times it felt more like a joint therapy session than a driving lesson, as I was made to feel comfortable enough to relax and to feel like I'd already passed my test and was just giving someone a lift somewhere. I put my passing first time down to the warm, friendly atmosphere that developed over the weeks I was learning, which made it a much easier place to learn!
In the Richmond/Kingston area there are a enough quieter roads in which to start off in as well the busier and faster (A3) to help build your confidence up. Ray would always gauge the best route to take each lesson depending on the traffic or weather conditions or going on how the previous lesson had gone, which made it a more enjoyable experience.
This company assigns irresponsible instructors who can't stick to their appointments. The instructor keeps cancelling lessons and then had an incident with his car. The company couldn't offer me a replacement with the same amount of money that I have paid and the customer service told me that I can take the money from the instructor and find another school.
Also they couldn't do their part of the deal about the 7 hours for £99 on condition of keeping 3 hours for the test week. When the instructor had the car incident they said that if they assign me a new instructor, he/she will not agree to give me the remaining hours including the test week hours for this rate which means that I can't get the remaining 3 hours that I have saved for the test week with the rate that the company offered.
Hi I highly recommend Drive Dynamics driving school. I have found the company & staff to be very efficient, reliable & caring. Any problems or issues are sorted out promptly by Tony & the lovely staff & the after care service is second to none. A big thank you to Drive Dynamics , Tony & all the wonderful staff. Tara :)
First of all, this company is not even worth 1 Star.
1) First instructor cancelled me just 2 weeks before test claiming got a new job 2) Second instructor completely scumbag. I tried to cancel 2 hours section I've booked a day before, claiming I need to cancel prior to 2 days. otherwise i'll be charged. It's in T&Cs. Check the T&Cs and there is nothing mention. 3) So, I tried to cancel my rest of my hours and asked for refund which i haven't used. Customer service manager claimed that as I bought in block of lessons which he compared with a pint of milk or a bottle of Vodka that once you have drink half, you can't get refund he mentioned. How on earth this idiot got a job in customer service??? I've worked in retail and dealt with customers complaining "Milk is off " and customers get their money back.
If you're wanting a professional driving school who care about you drive dynamics is the school to go too. They make sure you get the best deal for you. The cars that you learn to drive in are new they range from a mini cooper to a focus titanium I would recommend this driving school.
as an ADI with over 10 years experience I have dealt with them all AA BSM.The team I deal with at Drive Dynamics are superb.Faye and Jess are superb.They are always polite and efficient.They always deal with problems promptly and with total professionalism.If only the other major players had the same care for their instructors.
I have been an ADI and Road Safety Officer since 1997. Having had a break from teaching for a little while, and I was nervous about returning as an independent instructor, I wanted to make sure I was up to 'speed' as much as I possibly could be. Drive Dynamics Motoring School have helped me to come back into this profession on a part-time basis and I feel great to be teaching again! Drive Dynamics have a brilliant work ethic and keep me supplied with work. My pupils are all very happy and they all love the new car (Citroën DS3). I'm looking forward to all having enjoyable lessons with me and to achieving and surpassing the skills required to pass their test. Driving is a life-time skill and passing a test is just the beginning........be safe and think road safety. Happy Safe Christmas 2013! Emma Norton ADI with Drive Dynamics - North London.
I have been with Drive Dynamics. For the past 18 months & in that time they have lived up to their promise by offering me an endless supply of pupils. Even @ times I've had to decline pupils, owing to my diary being so full!
I have had the occaisional problem with my car & each time Dynamics have helped by trying to get my car back on the road as quick as possible.
At one point my car was laid up in the garage & Dynamics drove a car from Bradford to Edinburgh, thus allowing me to honour a driving test.
The owner, Alistair, keeps intouch on a semi regular basis. That just giving that extra personal touch.
Alistair has ensured that I get a new car every 8-9 months & @ one point had a brand new plated car delivered to my door on the 1st of March!!!! You couldn't ask for better than that!!
Also each time I have received a car exchange Alistair has ensured my spec of car is higher than the one before!
My wife bought me some lessons in a bundle from Drive Dynamics as a birthday present as i wouldn't get off my backside and sort it out, i'm glad she did as it was such fun, i wish id done it years ago! My instructor Dave was able to move appointments if i had a work/babysitter issue my end with no fuss. Dave made me feel at total ease with the whole driving experience and remained calm when i made mistakes and was full of sound advice, i found his lessons to be fun and found myself looking forward to them. In the run up to my test Dave ensured i was totally prepared and on test day i confidently walked into the test center and passed first time with few minors. I thank Dave for all the help and advice and for teaching me to drive properly.
I would recommend Drive Dynamics to anybody that asks me where i went. Thanks again Dave Aaron Kovrlija
dont be put off by the reviews! Everyone is happy to jump on bad reviews due to ONE person having ONE bad service, everywhere you go they will ALWAYS be bad reviews more so than good. & my experience has been FAB & i would RECOMMEND!! Me and my sister were given driving lessons for Christmas last year. I started in Jan, was very nervous! but i was SO glad i started taking them. Both mine and my sisters instructor was [name] from drive dynamics & he was the best instructor ever - always turned up on time & took me out what ever the weather. i had a very tight scheduled due to working full time but he always would work around me. He made me feel comfortable i cant believe i know how to drive! I have had no problems with drive dynamics and i am happy with the service and the cost of the driving lessons. personally i would be happy paying more due to the great instructors & service i received! great driving school! 5**** Sam :D
I Started my lessons the day after my 17th birthday, undertaking a intensive course. my instructor was really friendly and brilliant at his job! I would recommend this company to anyone wanting driving lessons. I passed with only 4 minors!!!!
I started my lessons back in September for my birthday, Instructor was really friendly and I have loved every moment so far! Test booked for January and I'm confident I will pass :) would recommend to anyone!
From start to finish my experience with drive dynamics has been a nightmare. Starting with just trying to have a lesson ! I paid for the 10 lessons for £100 and it took approximately 4 weeks for me to get a call from an instructor, a little more than the 48 hours they initially promised. After several phone calls to be told I'd get a call back after each one, I lost my temper and told them what I thought of my experience to be apologised profusely off a poor call operator and promised a call back off a new instructor who I quote ' is very experienced and has excellent availability' as soon as I put the phone down, once again no joy.. The instructor phones around 3 hours later to arrange my lesson, which was for the following Saturday, when this finally came around he booked in more lessons for me, all being on a Saturday 2-4pm completely writing off all my Saturdays for the foreseeable. When on the lessons, the instructor asked me about my experience, when I told him that I can't work with instructors who take the wheel off me as it knocks my confidence completely, and shock horror, as soon as I was a little close to another car/kerb/fresh air, he grabbed the wheel from me and maneuvered me around. When I didn't do things correctly rather than calmly refreshing my memory he became agitated and shouted at me, causing an argument and had he got his way, a crash. So needless to say, after my paid for lessons were over, I didn't resume paying. I could not think of a worse driving experience than the past few weeks. Would not recommend to my worst enemy.
Hi my driving lessons are very exciting because It's a new experience. My first class my instructor explained to me about all the controls, my instructor is called Sue she is very happy and a very good instructor. In my first class i was taught how to drive properly and was told effectively to forget about my previous bad driving habits. Drive Dynamics are always flexible with their time table and can change driving lessons as your personal schedule require. I have gave it a 5 star rating because i cannot find fault with the lessons and plus i get to drive around in a mini-cooper, which i have always wanted to drive in a mini. Very good driving company.