We Are Adding A 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid To Our Fleet

West Coast Driver Training has purchased a new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid as a new training car.

It arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan on 12 May 2021 and I will be picking it up next week after Jim Pattison Toyota has done the dealer prep on the car.

Product Adviser Axel Clarke with our new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid that has arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Product Adviser Axel Clarke with our new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid that has arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has arrived at Jim Pattison Toyota in Duncan (photo: West Coast Driver Training)

A shout out to Product Advisors Axel Clarke and Steve Reiffenstein and Sales Manager Kenny Hoang whom I dealt with for the purchase of this new training car.

I plan to take delivery of this car next week and it will be available for lessons once the new West Coast Driver Training decals and the passenger side brake have been installed.

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We Offer Driving Lessons In Victoria

West Coast Driver Training has been getting calls from Victoria residents asking about whether we do Driving Lessons in Victoria.

The answer is, “Yes. We do offer Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 lessons in Victoria.”

We have two suggested meeting places for Victoria clients:

ICBC Driver Services, #1 1150 McKenzie Avenue (at Borden Street)

ICBC Driver Services, #1 1150 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria is one of the locations where Road Tests are held in Victoria (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
ICBC Driver Services, #1 1150 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria is one of the locations where Road Tests are held in Victoria (photo: West Coast Driver Training)

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We Welcome Clients From Salt Spring Island

We welcome clients from Salt Spring Island. Here is a link the BC Ferries schedule for Vesuvius Bay on Salt Spring Island to Crofton, north of Duncan.

We can pick up clients at the Crofton Ferry and drop them at the Crofton Ferry afterwards. But with the travel time between the Crofton Ferry and Duncan we recommend that Salt Spring Island clients consider doing 2 hour or 3 hour lessons rather than our usual 90 minute lessons.

Our lessons are typically 90 minutes. With a 90 minute lesson, a significant portion of the lesson time is consumed by travel time between the Crofton Ferry and Duncan and back again. A longer lesson time gives the student driver more time in Duncan doing traffic lights and other driving conditions not encountered on Salt Spring Island. We can provide pricing on lessons that are longer than our standard 90 minute lessons.

The Salt Spring Island ferry approaching the Crofton terminal (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
The Salt Spring Island ferry approaching the Crofton terminal (photo: West Coast Driver Training)

Here is a link the BC Ferries schedule for Vesuvius Bay on Salt Spring Island to Crofton, north of Duncan.

Here is a map showing the location of the BC Ferries terminal at Crofton:

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One Of Our Clients, Sierra Robinson, Doing A Ted Talk

Earlier today one of my clients, Sierra Robinson, did her Class 7 N Road Test in our 2020 Prius Prime. She did really well on her Road Test and passed handily.

But as we were waiting at ServiceBC in Duncan just prior to her Road Test, Sierra told me that the stress of waiting to do her Class 7 Road Test was similar to the stress she felt before doing her TED Talk.

I didn’t know Sierra had done a TED Talk so I looked it up on YouTube afterwards.

Here is Sierra Robinson’s TED Talk from October 2019 (posted here with her mother’s permission):

Congratulations to Sierra Robinson on her very interesting TED Talk and on passing her Class 7 N Road Test today.

And for all my clients who feel that stress before their Road Tests, take some inspiration from Sierra’s demonstration that you can deal with that stress and perform really well in spite of it, whether it is doing a TED Talk or passing your Road Test.

Our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is now available for lessons (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime (photo: West Coast Driver Training)

We Will Be Increasing Our Class 5 And Class 7 Lesson Prices On September 1, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 shut down in March 2020 we had planned to increase our Class 5 and Class 7 Lesson Prices to bring them in line with other Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo Driving Schools.

Since the COVID-19 shut down has created economic challenges for many clients we have decided to delay increasing our prices until 1 September 2020.

Clients booking Class 5 and Class 7 Driving Lessons prior to 1 September 2020 will still get our Current Lesson Prices, which are very competitive. 

Driving Lessons booked on or after 1 September 2020 will be billed at our new prices.

To book Driving Lessons you can Contact Us by phone/text at (250)732-8093,  by email at mark@WestCoastDriverTraining.com or through the Dialog Box at the bottom of this page.

Our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is now available for lessons (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is now available for lessons (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2018 Toyota Corolla parked outside the Starbucks / Chapters, Woodgrove Centre, Nanaimo, B.C. (photo: West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc.)
Our 2018 Toyota Corolla parked outside the Starbucks / Chapters, Woodgrove Centre, Nanaimo, B.C. (photo: West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc.)

West Coast Driver Training & Education Has Just Reached Its First Anniversary In Operation

West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. has just reached a major milestone: one year of successful business operation.

Our thanks to all our students and clients who have made our first anniversary in operation possible. We look forward to many more anniversaries in future.


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We Are Now Offering Class 3 Driving Lessons

We have recently purchased a Mack Vision day cab tractor for teaching Class 3 Driving Lessons. See our pages on Lesson Prices – Class 3 and Our Policies – Class 3.

Our Mack tractor is equipped with a 13 speed Eaton Fuller manual transmission.

Our Mack Vision day cab which we use for Class 3 training.
Our Mack Vision day cab which we use for Class 3 training.

Class 3 includes:

  • To drive trucks with more than two axles, such as dump trucks and large tow trucks but does not allow driving a bus carrying passengers;
  • To drive a tow car towing a vehicle of any weight;
  • To drive a mobile truck crane;
  • To drive any vehicle in Class 5

We are currently looking for a high quality used trailer for teaching Class 1. We will start offering Class 1 lessons once we have acquired a suitable trailer.

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We Still Have Spaces Available For Class 4, 5 and 7 Driving Lessons This Summer. Book Now To Start Your Summer Driving Lessons.

We still have spaces available for clients wanting Driving Lessons in Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 this summer.
Contact us now to start your summer Driving Lessons. You will find our rates for Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 to be very competitive.
See our Testimonials from Clients page and the Reviews/Recommendations on our Facebook page to see what clients have said about us.

Our advertisement in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, 23 November 2018
Our advertisement in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, 23 November 2018

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