Rio Driving School

5/5 based on 862 reviews
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I am rating Rio 5 stars because my instructor Chris is very helpful and understanding.
I passed my test first time!!!! The pass is all thanks to my instructor Gary and his endless patience.....he is incredibly calm and supportive and never ever gets annoyed at mistakes just simply tells you it's ok and talks you through it. I had an awful experience and wasted a lot of money on a previous instructor dreaded lessons and cried lots I changed to Gary after not having a lesson for 12 weeks and not having much experience and in less than 8 weeks of learning I passed. I used to dread lessons and be incredibly nervous to the point of being ill but I've loved every one of them. Gary's encouragement and belief that you CAN do it is infectious you start to believe you can. Everything is explained thoroughly and you can ask him to explain again its never a problem. I cannot recommend this wonderful man enough if you're nervous or think you'll never pass then book Gary because he will get you through. THANK YU GARY!! you'll forever be a legend to me xxx
Thanks to Lee & Rio on helping me back on to the roads. Calm, collected & knowledgeable. Would 100% recommend their services!
My son had his first driving lesson this afternoon with a gentleman named Paul. The overall outcome for this lesson was very very good. My son does suffer with confidence issues and also can be quite anxious it's took a while to get him to consider having lessons but this gentleman made him feel so at ease today. On return I had a quick chat with Paul who then said my son was very confident and by the looks of things will be a brilliant driver, just goes to show a little bit of understanding about the way people feel about challenging these things goes a long way and now my son feels super confident in going on his next lesson. I can't thank this guy enough. Would truly recommend. Thank you.
I passed my test with another driving instructor around 3.5 years ago and hadn't driven since, so I booked some refresher lessons with Rio. Lee was my instructor and was super friendly, making me feel at ease straight away. He allowed me to drive right from the beginning and helped me to build my confidence greatly. I only needed 3 lessons, which shows how brilliant the instruction was, and gave me plenty of positive feedback to make me feel more confident in myself and my ability. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lee and Rio to anyone and everyone I know! Thanks so much.
I had been trying to learn to drive on and off for years. I'd always struggled with confidence and anxiety when it came to driving and had already used other driving instructors who didn't really help me with this. I'm so glad I found Gary, he is a fantastic instructor who is really laid back and help me overcome my fears around driving and within a few lessons helped me pass first time. I never thought I would pass my test, but now I have confidence in myself. Gary is the best driving instructor and a really approachable person and I highly recommend him.
Overall I have had a great experience with Rio Driving School, my instructor Peter Chopra was incredibly supportive and his knowledge and experience helped me to pass my test with only a few errors. Thank you to Peter and Rio!
We had Gary Bennet for our son, after being destroyed with self confidence by another instructor Gary gave him the belief that he could achieve his goal of passing his test. Gary was amazing, we had a 9 hour block booking with him and he got him through his test and he passed first time. We can't thank Gary enough for what he did and would highly recommend this instructor for new drivers. Thank you so much Gary.
Gary was a great driving instructor for me as he ensured I learnt everything I needed to know in a easy to learn manner. He remained relaxed and reassuring throughout all lessons and made sure I did not become stressed at any point while driving. I would highly recommend Gary as a driving instructor as he is friendly, always available for lessons and a great teacher.
Paul is a great driving instructor trainer, he is patient and explains everything you need to know. I would recommend Paul and Rio Driving School to anyone wanting to train as a driving instructor.
Passed my test on 9/4/19 and if I could give Gary 10 stars I would he's a superb instructor, thank you so much Gary.
I would 100% recommend Rio Driving School to anybody. They were always really nice and flexible if there were any problems with lessons. They offered great tips and advice whenever I asked any questions.
After years of avoiding motorway driving your instructor Paul made me feel at ease and gave me the confidence to do so after just one refresher lesson....definitely will recommend....amazing service.
Chris is a great driving instructor for many reasons, including his ability to relax me and making the learning process feel like teamwork. I would strongly recommend him if you are learning to drive.
Before I had gone with Rio driving school I had 3 previous instructors. Each of which didn't suit my style of learning and I found myself not looking forward to lessons rather than enjoying them. My first lesson with Rio and Gary as my instructor, I knew that I'd feel comfortable behind the wheel and that I would progress my driving skills. Gary helped give me the confidence to pass my test on my first attempt. Would highly recommend to anyone.
I could never thank Gary enough for helping me get my driving licence. I never was confident this was something I could do, but his patience, his encouragements and his lessons got me there in the end! Learning with him was a very enjoyable experience from start to finish. Thanks for everything Gary!
Awesome and inspiring first driving lesson with Paul from Rio driving school. Excellent tips given and a comfortable approach with criticism towards me. Identifying things I could improve on early to give me more time to improve so I can become test ready sooner but at a pace comfortable. Would highly recommend Paul at Rio for your driving lessons.
The review for my instructor Gary as been an emotional one, we've had many downs with not passing on a few occasions but we finally managed to get myself passed today. Gary is the best instructor I've known and he definitely knows what he's on about when it comes to driving. If it wasn't for Gary's constant positivity and keeping me going through the dull times I probably would have given up, so I thank him for that. I'm very pleased with what I achieved with Gary and I 100% recommend anyone to him. I wish him all the best for the future, quality instructor and a top bloke.
My instructor Gary was fantastic!! I had two different instructors in the past and was not confident but Gary made me feel at ease straight away. He really helped me build my confidence in driving. It took me along time to pass my test due to nerves but Gary helped me to stick at it for which I am greatfull. I am so happy now that I have passed and I would like to thank him for his patience with me and I would highly recommend Gary to anyone starting out on driving. thank you again Gary
Originally passed my driving test back in early 2007 with my old instructor. This would also be the last year i tried using a car, which was a courtesy car later that year. The following 11 years I never drove or had much interest in doing so. After a relative passed their test with Paul in September last year, i was recommended to try some refresher lessons with Paul to get back used to driving, so in October 2018 I started some refresher lessons with him. On my first lesson I was understandably a bit rusty with the car functions/controls, but with Paul’s attitude and help I quickly got back into it. What stood out for me with Paul was his relaxed, yet enthusiastic and supportive approach to driving. Always keeping cool and having time to listen to anything you want to know and work alongside your needs, as well as being chatty and friendly about other subjects. I took around 8-10 lessons total with him and I quickly noticed my confidence and driving memory/skills greatly improve. This is due to Paul specialising in working with those who are low on confidence/anxious about driving. So with this I found myself able to go out in a car with little to no trouble after such a long time off the road. I even went on the motorway with Paul for the first time, which was challenging, yet very interesting and rewarding. This experience has also revived my interest in driving/cars. Highly recommended instructor.
Gary has been an amazing instructor! He was always patient with me when I made mistakes and very helpful with making sure I knew my reference points when doing manoeuvres. He was very easy to talk to and always flexible with my lessons. I 100% recommended him as an instructor!
Fantastic lessons going very well. Driving instructor very nice and friendly and very patient.
Passed first time!! Thanks to Kully's excellent instruction. He was extremely patient, polite, professional and supportive. I cannot praise enough how supported I felt being a very anxious driver and had lost my confidence and stopped driving lessons a long time ago. 12 lessons with Kully and all anxiety gone!! Thank you.
Rio driving school are great in terms of being there for the student always. They always want the best out of you and never fail to give you suggestions and help. I am a better driver because of them.
Happy with progress and feel comfortable with and during lessons.
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