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Our California DMV practice tests have 1,000+ unique license and permit questions and answers. The practice tests are based on the 2015 Driver Handbook from They cover all areas of the official CA DMV test, including the rules of the road and road signs.

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Permit Practice Test NY - New Video Series

Permit Practice Test NY Now on Video

We have uploaded our first permit practice tests for New York on YouTube. Each video holds ten questions and answers for the New York DMV test. Studying to get your New York teen driver’s permit or full driver’s license has never been easier. Take the permit practice test on our website to learn and fully understand the contents of New York Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s Manual. Use the videos when you are on the go, need a quick recap or reminder, or need something similar to flashcards.

A First Set of Three Videos

The first set consists of three videos. The plan is to release additional sets during spring, until we cover all DMV questions.

Remember, trying to just memorize answers is usually not a good idea. When you get behind the wheel you want to be a safe driver and fully understand your rights and responsibilities. Remember, traffic crashes still remain the No. 1 cause of death among teenagers. The overwhelming majority (75 percent) of serious teen driver crashes are due to “critical errors” and “lack of knowledge”. Take your DMV knowledge test seriously.

Studies That Will Pay Off

Feedback shows that students who use our practice tests have an overall pass rate of more than 95% on their first DMV knowledge exam. You should compare this to a first time pass rate of around 65%, which is common in most a states. Studying the driver’s manual and spending time with online practice tests will pay off. Our tests are well-regarded by high schools, colleges and driving schools. You can be sure that we have the questions and answers you need.

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Car Maintenance – Keep Your Car Running for as Long as Possible

Knowing a bit about car maintenance is often in your best interest to keep an older car running for as long as possible. While having a new car is great, it’s also an extremely expensive undertaking.

Between paying your monthly car payments and spending a small fortune on car insurance, you may find yourself pining for your old set of wheels and the relatively low cost of maintenance. It’s often a good idea to keep your old car running a bit longer rather than trading it in the second you’re tempted by a newer model.

Here is a look at several ways you can extend the life of your car by good car maintenance and simply changing up a few of your habits.

Keep up with Regular Service

Check your owner’s manual, and you will find a clearly laid out maintenance schedule based on time and the number of miles your car has been driven. It’s important to keep up with these routine tune-ups.

Regular service includes minor fixes like regular oil changes to more expensive repairs like changing out a worn timing belt. You can save a lot of money by doing preventative car maintenance rather than waiting until something actually goes wrong.

Change the Way You Drive

It may sound like common sense, but one of the best ways to extend the life of your car is to simply be a gentler driver. Accelerating too quickly or slam on the brakes from time to time have a negative impact on your car over time.

While you don’t actually need to baby your car, it’s still in your best interest to drive gently.

You should also make sure you drive safely. Getting into an accident, even a minor one, may hike your auto insurance premiums. You may also find that an old car is too costly to fix.

Don’t Ignore the Little Things

What if your car starts making a weird noise (such as clicking, squealing, grinding, or scraping)? You shouldn’t ignore it and hope it gets better on its own. Often, new noises or bizarre behavior can be the first signs that something major is going on. Address the problem before it has a chance to escalate. This can often save yourself a lot of trouble – and a lot of money.

Check Fluids and Tire Pressure

Even if you know nothing about cars, it’s still easy enough to learn how to check your fluids and maintain your tire pressure.

Find out how to check your oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid. There are instructions in your owner’s manual. It is also easy to learn these car maintenance checks by watching a YouTube video.

Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Add air when necessary. Your tires will last longer and you will also save on fuel.

Keep It Clean (Especially during the winter)

You may think getting a car wash is simply a cosmetic choice. Think again. Keeping your car clean can actually help extend its life. You car’s paint job helps protect the vital components underneath. Wash your car regularly and wax it to keep water from pooling.

If you live in a cold climate where it snows throughout the winter, your car is also likely covered in salt and other chemicals used for deicing. Wash these off as often as possible during winter. Otherwise, they may eat away at your car and promote rust.

Find a Mechanic You Trust

It is usually not a good idea to hop around between mechanics trying to find the best deal. Instead, find someone you trust to tell you the truth and treat you right.

Sticking with a regular mechanic for your car maintenance can actually save you money. Their records show what services have been done in recent tune-ups. That way you don’t end up spending money replacing something that was brand new a few months ago.


As your car builds up mileage, you can be proud of the job you’re doing to keep it running. Good car maintenance means your car will be good to you for many years to come. You will, hopefully, also be able to save a buck or two during these years.

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Knowing How to Park on Hills is a Must

Even if a few states fail to mention this in their driver’s manual or handbook, it is important to understand proper parking on hills. You must understand why you park differently if you face uphill or downhill.

Improper is an offense and may result in a ticket. Expect this to be enforced in some cities.

A Pitfall on the DMV test

Consider the following question: You park on headed uphill and there is a curb. How should you turn your front wheels?

On the California test, 49 percent of the test takers pick the correct answer. The correct procedure is described on page 46 in the California Driver Handbook along with a good illustration. This, of course, makes it easier for you to learn.

On the Florida test, only 38 percent get the question right. Correct parking is basically described in the handbook with images only. It is easy to miss this when you study the Florida Handbook.

In Connecticut, more than two out of three miss this question (only 32 percent get it right). The driver’s manual does not mention how to turn the wheels when facing uphill. But you are still required to know this, since it is part of your behind-the-wheel driving test.

Park on Hills – The Rule is Simple

To make it very simple, there is only one thing you have to remember: uphill and a curb!

When you park on hills and face uphill and have a curb, you take advantage of the curb as an extra brake. Turn your steering wheel away from the curb when facing uphill. Let the vehicle roll back a little bit. The back of your front wheel will touch the curb and act as a brake. If you do this, your car will not go anywhere. Set your parking brake. Use “park” if your car has an automatic transmission. Turn off ignition and remove your key.

I all other situations, you turn the front wheels the other way. This means that your front wheels should point toward the curb or side of the road. Facing downhill, the curb will once again act as a brake. When there is no curb, your car will roll off the road – should your parking brake fail!

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Immigrants Struggling with the Driver Knowledge Test

California DMV ( now releases the test pass rates for the driver knowledge test under AB60. It is discouraging news for all who wants to get their first driver’s license or permit in California. Or, as one test taker puts it: “Everybody fails this test. It is just not fair!

In California, the new driver’s license law known as AB60 went into effect in January, 2015. This law allow undocumented immigrants (non-visa status) to apply for a California driver’s license. An applicant must prove identity and that he or she has been living in California during the last six months.

So far, more than 115,000 applicants has taken the written driver knowledge test. In the coming years, California DMV estimates that more than 1.5-million people will take the test to get their official California driver’s licenses under the new law.

Test Pass Rates for the Driver Knowledge Test

The test pass rate among new tests takers are very discouraging. On the Spanish driver knowledge test only one out of three test takers pass, according to numbers released by On the English test the passing score is 54%. Which means that only one out of two pass their first driver knowledge exam.

In Nevada, which implemented a similar law, it is even worse. The passing score among Spanish speaking test takers is a mere 30 percent (less than one out of three).

Is the Driver Knowledge Test too Difficult?

If you are an illegal immigrant who has been driving without a license, you want to take the opportunity and get an official driver’s license. You also want to pass this knowledge exam with ease.

Driver’s Prep have free practice tests available in English. More than 1,000 questions for California and currently 600 questions for Nevada. We suggest that you get a copy of the California or Nevada driver handbook. Read this booklet carefully. Then, take several practice tests at Remember, you need a large pool of question to really make sure you cover all areas. You will only find this at Driver’s Drep, nowhere else. Remember, there is no need to pay for permit practice tests or give up any of your personal information.

Check out the limited sample tests at the official and at as well.


When taking a sample test at,, or, make sure you understand both the questions and the answers. Read the comments carefully and compare with the handbook. Everything is there for a reason!

Practice Permit Tests in Spanish

Currently, we only have practice tests in the English language. We will provide these test in Spanish later this year. Let us work together to get better Test Pass Rates in 2015!


Weekly statistics from is found here: News Release 2015

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Getting An Auto Insurance
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Since you are taking practice tests on this site you will soon have a new driver's license in your hand. And perhaps a new car? And your first auto-insurance? Finding the best auto insurance is actually harder than you would think. Just because a friend or neighbor got a great deal doesn't mean you will get the same offer. Here are some good advice on how to get a deal.  [Read more...]

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Two out of three fail their first attempt at the knowledge test. That is why we created this site. We don't want you to fail; we want you to pass the test the first time.  [Read more...]

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Recent Changes To Our Tests

California DMV Practice Tests Updated

2015-01-22: 12 new questions have been added for the 2015 California DMV knowledge test. Minor spelling errors have been fixed.

Illinois Practice Test Updated

2015-01-21: Minimum coverage according to Illinois mandatory auto insurance law have been updated.
  • $25,000 - injury or death of one person in an accident
  • $50,000 - injury or death of more than one person in an accident
  • $20,000 - damage to property of another person
Thanks to Michael for reporting the change.

Practice Permit Test NY - Minor Updates

2015-01-13: There has been a few minor updates to our 2015 permit practice tests for New York State on January 13, 2015.

Questions about Shared Center Lanes updated on the 2015 Louisiana Permit Practice Tests

2015-01-06: Two questions about shared center lanes (two-way left turn lanes) have been replaced on our Practice tests for Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Questions about Parking Updated on our Delaware Practice Tests

2014-12-28: Several questions about parking rules on our Delaware Practice Tests have been updated.

Stopped School Bus With Flashing Red Lights

2014-11-20: A few questions regarding stopped school bus on the Mississippi practice test has been reworded and are now clearer. Mississippi is one of few states that requires you to stop even if you approach from the other direction of a divided highway, unless there are more than four lanes.

More than 1,000 NDDOT Permit Practice Test Questions

2014-11-18: North Dakota practice tests now contain more than 1,000 questing. All test questions and answers you need to pass your NDDOT knowledge examination.

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