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Franks Far Rockaway Auto Schl
Far Rockaway NY 11690

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  • Reviews for Franks Far Rockaway Auto Schl

    • Published 6/11/2014 4:59 PM


    • Published 7/14/2012 9:44 AM


      I passed my road test at Franks but only after geting Dawn. I passed after failing 3 times and the instruction with Dawn in comparison to the others was like night and day. The other instructors would either say nothing like chris or tell me everything was great when obviously it was not cause i kept failing. From the moment i got in the car she pointed out things that no one else did and advised me to bring a notebook and by the end of the lesson she was writing out things i needed to remember or she wanted me to work on for home work. It's sad she is no longer there but i am great-full i was able to benefit from her while she was there. As for the other instructors they were nice people i just did not feel like they cared and in the office they are so unprofessional. Thank you Dawn i still remember everything you tought me.

    • Published 12/22/2011 7:07 AM

      happy student

      i heard dawn no longer works there i'm ready to come spend my money yah the wicked witch is gone

    • Published 9/28/2011 9:45 AM

      trammatic experience

      I was prepared for my road test and Dawn took me to my road test, and without even seeing me drive, she told me that I was going to fail, she did the same thing to my friend, who was crying from her. Even if she had a valid reason for saying that, which she didn't, that is so unprofessional of a school, to let a teacher knock all the confidence out of a student, right before they take the road test.

    • Published 6/12/2011 7:38 AM

      keith ford.

      were very good with with me, all the time.

    • Published 5/18/2011 11:20 AM


      Rude instructers

    • Published 4/11/2011 6:45 PM


      The worst receptionist i have ever spoken to on the phone very unprofessional, group of people. claims they dont come down to 118 but i saw there car on 149 street. disgusting!

    • Published 1/10/2011 4:26 PM

      William Diego

    • Published 11/23/2010 7:00 PM

      John Guerrero

      Today was the day of my road test and I was nervous as hell. I reminded myself of what my Instructor "Dawn" had taught me and I knew the she knew what she was telling about. I PASSED MY ROAD TEST ON THE FIRST TRY and you know what If it weren't for Dawn I would have failed. The only reason why most of you are probably complaining is because she is hard on people because she only wants you to pass and there for she can't be easy with you guys. I would highly recommend Dawn as a INstructor cause she knows what shes talking about. Everything she mentioned that would happen on the road test actually Happened and I knew how to overcome it. Dame is more then an instructor I mean when she was teaching me i felt like she made me most comfortable and I felt like I've known her all my life. She is kind and its sad how you people can talk about her in such way. Maybe the real reason why she was being hard on you is because You people don't know how to listen and pay attention. If you listen to what she's saying and take notes then you'll do great like I did. I mean come on how many people can say they Passed there road test on the first dame try lolol I can ... thank you DAWN

    • Published 10/30/2010 7:20 AM


      Obviously Dawn isnt "instrutor " material. . . . i have she made other children cry , she yells at you to " make it right". i think she needs to go back to school and get a few pointers because how on earth are you suppose teach someone with that nasty attitude. Honestly im really suprised that she's not fired !

    • Published 10/23/2010 9:01 PM


      Do you thiink if I paid for them to pass me they would do it hahaa

    • Published 10/6/2010 7:10 AM

      Disappointed by Franks

      i lived in far rockaway for twenty years and i thought i can trust franks because they have been there for so many years, so i sent my daughter there for lessons and use of their car for the road test,"mistake" They started out by scheduleing me for a few lessons and a road test,but when the time came for the lessons knowone showed up and when they did they where at someone elses address claiming they were in front of my home, once we got that straight and they finally got me and took me out for my lesson, i was taught nothing. and then when it was time for my road test i got up early and could not wait for them to pick me up, but i waited and waited and waited and knowone ever came to pick me up..My advise is to save your money on lessons and the use of their car, you can schedule your test yourself for free,

    • Published 9/8/2010 3:06 PM

      Unknown lol

      The people in the auto school looks so dirty. 1 lady need a new set of teeth, the others need to learn how to speak without cursing. that place is a scam they try to fail you so u have to come back and pay more mone to them. that place stinks anyway

    • Published 7/5/2010 4:35 PM

      jamel baskin

    • Published 6/3/2010 8:38 AM


      Trash.Don't take Dawn she won''t let you drive.The secretary Angela is very unprofessional secretary.Basically they put all the unprofessional businesses in black communities...we need better!!!!

    • Published 5/24/2010 4:55 AM


      I took my 5-hour Learners Permit Class.The gently men that held my class on May 11-12 2010 was more like a trainer than a teacher everything was covered and more than the DMV manual although this is my 3 time I had my Permit in the last 15 years I feel cofident that I can relax when I do take my Road Test but I don't like there packages it cost to much but then again I don't know what they suppose to cost because I had never takin a class before but if I get desperate I will pay 1 day lesson $36 dollars 45min. Can YOU Believe THAT! Come on Franks at least an 1 HOUR!Packages include free Road Test APPOINTMENT its free through DMV not a DEAL more like a STEAL what do they think there in LongIsland? What can you say we are surrounded by water :)

    • Published 2/4/2010 8:00 PM


      dawn was horrible- though i appreciated her interest and her pointers, her constant yelling at any of my questions nearly made me burst into tears. the confidence that i had in driving b/f i had her (i had taken about 6 lessons b/f i had her) was completely destroyed-not b/c of anything she said, but b/c i was simply afraid to sit in the car. it also turns out that alot of what she was saying was'nt exactly true (how they grade you on the test). id suggest you ask for james- he was much nicer, taught me how to keep cool in traffic as well as giving me very clear and precise instructions as how to turn properly, make a k turn and how to parallel park. if franks auto had more james's and less (make that none) of dawns then it would perfect. as it is, however, its still a very good school of which all my siblings as well as myself liked.

    • Published 12/11/2009 2:54 PM


      They really need to get more pleasant secretaries

    • Published 11/28/2009 1:12 PM


      It good just got my u kno wat n my teacher she was the bomb I think that's why I pass because she was hot

    • Published 8/4/2009 9:49 AM

      Yo Mama

    • Published 8/3/2009 1:30 PM


      I had a good experience with my teacher, Dawn was very patient with me, dont think she didnt tell me when I was messin up cause she did and thats a good thing u wanna know when uve made mistakes so u can correct them. Thank you Franks and Thank u dawn I learned ALOT

    • Published 7/30/2009 9:08 AM



    • Published 7/10/2009 12:30 AM


      well i passed my road test no problem and on the first try with only 3 lessons

    • Published 7/2/2009 3:53 PM

      its me

      I Think its real F'ked-up that those who are giving Franks a bad rep r not saying wether you got ur license now or what cause something tells me you don't if you take the time to think about why the instructers r yelling proberly cause they wanna go back home to there families and u almost killed them.

    • Published 6/23/2009 10:53 AM



    • Published 6/20/2009 3:16 PM



    • Published 6/16/2009 3:34 PM


      Dawn,Hahaha> the most useless instructor under the sun. She is very rude and nasty. As soon as i stepped into the car i was meet with vulgarities. She has an unpleasant aura about her and she expects you to just magically know everything. She also has a very short fuse. i felt like just telling her to F**k off and just walk home.

    • Published 5/19/2009 9:26 PM

      clayton freeman

      it the best driveing in the 5 towns area

    • Published 5/3/2009 3:40 AM


      the instructors there are very unprofessiona they dont have any patience and they act like you are already taking the road test i wont spend another dime of my money there, especially dawn she thinks shes the best instructor there and shes not

    • Published 2/12/2009 9:12 AM


    • Published 1/28/2009 8:34 AM


      kye weaver is amazing. he is the best drivers ed teacher there is. makes drivers ed exciting.

    • Published 1/28/2009 8:27 AM


      Passed my road test 0 points off!! all thanks to Kye, best teacher ever, not only teaches us road test driving but real life driving also!

    • Published 1/2/2009 4:04 PM


      i've had all the driving instructors and they all teach a lil different. they try to get the same point across though, pass the road test and dont hit any one. for all you guys who are mad at them, how many accidents did u almost get into. how many times did they yell at you because they were trying to save your life, and more importantly how many of you actually listen when they told you something and actually understood it. look all im saying is that they are human, just like u. so with that said dont hit any one or any thing and you'll be ok

    • Published 12/30/2008 12:42 PM


      I took my defensive driving class there and the instructor was upbeat and kept the class engaged.

    • Published 11/21/2008 1:05 PM

      darnell in far rockaway

      i passed my driving test the first time thanks to dawn she is a great teacher so if you are going to franks auto school ask for dawn or even Samantha they both know what they are doing and you wont be dissapointed

    • Published 11/18/2008 1:21 PM



    • Published 8/13/2008 5:28 PM


      Make Sure you request Dawn, she is the best instructor there.

    • Published 7/8/2008 7:28 AM


    • Published 6/19/2008 6:37 PM


      it was the worst. stay away from this place.

    • Published 5/8/2008 12:30 PM


    • Published 4/3/2008 12:30 PM

      Big Jay

      I didn't go to this school but by what people are saying about it, i don't want to, loosers.

    • Published 3/29/2008 11:02 AM



    • Published 2/4/2008 2:06 PM

      Beshoy Hanna

      It took him 4 weeks since i bought my van to come back and tell me that i need to change my name on the insurance card. Once i did, he comes back and says that he need more time while my temp plates had expired. So i decided to take matters into my own hand and went to his office picked up the docs and headed to DMV. He gave me an incomplete set of documents that were missing the original Bill of Sale and even the new insurance Card. Stay away from this place.

    • Published 2/1/2008 12:52 PM

      holy shit

      my first time driving ever and george drop me int he middle of heavy traffic in farack.. crazy school. avoid dawn at all costs and try and get a refund when possible.. these people are brainless and unprofessional. all they did was scream and when they werent they were tyring to flirt with me. sad

    • Published 1/17/2008 8:01 AM

      Felix from Lynbrook

      Itook my then 3 hour pre licsening class back in '84. I have taken my defensive driving class every 3 years since. THEY USE THE SAME VIDEOS! Get something new guys!

    • Published 1/8/2008 12:18 PM


      they were wonderful

    • Published 7/12/2007 6:07 AM


      Fallon is the worse instructor EVER. She talks about everything under the sun, while you are trying to learn to drive and she refers to all maneuvers as rap songs. She thinks by reciting the lyrics to some songs, it will help you remember certain driving maneuvers..Go figure. She's a sweet girl, but She's a HORRIBLE driving instructor.

    • Published 4/11/2007 11:32 AM

      Shaka Womack

      I took my 5 hour test there along with my step mother and the instructor made us feel at ease and welcomed. He also gave us excellent information about what and what not to expect on the road test.

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