The teenage years can be a stressful time for parents. The choices your teen makes become more serious and there is more pressure for mature decisions. One decision parents and teens might have to make is what car to purchase. Buying a vehicle is already stressful, but making sure it meets all your teens’ needs can bring additional stress.
When it comes to purchasing a for your teenager, chances are your highest priority is safety. That being said, here are a few other considerations that may influence your buying decision.
1. Cost Of Insurance: Newer modeled cars cost more to insure because of their added value. Also, insurance companies predict male drivers younger than 25 years old are at the most risk and are given the highest insurance rates.
2. Well-being and Safety: Teens are typically new to driving on the road. That being said, they may run into driving situations that may be unfamiliar. Often, teens learn to drive through a driving instructor along with a parent or guardian. A car’s condition, accident history, and other safety features are important for research when buying a vehicle.
3. Assurance: Salespeople may try to negotiate with parents into purchasing cars for their teens based on gadgets and technology. Although technology is nice, it is more important to find out the maintenance history and tendencies for issues based on the model, especially if you are researching used.
While a fast car may be your teen’s first choice, a practical vehicle can help keep them safe and insurance costs lower. Consult the resource below for more information on buying a car as well as a few maintenance tips for your car.
Infographic created by Capital Auto Auction, a vehicle auction company