Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car

Getting a first car that one can call their own is a big deal for teens. While your son or daughter may want a sleek, new vehicle, sometimes that's not in the cards. Here is how you can choose a reliable and safe new or pre-owned car for your new driver.

Most used vehicles run in the range of $2,000 to $42,000 in price. Some drivers believe that the more expensive the vehicle is, the less chance that you will have underlying mechanical problems. This can be true for some vehicles, but you always need to check the vehicle's history report to get an idea of what to expect. Within your own price range, choose a used or new vehicle that gets high safety ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS, which can prove significant in a collision.

Larger vehicles will also keep your new driver safer because of their weight and the way they handle on the road. At the same time, however, don't choose one with high horsepower as it will encourage your teen to speed.



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