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A Teenagers First Car

Buying your Teen a Car: Things to Keep in Mind

Giving your daughter or son a new car is giving them a huge responsibility.   Here are some factors to think about before purchasing your new car:

Safety

Safety is one of the most important thing when it comes to driving. Since your teen is a new driver to the world, a car with the most safety additions is the best choice. Cars that include items such as airbags and strong seat belts should be taken into consideration.

Reliability

Make sure your teen’s vehicle is extremely reliable. If problems such as overheating or any mechanical problems can occur at any time, it’s probably not the right choice. You want a car that doesn’t constantly break down and has problems, that will turn out to be an annoyance and you won’t be able to enjoy your car.

Price

Buying a car that is too pricey is not a good idea. When you are trusting your teen with a car, problems such as damaging can very likely occur. It would not be smart to buy an expensive car, and then also have to pay for the fixation of the damages. Investing in a car that is average priced is also setting a good example for your teen for when they make future purchases.

Looks

It’s probably not as important as the other categories, but looks very much matter to the typical teen. Your teen can’t expect the best looking car from you, but they want something they like to look at and something they would be comfortable with. Before purchasing your teens car, consult with them and make sure you are not just wasting your money on something they wouldn’t like. Compromise on a car that both fits your teens requirements, and also fits your price range and any other factors that affect you.

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