Shopping for Safe, Reliable and Affordable Transportation
Reliability: Look for a warranty, check all maintenance and repair histories, conduct a pre-purchase inspection and avoid vehicles with excessive mileage.
Affordability: A new car may be the most desirable option, but not within your budget. A certified used car might offer similar peace of mind at a lower price. Researching insurance costs and gas mileage before selecting a vehicle can help keep down ownership costs.
Familiarity: Buy a vehicle similar in weight, power and size to what your teen uses for practice driving – or plan extra practice hours with the new vehicle.
- So Your Teen Wants a Car? - A parent's guide to choosing a vehicle for teen drivers.