Buying a Used Car for Your Teen

Most families can't afford to buy a brand-new car with all of the latest safety bells and whistles for their teen. That doesn't mean, however, that you still can't buy a good vehicle with your new driver's safety in mind. Here's what to look for when choosing a pre-owned vehicle.

Look for cars that originally had high safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). One safety feature the car should have is electronic stability control (ESC), which helps maintain control on curves and slippery roads.

Larger vehicles, which generally have more weight, are also better for your young driver, as they offer better protection in a crash. Small SUVs are in this category as they have similar weight. At the same time, don't get a vehicle with high horsepower as this can promote speeding.



Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory