Are you responsible for a teen driver? The powerful car your teen dreams about would probably cause you some sleepless nights. These tips can help you make a reliable, safe choice when car buying for a beginner:
1) Look for a car with up-to-date safety technology. Today’s vehicles come with airbags, anti-lock brakes and vehicle stability systems. Older used cars may be missing some of these features.
2) Check vehicle model safety records, many of which can be found online. Choosing a car model with a low accident rate not only keeps driver and passengers safe, but could mean a lower insurance premium.
3) If you select a used car, ask to see the maintenance and repair records. A check of online car accident records can also help. A well-cared for car is less likely to break down on the road, while a car that has been damaged in a previous accident may have hidden stability or structural problems.
4) After making a purchase, teach your teen to keep the car in safe running condition with oil changes, tire pressure checks, brake inspections, and other routine maintenance.
Weeks & Associates Insurance Services, located in Thousand Oaks, can help you with all of your auto insurance needs. If you’re located in Southern California and would like an appointment or a quote, contact us.