MANY teens aren’t driving the safest cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Here are some dos and don’ts to help put your teen in the safest ride possible:
Do look for a car with good safety ratings from trusted sources such as IIHS and the NHTSA.
Don’t get a car with high horsepower.
Do get a car that your teen feels comfortable driving and has few blind spots/obstructions.
Don’t get a car that’s so old it lacks the most up-to-date safety features.
Do seek cars with electronic safety control capabilities.
Don’t buy a car with salvage, total loss, or rebuilt titles. If you do,
Do everything to make sure the car was properly repaired back to manufacturer specs.
Don’t skip the test drive or mechanic’s inspection.
Do get a Carfax Vehicle History Report to find out about potential problems. Shop at the all-new Carfax.com and get a free Carfax Vehicle History Report with every car for sale.
You and your teen can find more tips plus a car buying guide on Carfax.com as well.
North American Precis Syndicate