Buying your teen's first vehicle can be both exciting and stressful. Our driving school Burnaby has put together a list of the 5 most important things to keep in mind when purchasing a car for your teen.
1. Familiarity with the vehicle
Choosing a car similar to one your teen practiced on is a great way to ensure that they are familiar with the vehicle. Familiarity with their new car will give your teen confidence on the road and allow them to focus on being safe drivers.
2. Safety features
Our class 5 driving school in Burnaby is very safety-conscious. We only teach our students on vehicles with high safety ratings. During our class 7 driving lessons in Burnaby, we ensure all of our students know about the safety features on vehicles. These include: adjustable head rests, daytime running lights, airbags, electronic stability control, and antilock braking systems.
Many parents opt for a used car for their teens. Be sure to take into account expenses such as car payments, gas, and insurance when purchasing a vehicle.
Reliability=safety! If you're buying a used vehicle, our Burnaby driving instructors recommend checking out the maintenance history and repair record of the vehicle. When buying a new car, make sure to ask about warranties and safety features.
5. Vehicle Type
We recommend sedans as a first car for teen drivers as they tend to be safest on the roads. Trucks and SUVs can be hard to manoeuvre and difficult to drive for many people. Sports cars may tempt young drivers to speed, and may not be the best choice safety-wise for teens.
To book a driving lesson with our driving school Burnaby, give us a call at 778-889-7167.