As Florida Jeep® dealers, parents often ask us about the type of car they should get for a new teen driver. While your youngster may be excited to get behind the wheel of his or her own automobile, we know that choosing the right car for your child is something you take very seriously. And rightfully so. Your family’s newest driver is your child, after all, and you want to make sure your kid is safe even when you’re not in the car with him or her.
It’s perfectly normal for you to think of a conservative vehicle while your teenager has visions of being behind the wheel of a sports car on the open highway instead. Even though you and your child may be thinking of two entirely different kinds of vehicles, you can establish some common ground by identifying certain things that you both think are necessary for your teen’s first car to have.
The first thing you should discuss is safety features. Even if you’re not going to buy a new car for your teen, there are a few safety features the automobile that you’re going to give your child really should have. Chief among these safety features is stability control. As a general rule, you should shop for an automobile that has the most safety features possible while still fitting comfortably within your budget.
The next thing you should talk about is reliability. While new vehicles such as the 2017 Dodge Challenger are virtually worry-free when it comes to maintenance thanks to their warranties, pre-owned vehicles may not be quite as reliable. The reliability of a previously owned automobile is heavily contingent upon how its prior owned maintained the vehicle. Even if you come across what seems like a great deal for a pre-owned car, investigate its background by getting a vehicle history report before you make an offer on it.
Neither you nor your child want your kid to end up stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night. Buying a reliable car, regardless of whether it’s new or pre-owned, and keeping up with its routine maintenance is the best way to prevent that from happening. And that’s something you and your child should be able to agree on easily.
Whether you’re looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle for the teen driver in your family, stop by our Dodge dealership near Longwood, FL. We’ll help you find an automobile that you’ll have confidence in and that your teenager will enjoy driving. Visit Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Sanford today.