An article released by Kelley Blue Book gives great tips for students and parents who are shopping for a new car, to ensure driving satisfaction into the coming school year and beyond. Follow these guidelines to get the right car for you at the right price. Check out the full article here.
Do Your Research – All the information you need to make a smart car-buying decision can be found online at sites like KBB.com. Sites like these offer expert and consumer reviews and ratings, Fair Purchase Price, side-by-side comparisons, safety and reliability ratings and more.
Know What It’s Going to Cost – Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few models that you like, be sure to check out what it will cost you up front and what it will cost you over time to own the vehicle.
Drive Two or Three Different Models – Without driving two or three models to compare, you might miss out on something you’d like even more.
For Parents – Don’t buy a car for your child without driving it yourself. As an experienced driver, you might be able to identify problems that your teen may not notice. Also, trust your own judgment and don’t make a decision unless you are fully comfortable.
For Teens - Do all of your homework before you talk to your parents. Show them you are responsible and ready for a car with your well-researched choice.