03-27-17

What to Look for in a Car for a Teen Driver

If you’re the parent of a teenager who just got a driver’s license or your not-so-little one is going to college in the fall, you might be thinking about getting your child a car. If you are, you may be asking yourself, “Is there a car dealership near me that can tell me what I should look for in a vehicle I’m buying for my child?” If you live or work near our Audi dealership near Beverly Hills, CA, the answer to your question is, “Yes!”

At Keyes Audi, we know buying an automobile is difficult, especially when you’re purchasing one for your most valuable asset, your child. There’s no reason to be stressed, however, because we’re here to help.

Here are some things you should look for in a vehicle when you’re shopping for an automobile for a teen driver:

  • Safety Features: Whether you’re buying a new or pre-owned vehicle, you’ll want the car you buy to have as many safety features as possible. At a minimum, the automobile you buy should have airbags and traction and stability control. Many newer cars have advanced safety features such as a rear view camera, parking sensors, and a blind spot monitor. If an automobile with state-of-the-art safety features fits within your budget, you may want to purchase it for your child.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Buying a vehicle for your child is an incredibly generous gesture that won’t go unnoticed by your loved one. When you get a car for your kid, you have to make sure your child will be able to afford to drive it. Even if you’re going to pay your child’s gas bill, you should still consider an automobile’s fuel efficiency before you make a purchase. Remember – your insurance premium is going to increase when you add your teen driver to your policy even if your child qualifies for discounts. Buying a fuel-efficient automobile can help offset your increased car insurance premium.
  • Size: While your teenager may want an SUV or a sports car, you might want to go in a different direction when you’re shopping for your child. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Insurance Information Institute, a midsize vehicle is the best choice for a teen driver.

At Keyes Audi, we have plenty of options that will make you and your teen driver happy, including the 2017 Audi A6, a midsize sedan that hits all the right buttons with parents and teenagers alike. Visit our Los Angeles, CA Audi dealership to take one for a test drive with your teen driver today.