Date: August 10, 2022
It's difficult to fathom that summer is nearly over, and school will begin in just a few weeks. During back-to-school season, parents are often busy shopping for their children's dorm supplies. If you're purchasing a vehicle for your high schooler or college student, you should think about the following pointers before they return to school.
It's hard to think that summer is almost over and school will start again in just a few weeks. During back-to-school season, parents may find themselves frazzled from shopping and moving their child into a campus dorm. If you're buying a car for your college student or high schooler, you should check out the following advice on choosing the best-used car beforehand.
Before visiting a used car lot, determine your budget. Taxes, registration, and insurance are just a few of the numerous variables that raise the price of an automobile. The price of a vehicle for your child will depend on how much you can afford. If you are paying for the vehicle, estimate your monthly payments, including interest and insurance costs. Some car dealerships provide in-house financing to make the purchasing experience easier. Make sure you still have some money set aside for savings.
Your teen's new car may cost you a lot in insurance. Although young people are among the riskiest drivers because of immaturity and inexperience, you may be surprised at how much you will pay. Research several insurance firms to see whether they offer reductions for students with good grades and those who have taken certification courses.
Another element of research is looking into cars with lower claim rates. In other words, the lower the claim rate, the lower the insurance cost. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a good place to research safety and ratings.
A cheap car or an older family vehicle is what parents initially envision when they think of buying a vehicle for their children. If budget allows, buy a reliable vehicle with less than 10 years of use and low mileage. Don't jeopardize your child's safety just to save a few bucks. Your child should be able to get from point A to point B safely. There are still a lot of great options when it comes to used cars, even though they are more expensive.
Come and visit the Binghamton Auto Exchange in Vestal, NY or give us a call at 607-754-9118 to test drive the reliable vehicle your child needs.
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