Choose the Right Vehicle for Your Young Driver!

One of the greatest times in a young person’s life is the first time they sit behind the wheel of a vehicle and begin to learn to do what will become a lifelong activity for them; driving. While this is usually a time filled with excitement and joy for the teenager, it is also a time of mixed emotions for the parent. The team here at Certified Headquarters knows this very well.

Even though there is a great sense of pride in watching your child grow into an adult, there is an equal sense of worry and concern about their safety as they begin to move along the roads and highways on their own. This is especially true in a day where more and more distractions such as phones and other devices are taking driver’s minds off of the road, and we’re just talking about the other drivers your child may be sharing those roads with.

Young Driver in Honda

Here are just a few tips to keep in mind when getting ready to purchase a car, truck, or SUV for your young driver:

Consider the Maintenance and Upkeep Costs

Younger drivers tend to be a little tougher on their vehicles; it’s all just a part of the learning process.

Consider the Size and Model Class

While you don’t want a vehicle too large for them to comfortably maneuver, you also don’t want it being too small to protect them.

Consider the Safety Features and Crash Rating

Safety is probably the most important factor in any parent’s buying decision. Verify that the vehicle has solid accident and crash ratings.

To get a good look at a great inventory filled with vehicles that would make wonderful first (or even second) cars for your younger driver, come and visit the folks here at Certified Headquarters. We are located at 873 Middle Country Road in St. James. You can also give us a call by dialing 631-366-3700. On our lot or over the phone, we are always happy to help our friends and customers!