When you’re teenager is learning how to drive, you may be preoccupied with concerns for your child’s safety and perhaps apprehension over his or her new-found freedom. It’s definitely a time of change, but for the most part, this change is for the better. Your child is now taking the first steps towards becoming an adult. Parents can help their kids make the most of this newfound freedom by purchasing used cars for them to drive.
It’s understandable that you’re probably not ready to invest in a brand new, sleek and very expensive car for your teen when college expenses are just around the corner. However, you can take advantage of the fact that new cars depreciate rapidly as soon as new owners drive them off the lot. This means that used cars can be in excellent shape and offer you incredible savings. Investing in a car for your teen could save you tons of time when you no longer need to pick him or her up from after school activities and other events.
If your child has a mechanical bent, buying a car that has been used can be a wonderful learning opportunity as well as a major convenience. Your teen will be able to tinker with the vehicle, paint it or make other improvements without worrying that it’s too expensive to work on. This type of learning experience could eventually lead to high-paying and secure jobs in auto body shops if your teen is interested in that type of career. Plus, it never hurts to have an extra employable skill even if your teen’s main interests lie elsewhere.
So if your teen is eager to have his or her own vehicle after learning how to drive, it might be time to do some research on used cars and help your teen choose one. This life-changing event will give your teen more freedom to explore the world and perhaps inspire him or her to learn more about vehicle maintenance.