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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Your Child’s First Car


You waited for those first words, the first tooth, that first step, but are you ready for your child’s first car? It's hard to believe, but your son or daughter has already learned to drive and now it’s time to consider that first car.

Yes, in some ways it’s a relief not to be his or her taxi driver, but now the concern is safety and price, and to some extent, your child’s happiness over their first vehicle. While your teen will certainly think sporty and sleek, you want protection and safety. Set your child’s expectations and steer toward a midsize vehicle. Midsize sedans and small SUVs tend to be the safest vehicles, offering more protection in the event of a crash. Choosing a 4-cylinder over a 6 will offer economy and perhaps safer driving speeds.

Once you have set expectations that safety is the priority, work with your teen find the right vehicle.
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Six air bags
  • Stability control
  • Four stars on crash tests / top safety picks

Finally, include your child in the test drive process. Not every vehicle is suited to every person. Your child should feel comfortable and have a good view over the dash, in the mirrors, and out the rear.

Making your teen part of the process of choosing a safe vehicle will make the entire process an enjoyable journey. For expert advice and the best used cars in the Olympia, Washington area, visit the Olympia Auto Mall.

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