When you’re a teenager, getting your driver’s license is a pretty major milestone. It’s a big deal for adolescents, but it’s equally meaningful for parents, who may have mixed feelings about their child’s newfound independence and autonomy. Certainly, it’s nice when your kid can drive to school and after-school activities on their own. At the same time, it’s only natural to worry about your child’s safety and wellbeing.

One way to mitigate that worry is to make sure your child has the best possible vehicle. And often, the best bets are used vehicles. Here’s why.


Why Buy a Used Car for Your First-Time Driver?


  •   Used cars are more affordable. First and foremost, used cars come with much lower price points. This allows you to stretch your auto-buying buck further, potentially investing in larger vehicles or in vehicles with a more generous array of safety features.
  •   Dings and dents are less concerning. If your teen driver gets a dent in their brand new BMW, they’re naturally going to freak a little bit. With an older, more well-worn vehicle, those little dents and scrapes just aren’t as big of a deal.
  •   Lower insurance rates. It’s also worth noting that used cars may be cheaper to insure. The reason for this is that auto insurance prices are based at least in part on the value of the vehicle, and used cars are significantly depreciated compared with brand new ones.
  •   More options. Finally, when you look for used cars for sale, the sky’s really the limit. You aren’t confined by make or model, or by what’s brand-new on the showroom floor. As a result, you can really do your due diligence and locate something with a reputation for safety and reliability.


These are just a few reasons why it makes sense to find used cars for teen drivers.


Visit Our Wilmington Car Dealership


If you’re ready to explore some options for your first-time driver, we invite you to join us at our Wilmington car dealership. We’d love to show you some reliable and safe vehicles, and even to take you and your teen driver out for a test drive.