Safety Comes First When Buying a Car for Your Teen Driver

Every customer has a list of things they want in a car. For a teen, it may include plenty of horsepower, a great sound system, or room to bring their friends along. For that teen's parent, safety is often at the top of the list.

Look for vehicles with a top safety rating. The NHTSA and IIHS put vehicles through a number of tests to come up with comprehensive safety ratings. Their ratings on used vehicles can help you and your teen narrow down the options. Avoid vehicles with high horsepower. Teens will be tempted to hit the gas and see what happens. Don't give them the chance.

Choose a vehicle that is bigger and heavier. A study on insurance data found that teen drivers crash less in larger vehicles. If your teen driver is ready, stop by Redding Kia in Redding, CA to see our selection and take a test drive today.

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