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Buying Your Teenager A Car? 4 Tips For Finding a Good, Inexpensive Pre-Owned

Buyng Used Cars - NYE AutoIt seems that every teenager needs — or at least thinks they need — their own car. Actually, it’s not such a bad idea. Buying an inexpensive pre-owned car for your teen can save you and your spouse from having to provide constant taxi service.

When faced with the need to buy a car for their teen, most parents quickly turn to looking at used cars instead of new. Of course, when buying an inexpensive pre-owned car, there’s the worry about what problems you might be buying. A good dealership will offer extended warranty options.

Here are some suggestions for making sure you get a good deal on the pre-owned car you buy for your teen:

  • Make sure the car is in good condition – It goes without saying, but not everyone does their homework. If you don’t know enough about auto mechanics to properly check out the car, get a friend or your friendly neighborhood mechanic to help you.
  • Buy for economy and durability, not for style – You know that your teen is going to want the hottest thing out there, but you’re better off finding them an inexpensive pre-owned vehicle. New cars are for people who get paychecks.
  • Take your time – Nobody saves money when they’re in a hurry. Check sources for the book value, read reviews and see what similar cars are worth.
  • Consider a lease-return vehicle — These often have better maintenance histories.
  • Buy from a known company – You might get a cheaper price by buying a used car from an individual, but you won’t have any recourse if they sell you a lemon. Buying a car from a reputable car lot means they’re putting their reputation on the line.

NYE Automotive Group maintains a good stock of quality inexpensive pre-owned and lease-return cars at all times. When you need that car for your teen, you can count on us to have what you need at an affordable price.

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