Does your teenager have their dream vehicle picked out? At Terry Auto Outlet VA, we know that what your teen wants and what they need are often two different things. For that reason, we have some tips on selecting the first car for your teen that should make everyone happy.

Researching vehicles together is a good first step. While selecting a car based on its color or sound system may be tempting for your teenager, it is important to teach them about fuel economy and safety ratings at the same time. Speaking of safety, try to stick to used vehicles that are only a few years old. They are more likely to have advanced driver assistance features that can help your teen when they are first starting out.

When it becomes time to test drive, both you and your teenager should take a turn at the wheel. You can look for any mechanical issues, while your teen can decide if they feel comfortable driving the vehicle