Cheryl Jensen recently wrote an article in Forbes discussing how to find the safest used car for a new teen driver within a reasonable price range. Jensen mentions how the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just released its rankings for top choices in the under $20,000 and under $10,000 categories. Surprisingly, over 100 used car makes and models are listed with the IIHS safety stamp of approval for teen drivers on a budget. Jensen makes note of the lowest priced option on the list, a $2,000 Saab 9-3. Prices on the list are set at the Kelly Blue Book pricing so the actual prices may vary depending on the seller or car dealer.
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Some additional tips for selecting a safe used car for a teen include, making sure the vehicle has electronic stability control, make sure there are no active recalls on the vehicle, look for a car with too high of a horsepower rating, and pay careful attention to safety ratings on very small cars.
To research if your car has any active recalls which could affect the vehicle's safety on the road, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall site (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls). All you need is your car's VIN number, which should be located on the lower left corner of your car's windshield. The VIN may also be found on your vehicle registration.
It's crucial to ensure that you are selecting a safe car for your teen driver. Avoiding an auto accident begins with the research and purchase of a vehicle.
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