Best Cars For Young Drivers

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As if getting behind the wheel isn’t hard enough for a young driver, finding the right insurance policy can also be quite frustrating. Below, we take a look at some things young drivers should consider when searching for the car they want to be insured on.

New vs Old

Although you may not have the luxury of this choice, there are pros and cons to each. If you purchase a brand new car it will start to depreciate in value the second it leaves the car shop. However, you are usually entitled to a lengthy warranty in case anything goes wrong with your vehicle.

Buying a second hand car is typically better value but if you are to buy it off an unknown source, you may just be buying their problems. We recommend that if you purchase a second hand car, you buy it from a well respected dealer.

Car Size

More often than not, the smaller the car is, the smaller the cost will be. This is not only in insurance terms; as smaller cars tend to use less fuel. A smaller car is easier to handle and can be easier for first time drivers especially when parking in a city. Please note that when choosing a smaller vehicle, it is important to ensure that you feel safe at all times.

Petrol vs Diesel

Petrol prices over the last few years have seen a minor decrease in price. However, recently they are on the rise and if you are a car owner, there’s no way of getting around a fuel bill. One of the main ways to reduce your bill is to drive efficiently, which can be seen in our blog on becoming more fuel efficient.

Per litre, diesel engines prove to be more energy and fuel efficient than petrol engines. However, diesel car models tend to be more expensive so it is important to check the mileage of your vehicle to ensure you are getting the most out of your car.

We’ll Take It From Here

The cost of your insurance will depend on many different factors but we hope that these tips will help. Get a quote for young driver car insurance or give us a call on 01 4003400 and one of our agents will guide you through the process.