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Car Coddle: Parts Of The Car Parents Should Buy

Heather Gribbin

Heather Gribbin

August 20, 2018

Heather loves Land Rovers and spending time in the great outdoors.


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There comes a time in the life of most teenagers and young adults when they will need a little more freedom. As they get closer and closer to the end of their education, the importance of being able to move around without the help of mom and dad will start to become clear. To achieve this goal, most parents will look at the idea of helping their child onto the road. If you’re going to pay for any of this process, though, it’s worth making sure that you’re buying the right parts, and this post is here to help you out.

To begin, it’s a good idea to work towards having an understanding of what you should be aiming for with this work. When a young person has to pay for everything themselves, they will usually have to spend as little as possible to be able to afford their car. This could mean skimping on important areas, often costing them more down the line, and you have the power to solve this before it becomes a problem. Below, you can find three of the best areas for a parent to cover for their children when they are looking to start their driving career.

The Car: Cars which are at the lowest end of the market usually have a reason for being there. For example, you may find that a motor is much cheaper than others in its class because it has a very poor record for reliability, and this will make it expensive to keep on the road going into the future. To help your kids here, you should always worth to find something which will cost as little as possible in repairs, fuel, and anything else which will have to come with it.

The Insurance: There are loads of ways to save money on car insurance, with the easiest example being limiting the protection you have. Third-party cover will only replace other people’s cars in an accident, leaving your child to have to pay for a new one, ultimately making the savings insignificant. Companies like can help you to find affordable insurance for your child’s car. Of course, though, this will usually be the most expensive part of this.

The Breakdown Cover: Finally, as the last area to consider, most young people simply don’t have breakdown cover. With this not being required by law, it’s easy to assume that you will be able to get away without it, but this could be a risk which isn’t worth taking. Companies like can help with this. When they are already driving a car which doesn’t have full insurance, having a company which can fix it very cheaply will be an important feature to have.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to start looking at cars for your kids. A lot of parents leave their children to handle this part of their life themselves, often resulting in poor choices being made. If you do some of the work for them, though, you will be able to control it, making it easier to stop them from making decisions which you would always avoid.

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