Every driver has been there. Their first car has a special place in their heart. For many new drivers, it’s an amazing feeling the newfound sense of freedom that comes with being able to drive yourself and not having to be reliant on lifts.
So, you have to go out and pick up your first car. An important milestone. You can tell how important a memory it is because it’s often one of the security questions we set up online. Something we’re unlikely to forget.
But how do you pick that first car?
It’s not always that easy, there are things that need to be considered and long gone are the days of heading out and purchasing an old banger. New drivers are being encouraged to lease their first car.
Although leasing seems as if it will be the more expensive option for a driver looking to just throw a couple thousand away on a new car, we think it could save you time and money in the long run.
Not only are they safer and more reliable, leasing a car gives young people the opportunity to drive away in newer models without having to pay a huge sum of money.
In this article, we are going to look at our top 5 reasons why a new leased car is going to better serve you if you’re on the lookout for your first car after passing your driving test. Our top 5 reasons are:
Lease cars are more reliable because they are new.
New cars are much less likely to break down. We know that. But if they do breakdown, lease cars normally come with free breakdown cover and will be covered by the warranty that all new cars have.
The in-car tech that comes with a new car gives drivers a better experience.
The list is pretty straight forward, but then there are a number of benefits to each point too. For example, having better in-car tech means younger drivers can enjoy Bluetooth connectivity for their mobile devices, this naturally leads to a better driving experience, but it also means the behaviour of the new driver is probably safer.
Newer cars mean better fuel economy.
The difference in fuel economy between older cars and a brand new car can be night and day. New cars have engines that are more efficient, that are built on new technology. This means you’ll spend less week in, week out on fuel.
Most new lease cars have the latest safety features as standard.
Emergency braking and lane assistance are perfect examples of driver assistance tech that can help young motorists be safe and whilst at it, become more confident and aware on the roads.
Another important factor is that most new drivers learned to drive in a car that was new because they would have learnt in the driving instructor’s car. Having a first car that boasts similar technology is not a bad idea.
New lease cars are customizable.
Leased cars offer a huge range of customizable options which means your vehicle can be made suited to you and you don’t have to settle for an ugly colour choice of someone else’s vehicle.
That’s just 5 reasons why you might want to consider a lease car for your first car. There are plenty more.
From a financial perspective, it’s difficult to scrape together enough money to buy the first car, it’s often a beat up old banger which has real charm but on a cold and wet Wednesday night, how sure can you be it will start?
Car leasing can start at less than £100 a month where you don’t have any of those worries, you get a better, safer more economical car and none of the risk.