Top Tips For Buying Your First Car

That trip to the used car dealership with your parents is a rite of passage most of us will never forget. The battle between street cred, fuel economy and safety features has been played out on the forecourts of used car lots across the globe.

But what key factors should influence your decision when looking for that first car, the one you’ll never forget?

Interview With Teagan

We interviewed Teagan Gillings from Pershore Motor Group to find out what she thinks we should be looking for in that all important first purchase and the mistakes to avoid.

Cheap Tax & Insurance

Many things can impact the cost of young driver insurance and one of the first places to look at is the car itself, size of engine, spec and age are all factors that will affect the insurance premium and tax bracket. Typically, if the car is in group A- D it will be under £110 to tax for the year and will be amongst the cheapest to insure. Cheap running costs are essential so you need to be looking for a car which with a fuel economy rating around 45mpg

Safety First!
If you’re a parent buying a car for your child then you’ll want to ensure the car has a good safety record. The best place to review this is at a car’s Euro NCAP crash test results – you can find this on

For more advice and support when buying your first car contact Teagan at our Pershore site on 01386 570323