I am currently learning to drive and having very bad car stress. Yes, this is a real thing especially for new drivers.
It’s stressful enough learning to drive without the added stress of finding a new car and also finding suitable insurance.
Insurance costs can be high with many claims bumping up the costs and the dreaded black box is real. I am 30, not 18. I don’t need a black box, I am mature, sensible and can drive without causing problems on the road.
Finding a car is stressful, this is added to my car stress. What car would I want? What would be suitable to ferry 3 children around in? What car is safe? Which car would be easy to maintain? How much petrol or diesel would it use and best way to be cost efficient.
I wouldn’t want a car that is costly to maintain and fill up as I would use it most days. It would have to be reliable. but easy to replace.
The below infographic will help you understand the difference between buying a new and a used car with some great information on.
I’ve worked in car insurance before, but as there are so many different types and brands of insurance, choosing the right insurance with the correct cover can be stressful. One option could be for you to get a new driver insurance quote from Go Girl. They don’t install black boxes and if you’re like me, a black box is a complete no. I never liked the black box idea and having to pay to have it removed (and installed in some cases) was a waste of time.
Fair enough it keeps a record of your driving and can decrease your costs but it’s a bit of a faff to get this removed from your car.
Asking friends or family for recommendations for a car, using good old Google and reading reviews, information and even manuals of cars will help you make a decision.
Using comparison sites or going through some companies direct that are not on comparison sites is a good way to find out costs of insurance. Make sure you look everywhere to find the right cover for you at the right price.
Consider breakdown for the first year at least, it will come in handy.
How did you find your first car experience and passing your test?
*This is a collaboration post.