When your teen is ready to start driving, one important decision is finding the ideal vehicle. The right vehicle could also help your teen make wiser choices while on the road and protect them in the event of a crash. Here are five tips to follow when you’re buying your teenager’s first vehicle.

  1. Set a Budget for your Vehicle Buying

The cost of a new vehicle could be a bit intimidating, particularly when you’re a teen (or even your teen’s parent) and you only have a certain amount to spend. And, even when it comes to cheaper cars3, it still can feel like buying one is impossible. However, you have various financing options available to help which means owning a car is within reach. If you or your teenager can afford a couple hundred a month, the chances you’ll find a vehicle that meets your financial needs is quite possible.

  1. Ensure Safety

To ensure your teen stays safe, you’ll want to consider these tips:

  • Avoid vehicles that have a performance-type, sporty image that could potentially encourage your teen driver to test the performance and speed.
  • Pickup trucks and SUVs might seem like a safe choice due to their weight and size, but really the chances of them rolling over during a crash is more likely. The SUV’s high rollover rate and teenage driver’s high accident rate could make a fatal combination.
  • Look for a vehicle with other air bags along with the passenger and standard driver airbags. Curtain and side airbags provide an extra crash protection measure.
  • Later-model full- or mid-size passenger vehicles are ideal choices because they provide sufficient weight along with up-to-date safety features. Small vehicles provide less crash protection due to their weight/size.
  • When you find a vehicle that appears to be a decent choice, check the safety ratings with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Check for certain safety features like Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control and intelligent seat belt reminder features that will remind your teen driver and their passengers to buckle up.

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Managing any fleet is challenging. When you make the most of a fleet of hybrid electric vehicles, or HEVs, you face new challenges for your fleet. Fortunately, GPS fleet tracking can help with many of these challenges to help you oversee your evolving fleet management needs. Here’s what you need to know about GPS tracking for HEVs.

What are Hybrid Electric Vehicles?

Hybrid electric vehicles are vehicles that are powered by gasoline and electricity. The braking system in the car serves to recharge the battery, a process called regenerative braking. These vehicles do not need to be “plugged in” to recharge which sets them apart from the other electric vehicles on the market.

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If you run a fleet operation, you have vehicles you need to monitor. Managing your fleet can be time-consuming and challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be!  Fortunately, with the help of GPS fleet tracking, you can make the process easier. Here are 10 benefits of using GPS tracking for fleet dispatchers.

  1. Real-Time Location Tracking:  GPS fleet tracking provides you with real-time visibility into your vehicles’ location so you can easily locate your vehicles anywhere they are at any time.
  2. Decreased Wear and Tear on Vehicles: Having to maintain a fleet can become costly. But, with GPS tracking installed, you can significantly reduce the costs because you can keep your vehicles properly maintained and identify potential problems before they become costly.

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