• Benefits Of A Small Car For Younger Drivers

Benefits Of A Small Car For Younger Drivers

  • Published: 17 November 2021

Smaller cars are becoming more popular among licenced drivers for a variety of reasons, including lower operating and purchase costs, as well as a variety of additional advantages. Continue reading to learn why a small car might be ideal if you are a novice driver just getting started on the road.

1) Better fuel economy and MPG

There are various aspects that affect your fuel economy, but the predominant ones are engine size, vehicle weight and your driving style. Smaller engines are generally more efficient, especially in urban and city areas, giving you better fuel economy. Further, the reduced weight of smaller cars means in stop and start traffic, they require a lot less fuel to move and get around. This means you will be making less regular trips to the petrol station. 

2) Easy to park

The big and most obvious benefit of smaller cars is that they are incredibly easy to maneuver and drive. Their compact nature, low centre of gravity and low vehicle weight means the steering is quicker to respond, meaning you can fit into a tight spot much quicker. A smaller turning circle also means you’ll need less room to turn around.

3) Lower road tax

Vehicle tax rates are based on either engine size, fuel type or C02 emissions. Thanks to smaller cars having a smaller engine size, they generally produce lower emissions and therefore cost less to tax.

4) Lower insurance costs

Car insurance premiums are expensive for young drivers because they’re new on the road and as a result, more likely to get into an accident.

Not many people realise that the size of your car does in fact have a more significant impact on your insurance premium than any other non personal factor. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consider a car with a smaller engine, and that is overall smaller in size, safer and easier to drive. 

5) More affordable

Not only are small cars more affordable in terms of fuel efficiency, road tax and insurance, but they are generally less to buy initially. This is because small cars are manufactured with less materials, so the manufacturer used less supplies and equipment to get them off the production line.

6) Resale value

Because smaller cars require less maintenance, it's simple to stay on top of things, which is an easy approach to boost resale value. They also appeal to a broader range of purchasers, including young first-time drivers who want easier manoeuvrability and affordability, as well as professionals who require a city runaround and need something with reduced emissions.

Best and cheapest small cars for younger drivers:

Finding an economical vehicle that meets your needs and budget as a young driver can be tough at first. A new car, on the other hand, does not have to be prohibitively expensive. This is where little cars come into play. They provide low-cost transportation in little packaging that are both practical and enjoyable to drive.

The following are some of the top ones we have in stock at Rosewood Motor Company:

  • Ford Fiesta
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Vauxhall Corsa

All of our used cars in Essex come with a clean HPI report and have been properly prepped to meet the AA Dealer Promise. We provide a number of services too, in addition to vehicle sales, such as car financing, part exchanges, reservations, and delivery. If you don't see a vehicle that suits you, call us right away on 01206 615805; if not, we can find one for you through our network of dealers.

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