A major new AA survey has revealed that teenage car ownership is higher than ever, but the next step is learning lessons in looking after their vehicle on a tight budget.
Tyres play a vital role in keeping the car safe, however, they can be expensive.
But teenagers can combine their search for new tyres with their highly developed skills when it comes to finding their way round the internet!
Just like CD’s and clothes, the best bargains can be found online, especially with etyres, the UKs leading online tyres company, where our prices are up to 40 per cent cheaper than at the traditional high street tyre depots.
And etyres operates a mobile fitting service, so the proud new car owners don’t have to worry taking time out of their day to get their new tyres fitted – we go to them, whether its at their home or work.
The AA/Populus survey amongst 21,173 AA members was carried out during August 2009 and it explored the experience of drivers in relation to their first car – how old respondents were when they got their first car, how much it cost, whether they paid for it or it was given to them, etc.
The striking result is that drivers have been getting their first car at a younger and younger age. Men tend to be in possession of their first set of wheels before women (age 17-19, men 47%, women 37% and age 20-25, men 32%, women 36%).
Compared with those now aged 65 and over, who were most likely to have taken to the road in their own car for the first time aged between 20 and 25, a majority of young people today become car owners while still in their teens.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team