Car buying tips for first time drivers

31 May 2017

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It can be a little daunting when you're about to get behind the wheel, by yourself, for the first time. To help you get started we've collected six must read articles for new drivers. Whether you're looking to finance a car for the first time, or need some car recommendations, the CarLoans.com.au Blog has loads of useful articles to help you get out on the road safely.

2018's top cars for young drivers

Whether you're shopping for your teenager or you've been working hard at your part time job to buy your first car, these three cars are all great choices for young or new drivers in 2018. All cars here have 5-star ANCAP ratings, some cool features and reliability to keep you going throughout your p-plates and beyond.

Five ways to establish a credit history

If you've never had any kind of finance or credit before you could find it difficult to secure a car loan for your first car. While you won't have a history of bad credit, having no credit history means it will be harder to demonstrate that you're responsible enough to always meet your repayments.

Top ten brand new cars under $15,000

Going brand new for your first car is a great way to ensure you've got the latest safety features, a warranty and no expensive surprises lurking under the bonnet. Even better new car interest rates tend to be lower than car loans for used cars, should you be looking to finance the vehicle.

Staying safe in winter - rain and snow driving tips

In most parts of Australia sudden downpours of heavy rain can be quite common in the autumn and winter months. There is even the chance of snow on the roads depending on where you're located. Don't get caught out, these top tips could help keep you safe the next time the heavens open.

Purchasing and financing used cars from private sellers

If your budgets just don't stretch to a brand new car, you'll probably be trying your hand at picking up a used vehicle from a private seller. It's a common misconception that you can't get a car loan unless you buy your car from a used car dealer, but thats simply not true.

Should you use a broker for your first car loan

If you've never had a car loan before it could be a good idea to speak to a broker who will be able to help you get your paperwork in order and guide you through the application process. Even better, some brokers will be able to compare your profile against their panel of lenders to ensure a fair deal.

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