AskPatty's Back-to-School Tips 1: Buy a Dependable Car
A great back-to-school car needs to be versatile, safe, and budget friendly.
Sometimes a back-to-school car can be a student’s first car. Do plenty of research to find your student a car that will be great at hauling his or her sports gear and school projects, as well as siblings if they will be ride-sharing. New cars these days are super reliable, which means that a gently used car can be a safe and affordable option as well. Do your back-to-school car shopping at Consumer Reports, where their recent round-up of "Safest Used Cars Under $10,000 for Teen Drivers" can help you find safe and reliable choices that won't crush the college fund.