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All those hours spent practising your three-point turns have paid off and you’ve passed your driving test with flying colours. Congratulations. Now it’s time to buy your first car.

Your first car

Buying your first car is a rite of passage, and you’re no doubt itching to hit the open road. But before you get too carried away, it’s time for a reality check: your car is going to be one of the most expensive things you own. And as well as the cost of the car itself, you need to think about the ongoing running costs such as MOT, road tax, petrol, repairs, servicing, and of course, car insurance.


If you’re a brand new driver, you’re going to be one of the least experienced drivers on the road, meaning you’ll get the expensive end of the stick when it comes to car insurance. But don’t worry. From the car you drive, to the type of insurance you buy, there are plenty of ways to keep your costs down.


Find out everything you need to know about buying your first car, and how to save on your car insurance with comparethemarket.com.

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