Sending your student off to college is an exciting time! Not only do freshman get the taste of freedom while they're away from home, but parents are as well. As a parent, we're sure you're equally as excited to have a bit more free time and full access to the vehicles you so graciously shared with your children. When sending kids away to college, parents generally juggle between two vehicle choices: “Yes you get to bring a car with you to campus” or “No, you’ll have to rely on rides or walking.” We have some considerations to suggest before you send your kid off.
There are many things to consider before allowing your college freshman to have wheels on campus, including:
Is my kid a safe driver and did they use the family car responsibly while in high school? If your child showed responsibility and safe driving habits during high school, it is likely that they will have the same caution while at college. Being away from home for the first time is certainly a thrill, so it’s best to discuss the added responsibility of safe driving.
Will it inconvenience me in any way if we are down a car or need to purchase another vehicle?
For many families, the vehicle has to be shared by the student and parents. If you allow your college student to take a car, will you also have a vehicle for yourself? One advantage of letting your student take the car with them is that you can purchase a new Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV for yourself. And if you’re feeling generous, a new vehicle for your kid makes an awesome high school graduation gift.
Does the college allow freshman to have cars on campus?
Many college campuses do not allow freshman to have vehicles on campus. It’s a good idea to check the campus policy manual to see if a car is an option. If it is, then make sure there is plenty of parking options. Also, you may want to check out the parking spaces because a car might be a better option than a truck or SUV.
If you need to purchase a new or used Chevrolet for your college co-ed, then visit Henna Chevrolet today. We have a wide range of safe and reliable cars for your college-bound student.