•••• Full of pertinent information, user friendly, and/or aimed at teens
••• Quite a bit of relevant information
•• Good relevant information for some users
• Relevant for particular topics, not for everyone.
•••• First Time Car Buying Tips
This website gives a good overview of what to expect your first time out when buying a car. It discusses the reality of car-ownership for first-timers, like how much to put down, how long your loan should be for, and how to avoid scams on used cars. And it gives a really great detailed description about little to no credit and how that affects your car buying ability and the interest rate at which you should expect to be quoted. Also it includes a lot of links to other useful car ownership tip sites. The site may seem intimidating at first because there is a lot to read, but it truly gives you foundational knowledge on buying your first car.
•••• How Car Insurance Works
This website goes through 5 tips for purchasing car insurance, from the explanation of different types of coverage to how to shop around and find the best rates. To navigate this site properly you must click the ‘Read More’ button at the bottom of each page to go to through all 5 tips.
•••• Getting Your First Kansas Driver’s License
This site is the official Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles site and gives you all the information you need to know about getting your first Kansas driver’s license, like what you need to bring with you and what you need to complete when you go in and apply.
•••• Kansas Driver’s License Test Handbook
Includes information on how to apply for your license and the things you willneed to know for the driver’s license test that is required in thestate of Kansas. Great resource to get you prepared for the written portion of the test!
•••• Kansas Driver’s License Fees
A user-friendly table that shows the fees for your driver’s license and it also tells you how long your license is good for!
•••• How to Make a Car Emergency Kit
Break downs. Fires. Flat tires. You name it, it might happen. Most people have had an accident without proper equipment to even make minor repairs. This gets you prepared for emergencies that may happen while you are driving. It explains what is necessary in a car emergency kit and it also empowers you to make your own.
••• Basic Car Care 101
This site gives you information on what to do for your car to keep it ingood running condition, like oil changes and refilling your coolant. Italso has great explanations of why and when you should be doing these various things to ensure a long car life. This site is very detailedand will help you understand what parts of your car is used for, like the alternator and spark plugs. To navigate this site you must click onthe 'Next' button at the bottom of each description to find out more onyour car maintenance.
•• How Much to Budget for Car Maintenance
Well, now that you have a car, you should know some realistic estimates onthe cost of car maintenance. This site is written by a car owner whogives some of his experienced wisdom on how to estimate for car carecosts, like what factors to take into consideration.
••• Basic Car Mechanics
This site gives a description of basic car mechanics, but look to the menu on the left and there are selections on how to do it yourself when it comes to basic care like checking your tire pressure, changing you roil, or changing a tire.