Finally 18 years old and your driving licence in your pocket, what a feeling! The next step? Your own car. But first you need to ask yourself a few questions: What should you look out for in a car? Which model suits you best? And wasn't there something about insurance? Read this blog post and find out.

Car criteria

First you have to decide what exactly you want. What is important to you in a car? Are you planning to drive your new car to work? Or do you just want a car to be mobile?

If you are dependent and have to drive long distances, it is worth choosing a reliable model. Cars from VW, Skoda, Audi or BMW, for example, are popular. There are different equipment variants with different engines in different price ranges. At Carvolution, for example, there is the electric VW ID.3, the popular Skoda Octavia estate, the Audi Q2 SUV or the small BMW 118i.

But before you decide, you need to clarify a few things:

  • Use of the car

On which roads do you mainly drive? In the city, on the motorway, on country roads? In the city, a small car is ideal; on the motorway, an estate car or SUV is probably more comfortable. Think about what you need in your daily life.

  • Space

Do you have a dog? Do you carpool? Do you always have a lot of stuff to carry to work? If so, it's worth choosing a larger model. Otherwise, a smaller model will do.

  • Safety

Safety plays an important role in both cases. But especially as a young driver, you should pay attention to airbags and a good ranking in the usual safety tests.

  • Budget

Finally, there is of course the question of budget. You should not only think about the purchase price, but also about possible repairs. You should also include in your calculations the monthly expenses for fuel and parking.

Car insurance

Car insurance for young drivers is an important consideration for your new car. Full or partial comprehensive insurance, liability insurance, legal expenses insurance, etc. It's easy to lose track of everything there is to consider. Which insurances do you exactly need and which are optional? Find out here.

  • Motor third party liability insurance

Third-party insurance is compulsory for every car. If you don't have it, you won't be able to register your car and you won't get any number plates. Third-party insurance covers damage to vehicles, objects and people.

  • Comprehensive insurance

There is a distinction between partial and comprehensive insurance. Partial insurance covers damage caused by hail, fire, flood or theft, for example. Comprehensive insurance also covers damage caused by vandalism and parking. It also covers the cost of repairing your car if you have an accident. These insurances are not compulsory, but are strongly recommended. If you drive your car with Carvolution, partial and full insurance is included.

  • Legal protection insurance

Sometimes in road traffic it is not clear who is responsible for an accident. If this leads to a dispute with other road users, you are covered by legal protection insurance. However, this is optional. If you drive your Carvolution car and take out legal protection insurance, you are covered up to an insured sum of CHF 500,000.

  • Parking damage

This insurance is also optional. With the parking damage insurance, you are, as the name suggests, insured for damage to your parked car caused by a third party.

Your car at Carvolution

If you choose a car with Carvolution, you will drive a new car for a fixed monthly price. This way you always have an overview of the total costs of your car. And everything around the car is included. This means you don't have to worry about insurance, taxes, tyres or service. In addition, your car is fully equipped with countless safety and assistance systems. So you will always arrive safely at your destination. You can drive your Carvolution for as long as you want. Whether it's 3 months or 3 years. If you want to try out a small car at first, but after a year you want to drive a station wagon or even an electric car, that's no problem.

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