Passing your driving test is an amazing feeling, as you finally get the freedom that you’ve put so much effort into achieving each week during your driving lessons.

When it comes to buying your first car, there are a few considerations you should make in order to ensure it is the best first car for you. Remember, not everyone’s requirements are the same, so it is important to have a good shop around.


Below, the team at B.J.Banning Limited have put together a list of considerations to make when deciding on that all important purchase.


It is a common misconception that a high mileage means that a car is not worth buying. However, as long as a car has been regularly serviced and has an up to date MOT, a high mileage may be taken as a sign of the car being reliable.

However, the best first car should always be suitable for your needs. If you know that you will be commuting long distances and will quickly add to the mileage already on the clock, you may find that the car significantly decreases in value after just a short time of you owning it.


When you think of a first car, you may think of a small 3-door that is relatively easy to park. However, the best first car should cater to your needs. If you have children, have trouble getting in and out of vehicles or know that you will often use your car to drive others to and from their destinations, you may want to consider a 5-door vehicle or one with a large boot space to accommodate potentially extra luggage.

Here at B.J Banning Limited, we work from a comprehensive garage, ensuring that your vehicle, no matter its age, mileage, model or make, is dealt with to the highest industry standards. For more information on our services, please call us on 0121 327 2741.

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