The Better Business Bureau's Cara Restelli offers advice to help parents steer their young drivers in the right direction. Call several driver's education schools for course schedules, fees and registration procedures. Ask neighbors and friends where their teen attended and what they thought about the program. In addition to price, compare instructional quality by looking at class size and behind-the-wheel lessons. Visit the driving school. Ask to see the classrooms and if you could observe part of a course. Don't assume the fastest course is the best way to go.
If you have a teenager who is about to get their license or student heading off to college in their own car-- The Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri is holding a special Car Care Clinic for teens. The event is Saturday, June 16th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Springfield. The cost is $10 and includes a roadside safety kit and a chance to win a new set of tires from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Teens will engage in classroom discussion, hear how to care for their vehicle and handle roadside emergencies. For more information or to register call (417) 380-5078.