When it comes to new drivers, “experience” is a word that gets tossed around a lot. Every driver needs experience to know what to do on the road, but for parents, watching their teenage drivers pull out of the driveway to get that experience is often a nerve-wracking experience of its own. To help ease the anxieties of parents, and to offer a helping hand to new drivers, the Chevy brand developed Teen Driver. This available built-in system is a hands-on teaching tool that can help coach new drivers, even when they’re on the road alone.
To get started, parents enter a PIN into the Teen Driver menu on the available Chevrolet MyLink display. The next step is to register a key. From then on, whenever your new driver enters the vehicle with a registered key, whatever features you’ve selected will automatically be enabled.
We’ve found that the first thing parents tend to do is set a speed limit. From there, audible and visual warnings can be customized for when the vehicle travels over that pre-selected speed. Another great feature is audio limit, which allows a maximum volume to be set for the car’s audio system. Music that’s too loud can distract even veteran drivers, so helping teenagers keep things calm and quiet is a welcome capability.
The Teen Driver system is available on most new Chevy vehicles, including the 2017 Chevy Malibu. Here at Keyes Cars, vehicle safety is not only a concern among our drivers, it’s a top priority among the entire staff. To learn more about Teen Driver, and the other safety systems and features available on our extensive selection of new cars, head in to our dealership near Glendale, CA.