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You Will Need
- Destination information
Gather information about your destination, including phone numbers, addresses and names. And impress your parents!
Set specific times of departure and return
Identify the specific times when you will need the car.
Introduce the idea to your parents
Give the location information to your parents, along with the time when you will need the car.
Answer all questions thoroughly
Answer your parents' questions thoroughly by having enough information beforehand.
Explain the importance
Explain the importance of the place you need to be. Just giving your parents a place you want to go is often not enough.
Accept their decision
Accept the decision they make and move on thanking them if they let you use the, car. They'll gain confidence in you and may allow you to borrow the car in the future.
Adhere to your original plans
Stick to the plans you gave your parents, and if the plans change, be sure to let them know. You will have a new sense of freedom and responsibility.