Now, more than ever, is the time to get a family car if you don’t have one already. In general times, having a car provides you with countless perks. While public transport can be a great and eco-friendly option, trying to manage children, or multiple children, on it can be difficult. You don’t want to disturb other public transport users and you don’t want your kids accidentally getting on and off stops without you. Using prams and pushchairs on public transport can be a little difficult too! On top of this, public transport has set stops, meaning you might have to walk a fair distance between the stop and your actual destination. Public transport also has rigid timetables, so if you need to get your kids somewhere early in the morning or late at night, you might be out of luck. All in all, having a family car makes life a whole lot easier. In regards to current times, having a car is also safer. With the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic in full force, you probably want to keep your little ones away from areas that other people have touched, or where other people may be crowded in. But if you’re buying your first family car, how will you know which will best suit you and your family’s needs? Here’s some advice that should help you along the way!
Choosing a Quality Car
Whether you buy new or used, you should make sure that the car you choose is in great working order. New is generally preferable, but in terms of cost, you may want to consider almost new cars, like an Ex demo Range Rover Evoque for sale. This ensures you get the best of both worlds. You don’t lose value on your car as soon as you drive it off the forecourt (as it moves from the new to used category), but you still have a vehicle that’s pretty much new.
Space should feature highly in your list of priorities when it comes to buying a family car. There need to be sufficient seats for everyone, even if that means getting a people carrier if you have a family of more than five. You should also account for the future. If you’re planning on having more children, you should ensure that the car has sufficient seats for them too – even if they’re not around yet. This reduces wasted time from you having to sell and rebuy each time you have another kid. Five door cars also tend to be better than three doors, as it allows easier access. You’ll be able to get your kids in and out much more easily, especially if they have car seats or booster seats.
Buying a family car is a fun process and is likely to make your whole life a whole lot easier. So, definitely look into the subject. Hopefully, some of the above advice will help you to get into the right family vehicle as soon as possible!
This post is in collaboration, opinions are all my own.