What to look for when buying a family car

Buying a new car can be a bit of a minefield, there are numerous things to consider such as the engine size, the make and model and on top of that you have to try and stick within your budget too.

When it comes to looking for a car that will cater to your family’s needs the list, more than likely will get longer.

Here are just some ideas on what you need to consider when buying a family car.


Spacious backseats

If you frequently travel in the car with your kids, you will want to make sure they are comfortable – especially on long journeys. If you have more than two children, you will need to have a car that has enough room in the backseats to fit three car seats comfortably. You will also need to consider the amount of legroom they will have too as the last thing you will want is to have them complaining!

Boot space

Storage space is essential when you’re looking for a family car. Will it be big enough to accommodate a pram/scooters/helmets as well as the weekly shop? If you tend to do staycations rather than going abroad, will the boot be big enough for you to pack a week’s worth of luggage?

Do your research

Time is of the essence when you are looking for family car. Looking around car dealerships with the kids can be stressful if you are dragging them from one place to another. It pays to do your research beforehand to narrow down the type of car you are looking for first. For example, if you decide you want to look at Jeep you can research online for the different models so you can narrow down your car selection. This will also give you a good idea on what you can afford too. It may also be worth considering finding out the costs for spare parts for Jeep at motor-doctor.co.uk to give you an idea of possible future outlays on your car.

Involve the kids

Let them have a say and be part of the decision making process. Kids will love to be involved and may be able to give you a unique insight on things you may not have previously considered. Take them along to any test drives you go on so they can feedback to you on what their journey was like.

Make a checklist

List the pros and cons of any cars you’ve looked at and look to whittle this down based on your “must-haves” Hopefully, this process will help you find your next family car!

*Collaborative post

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