Nice to haves
There are of course, all those extra little bits that make choosing a car a bit more exciting like whether there are integrated DVD players in the back for the kids. It might sound like a luxury but after you’ve heard ‘are we there yet’ on repeat for three hours, you might view it as a necessity.
Good storage is important too such as having somewhere to put your phone, drinks, snacks – but don’t get too excited. Think carefully about whether the storage available is the right kind of storage, is it intuitive and practical? The last thing you want to do is rummage through numerous cubby holes looking for something you know you’ve put somewhere.
But which car is right for my family?
You’ll need to think about how you use your car, families come in all shapes and sizes, as do family cars so it’s about finding the right fit for you. Whether you travel a lot, need space for camping/sports/school equipment or have a dog will influence the type of car you buy. Also think about the landscape of where you drive, if you’re in a town and never venture off nicely tarmacked roads then a 4x4 might not be economical or practical.
Cars are expensive and probably not something you’ll chop and change very often. So plan ahead and think about whether you’re likely to have more children or if the car you have in mind is likely to be flexible enough to cater for your family as it grows.
The family car market is hugely competitive and you might find some car dealers offer more than the standard three year warranty or special fixed prices on servicing. It’s worth checking out the various offers because it could save you some pounds and give you peace of mind.
What else do I need to know?
You won’t be able to drive your shiny new car until you’re insured to drive it so make sure you’re covered as soon as you drive it off the forecourt. We know that choosing the car’s the exciting bit and the insurance probably not so much – but that’s where we come in. You see, we love insurance, it’s what we do and with over a hundred trusted car insurance providers we’re confident we can find you the right deal at the best price. So go on, compare the market with us today and see what you could drive away with.