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5 Things To Look For When Buying A Family Car*


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Buying the right family car can be tricky, especially if you are trying to find a car that suits everyone. 

Safety and practicality are normally the key factors for parents and caregivers, where as the kids are usually more interested in what the car looks like and what fun stuff it has inside. The family car needs to be multi-dimensional and fit for all purposes; whether it’s doing the school run, picking up the kids and their friends or going for long road trips and of course if you have a big family, the right car is all about having the most space possible. 

Safety is one of the most important things to look for. Take time out to check the cars Euro Cars Cap Score Rating as they are the safety standards for all mainstream cars in the UK, and a car can receive anything from  0 to a maximum score of 5.

Space, a car that is tall and boxy is key for any family car. Check to see how far the doors can open because you will need enough space to put your child into their car seat. Take a pushchair with you to see if it will fit in the boot easily; also check if the boot is easy to clean, push chairs, football kits etc can get very dirty after all.

Seats, check the rear seats for comfort. Look for Isofix points, they help installing a car seat quick, safe and easy. It is always a good idea to take your own car seat with you to see how well it fits.

Storage, as a parent you know your kids will want to bring  everything and the kitchen sink with them. And you will need space for wet wipes, emergency kits and snacks. So if you don't want to look like you're driving in a tip look for plenty of storage cubbies.

Interiors, a dark coloured interior will hide mess, spills and stains that you get with young children and their sticky fingers!. Check for extras like USB points and reverse parking sensors or cameras. Screen mounts for longer jounerys and integrated sun blinds are also an essential car journey plus point.

Make sure the car meets all your needs, you want a car that will make travelling with your family as stress free as possible. Cars.com is a great site to check out when looking for a new family car.

What things do you look for when buying a family car?


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