Family Cars: Getting It Right

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If you have kids, chances are you’ve considered getting a car. Being able to drive and having access to your own vehicle can just make family life so much easier. Rather than trying to cart everyone around on public transport, worrying about your little ones disturbing others, wandering off or otherwise getting into trouble, you can simply get into one, controllable and contained space and transport yourselves from A to B with minimal hassle. It really can make all the difference. This has become more apparent since the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us are looking for ways to minimise our contact with others and a family car can really help with this. Of course, a car is a big investment. It’s likely to be the second most expensive thing you invest in – second only to your family home. So, you’re going to want to take multiple factors into consideration before buying or signing up to a finance plan. Here are some suggestions that can help you to secure the best car for your family’s needs!

Find the Right Price

Of course, if you have a family, one concern you probably have is cost. Driving and maintaining a car can be expensive, so you may want to keep costs as low as possible. Remember that the cost of the car itself isn’t the only thing you need to take into consideration. Instead, you’re going to need to take additional costs into account. You’re going to need to insure your vehicle. You’ll need to tax it. You’ll need to pay for fuel. You’ll need to carry out services and MOTs. Then there’s additional maintenance costs, such as oil, new tyres and more. Put simply, you need to make sure that the whole cost of having a car fits into your budget, while ensuring that you can still pay your bills and have disposable left for you and your little ones to enjoy. Consider all of your options. Very few people buy a car outright. Instead, most will use finance agreements, an interest free credit card or a low interest loan. Make sure to consider interest rates and compare deals to get the best option for your money.

Find the Right Size

Different families will need different size cars. If you have two children, you should be fine with a five seater car. If you have five children, however, you may need to look into getting some sort of seven seater car or mini bus. This will ensure everyone can fit in at once. You also need to account for things like baby seat space, booster seat space and luggage space for prams, bags and more. If you are living in a rural area, you may also need a larger, more rugged 4×4. So, ask yourself questions like Is the Mokka X a 4×4.

Take Your Time

Remember that this is a big decision. Don’t feel rushed and don’t allow salespeople to pressure you. Take your time. Think things over. You want to make sure you’re definitely happy with your choice before committing.

Hopefully, all of this information will guide you on the right path to the perfect family car for your needs!

Thanks for reading and hope your all doing well.

Jade x

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