Deciding on a family car

When it comes to choosing a new car, you may be limited on your options if you need it to have a certain amount of seats. As standard, most cars have 5 seats but if you have more than 3 children or 3 children that all need car seats then you will probably need to get a seven seater vehicle or a second car and be prepared to have to take two cars everywhere. This is not practical, will cost more in fuel and parking and will be an issue should one of the vehicles have to be off the road for a time.

Finding a family car can be tricky and you may worry that you will choose something that is not big enough or does not have enough safety features. If you have a limited budget then you may not be able to be too choosy of what type of vehicle you have. There are a lot less seven seater cars than five, so you may have to be prepared to make some sacrifices. You may decide that space is the most important thing as you need to be able to seat three children but also have room for the pushchair or your dog. Another factor that may be a deciding point for you is the safety. All cars are put through extremely safety tests before going on sale, but some cars perform better than others. If safety is a massive concern then you can look up the rating for the make and model of the vehicle you are looking to purchase.