In no particular order, I wanted to share with you today my top five family car features. Recently I have been test driving different brands of cars to decide which is best for my family. Although I have yet to decide on the aesthetics, I have a pretty good idea of the safety and practical features that would suit our needs as a growing family.
Obviously, my top priority for our young family is safety and whether buying a new or used car, I want to ensure that the vehicle is fitted with a good quality tyre. My Husband is car crazy and knows every, spec, feature and fitting for numerous brands of cars and most decisions are made by him. However, when I have my Mother head on then I will always opt for safety over aesthetics. I am excited to be working alongside Bridgestone tyres in the near future so will have lots of safety information to share with my readers.
Education on behalf of readers without children, or parents to be, Isofix is the international standard for attachment points for child safety seats in passenger cars. This means that the child’s car seat is attached to the passenger seat by extra clips enabling extra safety. Most new cars are fitted with Isofix and it is definitely a spec to consider if you are thinking of starting a family or have one in tow. My Husband once had a mid-life crisis car… a Porche I believe. We had to buy a car seat especially adapted for that specific vehicle.
How many times have we stretched our necks or screamed at the children to “move their heads” when our view has been hindered or restricted whilst reversing. For me personally, a reversing camera is the epitome of practicality.
We camp, we live in the countryside and we own a dog. I love a spacious boot to put everything in as I would rather leave the back seats clear. I loved that when we purchased our Mercedes, they provided a small basket in the boot for storage. Having the basket means I can organize the space sufficiently and flowers or fragile goods do not get damaged.
IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT
Sat nav is always a welcome bonus but I have never actually owned a car with built in DVD players on the back headrest. This would be a great compliment for our car as it means I wouldn’t have to keep charging my little Girls DVD player for our longer journeys. I do have a car with a built in tv in the front but a signal is always almost nonexistent.
Do you have any similar luxuries in your car and what aspect can you not live without?
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