Spending time with family is amazing and traveling is one of the most frequent bonding opportunities. Most of us think traveling is only about long trips and vacation but when it comes to family, that’s not all. Trips to the grocery store, school pickups, and drop-offs, not to mention a drive to your favorite local restaurant, are all trips and bonding moments.
This is why picking the right family vehicle is important. There are many things to consider and we’ve boiled it down to the core items to keep in mind.
Items To Consider
Remember, you are hauling some precious cargo. Check the safety rating of your vehicle. You, want a vehicle with a five-star safety rating and has performed well in crash tests. When you walk into a dealership, ask about the safety features that are designed for children. You’ll, also want to consider any elderly individuals that you will be traveling with, and their safety needs.
Specific features to inquire about are the vehicle airbags. When traveling with the family there is more than just the driver. You, have loved ones at the back and in the passenger seat. Never assume that airbags are already installed in these areas. Ask, about side and curtain airbags, and make sure they expand to protect every row of seats.
Space is key for family vehicles, which is why most families opt for a van or an SUV. If you have kids, you will need space not only for them but for any school materials, sports equipment, or if your carpool or decide to coach a soccer team.
Look for a vehicle with multiple seating rows, 3 or more and foldable seats. This gives you room to carry everyone and still fit all the groceries and luggage! In the event, you may have a smaller family, and can’t justify a van, then the stow and go seats in hatchbacks are perfect for providing space and utility!
Make sure your vehicle takes some of the parenting stress away. Power doors are heaven-sent when you have hands full of packages and kids. You aren’t the only one that benefits, doors can be heavy for younger children to open so these empower the whole family!
Come visit any one of our dealerships for your next family vehicle.
Dilawri’s Crown Auto Group – Crown Acura, Winnipeg Honda, Crown Nissan, and Crown Toyota, in the Waverley Auto Mall. Crown Mazda at 36-90 Portage Avenue, and Crown Honda at 26-10 McPhillips. Online at www.CrownAutoGroup.ca For 2020, named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Platinum Level – by Deloitte and one of Canada’s Best Employers – Platinum Level – by Aon. Crown Auto Group – Making Car Ownership Easy.
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