Your family is GROWING, and thoughts of a new car keep popping up in your head. Now don’t just walk into a dealership and say “We need a family car” NO! Buying a car is a major decision and of course an investment. There are so many makes and models to choose from, so make sure you do your research on family cars.
What To Look For In A Family Car:
- Safety: Keeping the little ones safe is number one priority! You will need to check out the safety ratings of the vehicle you are looking into buying. Also, make sure to check what safety features that are offered with the car. You will need child safety door and windows, anti-lock brakes, airbags, and mounted cameras are always a nice thing to have in the car. New model cars are loaded with electronic safety driving aids..like parking assistance, collision warnings, and blind spot alert.
- Size: Of course if you are getting a FAMILY CAR you need to make sure it fits your family! Are you planning on more children well you better plan for that too? Getting a new car each time you have a child is not going to happen. Make sure there is room for car seats and future leg room for when their legs hang down when they get bigger. You will need cargo space too. Those strollers take up a lot of room. Plus its always nice when you can fold down seats because that allows extra space for more items you might need while traveling or just going to grandma’s house. You will need a car that will grow with you!
- Affordability: Now your car note shouldn’t be more than your rent/mortgage that is for sure. You will need to buy within your budget. How much can you afford a month and how much do you have for a downpayment. Remember the bigger the downpayment lower the monthly amount. You will need to know this information before walking into the dealership so you don’t get into something you can’t afford down the road. Be smart and think about your finances before signing papers.
So make sure you do your research before heading to Reedman-Toll Chrysler Dodge, so you are prepared to talk to a sales member.
They will guide you through the steps, but you need to know what you want, your budget, and of course your needs. Be smart when it comes to such a long-term commitment, and it will be so beneficial to you and your family. You can also fill out this EASY Application before going to the dealership, so you know ahead of time what you can finance. Oh yeah don’t forget to read the REVIEWS on the vehicles you are interested in, it will help with your decision.