How To Find The Right Car For Your Family

I don’t know about you, but I’m not all that clued up about cars. I’m taking driving lessons this year and i cannot wait to get on the road! A car needs to support my family in the right way. I want to make sure I’ve got enough space to fit everyone in and that it is safe to drive and be on the road. I want to make sure I’ve got room to put all the kids’ toys in the boot. But apart from that, I don’t really know what I’m dealing with.

I also have to admit that I have no clue about tyres, oil and water and when to check all of these things. TyrePlus have put together this fab GET TO GRIPS guide on getting to grips with your tyres – perfect for a newbie like me so I’ll be printing this off when I’ve passed my test!

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Before that though  there are the car choices:

When you go to buy a new car, you’re swamped with countless options. Before you even get that far, you need to understand car classifications and exactly what you’re looking for. What the heck is an SUV, and how does it differ from an MVP?! What do you need to check for when it comes to the tyres and 


Often known as ‘family cars’, saloons and hatchbacks offer plenty of space for most families. They’re normally 4 or 5-door vehicles, and they’re fairly large to allow plenty of space. The difference between the two is minimal. Usually, a hatchback provides a raise-open door at the back. This can lead to a hatchback providing more boot space. A saloon, on the other hand, is more traditional with its boot.


No, this doesn’t stand for Most Valuable Player! An MVP is a multi-purpose vehicle. What does that mean? Basically, families look to MVP cars for more seating space and more legroom. They’re fairly big vehicles, but they offer a heck of a lot more space than a saloon or a hatchback. They can be quite expensive to buy from new, but they’re always going used at places like


They might share a three-letter abbreviation with the topic above, but that’s where the similarities end. These are sports utility vehicles, often referred to as 4×4 vehicles. Originally, people who bought these types of cars were normally looking to go off-road with them. Over time, their uses have adapted to the market. Nowadays, a lot of people buy SUVs for their rugged nature and space offerings. And you never know – if you fancy an off-road trip, this vehicle might just come in very handy!


Let’s go back to the saloons and hatchbacks that we mentioned earlier. An estate car is basically a longer version of those two classifications. And seriously; they are long. They aren’t always easy to drive, but they are still a great choice for many families. The increased length offers a lot of boot space in many circumstances. . Also, estates look good. If you want to cruise around in style, there are plenty of worse ways to take your family on the road.

So thats a few choices on car styles but what about all the other things?

Have you been learning to drive and is buying and maintaining a car feeling scary to you too?

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