Some of things to think about are safety, practicality, boot space while of course finding something that fits the budget.
As your family grows so does your need for a bigger family car. Some of things to think about are safety, practicality, boot space while of course finding something that fits the budget. On top of all that, should you buy something used or a brand new family car? Here are a few reasons why a new car can be a great option for you when making your next car buying decision.
Family cars have come a long way when it comes to safety. Investment in technology has made impressive improvements to make cars safer for adults, kids and babies. Most car brands in the Australian market are crash tested in Australia by ANCAP so that Australian families can feel confident about their car’s safety.
Unfortunately, not all used cars were tested so a used car’s safety can be questionable. Most new cars on the other hand come with a safety rating out of 5. The higher the rating, the safer the car is for your family.
Less Breakdowns – Reliability
Whether it’s driving the kids to school or getting to work, you never want to get stuck on the side of a road because of an unreliable car. New cars are generally a lot more reliable than a used car. This is because car companies are always striving to bring out more reliable range of cars.
Many car brands offer free roadside assistance with their new cars too so you are already covered just in case your family car does breakdown. For more information on what you get in a new car from some of the major brands, check out our free roadside assistance guide for a family car.
Peace of Mind – Warranty
A car is one of the biggest purchases most of us make so we want to make sure we are covered when something does go wrong. New cars come with warranty that ranges from 2 years up to 7 years to give you that peace of mind.
For car buyers, things have changed quite a bit in recent years with warranties. Many new car brands now give a much longer warranty with their cars because cars are getting a lot more reliable. Some are even running short term warranty promotions to attract customers.
Family cars from Kia come with a 7 year warranty while family cars from Toyota and Volkswagen cover you for only 3 years. What does it mean for the owners? If something does go wrong after 4 years, the cost to repair a Toyota will be passed onto the owner while a Kia will be fully repaired at no cost to the owner.
Lower running costs – Fuel efficiency
A new family car is a lot more fuel efficient than many used cars on the market. With tighter emission regulations in many countries, car makers have to find ways to make their cars more efficient and drink less fuel. This means lower running costs, which is a lot better for the family budget. For more tips on how to save money while driving the family around, check out some of the tips to saving money while driving the family around.
Technology is all around us. We all use either an iPhone or an Android mobile and would like to feel connected on the go. New cars have in-built technology that makes it super easy and safely to connect to your phone. Not only can we make calls in the family car, we can connect our phone to display maps directly onto the car screen so you never miss a turn on family road trips.
Many new family cars also come with additional technologies that make it easier to park and even brake on its own in case the car in front of you suddenly stops.
Lower service costs – Capped Price Servicing
It has become a lot cheaper to to be able to service a car at the dealership. Many car brands now give car buyers a fixed price servicing plan. This is known as capped price servicing. This means that you know exactly what you pay every time you take your car in for a service without any hidden surprises.
Know what you are getting
Since its a new family car, you know everything about the history of the car and what you are getting. You know how it’s driven and when it’s serviced. This just gives you the extra peace of mind when driving the family around. When you buy a used car on the other hand, you are never too sure of what you are getting.
New family cars have come a long way even in the last couple of years. They are much better when it comes to family safety, reliability, technology and running them won’t break the family budget either.