When it’s time to replace the family car, there is a lot that you will need to consider. You will have to think about your finances and how much you can afford to spend, as well as things like which kind of make and model to buy. For those of us who aren’t all that clued up on vehicles and engines it can become very confusing indeed!
One thing could make it easier, though – why not invest in a van? This may sound like a crazy idea at first, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Here are a few reasons why that is.
If you are a big family, you will know that days out can be a bit frustrating at times. You need to get everyone in the car along with any baggage and bags that you all need to take with you. That won’t be a problem if you buy a van, though. Ones like the new Vauxhall Vivaro Panel Van have a lot of room in them, so you will be able to get the whole gang and any luggage in without any problem. One of the best things about vans is that you can easily add an extra seat or two if needed, so it doesn’t really matter how big your family is – everyone can join on the day trip!
Many drivers feel quite a bit safer when they are behind the wheel of a van compared to a car. That’s because they will be in a higher position so will be able to benefit from a higher vantage point of the road. Thanks to this, you will find that you spot hazards and potential problems on the road a lot sooner than what you would when driving a car.
Another plus point for vans is that they can usually work out a lot more economical than cars. The engines in vans are designed to consume as little fuel as possible so you won’t need to keep on filling the tank up. As a result, you will be able to save a fair bit of cash over the long run.
Vans are also designed to be driven for long periods of time. That’s because they are always designed with those who drive professionally in mind. So, you should find that you never end up with an aching behind when you are in the middle of a long journey. It will certainly be a comfier ride compared to being in a car for a few hours!
Trying to get bags, prams, and pushchairs into a small car can be incredibly inconvenient. That won’t be the case with a van thanks to its sliding doors. These make the vehicle incredibly accessible.
There are so many reasons why families should consider buying a van – do you think you will?
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 28 year old first time mum. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, and our daughter Autumn. When she came into the world in September 2016, we knew that life would never be the same again!
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings and the home.
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