I recently got myself a new car and we are seriously loving it. I enjoy driving the car. It moves very well and it looks really nice. We have gone on many road trips with the new car already. And we have many more road trips planned before the end of the year, which is exciting. Road trips are so much fun. It is great to explore the country and beyond. And see what the rest of the world has to offer. Going on a road trip as a family is fun as we get to create memories and go on adventures. But the car we use always has to be in top shape before we can go on any trip. Going on a road trip with the kids can be stressful. But thanks to some great car features that help to ease family travel, we have managed to go on amazing trips.
Great Car Features to Ease Family Travel
Here are some of the great car features that have helped us go on many road trips as a family.
We love music in our house. Music is like food to my soul and that is the same for my husband and the kiddies. So our Car CD player is forever playing when we are on our road trips. We have all sorts of CDs, and the kids have a few favourites they like playing over and over again. I can’t imagine going on a road trip without any music.
It would be so quiet and boring. And I am sure the kids would bug me a lot more. Apart from enjoying and singing aloud to good music, it also helps them drift off on long car journeys, which is so helpful.
A Good Size Boot
As a family of 4 with 2 toddlers, we never travel light. We pack all sorts and extras for unforeseen circumstances. So extra clothes, underwear, toiletries, shoes, toys, books, wipes, food, you name it, we most likely would pack it. This is why a good size boot is a great car feature to have, especially when going on road trips with the family. There is no way I would dream of buying a car with a small boot. We won’t be able to go anywhere. This is essential when seeking out a replacement car. It can be quite difficult to find the right sort of car, but a decent-sized boot is always top of the agenda. This is why vehicles such as the Vauxhall Mokka can make the list. A family vehicle with a great boot capacity. As a family, you never get to the point that you carry less stuff. Your brood may increase, and even as teenagers and beyond, you somehow still manage to pack everything including the kitchen sink.
My next car would have a bigger size boot. The size of your car boot is so important once you have a growing family.
Once you have a car, you need a car insurance. That is the law. In addition to the car insurance, having a breakdown cover is also very important when you plan on going on long car trips with the family. I remember when we went on a trip many years ago before the kids, and we had a. bad accident on the motorway. It was a terrible experience I would never forget. But I am thankful we had a good car insurance cover that included a breakdown service. We were quickly rescued and taken to our destination.
Having a good insurance cover for the car is very important. Aviva has comprehensive car insurance covers that would protect you and your vehicle. For example, if f you had an accident that wasn’t your fault with an uninsured drive (terms and conditions apply). Aviva Car Insurance also covers loss or damage to your vehicle, vehicle recovery, driving other cars, legal costs, and many more add-on features.
There is also the Aviva Drive App, which is super handy to have on the phone. The app monitors your driving skills and saves you money on your car insurance. It also comes with an integrated dashcam which is like an extra pair of eyes on the road. I think it is a great tool to have. You can never be too careful these days, so having a dashcam is a smart way to drive.
With the Aviva Drive App, if you are ever involved in an accident, the tracking information on the app can provide valuable evidence, which can help when there are different explanations to how the accident happened. I wish we had this dash cam when we had our accident. It would have made our lives a lot easier as the accident was not our fault. It is an app you should download for sure.
Good car storage is very important. It helps keep bits that are needed in the car. We usually have our tablets and books in the pouch. They come in handy when the kids need other types of entertainment. Definitely a great storage to have in the car.
What do you think of these features? Do you go on regular road trips with the family? What are your great car features to ease family travel? Please share them in the comments section below.
This is very timely since we are planning to get a new car soon. We will definitely consider these features when making a decision. Thank you for sharing this.
Ah nice. Thanks for reading Clarice.
Such good tips! I’m a big advocate for a large boot space too haha. That dashcam app sounds like a great idea, can you use it even if you’re not insured with Aviva? (I’m in the wrong country haha). Definitely a necessity these days.
Jackie – Organised Mum Life
Thanks Jackie. Yes you can.
All good points! I will say the storage is the most important especially when you have kids and a small car!
Yes it is very important.
This is a handy post indeed. I like that the app you recommended has a built in dash cam that is super handy!
Yes it is so handy Elizabeth.
Will be purchasing a new car by the end of this year nothing fancy but I will look for the features mentioned above when selecting
Oh nice. Thanks Farya.
I have two kids so boot space is extremely important. Love the built in dash cam – would love one in my car.
It is so useful. Thanks for reading.
A very useful post. Im sure there are many people who don’t really think about the inside too much, how the car handles, mileage and so on is more important.
Yes it is Azlin. Thanks for reading.
People don`t realise how important is to have a good insurance cover. Anything can happen so its better to be safe and prepared. Car storage and the space itself is a great feature not only for family travel but for single/ couple car use.
I agree. Thanks for reading.
We’re a family of five (3 boys) so we also need a big size boot car hahaa. Very important to us as well is a good running AC and a Bluetooth-enabled stereo system to play any of our fave playlists while on a long car trip. 🙂
So true. A Good A/C or heater helps make everyone feel more comfortable.
That Aviva drive app looks so cool! It’s crazy that it monitors how you drive. I feel like lots of people these days need it!
I agree. It is so useful.
The CD player or any music player is a must for family travel. Keeps the kids entertained. And that way, I won’t have to keep talking to keep the husband awake while driving. haha
Very true. The CD player helps ease family travel for sure.
These are all really good tips. Whenever I go out with my cousin, who has 2 daughters, we make sue to have music, water, snacks and book for the girls to read.
Car insurance is really important as well.
Thanks a lot Samantha.
This app looks so helpful. It monitors your drive, seeks your storage and cd player aspect is so so essential
Yes they are so essential. Thanks for reading.
The size of the trunk really stuck out in my mind. Having a spacious trunk is always useful; especially when you have kids who are involved in sports.
I agree. Thanks for stopping by.
These are some wonderful tips! I had no idea about Aviva Drive app. I need to check this out as it sounds amazing!
It is a great app Ana.
Love your post and it’s enthusiasm .do check my post on travelling with kids here .
I will. Thank you.
I am actually on the lookout for a new family car and loved your post! With kids and their sporting gear, groceries etc, I definitely need the storage!
I’ve written a post called ‘Gearing for change? Perhaps’. Would love it if you stopped by and left me your thoughts on the post!
Glad you loved the post. I will have a look at your post. Thanks for reading.
Love this!! Check us out for new music every day! 🙂
Will do. Thanks.