Cars to Keep the Kids Quiet
Kid friendly cars are really just parent friendly cars. If you’ve ever been on a long car journey with children, you’ll understand the importance of having a vehicle that accommodates kids and their needs.
Automobile manufacturers are not only designing new vehicles that keep your kids safer, they’re also spending a lot of money on the development of the interior of the vehicle and additional extras that help keep kids entertained, interested and less of a distraction for the driver.
If you’ve got kids, they’ve got friends. At one point or another, all parents are roped into a lift club or it might just be a few extra children for a special outing.
You don’t want to buy a bus, but you need a little more than a four-door saloon. Chrysler developed the concept of “Stow n’ Go” seating to provide an extra row of seats without compromising on the size or design of the vehicle.
“Swivel n’ Go” adds even more seats if you’ve got a vehicle with three rows. Many new cars and SUV’s now have third row seating that can be ‘stowed’ for extra luggage space and easily opened when you need them.
Entertainment on long road trips is important if you want to avoid the refrain, “Are we there yet?” Family vehicles can come equipped with rear-seat entertainment systems that include a DVD player as well as a music system.
You can order a new vehicle with in-built screens and entertainment on demand or, you can install one yourself. There are a number of companies that make portable rear-seat entertainment systems that will keep your kids entertained for hours. You can choose from an overhead flip-down screen to headrest screens.
For older children and teens, there is even a multimedia capability to some entertainment systems. With iPad chargers and Bluetooth capability, your busy teen can keep in contact with everyone while on the road.
Storage and Space
One of the biggest aspects of a parent friendly car is having storage space for kids’ games, toys, shoes, clothes and any number of items that kids love to litter cars with. Your new car does not have to look like a toyshop outlet when you have baskets and a litter bin that can be stowed away when you’re not in kid mode. Look for cars that have retractable trays so that your children can eat and drink in comfort and without any danger of spills.
Perhaps that’s the most important feature of a parent friendly car. You want to do the best for you kids and provide entertainment as well as comfort and safety, but you also want a car that you’d be proud to drive around town. The family car is now stylish, sleek and has a host of features to keep kids and parents happy.
Article contributed by Vroomvroomvroom.co.uk