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From a Small Car to a Big Car: Things to Know

When buying a new car you’ll make a purchase decision based on your personal needs. However, as your life begins to change so do your needs, one of which could be your needs from a car.

One huge change is having a family, and when this happens your driving needs will change, particularly when it comes to the type of care. And by this, we mean you’ll probably need to make the move from a smaller car to a larger one, such as an SUV. But, is it scary?

While there are plenty of places to buy second-hand, electric, hybrid or regular new cars, such as Peter Vardy Holdings, let us talk you through a few things you should know about making the move from a small car to a big car.

The Difference

While driving a smaller vehicle comes with an abundance of advantages, such as being able to park easier due to their more compact nature, and the fact they can be a lot cheaper to run, bigger vehicles also have a range of bonuses. These various advantages include:

Off-Road Capabilities

When it comes to driving, the biggest advantage of having a larger car is that you can drive it almost anywhere. So, while the smaller car may have been good for nipping to the shops or work, a bigger car will be ideal for longer journeys. Whether you’re heading down the motorway, doing the school run, or even exploring the countryside on those weekend family trips, a bigger car will be able to tackle them all much easier.


Now, this goes without saying, but if you have a bigger car, you’ll have much more space on the inside. While this comes with the obvious advantage of being able to fit the kids in the back with ease, they’ll often come with a lot more boot space. This will be ideal for heading on holiday or weekends away to visit family. Also, if you have much more space, it’ll make those trips to Ikea a lot easier.


A bonus of a larger car is they’re considered to be much safer, which is down to them being made with more sheet metal, helping to protect both the driver and passengers in the event of a crash.

When it comes down to it, those looking for a new family car would be much better opting for a larger vehicle. Even though it may seem scary at first, it’s actually much easier to move from a smaller to a larger car, so you should be able to pick it up in no time.


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