Accommodating a growing family means going out of your way to ensure everyone is comfortable. In most cases, more space is what’s required to improve comfortability. This goes for whether you’re buying a home or a new vehicle. If you’re on the market for a new ride that needs to fit a family of five, then you can use the following tips to help you along.

Make Sure it Has a Quality Build

This is very important, as you don’t want to end up stranded with your family. It’s one thing to rely on a hooptie to get back and forth to work and another to be on a road trip only to end up on the side of the road. Children are not patient and they have many needs. There are no restrooms, restaurants or hotels on the side of the road, which means you may have to wait hours to get help from a tow truck and taxi service.

Check the Space in Person

Pictures are worth a thousand words, but not when it comes to buying a car. What you see in a photo gallery isn’t always what you find when you go to purchase the vehicle. This is why you don’t want to rely solely on the internet for your research. Take the time to go to a dealer with the same model to check out the features and the spacial factors.

It’s a good idea to go with a three-row seat SUV or mini-van to accommodate your family size. But not all are created equal. Some have a tighter fit than others and some have tiny trunks, which makes it difficult to haul groceries and luggage with everyone in the vehicle. All of this is important to preserve convenience.

Buy a Car Manual

Whichever vehicle you decide to purchase, you should buy a manual, so that you can troubleshoot and perform maintenance as needed. It would also be a good idea to purchase a stack of reading books to bring along for your children and yourself during road trips. You can find a variety of them at online bookstores like Abebooks.

Hopefully, these tips will help get you and your family into a comfortable ride that will last for many years!