With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning some adventures. For families, sometimes there’s nothing better than getting in the car and heading off for a great day out. Some trips may even take you overseas thanks to the incredible links we have to Europe through ferries and more. 


Family days out call for a reliable car to help you get to your destination safely and enjoy a memorable day. Nobody wants to break down on the way!


Here are 5 reasons why the right car is a must for family days out.

1. It needs to fit all of you comfortably

A long journey in a cramped car doesn’t make for a fun day. When you’ve got the whole family and the dog ready to go for some fun in the sun, you’ll need all of you to fit in the car comfortably, or risk complaints about someone squashing someone else. Pack some blankets, sleep masks, sunglasses and anything else that might make everyone’s journey a little more comfortable.

2. It needs to be capable of long distances

Your summer adventures might take you far and wide, which is why your car needs to be up to the task. If you know your car has failed you on short journeys before, then it’s time to think about upgrading. Edmunds sells a wide range of cars to cater for different budgets, so you’re sure to find a good upgrade for your current car that will give you confidence for those

long journeys. If you plan on travelling long distances in your car, it’s always a good idea to take it for a service first.

3. It should help you save on fuel costs

It’s hard to escape the rising fuel costs that are happening right now. But one way you can reduce your own fuel spending is to switch to a new car. Some of the best hybrid vehicles will help you save money, and do your bit for the environment. Hybrid cars can be better suited to long-distance journeys than fully electric, but if you want to cut your costs even further, then electric is the way to go. 

4. It should be able to store all of your things

Any family knows that a day out requires everything but the kitchen sink to make sure you have a great day. From picnic supplies and coolers to chairs and spare clothes like women’s cashmere jumpers, there’s a lot to take with you on your days out. If you plan on travelling for longer, then you’ll need to take even more with you, so make sure you factor that into your available boot space. In order to improve the space in your current vehicle it is worth looking into getting a roof tent. 

5. It can help keep the kids entertained

Modern cars come with some great in-built entertainment to keep the kids occupied and to put an end to the ‘are we there yet?’ grumbles. From TVs in the seats to smart audio systems, it can really make the journey easier if there’s some entertainment on offer.


Having a happy family trip depends on a lot of different factors, but having the right car is one of the most crucial ingredients for success. Explore what’s out there and how you can plan your next exciting adventures with your family.