When you shop for a new vehicle, you're concerned with things like cost, condition, appearance, and gas mileage. However, you don't want to overlook simple things like comfort and storage space. Here are three things to look for in a new car that you might not think of while you're shopping.
Whether you do long-distance driving or make short trips, comfort in the seat is important so you can drive safely and not get pain in your back or hips. Newer cars usually have adjustable seats so you can get the lumbar support you need and drive with your seat at the right height and distance from the steering wheel. Still, there are differences in the way cars are made, so if you're overweight, short, or tall, you'll want to be especially careful about finding a seat you like. Even something like having armrests could turn out to be important for your comfort if you take a long drive.
Two important things about the trunk in your new vehicle are the size and the ability to hide belongings from view. Hatchbacks, station wagons, and SUVs don't have trunks, so it's hard to hide packages when you go shopping unless they have a covered storage area. Trunks in cars are various sizes and shapes. This may matter if you like to take sports equipment or a wheelchair with you and need to store it in the trunk. You may even want to take the wheelchair with you when shopping so you can see how easily you can get it in and out of the trunk before you buy the car.
The height of the car can matter when you're older and not as limber as you used to be. Buying a new vehicle with a seat you can easily step in and out of is important for preventing injuries, such as twisting your knee or back. A seat that's too low is hard to get out of and you may not have much headroom when getting in the car. You'll also want to make sure you have the legroom you need to get in and out of the car easily. You won't know how well a different model of car fits your body and how easy it is to get in and out of until you've taken it for a test drive.
These are three basic things to look for when you buy a new vehicle that can make sure you're happy with your purchase. Since you'll spend a lot of time in your car if you drive daily, shop with comfort in mind.