There are near infinite possibilities available when choosing a car, and if you’re in the process of searching for one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But outside the obvious constraints like budget, one of the most important things to consider when choosing a new car is your lifestyle – and what type of car is best for it. At Kirmac Collision & Autoglass, our mission is to keep you driving comfortably with efficient, affordable, and high-quality auto repairs. Here are tips on choosing the best car type for your lifestyle.

Best Cars for Families

If you and your special someone welcome new members into the world, your car needs change – and fast. Family cars need to be spacious and reliable, and good mileage is a plus. But as any parent will quickly point out, safety is the most important aspect. Minivans are an obvious choice, but SUVs and crossovers are a great choice if you don’t need a full 8-seater.

Best Cars for Road Trips

If you’re a lover of travel, the right car can be a vessel to take you to the ends of the nation and beyond. Mileage is vital on a road trip, as it directly impacts the cost of the trip (and those litres add up fast). Space is another key concern, but even more important is reliability: there’s nothing worse than breaking down 50 kilometers from the nearest gas station and 100 from the nearest town. A hybrid is a great choice for mileage, or a reliable SUV can make up for the lower fuel economy with extra space. And if you’re truly committed, remember that a pickup truck can be fitted with a camper or tent that fits in the bed.

Best Budget Cars

Budget is always a primary concern in the hunt for a car, but for some, it’s practically the only concern. If that’s you, you’ll probably want to look mostly at sedans, as most of the best-value cars fall in this category. However, don’t forget to factor in the fuel savings you’d enjoy with a hybrid or compact car.

Best Cars to Splurge On

The luxury car segment is full of great options. Go for the style and features that best suite your personal style and requirements.

Contact Your Auto Repair Shop

Ultimately, you’ll need to look at your lifestyle, your budget, your logistical needs, and your own personal preference to find the right car for you. We hope this guide helps you narrow down your choices, and while we hope your new ride is scratch-free forever, we’re always here to help if you get in a fender bender or accident. Schedule an appointment online anytime you need repairs after a collision or accident of any kind. In the meantime, we wish you luck in finding the perfect new car!