When it comes to being a good parent there are a few things on that checklist that trump all others: Provide healthy food, a solid loving foundation, and safety and security. Whether at home or driving around, you want to limit the dangers around you and rest easy knowing that the kids are as safe as realistically possible. Most of us, before we had kids, had one type of vehicle and upon becoming parents traded it in for something more practical, typically a mini van situation. Something that could handle the hectic nature of kids rushing in and out of it, that could cart all our groceries home as well as fit in all their sports equipment and friends. Style is not usually as vital as working seatbelts, ample space, and safety features. Having to give up the cars we loved is sometimes hard for parents and we daydream of the day when the kids go off to college and we can sell that family car and get back to something fun and stylish. At this point most people say you are having a midlife crisis but I prefer to think of it as a much needed gift to yourself. Whether you were driving a Corvette, a BMW, or a Jetta, downsizing from the ‘soccer mom’ vehicle into something that fits easily into any parking space is always a blessing.
Whether you are just starting a family now and looking for something that will fit all the kids and their gear, or you are moving out of that role and back into something just for you, the internet is a great place to start. Thanks to advances in automotive technology you can now have a stylish ride that is also environmentally friendly. This cuts back on polluting the air you and your family so desperately need to survive as well as on trips to the gas station, since you can install a re-charging station right in your own home. Start off with the blue book value of the vehicle you have now, giving you insight into whether you want to trade-in or sell outright, and then you are on your way to searching for that new ride. Whether you are going 2-seater stylish, economical and fossil-fuel free, or a mixture of, it’s a little tweak to your life that can make a lasting. Cars are as unique as people, with so many colors, styles, shapes, sizes and options, you can customize your vehicle around your needs and put a piece of yourself into whatever your new ride is. The best thing about the automotive world these days is the level in which they have embraced alternative energy and how much of a significant impact that has on the world around us. Cutting back drastically on pollution, these cars have made life easier with their in-home recharging docks as well as the gamut of safety features they have installed. Regardless of where you are in life, looking towards a fossil-fuel free vehicle is a step in the right direction.