How Much Storage Space Is Right For You
When it’s time to buy a new car, drivers have to consider a lot of factors. What kind of weather conditions will your new car face? What sort of safety features are available?
While you consider these questions, don’t forget to ask yourself about storage space. Just how much storage space will you need in your next car?
It’s one of the many questions that Lincoln Heights Ford Sales clients ask themselves before making their decision. It seems simple on the surface, especially in light of some of the other questions that new car owners ask themselves, but that question can get more complicated than a lot of people realize.
The good news is that Fords and Lincolns tend to provide ample space for those who need it. The other good news is that there are several ways for you to assess your storage options and make sure that you get the most of your potential storage.
If you’re getting ready to buy a new car, don’t forget about your storage space needs as you shop. Here are some things to consider while you search for your next car.
Err on the Side of Caution
As a general rule, it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to getting enough storage space. If you’re torn over the question of storage space, then it’s almost always best to go with the option that provides more.
People tend to underestimate how much space they’ll need in their new vehicles, especially when they only consider their day-to-day needs and don’t think about their seasonal needs or special occasions.
Plus, it’s always better to have too much storage space than not enough, especially when you’re packing up your car to go to the airport. Few things are more frustrating than leaving for an early flight only to realize that you have to fight for space in your own car.
Start With Seating Space
At Lincoln Heights Ford Sales of Ottawa, we often ask clients about their seating needs.
Fords and Lincolns with a lot of seats tend to have a lot of storage space as well, so you might be able to check multiple boxes off of your list at once. If you’re looking for a family car, then you’ll obviously want at least as many seats as you have members in your household.
Don’t forget other seating factors, too, though. For example, do you carpool? Do you ever give rides to extended family members? Again, it’s usually best to err toward too much than not enough.
Third-row seating is often a great choice for people with large or even medium-sized families. Ford’s SUVs have helped many of these families seat everyone comfortably during long road trips.
Consider Day-to-Day Storage
Next, think about your day-to-day storage needs.
As you look at cars, take a look at interiors and picture your average grocery purchases. Take your time as you look at the interiors, too, because sometimes exterior looks can be deceiving when it comes to storage space.
Also, think about the other things that your car will carry on a regular basis, like backpacks, work supplies, and similar items. These are some of the most important factors when you consider storage.
Again, keep in mind that a lot of car owners underestimate these things, so lean toward the vehicles that will give you plenty of space.
Think about Seasonal Storage Space
Earlier, we mentioned that some car shoppers underestimate their seasonal storage space needs. Now is the time to think about yours.
A car that handles your day-to-day storage needs might not have enough space for seasonal storage.
For example, does your child play a sport during certain seasons of the year? Does that sport require you to bring bulky equipment to and from their practices? Hockey equipment in particular can take up a lot of car space.
What about vacations in the summer, family holidays, and other road trips? Your car will need enough space for your family’s suitcases.
Foldable Seating Options
The Lincoln Heights Ford Sales team often gets to show off Power-fold seating options. If you ever find yourself in need of lots of car storage, Power-fold third-row seating can make your life a lot easier.
These seats fold neatly with the press of a button, giving you plenty of storage space in case you need it for large items. Consider this option if you occasionally have to move large items.
Lincoln Heights Ford Sales of Ottawa, ON
Still not sure how much storage space your next car will need? The Lincoln Heights Ford Sales team would love to help.
We’re here to help our clients get the storage, safety, and comfort that they need when they’re on the road.
Get in touch with us if you have any questions. Let us help you find the vehicle that will fit all of your needs.