The following is a sponsored post, based on my own experience. If you’re a homeschooling family, the way you choose a car may differ a little from the average family, or does it? I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of the things a homeschooling family looks for in a new vehicle.
Homeschoolers will want a good sound system, possibly with a multiple disc player or bluetooth capabilities. Us homeschoolers like to multitask and make use of as much of the day as we can. Listening to audio books, music, or language lessons can all be done while on the road.
Homeschoolers will definitely be looking for a big trunk/boot. You will inevitably be transporting bundles of books, science projects, and all sorts of other paraphanelia along. And if you like to get out into nature and camp, you’ll need a place to transport your gear.
Homeschoolers will, of course, want a vehicle that has good mileage…and they’ll have their children figure it out as it’s good math practice and a ‘life skill.’
You’ll want lots of comfort and leg room, and perhaps a place to keep your books. Grab your child car seats and everybody get in! Does everyone fit? Are the seat belts easy for the kids to latch quickly so you can go from one appointment or activity to another? Does everyone have their own ‘space’ for keeping their things so they don’t get lost? Excellent! Now take everything out again to transfer it back to your own vehicle.
Homeschoolers are savvy, and often need to be frugal as well. So they’ll have the kids research the costs for upkeep over a year: gas, air filters, tune-ups, oil, oil filters, tire replacement, windshield washer fluid, etc. And don’t forget about that car wash, too!
Homeschoolers will find out the common known problems of a potential vehicle, visit the library or go online, and find out how easy they will be to fix: will it be a trip to the garage, or can the family learn to do the fix themselves (without causing bigger problems)?
Of course each family is different and has their own needs, but these are a few of the things we as homeschoolers will be searching for in our next vehicle. If you have any additional things on a homeschooler’s wish list, please feel free to share them in the comments below!
This has been a sponsored post by Cars.Com, but the ideas are my own.