Family cars - how to choose, child car seat advice and more

asian family in carIf you're a driver, having children often means a car rethink whether it's saying goodbye to your soft top or upgrading to a more capacious vehicle. This is the place to search out car reviews and look up features on insurance, maintenance and finance.

Choosing a family car

three car seats

Buying a family car can require asking very different questions about a make or model than you would ordinarily. Here we cover the key ones. 

Car seats

Baby car seat

Be confident that your children are travelling safely and comfortably. Check out Mumsnetters' reviews of the best car seats on the market.

Buying a car

buying a car

From test drives and haggling to which type of car you should go for, see the Mumsnet guides to buying a car.

Car ownership

Motor insurance certficate

Once you have a car, you need to make sure it's road-worthy and insured. Here's what you need to know.

Car finance

fuel price

There's no getting round it, owning and running a car is expensive. Here's how to minimise those costs.

Selling a car

One owner sign on windscreen

So, you've decided to put your car up for sale. Find out the best way to shift it and the legal steps you need to complete.

Talk: cars


Thinking of buying a car and want the Mumsnetter massive's opinion? Wondering about boot space? Need a car that'll fit three car seats? Head for the Talk boards.

Car reviews

car reviews

Can't decide between an MPV or an SUV? Looking at hatchbacks but unsure as to which one to go for? See what other parents think by checking out Mumsnet's family car reviews.