Although the UK has many towns, cities and villages; much of it is made up of rural areas too.
There are many upsides that come with living in the country, with people tending to be happier away from the hustle and bustle of a major city.
For example if you live in the countryside then purchasing a car comes with different considerations. Below is a guide to help you make the right decision.
If you live in the country then there’s a good chance that you might have special requirements for your car. For example if you own horses and you need to transport them then you’ll need a car that’s powerful enough to pull a horse trailer. You do have the option of buying a separate horsebox but you’ll need to get horsebox insurance if you do, which is an added expense.
You should also think about your size requirements. If you have a large family then you’ll of course want to opt for a spacious vehicle with plenty of boot space.
Another key consideration when choosing a new car is the cost of fuel. A lot of people who live in the country are now investing in electric vehicles. This is because the driving conditions in the country enable you to benefit from the cheaper fuel costs over longer distances. If you do decide to get an electric vehicle then you’ll probably want to have a charging port fitted at your home, unless you have a petrol station with a charging port nearby.
If you don’t want to go full electric then you can get a hybrid vehicle as a compromise. There are many excellent hybrid models available now so finding one that suits your needs and budget shouldn’t be too difficult.
Insurance is another key consideration when buying a car. The way you use your car and the area you live will impact insurance costs so living in the country should work in your favour where this is concerned. If you want to keep insurance costs to a minimum then you should ensure that your car is always parked securely and that you don’t leave any valuables in it.