What is it that you look for in a car? When I buy cars, I have a list of requirements that any future car has to meet. For instance, I prefer cars that have lots of cargo space in the back, as I often travel long distances and have a family in tow.

And because I’m quite a tall person, I will only buy cars that have plenty of legroom in the driver’s footwell. Some cars aren’t blessed with legroom, and if I drive such cars for a long period, I end up walking around in agony!

Are you planning on buying a car soon? If so, have you thought about what you’d like it to have? No? Let me give you some ideas to help you out.

Climate Control

The majority of the cars on the road didn’t always have air conditioning as standard. In fact, air conditioning used to be an expensive option on cars tailored for the higher end of the market. But the good news is that most cars in 2014 come with air conditioning, even base models.

We all know how to use air conditioning in cars. We just set the fan speed, turn the dial to either hot or cold (or somewhere between), and press the “a/c” button on the dashboard!

In a lot of today’s cars, you can now get climate control. The great thing about this feature is you can set a specific temperature. The car then takes care of the fan speed, heating and cooling adjustments for you.

It’s a great time-saver, and it also helps you to be a safer driver. That’s because you don’t have to take your eyes and hands off the road to adjust the temperature in your car!

Tyre Pressure Monitoring

The motor industry keeps telling us to check our tyre pressures on a regular basis. Under-inflation can make driving dangerous and will shorten the lifespan of your car’s tyres. It’s a simple task to do – if you have the time to do it!

One convenient way of ensuring your tyres are in good shape is to buy a car with a tyre pressure monitoring system. According to Motorline Direct, tyre pressure monitoring systems are quite accurate. They will alert you if one of your tyres has rapid deflation.

Technology is awesome, don’t you think?

Rear Parking Camera

A lot of cars that you can buy today come with rear parking sensors. They beep at you as you approach an object, and the speed of that beeping increases the nearer you get. Some cars have rear parking sensors that work with in-dash displays.

But there is a better system available for people that are terrible at parallel parking. I am, of course, talking about rear parking cameras!

The cameras themselves are visible in your car’s rear bumper. A colour LCD screen in your dashboard shows you how close you are to an object. Some systems even include parking “guide” lines that get superimposed over the imagery.

What features would you like to add to this list? Do post up and let me know!

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