How To

Finding the perfect car for you and your family

A woman holding a baby buying a car from another woman.

Discovering the ideal family car involves much more than just picking out a stylish model. It’s about matching the needs and preferences of your family to a reliable vehicle that keeps everyone comfortable, safe, and happy. As your trusted partner in this journey, McCloskey Motors is here to guide you through this process.

Define Your Needs:

Begin by assessing your family’s requirements. Are you looking for a spacious vehicle for the entire family or one that can easily fit strollers and sports equipment? Do you need enhanced features like child safety locks, rear-seat entertainment for those long drives, or cutting-edge safety systems? As a family-focused dealership, McCloskey Motors offers an array of used cars that meet these needs and more.

Establish a Budget:

Understand your financial capabilities and what you’re willing to spend on your next car. This includes considering the initial cost, potential insurance, and maintenance expenses. With McCloskey Motors, you can find fantastic value-for-money used cars that not only fit your budget but offer benefits like lower insurance premiums and slower depreciation rates.

Research Suitable Models:

Armed with your needs and budget, you can begin searching for cars that align with your family’s lifestyle. McCloskey Motors prides itself on its diverse range of family-friendly cars, featuring optimal safety ratings, ample seating capacity, and spacious interiors.

Prioritize Safety:

When it comes to family vehicles, safety is paramount. Consider crash test ratings from reputable bodies like the NHTSA and the IIHS. At McCloskey Motors, we prioritize your family’s safety by offering vehicles equipped with modern safety technologies like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

Consider Size and Type:

Depending on your family size and unique requirements, different vehicle types may be more suitable. From compact SUVs ideal for larger families to midsize sedans for smaller families, McCloskey Motors offers a variety of options to suit your needs.

Learn from Others:

Reviews and testimonials from other families can be incredibly helpful. McCloskey Motors values transparency, providing access to customer reviews and experiences that can help guide your decision.

Inspect and Inquire:

For used cars, it’s crucial to inspect the vehicle thoroughly and understand its service history. At McCloskey Motors, we provide comprehensive vehicle history reports and ensure our cars are meticulously inspected for your peace of mind.

Test Drive:

A test drive lets you experience the car firsthand – how it drives, its comfort level, and how it fits with your family’s lifestyle. McCloskey Motors encourages this crucial step, ensuring you make an informed decision.


Feel confident about negotiating the car’s price based on its condition and market value. At McCloskey Motors, we aim for transparency and fairness in all our dealings, ensuring you get the best value.

Consider After-Sales Services:

Look at the warranty and after-sales services offered by the dealer. With McCloskey Motors, we provide some options to enhance your ownership experience.

Finalize Your Purchase:

Once you’re satisfied with your choice, it’s time to complete the purchase. McCloskey Motors ensures a seamless purchasing process, assisting with all the paperwork and helping you set up the necessary insurance for your new car.

At McCloskey Motors, we believe that the best car for your family is one that perfectly suits your needs, matches your budget, and offers peace of mind with its safety and reliability. Let us guide you on your journey to find the perfect family car.

June 8, 2023