Blog posts about cars, car maintenance, gadgets and anything motoring related.

In-car technology through the years

When I think of in-car technology, I think of seat-back DVD players that I jealously see in family cars. Why jealously? Well, because our car doesn’t have anything like this and I think it would be superb for keeping our children entertained on long journeys.

Long journeys, by the way, are something we’re quite experienced at as a family. With my wife’s mother and father up in Scotland we occasionally drive the 400-ish miles to visit them. View Post

Peugeot 308 SW GT Line; a brilliant family car…and great get-away vehicle too

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Here I am, posing with the Peugeot 308 SW. I was impressed by the car’s performance and family-friendly features.

When the Peugeot 308 SW was dropped off, I concede I took one look at it and thought “this is a sexy looking car.” It takes take a lot for a car to turn my head, but this one did.

The 308 spent a week with my family. During that time we used it as a workhorse to genuinely test its suitability as a family car. View Post

Some ‘parent and child’ car parking fun

Parent and child parking is such a contentious issue. With two young children, I find it genuinely useful to park in a space with that bit of extra room so I can lift my offspring in and out of their seats.

Like most parent’s, however, I find the parent and child bays are all too often full. Not only are they full, but in my experience they’re usually full of cars driven by people looking sheepish because they have no children with them. View Post

Review; Dreambaby adjustable car window shade

Dreambaby, car window shades

When it comes to car window shades, we have usually cut corners and bought cheap products. When given the option to try these better quality, heavy-duty items from Dreambaby, I couldn’t say no.

Although sturdier than anything we’ve previously used, this pair of blinds (we were provided with two) is not particularly expensive. This twin pack can be bought online for less than £10. View Post