Family Driving

5th February 2018
The survey found diesel Honda Civics are the most reliable cars on the road

The most (and least) reliable family cars

Reliability is a key priority when on the hunt for new wheels for the family. Fortunately, What Car? has you covered with its 2018 Reliability Survey… […]
13th November 2017
A Christmas sing-a-long will make the journey go quicker

20 festive songs for your Christmas drive home

From checking the wheel tread to making sure your antifreeze is topped up, it’s important to be prepared for a long journey this Christmas. But planning […]
9th November 2017
A universal phone mount can make a great stocking filler

Top Christmas gifts for car lovers

Car-shaped cufflinks, keyrings and driving gloves are all typical ideas for Christmas gifts, but they’re not exactly unique. If you’re looking for something a little more […]
21st August 2017
Two in five parents are terrified at the thought of getting into a car with their child driving

1 in 10 mums would rather give birth again than be driven by their child

Letting your little one walk to school on their own for the first time, picking them up from their high school leavers’ dance or waving them […]
31st July 2017
• Backseat driving, vaping and taking selfies ranked amongst the most irritating passenger habits

Put a brake on bad passenger behaviour with William Hanson’s Alternative Highway Code

We’ve recently completed research that’s revealed backseat driving, vaping in the car and taking selfies are amongst the rudest offences committed by passengers. Over a tenth […]
18th July 2017
Only 15% of child seats were fitted correctly for the child using it

85% of child seats are deemed unsafe

Children under the age of 12, by law, are required to use a child seat when travelling in a vehicle. Most children that age aren’t great […]
6th July 2017
An idle car produces enough emissions in a minute to fill 150 balloons.

Parents could face fines for leaving engine on outside school

The school run is always a busy time. Dozens of cars cramming into the tiny spaces outside schools, while a dozen more try to drive through […]
23rd May 2017
Four of the top five most stressful journeys involve driving with children

Driving with children is driving British parents round the bend

There’s no question, driving with children can cause parents some serious stress. From the moment they’re born, bringing them home from hospital, right through to the […]
18th May 2017
How to survive the dreaded family road trip

Four simple rules to surviving a road trip

Road trips are a bit like Marmite. Some people love them, others hate them. On paper, a road trip’s great. A group of friends or a […]
24th April 2017
Two in three people have felt sick in a car at least once.

Ford set their sights on a new battle – The battle to combat car sickness

Car sickness – it’s enough to make you sick, isn’t it? We’ve all been there, whether it was a family road trip, a long drive to […]
6th April 2017
The caravan comes complete with running water and a LEGO breakfast

World record, life-size LEGO caravan goes on display

OK, we’ll admit… this isn’t a story you hear every day. But it’s definitely one worth shouting about. A caravan has gone on display at Beaulieu […]
17th March 2017
Easter road trips

This Easter’s perfect family road trip destinations

April and May are great months. The weather’s finally improving, the days are getting longer and, most importantly, we get four bank holidays. That only means […]
16th December 2016
69% of family road trips are set to be filled with arguments this Christmas.

Will you be driven to despair this Christmas?

With the festive season on the horizon, UK families will be hitting the road in their droves for Christmas get-togethers. However, the atmosphere is set to […]
14th November 2016
A new study suggests that dangerous driving runs in the family.

Bad driver? Blame your parents!

Ever wondered where your bad – and good – habits behind the wheel come from? You can thank mum and dad. So says a new study […]
8th November 2016
Our research found the school run is the most expensive journey for parents.

The taxi of mum and dad

Are you a cabbie to your kids? Ferrying them around from place to place all for free? Our recent study found that the average parent could […]
6th September 2016
A new app promises to help take the stress out of getting the kids to and from school.

Could new app take the stress out of the school run?

From traffic chaos to oversleeping children, there are many reasons why parents up and down the country will be dreading the return of the school run […]
5th September 2016
A survey has found many people enjoy spending time in the car with friends or family

Brits value time spent with family and friends on road trips

Squabbles, screaming and stationary traffic are all the traumas of road trips that may come to mind when you’re preparing to embark on a car journey. […]
19th August 2016
Top tips on how to clean some of the most common snacks given to kids in the car

The best and worst snacks to give kids in the car

As the family car is transformed into a travelling tuck box for the summer holiday, our research has revealed which snacks parents should pack and those […]
16th June 2016
Which car is your dad

Which car is your dad?

They say you are what you eat, but surely it’s also true that you are what you drive? Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, the people […]
13th June 2016
Poll finds parents are letting their under age children behind the wheel of their car

Poll finds parents letting under-17s behind the wheel

If you’ve looked out on the roads lately and thought that all the new drivers seem to be getting younger and younger, shocking new research suggests […]