I drive between Vancouver and Kelowna every week to film Love it Or List It Vancouver. If you don’t know where EITHER of those are, they are 4 hours apart through mountain passes and in/out of cell service in British Columbia, Canada. Having a reliable and high-quality vehicle is SO important for me to get from point A to point B safely. Now that I’m a working MOM who is still CONSTANTLY on the go, the last thing I want to worry about (let alone have time to) is my vehicle. After driving the Buick Envision I have created 4 things for YOU to look for when purchasing a new vehicle …
1. Safety Features: The absolute most important thing to look for in a car is SAFETY. Being a new mom and having Leo on board it needs to meet the highest standards of safety regulations to give me peace of mind while making my weekly commute. My preference is for it to be fully loaded with safety technology and features like the 360 Surround Vision Camera. Sometimes this mom brain needs all the help it can get lol!!!!
2. Technology: One of the most IMPORTANT things for me and for my job (now that I know it exits) is having 4G LTE wifi connection. It allows me to stay connected while on the road and get through some of my emails when I’m lucky enough to have Justin driving. NOTHING beats tackling the inbox while getting from one location to another while Justin is driving!! It’s also the perfect time to schedule calls so make sure it has Handsfree!!
3. Performance: Make sure that it is a joy to drive. I like my vehicles to be compact and nimble but still powerful so that it’s easy to maneuver into tight spots and perfect for a city like Vancouver and through the mountains to Kelowna. It needs to make the weekly 4 hour commute a joy to drive … since that’s a lot of time spent in a car!!!
4. Interior & Exterior: Being the interior designer that I am, the interior and exterior of the car is important to me, it should feel beautiful from the inside out. … but it also needs to have a layout with great function!! I like the inside to be spacious and luxurious to allow some space to breathe and relax.
What else do YOU look for in a vehicle?? Let me know in the comments below … By the way, Central Tire Auto is Willmars premier auto repair shop and one of my favorite ones, so make sure to give them a call!!
Thank you Buick for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.