Five Advantages Of Owning A Car

This partnered guest post highlights the advantages of owning your own car.

Owning A Car

If you often feel like you need an extra pair of arms, legs, eyes and ears, you’ll know that being a mom isn’t an easy job! Multi-tasking is a skill which busy moms learn quickly, and, in this article, PassSmart take a look at how owning a car can make your busy life a little less hectic.

The School Run

One of the main benefits of owning your own car is that it makes the school run much easier to bear. We all know that getting the kids out of bed in the morning isn’t easy, so trying to make it in time for the school bus can turn into a daily battle. Having your own car can act as a good fall back when you do have that sluggish morning and you’re running late.

Likewise, if your kids are in every sports, dance and activity club going, having a car of your own can make ferrying them about much easier. Having to rely on one family car can be difficult when you need to be in two places at once, and you won’t have to choose one activity over another.


The weekly shop can be stress-inducing at the best of times, but there’s no use trying to lug all of the bags back on the bus with you. If there’s one thing busy moms need from a car it’s space, and the convenience of being able to chuck the shopping in the trunk is something we often take for granted!


Not having to rely on others or on public transport is another great benefit of owning your own car. This isn’t just helpful for getting the kids from A to B as having access to a car also means you can get out and about when you have a bit of hard-to-come-by free time on your hands.

You can make last minute plans without having to worry about arranging transport, and you can spend more time enjoying yourself and less time traveling!


Flexibility is something which parents soon become experts in. If the kids tell you they need to have cake ingredients or a new pair of shoes the night before they need it, for example, being able to drive to the shops will make things a whole lot less stressful!

Being prepared for emergencies and expecting the unexpected is all part of motherhood, and a car makes this much easier. You’ll want to be prepared, for example, if you need to pick your child up during the school day or you get called out of work.


Having your own car isn’t just helpful for all the boring day-to-day stuff. Being able to get out and about also gives you more opportunities when it comes to the fun stuff! It can be tough to find things to do and places to go during the summer holidays, so being able to go a little further afield can really help when it comes to keeping the kids entertained.

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  1. 1

    I don’t know what I would do without my own car.

  2. 2

    So truest need our car all the time

  3. 3

    These are great points!

  4. 4

    I would be lost without my old SUV

  5. 5

    I can’t image not owning a car. Freedom is correct. I love to just jump in an go when I want to.

  6. 6

    my son is 24 yrs old and has managed to live his life for the last 2 yrs without a car. HE gets a ride everywhere. from friends and girlfriends

  7. 7

    My sister-in-law went carless for years w/ 2 kids but riding bikes w/ child seats was normal in the Netherlands. When the twins came, it was time to cave in for a car. She then did not know how they lived without one 😛

  8. 8

    I don’t think I’ve ever NOT had a car. I kept my last car, a Toyota, for 20 years and my current car is a 2002 model.

  9. 9

    I have always lived in the suburbs, so I’ve never really had the option of not owning a car. However, even if I lived in a city with great public transportation, I bet I would still own a car. I might not drive it as much, but I would definitely own one.

  10. 10

    For the first few years that were married, we only had 1 car. It was so hard feeling like I was stranded all of the time with a baby/toddler. We did a lot of walking. Now we have 2 cars and it’s definitely nice.

  11. 11

    I can’t imagine being without a car. Of course, I live in a tiny town and have to leave there is no public transportation.

  12. 12

    Yep. Yep. and Yep. Most definitely.

  13. 13

    It’s a must-have in our rural area!

  14. 14
    Jenn- The Rebel Chick

    Yes to all of these. I can’t imagine how difficult things would be is we didn’t have a car.

  15. 15

    It was so hard when I was growing up and we were a 1 car household.

  16. 16

    We really could not live without a car, and thankful we have one (well, 2, but it’s my hubby’s old work truck – and thankful for it, too). 🙂

  17. 17

    I can\’t imagine getting through the week without having a vehicle… we did have to do it for a few months and it was NOT easy.

  18. 18

    I couldn’t imagine being without a car!

  19. 19

    While I know that not every person is able to afford a car (car payments, insurance, gas expenses, etc), it is definitely essential! I don’t know what I’d do without mine.

  20. 20

    I can’t imagine not owning my own car.