The expression on your child’s face as they realize you’ve got them a new ride-on toy car is priceless! “Mum and Dad are both capable drivers, and I am as well.”
It’s never too early for your child to learn how to drive and see how a vehicle moves; kids’ electric cars are not only a lot of fun, but they also teach your child motor skills that can last a lifetime.
Of course, every parent’s primary concern is their child’s safety. It’s important to shop around for quality kids electric cars; there are a lot of cheap knockoffs on the market that any worried parent should avoid. Saving a few pounds can sound enticing, but when your child’s leg is injured by the pedal assembly or the frame breaks and causes injuries, the cheap deal seems to be just that: cheap!
Here are the top five things to look for while looking for kids electric cars.
Where is this ride-on toy being made?
The best promise for protection and efficiency is to buy kids electric cars manufactured under license from major manufacturers. These toys have a direct impact on the manufacturer’s name, and they can’t afford to make a mistake. If the retailer’s website or store does not display this detail as a matter of course, carry on; don’t take the chance.
Is your child old enough for a ride-on toy?
Children come in a variety of sizes and forms. Age ranges can be deceiving, but they usually serve as a reliable reference.
If you think your child is old enough for this type of toy but aren’t sure if they’ll be able to hit the pedals or easily handle the steering, ask the retailer; they should be able to provide you with dimensions.
Pedal, Electric 6 volt or Electric 12 volt?
This, of course, is dependent on the budget, but there are other factors to remember as well.
What would your kid do for their new toy? The electric 12 volts could be perfect if you have a big drive or a lot of hard surface property. If the toy car is going to be used inside a house or on a short driveway, a pedal version could be better.
The speeds vary, but in general, 12-volt electric toy cars can exceed 5 mph (8 km/h), while the 6-volt version can only reach 3 mph (5 km/h).
Buying the pedal version
To drive the car forward, some pedal cars use a traditional chain arrangement. Even with a chain guard in place, the chain can kill your child or destroy clothes. It’s worth looking for a pedal toy car that uses push pedals rather than rotary pedals (chain assembly).
The infant drives the car forward without using a chain by alternately pressing the pedals.
Check the guarantee and after-sales service
No matter how well made a toy car is, it will eventually need after-sales support. Is a warranty included in your purchase? If so, what does it cover? Is it possible to replace the wing mirror, as well as the marks and dents? Your store should be able to assist you!
When it comes to kids electric cars, it helps to shop around. Start your search early and inquire about something you’re unsure about with the retailers! How they respond to your query and how long it takes them to respond will give you a clear indication of their potential customer support.:
There is a car for any age group, and regardless of the type or manner in which it is driven, it will still add a smile to a child’s face and many memories that will last a lifetime.