We all have our own favorite toys from childhood. Mine was a train set. Often we buy them for our kids too, hoping they would enjoy them as much as we did (guilty as charged). But mostly kids ask their parents for the toys they REALLY want. And one of the most sought after toys right now are ride-on cars.
What is it?
Ride on cars are battery-powered electric toy cars that can be driven both indoors and out, at speeds of up to a few miles per hour. They are usually modeled after popular luxury vehicles in real life such as a Mercedes SUV or a Lamborghini roadster. They can seat either one or two kids, typically between the ages of 2 to 8, and up to 100 lbs or more depending on the model.
This is one of the hottest toy categories and showing up in stores and neighborhoods everywhere in America. You’ve probably seen them on your own street. They are not an inexpensive purchase. If you are in the market for a ride-on car, you’ve come to the right place -- we’ll show you exactly what to look for and help you make a wise purchase decision.
Why buy it?
C’mon now, who doesn’t want to have their own car?
You buy toys to make your child happy, and hopefully keep them occupied for a while. In this case, due to the sheer size and scale of ride-on cars, everything is raised to the next level. For a young child, this is probably the largest toy they’ve ever had. Just imagine them unwrapping it and scream in delight! It’s their first car! And now they can drive around like mom and dad. It sure helps that these toys look and drive just like the real thing: press a button to start, step on a pedal to accelerate, steer left and right with a wheel. It has different speeds, shifts to go forward & back. Also honks and plays music just like a real car. Oh, and check out all those flashing LED headlights and taillights!
They are a blast to play for hours on end, while helping to develop a child’s hand-eye coordination. The vehicles are battery operated for a smooth & quiet drive, with the ability to be recharged quickly. Kids love the realism and playability, and the parents appreciate the versatility and added safety features that we’ll discuss shortly. Basically, you can’t go wrong buying a “mini-car” for any youngster, boy or girl. Heck, you probably wish you could squeeze in there and take it for a spin yourself!