Get Your Ride Back-To-School Safety

Pretty young girl smiling to her beautiful mom after getting out of the car to go to school with her little brother

Carpooling season is upon us. The kids are headed back to school and the upcoming months are full of sporting events, play dates, work, and weekend trips. Sadly, summer is coming to an end, but lucky for you, we have put together a list to help you prep for your vehicle. This manual is your guide to keeping your little ones safe in the car.

Dead Weight

Heavy sports gear, an unneeded car seat, excess folding chair, anything unnecessary that you are lugging around in your vehicle are putting more stress on your cars’ engine when you start the ignition. By de-cluttering your car, you can save cash on gas.

Cleanliness

Nothing new here. Cleanliness is important, but it can be easy to let your car slip past the cleanliness check. Before school starts, make sure you rally up the troops to help you make your car sparkle with a fun family car wash. After the initial interior clean, keeping reusable bags and wet wipes in your car is a good tactic to keep your car clean all season long.

Air Freshener

Ditch those little vent clips and tree-hanging air fresheners! Try this homemade recipe instead: one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, warm water, and 25 drops of your favorite scent essential oil in a strap bottle.

Mechanic Visit

Car safety is so important, especially with precious cargo, so make sure you take your vehicle in for routine oil changes and state inspections. You don’t have to stop there, though. Make sure to check your brakes and tire inflation regularly. In addition to safety, all of these things can help you save on maintenance and repairs in the future.

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Speed Limit

If it’s not enough that speeding is a safety issue, and creates higher risks, speeding can also cost you money. The U.S. Department of Energy reported that every five mph you drive over the speed limit, it costs an additional 20 cents per gallon of gas. Driving the speed limit is safer and saves you money. Win, win!

Yes, summer is coming to a close, but the fun doesn’t have to come to an end and neither does safety. All of these simple tips can create a stress-free, safe environment for everyone in your car. Share this post with your fellow parents to make sure no matter what vehicle your children are in, it’s a safe one!