How To Keep Your Car Summer-Ready

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by in Auto News

With summer here, the parents can bring for all of the heat season to be prepared. Sure, you have the children enrolled in a couple of camps and sporting activities, backed up your pool membership and know where every playground within reach, but are you and your car really summer-ready?

You'll probably spend more time in the car and out of these various camps, swimming pools and playgrounds. As such, the car doubles as storage for the necessities require these activities.

I informally polled some of my colleagues, Cars.com, and we have come up with a list of items to keep versed in the car this summer. Read the list, and make like a Boy or Girl Scout and be prepared.

  • Summer maintenance kit: a can of fix-a-flat, a jug of coolant and some retardant cloths. This magical trio will ensure that you are not on the side of the road with a flat and cranky children are stuck, that all radiators overheat get relief, and that your car's plastic and leather look good despite the punishing heat.
  • Sunscreen: Skin cancer is on the rise among young adults, and the cry of a sunburn child on many levels traumatizing. In addition to a bottle of sunscreen lotion or spray, you also consider a sunscreen stick as it does not seem to melt in the car and makes the application – especially in the face – easy and fun for children.
  • Insect Repellent: Nothing ruins a family outing as swarm of mosquitoes. Keep a bottle of bug spray or wipes packs on hand to keep little guys at bay.
  • First aid kit: Summer is also the time of the knee skin, cuts and insect bites. A well-stocked first aid kit ensures that a boo-boo not bring an early end to a day at the beach.
  • Towels: Whether you find yourself on the beach, the pool, a spray park in the city or in a mountain stream, keep extra towels in the car is a must. They have even come handy for chaos faded when it's raining and the kids all wet and muddy.
  • Baby powder: A brilliant antidote to the sand that sticks to all parts of the small body, whether you are at the beach or your neighborhood sandbox. Baby powder gets rid of the sand and provides a clean and comfortable ride home.
  • An umbrella: Not just for the rain, but also to protect themselves from the sun.
  • A ceiling: for picnics, to sit in football or baseball games, or just warm up during those inevitable summer showers. It is even better if it is waterproof.
  • A Cash Stash: Instantly you are transformed into the parent of the year with some additional purchases dollar bills for impromptu ice. Some places do not take debit cards. The kids will love it and it will give you a few pleasant minutes of peace. Works like a charm every time.

Of course, with all that we are proposing, you should keep in your car, there are a few things we recommend that you definitely do not keep in the car during the summer. No crayons, so you want it some permanent abstract wax technique in your car. No dairy products, if you try a kind of scientific experiment and enjoy the stench of coagulating milk. And finally, begins no bottled water because hot water to taste like dust and hot water definitely not satisfied thirst little palate.

If you. Any suggestions on what you can and do not have to live without the car during the summer, we would be delighted to hear from you Please comment in the following section. Enjoy the summer!

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