05-08-13

How to End Backseat Battles

How to End Backseat Battles!




There's nothing more frustrating than trying to get from place to place in your busy day with your children bickering in the backseat. Here are some tips to create a smooth ride for everyone!

  1. Separate:  If you can keep siblings a bit separated there is a good chance less aggravation will take place. If you don't have the space to keep them apart, draw an imaginary line in space and explain you expect everyone to respect it.
  2. Distract: Give each child something to do in the car, keeping safety in mind, choosing a toy or a book to look at can reduce the stressful interactions.
  3. Play: With a toy car and some figurines, act out all the wrong things to do and all the right things to do on a car ride.
  4. Listen: On longer trips, children enjoy listening to audio books!
  5. Involve: Invite the children to be a part of the solution.. ask "how can we make this ride OK for everyone?"

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04-08-13

Make Sure Your Car is Road Trip Ready

Is your car "Road Trip Ready" for Spring?

 


Read this easy checklist!

Trip-worthy tires
Good tires are an integral aspect of vehicle safety, and it is extremely important to check your tires before heading on an extended road trip.

Brake check
Checking your brakes is an extremely important aspect of routine vehicle maintenance, and you should be sure your brakes are in prime condition before a long journey.

Routine maintenance
Whether your trip is 100 miles or 1,000, checking your vehicle mechanics is important before heading out on the open road. This includes checking and changing your oil, coolant, brake, and transmission fluids as needed.

>To make an appointment to have your car inspected and serviced click here

Read more about getting your car road trip ready: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Get-your-car-road-trip-ready-for-spring-4300187.php#ixzz2PJtdxtHv

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