Get Ready for Back to School

Back to School

Did you hear that? It’s the sound of alarm clocks being set for the first day of school! Summer break is over and it’s time to grab the backpacks and ship them off to school. Here are some tips to help you have a smooth send off!

Get Ready the Night Before

The night before school starts is a busy one! Clothes and shoes should be laid out and backpacks should be zipped up and set by the door. Make sure everyone is in bed early for a good night’s rest.

School Meal Preparations

Packing lunches the night before will help you have more time in the morning to make sure you leave on time. Also, think ahead for dinners throughout the week so that there will be plenty of time to talk together about the school day!

Get Organized

The weekend before school starts is a great time to get your home and car organized. Do a thorough cleaning from all the summer fun so that homework can be completed in a productive area. Clean out your car as well! Backpacks and sports bags can take up a lot of room, so organize your trunk so that it’ll all fit.

Keep Up With Maintenance

With the school year comes extracurricular activities. To prepare your car for all the drives to practices and games, swing by your local mechanic to make sure your vehicle is up to date with all scheduled maintenance.

Stock Up

Now is a great time to head to the store and stock up on afterschool snacks and drinks! Keep some quick snacks handy in the car for an after school or after practice pick-me-up.

Check Ups

As you hustle and bustle between your work and their schools, don’t forget to check your car frequently to make sure it is keeping up. Some common areas to check include:

  1. Head, Brake, and Signal Lights
  2. Windshield Wipers
  3. Tire Condition, Pressure, and Tread
  4. Brakes
  5. Oil and Fluid Levels

We’re here to help you kick off the school year right! Have specific questions? Give us a call or schedule a time to stop by on our website!

Written by Cardinal Plaza Shell

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