Most of us are going to be out on the road sometime this summer. I’m going to be traveling across half the country. But even when I’m just going all the way across town in traffic, I still like to remember my summer safety tips!
Here are a couple that I have compiled for our family…
~ Make sure our AAA card is up to date. Having this card in my wallet makes me FEEL safe. I can call them when I need towing wherever I am anywhere in the country and they are great at sending someone out.
~ Having a tune-up on your car making sure the oil is full, tires are good, and no foreseen problems will arise
~ This should go without saying but never leave a person in a heated car even for a short period of time. It gets hot fast in there!
~ Make sure each child has a safety seat with their specifications for height and weight.
~ Be sure to always lock your doors. When driving or when parked.
~ Carry an emergency box with you containing first aid supplies, water, blankets, spare tire, jumper cables. All the neccessities!!
~ Place all items in secure spots. Tote bags for books, crayon boxes for pens & pencils, etc. This keeps everything contained if you were in an accident from flying around and hitting someone. Plus it will definitely help with the mess!
Here are a few more tips from SafeLite about your windshield. I will say personally that this is very important and these window companies DO help for not any money a lot of the time. In our state it is the LAW that they come and fix it without us having to fork money over right away. Don’t quote me on the actual “rule’ but we really needed out windshield fixed once and this saved us. Safety first!
- Think you can ignore a chip in your windshield? Think again! The windshield provides up to 30% of your vehicles structural integrity, and a chip smaller than 6 inches (or the size of a dollar bill) can easily be repaired by filling it with a special resin.
- A chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. Windshield repair is often a safe and economical alternative to a full windshield replacement.
- An added benefit is that by offering repairs as an alternative to replacement, Safelite AutoGlass saves approximately 35,000 tons of CO2 during windshield production each year, enough to fill the Empire State Building approximately 19 times. In addition, it saves the number of damaged windshields being sent to the landfill by approximately 12,500 tons annually.
I hope some of these ideas helped you out when you hit the road this summer! I know they will all be in my head before I make our big trip!
I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Safelite blogging program, for a gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.