What’s typically going to be part of your wellness routine? Basic nutrition. Check. Exercise. Check. Laundry. Housekeeping. But what about – your car? If you have a car, and you do any driving at all, then putting it on your wellness list makes sense, because if you’re not safe in your vehicle, what does all that other stuff matter!
So follow some back to school tips this year for your car, and then add your wheels into your wellness schedule with cleaning, paying attention to recall notices, prepping for bad weather conditions, and keeping a road safety kit handy at all times. Safety and health first, in all aspects of your life!
Back To School Tips
For students, back to school car safety tips are going to be one of your first wellness orders. If you’re on the college warpath, you know that you’re going to be fighting for parking spots, avoiding road rage during athletic events on campus, and keeping away from local security. As much for mental wellness as physical safety, keep that car in perfect working order.
Scheduled Cleaning Advice
Want to avoid getting sick as much as possible? Keep your car in the cleaning mix. Don’t leave food sitting in the back seat. Don’t let cups of soda mold and rot in the cupholders in the back. Seriously, stick to a car cleaning schedule, and not only will you make sure a rotting banana doesn’t gross you out, you’ll look more put together to your friends that op a ride with you to the next event down the road.
Paying Attention To Recall Notices
Want to stay healthy? Then you probably don’t want your airbag malfunctioning in your car. Or breaks to go out. Or other known mechanical issues to pop up. So pay attention to recall notices. They could, quite realistically, save your life. Stuff that cars get recalled for can malfunction even at strange times when you’ve done nothing wrong, so keep up on those lists regularly.
Prepping For Bad Weather Conditions
In lots of different places in the country, different seasons mean different kinds of bad driving weather. And whether than means repairing or replacing windshield wipers, or keeping snow chains handy, the more prepped you are, the better off you’ll be.
Keeping a Safety Kit With You
And in addition to having your bad weather gear handy, it’s not a bad idea to make sure that you have a car safety kit around as well. They aren’t very expensive, but have basic first aid stuff in them typically, as well as jumper cables, and sometimes even road cones in case you have to pull off somewhere and want to make sure people see you there and avoid you.