Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids can be tricky, but it's an important task to master. If you have kids, you're likely going to be traveling with them a few different times of the year, at the least. Whether it's going on a summer vacation or visiting family around the holidays, the team at Spieler's Inc. knows how important it is to be able to take a road trip with your family. Take a look below to learn a few tips that may come in handy next time you load up the car for a trip!

Plan Your Route

Before you hit the road, know what route you will take to your destination. Try to plan your approximate stops. It's good to get out of the vehicle and stretch your legs. This is a great opportunity for your kids to get out and run some of that pent-up energy off! Also, plan out your stops for fuel. This is important if you are going through a long stretch of highway with little to no gas stations. You don't want to run out of gas on your road trip - it will put a big damper on your plans!

Pack Plenty of Snacks

Buying snacks beforehand is much more inexpensive than buying at a gas station. If you have snacks in the car already, you won't have to stop for a quick bite, either. It's a great way to help keep the car rolling down the highway and keep your crew happy! Granola bars, dried fruits, and nuts are all easy and healthy snacks to keep on hand.

Prepare Entertainment

It's important to have a variety of entertainment options available for your kids. Puzzles and cards are great non-electric game options. A portable DVD player or other electronic device is another way to keep the kids entertained for a couple hours with their favorite movie. Try to play road trip games as a family as well. It's a great way to get the entire vehicle involved and help pass the time!

Pick a Playlist

Rocking out to some great music is another fun way to entertain your kids. Pick a variety of their favorite songs for the ultimate road trip playlist. While their favorites may not be the same as yours, you can always have your own playlist ready for when they take a nap!

Now that you know these tips to make traveling with kids easier, you're ready to plan your next adventure. Before you hit the road, ensure your ride is up for the challenge! Bring your vehicle into our California, MO vehicle maintenance shop. We can do a quick maintenance check and ensure your ride is ready to roll. While you're here, we can perform a routine oil change to help your engine run at it's best for your big excursion with your family!

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