With summer coming to an end and the fall semester of college starting soon, you may not see your child or car for another three months. College is a major life milestone for families and the thought of sending your child off to school in a vehicle on the road can be concerning.
Warm sunshine, chirping birds, and longer days are all hallmarks of spring in the Pacific Northwest. One of my favorite parts of spring is taking a trip to the University of Washington to see the cherry blossoms.
When I attended CES this year, the “connected car” was frequently talked about as the next big thing. By connecting our vehicles, we can monitor driving habits, get maintenance alerts and protect our cars. AT&T has a connect car solution available now called Car Connection.
For my road trip to Portland, I test drove the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It was an ideal vehicle for the trip because of its fuel economy (24/31 MPG) and it had a rocking sound system. I’ll admit, most of that long trip was spent singing along to the blasting radio.
Costco has a special, limited release 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab that you can can factory order in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive.
From a parent’s perspective, choosing a car for your teenage driver can be a difficult decision. You want to make sure they have a safe, reliable vehicle but you also don’t want to break the bank. The Mitsubishi Lancer is a great option for a very safe vehicle that comes with a lot of extra features for the price.
Packing the family into the car for a road trip is an enduring summer tradition. I still remember the trips I went on as a kid to the Grand Canyon or to Minnesota to visit the family’s farm. If you have a summer road trip ahead of you, there are a few simple things you can do to stay safe on the long trip.
The BESTEK jump starter is a very useful device that doesn’t take up much space in your car, which is why I recommend purchasing one. It is the ideal thing to keep in your trunk or glove box in case of emergency.
Performing regular maintenance on your vehicle is important both for safety and vehicle longevity. Find your local ACDelco professional service center and stop in to get your battery, brakes and wipers checked for winter driving.
I think everyone in the family was feeling a little cabin fever after staying indoors so much during the holidays. My son was anxious to try out his new sled and the Snoqualmie Pass area is just a few miles away, so we packed up the car and went to play in the snow.