How to Keep Your Kids Quieter on Family Road Trips

Keep Your Kids Quieter on Family Road Trips | Collierville, TN

Road trips are a time-tested way to break away from your routine, relax, and form memories that will last a lifetime. But all of that can turn sour in an instant if your children decide to be rambunctious, disobedient, or just plain loud. So, we compiled a few tips to help keep your kids quieter on family road trips this summer.

Throw on a family-favorite flick

Many of GM’s vehicles — including the family-friendly Chevrolet Tahoe — offer a Rear Seat Entertainment system designed to keep your kids occupied when you still have miles to go before reaching your destination. It allows you to plug in a variety of devices into the set of 12.6-inch screens via USB and HDMI ports and even stream content through the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. So, pop on one of their favorite movies or shows and let the hours pass in peace.

Develop their sense of direction

Exploring the streets of Collierville and beyond is a great opportunity to teach your kids how to memorize a route. If you have a compass — or if there’s a digital one built into your vehicle — try to direct your youngsters to pay attention to when it changes, and then relate that to the most recent street sign you passed. If it works, they may not have to rely on a GPS as much when it’s their turn to hop behind the wheel.

Play a game

Lots of kids love games, and engaging with their curious and competitive nature is a great way to keep them from getting bored and restless. The most popular standby is certainly “I Spy,” but if you really need to lower the volume, it’s hard to beat the “Silent Game.”

If your vehicle needs a bit of attention before you set off on your next family road trip, the service experts at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville can have you riding happy in a snap.

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Summer in Tennessee means high temperatures and plenty of humidity. The last thing you want to happen is for your car to leave you stranded on the side of the road on a sweltering day. With a little bit of preventative care, you can help prevent this from happening. Follow these summer maintenance tips to get started.

Summer Maintenance Tips | Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC At Collierville | Collierville, TN

Check Your Battery

Your car’s battery is highly susceptible to heat. High temperatures can cause the battery fluid to evaporate quickly. Have your battery tested to make sure it’s ready for the season ahead.

Inspect Your Tires

The only thing keeping you in contact with the road is your car’s tires. Look them over and make sure you have enough tread depth, there isn’t uneven wearing, and they’re properly inflated. If you find any problems, have them checked by a professional.

Check Your Fluids

Along with the battery fluid, your vehicle’s other fluids can start to disappear in the summer. Check vital fluids like coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid to make sure they are at the proper levels.

Test the HVAC System

If your air conditioning doesn’t seem as cold as it used to, it could need a recharge. Take your car in to have the system checked out.

 

We can take care of all of these services here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville. Stop by or call our Service Department to get more information.