End Of Summer Bucket List

End of summer road trip - Gladewater, TX

Everyone’s been so busy with back to school shopping and wrapping up their summer projects. But if I can be honest for a minute, I’m not ready for summer to end. Call me nostalgic, but summer reminds me of my younger years, and I want it to last a little longer. That’s why I’ve put together my end of summer bucket list. Follow this list if you’re like me and you want summer to last a little longer.

Go Star Gazing—Honestly, there’s never a bad time of year to stargaze. But summer has some of my favorite constellations. So grab a blanket, some pillows, and someone to stargaze with.

Find An Ice Cream Truck—Maybe I’m biased because I have a sweet tooth, but I believe you need to get ice-cream from an ice-cream truck at least once a summer.

Go Berry Picking—Even if you eat more than you put in your pail, berry picking is a fun activity for the whole family. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and more—with so many berries to pick, make sure you pick your favorite.

Road Trip To Family—Everything gets busy when the kids go back to school. So take a weekend to go see your family that lives a little further than you’re able to drive often.

Stay Outdoors All Day—From hiking to biking there are so many things you can do outdoors. Pick a day, choose something the whole family loves to do, pack some food and spend the whole day outside.

I hope if you’re sad like me about summer coming to a close this list will help you get the most out of the end of summer. 

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Back-to-School Auto Maintenance Tips

School season is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time for some back-to-school auto maintenance. Aside from basic car care — such as changing the oil — there are a few things you can do to stay safer and better prepared for when school starts.

back-to-school auto maintenance

Regular maintenance, according to Radair, should include an oil change, tire rotation, fluid-level check, and wiper replacement. You should also give your warning lights a glance. If your check engine light — or any other warning light — is on, you should take your car to the shop as soon as possible. Once school starts, you may be too busy for repairs.

Stock your emergency roadside kit. You should have jumper cables, a pair of gloves, a first aid kit, water, blankets, and a flashlight. Be sure to make sure your spare tire is properly inflated. Staying prepared is key to handling any potential problems.

Cars often become a deposit for various belongings during the school year, so consider avoiding all of the clutter by using in-car organizers to separate books, sporting gear, and professional clothes. It’s also worth trying to coordinate a carpool with friends and neighbors. Not only will sharing your commute reduce your carbon footprint and save you money, it can help keep you on schedule.

Whether you’re a student, teacher, or parent, getting your vehicle serviced before the whirlwind of the school season will help keep your life running smoothly. Give us a call here at McKaig Chevrolet Buick — our service department will be happy to help you prepare your car for the busy year to come.

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