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The Zoo returned home from our 5,000km road trip eight weeks ago.
However, from the look of our van, you'd think that it had been two years ago.
Yes, that bad.
When I came across this valuable vehicle spring cleaning article from Insurance Hunter, I thought that I'd see how our van stacked up.
Here are a few of the items that Insurance Hunter recommends we complete each Spring.
Spring Maintenance. Ed's responsible for the car maintenance. Immediately upon our return and before every road trip, he checks all the fluid levels, changes the oil and checks the tires. He passed with flying colours.
I am responsible for the inside of the van. I failed, miserably.
Remove the winter floor mats and Clean the interior. The winter mats are still in the car. Not that you can really tell because they're now hidden under all the road salt, dirt and animal hair that has accumulated over the past six months.
Not great for a family with allergies.
Get rid of the lingering things in your trunk. Unnecessary items and toys are everywhere. Not just in the trunk but in the cabin too. A friend who is a car seat technician mentioned that any unsecured items, no matter how small can be deadly in the case of an accident.
Things definitely need to be cleaned up.
Replace your winter kit for a summer survival kit. As for the survival kit, besides having extra drinking water in the car and some blankets, we don't have a survival kit. With all the travelling we do, we should. Since reading Insurance Hunter’s blog post, I've already packed a bag to leave in the car with a spare set of clothes for the kids, diapers, sunscreen and sunglasses. These last two items are so important because they have blue eyes and fair skin which makes them really susceptible to the suns rays.
Whether you're planning a road trip or not this summer, situations can arise even on the way to the grocery store and it's easy to be prepared. I encourage your to read Insurance Hunters blog post for yourself and tell me if your car is ready for Spring.
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