It’s barely Fall but the leaves are already falling off the trees. Soon enough your beach chairs will be collecting dust instead of sand and you’ll be trading out your sandals for boots. With school starting, we’re also school back in session, we’re also back into the swing of autumn sports. Football, tennis, cross country, soccer, cheerleading, gymnastics: they’ll all put miles on your car as you bring the kids to practice, games, and meets. But more wear on your car doesn’t mean it has to show. You’ll want to make sure you optimize for the coming sports season.
As you roll through southeastern Pennsylvania, a trunk organizer will be key to keeping your car tidy. Since they come in all shapes and sizes you should be able to find the right fit no matter what model Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, or Mazda you’re driving. Aside from its size, you’ll want to make sure your trunk organizer is the right shape: will it be holding specialized shoes? Sticks? Shoulder pads? All of the above? The answer can’t be overlooked.
Another autumn sports car essential is a first aid kit. While your child’s teams or activities are probably required to have one on-site, keeping one of your own in the car means you can further tend to an injury or ailment as necessary. It could also be a huge help in the event the on-site kit runs out of a certain supply. Thinking ahead like this can save a lot of headaches.
For as important as organization tools and safety kits are, having them doesn’t mean the car won’t get messy. There’s nothing attractive about cleaning up a big mess all at once. Putting together an in-season cleaning schedule saves time down the road and keeps supplies, pads, and equipment accessible when on the go. It could also be critical when traffic cuts your arrival close to start time.
Speaking of traffic, don’t forget to check for it before heading out. The highways and backroads of southeastern Pennsylvania can always offer hiccups, so knowing where those hiccups have popped up could save a lot of stress and worry — for you, your family, and your car.
While your children’s sport of choice might teach them hard lessons this season, optimizing your car for autumn sports can be an easy one.
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