When you packed away your sweaters and scarves, hopefully you made some room in the trunk of your car, too. While you’re not likely to need salt or an ice scraper during the summer months, our Ford dealer serving Lima has some tips on what you should be keeping on hand instead.
Grab the Basics
We suggest you start with some commonly forgotten essentials, like sunblock and bug spray. From morning into the night, most summer days will call for at least one of the two. Having them in your car prevents you from leaving them behind, and you’ll be a real lifesaver when your friends have forgotten their own.
To keep them from rolling around in your trunk, we suggest grabbing a tote or reusable grocery sack to store all of your summer essentials in one spot.
Don’t Forget to Bring a Towel
As Douglas Adams famously wrote, you should always know where your towel is. Whether your day leads to an unexpected swim or you just need to protect your seats from muddy passengers after a hike, a clean towel always comes in handy.
Prepare for Hot Days…
Hot weather is sure to leave you and your passengers thirsty, particularly if you ever end up waiting for an emergency tow. We suggest loading up with a case of bottled water. Be sure to not to store plastic bottles in direct sunlight, though; the trunk is ideal.
Your car might be thirsty, too, so it’s a good idea to keep extra jugs of windshield washer fluid and coolant in the trunk. If you aren’t sure what fluid your car needs, or you’re due for an inspection of your cooling system, just drop by our Lima area Ford service center!
…And Chilly Nights
Temperatures in the upper 90s can certainly make you forget about the cool of a breezy night, but it’s still a reality from time to time. Keeping a light sweater or a blanket in the trunk is sure to pay off time and time again during summer nights. A blanket doubles as the perfect location for a picnic, too!
No matter where you’re headed this summer, you’re sure to have a blast if you take the time to keep a few essentials in the trunk of your Ford. For more information on summer traveling, or to get into the perfect road trip machine, be sure to contact Statewide Ford Lincoln online or to call our team at (888) 694-1963 today!