Great Ideas to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized During Summer Roadtrips

road trip2If you are like many other families across America, you will soon be loading up the car and heading to the coast for a vacation. Traveling long distances can place a great deal of pressure on your car, especially if you have kids or pets in the backseat. The following tips will help you keep your car clean and organized throughout your vacation travels, so that you can focus on what really matters: staying safe and having fun.

Get Creative With Household Items

The most mundane household items can easily be transformed into ingenious traveling hacks. For example, take a few silicone cupcake liners from your kitchen and place them into the bottom of your car’s cup holders. The flexible but durable cups will catch all of the crumbs, food wrappers, and drink spills that occur during a standard car ride, making it much easier for you to clean up upon arrival. A hanging shoe organizer, on the other hand, will fit perfectly on the back of the front seat to organize snacks, toys, diapers, wipes, drinks, and the many other things you’d rather not be digging out from under the seat.

Reclaim Bright Headlights

Have you ever noticed that grime builds up on your headlights over time? That grime not only lends your headlights a yellow hue, but also dims them to the point of being less efficient. There are many expensive store-bought solutions for dirty headlights, but all you need is a tube of standard toothpaste and a toothbrush. Brush over your headlights with toothpaste and be sure to apply force. Spray away with warm water, rinse, and repeat if necessary. This simple trick should help your headlights sparkle like new, which will keep you safer as you drive through the night.

Of course, it’s also critical to ensure that your car is up to the challenge of driving five or ten hours, which is why you should bring it to JB Import Automotive Repair for service. As Tampa Bay’s leading import specialist, JB Import Auto will ensure that your car’s transmission, brakes, and engine are in top shape and ready to take on I-95. Call (727) 823-5951 to make your appointment before you hit the road.