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5 Ways To Baby Proof Your Car

Babies. They are fragile little things, aren’t they? There’s no way you are going to subject your little bundle of joy to the dangers of the world.  As a new parent, you start to realize how much a baby can actually get into and how harmful items you come into contact with every day are.

Thankfully, there are ways for us to stay proactive and prevent our kids from getting into trouble and staying safe wherever we may take them. You can essentially baby proof everything: The kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. Whether you make your home kid-safe by installing carpet instead of tile, purchase a single level home instead of a two-story, set up door contraptions, toilet seat locks and electrical outlet coverings, people have created all sorts of gadgets and techniques to manage their kids safety.

Traditionally, baby-proofing the home is the first order of business. And as time has gone on, we have adapted to changing up our environment to be more suitable for our tots. How about the car, though? Now there’s an idea!

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Let’s talk the essentials when it comes to making your car baby-friendly:

  1. If nothing else, at least make sure your car seat is buckled up correctly (In the middle of back seat, buckled through the seat, not over baby.) That is the safest place to keep your kiddo. Not the front, the back. Got it?
  2. Next, put your car doors and windows on child lock so they are unable to open from the inside. Sorry, babies, no escaping this one.
  3.  Seat mirrors so you can see your baby’s face from your rear view. If your baby is put in correctly their back should be to you, so this device helps you to see what all the fuss is back there!
  4. Window shades – protect that soft, porcelain smooth baby skin from the sun with some shades. It’ll keep them cool and protect their sensitive eyes/skin from the bright sun. Worth the purchase.
  5. Of course keep potentially harmful objects out of reach. Chemicals, cleaning supplies and small or sharp objects should be kept somewhere other than the backseat. Instead, replace those things with fluffy, soft, safe toys to keep them entertained and injure-free.
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Tell Us More About the Bowtie!

Behind every great logo is a story of how it came to be…or is there? How exactly did this familiar logo become the iconic bowtie shape? It seems that not even the big guys at Chevrolet know! Perhaps the most popular story, though, says that Durant was inspired by the wallpaper of a French hotel he was staying at in 1907.

What we do know, however, is that the signature Chevy bowtie emblem sported on the grill of every Chevrolet was first introduced back in 1913 and created by General Motors and Chevrolet co-founder, William Durant.

Over a hundred years later, the bowtie figure has transformed a few times throughout the course of its century lifetime, but it has only gotten better with age!

 

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Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Car in the Summer Heat

The Florida heat can be unbearable during the summer months, not just for you, but also your car. Keeping your vehicle performing at its best means knowing how to take care of it in any season. No matter if it is the interior of your car or the exterior, the Sun’s blaze has a damaging effect on both. Here are our top 5 tips for how to keep your cool in your car this summer:

 

1.)    Prevent Dry Rot of Tires

Tires dry rot, or degrade, when exposed to harsh conditions, such as the hot sun. These conditions evaporate the essential oils in tires and breaks down their bonds. In order to prevent dry rot and maintain tire elasticity, it is important to lubricate the tires and grease them up every so often. Driving on dry-rotted tires is not safe, as they will tear apart while on the road.  There are a number of tire protectant products on the market that you can rub on your tires to keep them lasting as long as possible.

 

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2.)    Protect Paint and Fading from Sun

Aesthetics holds a lot of importance to some of us when it comes to our cars, and in this heat chipping or fading paint can definitely result. Unless you don’t mind the look of worn down car, make sure to wash and wax your car as often as you can. Built up dirt on the surface of your vehicle prevents the paint from being able to do its real job…protect the car! Scratches and peeling paint is what you can expect if you don’t bathe your vehicle regularly.

 

3.)     Keep It Cool with a Sun Shade.

It’s ok to be a little shady sometimes. That is, when it comes to blocking out the sun from your car’s interior. Not only does a sun shade reduce the heat in the cabin of your car, it also protects the interior leather or vinyl from fading and/or cracking.

 

 

4.)    Replace Cabin Air Filters to Avoid Broken Down A/C Unit

What’s worse than the summer heat? Not being to escape it! Can you imagine being boxed up in a stuffy car, suffocated by the heat? You NEED your air conditioning to work, for both comfort and safety reasons. Make a habit of checking the cabin air filter every 10,000 to 13,000 miles and replace accordingly to keep the cool air flowing in!

 

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5.)    Interior Fade and Deteriorate

As noted in tip #3, the interior of your car will crack and fade from exposure to sun. What you can do to ensure your interior does not age prematurely is invest in some window tinting and/or put up window shades in addition to pampering your seats to some leather conditioning every so often. Interior care and routine leather maintenance will keep your car looking its best. Avoid the wear and tear that comes from harmful UV damage!

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