Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Ready to go Back to School

By Cole Q.

If you’re a student or a parent, this time of year is filled with either dread or joy. Back to school time is right around the corner, and Ford Social is here to make sure you and your car are ready for the coming school year.

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Going back to school means more carpools, practices, bake sales, dances, field trips and functions. That equates to more passengers and cargo. It’s a long school year, and there aren’t too many opportunities to catch your breath. So make sure your Ford is ready to handle the extra miles as soon as the bell rings.
  • Perform Routine Maintenance – Your schedule is going to fill up pretty quickly once class is in session. So now’s the time to get any overlooked or routine maintenance out of the way. Make sure to check out your vehicle’s specific schedule – visit the Ford Owner’s Site if you don’t feel like digging it out of your glove compartment.

  • Fall Cleaning – Most kids are not renown for their tidiness. And if you’re schlepping your students to and from school every day, it won’t take long before the inside of your car looks like their bedroom on its worst day. A deep clean might be a good investment. This could be the last time your car sees a vacuum or air freshener until midterms. Speaking of fresh air, a few strategically placed dryer sheets will help keep the inside of your car smelling clean for the miles ahead.

  • Maximize Your Storage – With backpacks, science projects and sports equipment (not to mention your kids) cargo room can be at a premium. So where are you going to put all that stuff? Try using a shoe organizer as behind the seat storage. Or how about a re-sealable plastic cereal container as a convenient trash can? These are just a couple of hacks the team at BuzzFeed concocted to help squeeze the most out of your interior space. Check out the full list for more inspiration.

  • One Last Road Trip – Do you have time for one last hurrah with the family before the sun sets on summer vacation? Before life is filled with science projects and take-home tests, see if you can hit the road one last time with the family. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to go, or what to do, see what your fellow Ford Social fans had to say.

Have any tips or tricks to get the Ford and family off to a good start this school year? Tell us how you prepare in the comments below!
I use my Fords to haul grandkids to school, plays and sports events.  I take my Ford Ranger when we are picking apples, fishing or hunting.  My Ford Focus is reserved for more civilized activities and family trips on paved roads.   We had our family reunion this year in August in Sherwood, Oregon at my sister's house.  A great time was had by all and we learned to throw the Washer.  Throwing the Washer is a game like horseshoes but using a large metal washer as the throwing device of the contest.  Hope you enjoy your Ford as much as we do in our family.
Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Ready to go Back to School
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