With summer arriving, it’s easy to think about where you’re going to go and what adventures you’ll have in mind. That might mean a trip to the auto repair shop in Philadelphia, PA is in store so you can ensure your vehicle is road ready and as safe as possible for the trips you want to take. But you might also want to take a close look at the automotive market because there are hundreds of gadgets that can make your summer traveling experience more comfortable, more entertaining, and even safer. Here are a few to consider:
The Travel Cooler
There are many different travel coolers on the market and if you don’t want to pull over at every rest stop because you or someone riding with you is hungry or thirsty, they make traveling a lot easier. You can get a regular cooler, or you can get a car travel cooler that plugs into the vehicle so you have a mini refrigerator you can pack with sandwiches, drinks, and snacks.
The Pet Protective Cover
Some of your trips might mean taking the family dog along, which can be very fun, but also a big pain. You know summer is shedding season and you’d rather not spend the rest of the year trying to get the hair off your back seats. Pet proof seat covers are easy on the upholstery, but even easier on the clean-up duty.
A Work Station
Taking a vacation away from work is easier said than done. When your significant other is driving and the kids are happy, there’s no reason why you can’t get some work done. Get a vehicle desk that can act as a portable office. You can put your laptop on it and there are even some stations that have hanging systems for files or office supplies that fold up when you aren’t using them.
A Key Finder
There’s nothing worse than trying to climb back into your car on vacation to go to the next event only to find your keys are missing. There are great key finders on the market now that allow you to place a tile on your keyring and then download an app so you can see right where you keys are at all times through a GPS map locator. This might even come in handy around the house once you get home!
When you are ready for auto repair in Philadelphia, PA, do some online research in the waiting room and see which of these other products might come in useful to you as you hit the road with your family this summer. And, before you go, make sure everything looks good on your vehicle. The professionals at Schafer’s Auto Center are here to help. Give us a call at (215) 755-1270 and we’ll fit in an oil change, tire rotation, and full inspection as well as anything else you need. You can visit us at 1924 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 for your auto repair needs.