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Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

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Getting Your Car Ready Summer

Since summer is my favorite season, I wanted to share a tutorial on Getting Your Car Ready for Summer. I don’t know about you, but my favorite activities are swimming, golf, and running or walking outside.When summer arrives, I don’t want to waste time driving to and from the house if an opportunity comes up to enjoy one of my favorite activities. That’s why I go ahead a get my car ready for the season with these easy steps.

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How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

The first thing I do when getting ready for summer is to change my air filter. Since this process is so easy and only takes minutes, it is an easy way to improve airflow, and prevent dirt and dust from entering and damaging my engine. I knew it would take five minutes or less to change, and since I was already at Walmart picking up my summer supplies, I figured I would pick one up.

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This is one of the many Fram products available to keep your car running smooth.

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You will be amazed to see how easy it changes, which could result in increased acceleration, horsepower and possibly improve your overall engine performance.

How to Change Your Fram Extra Guard Air Filter:

Step 1: Park on a flat surface and set the emergency brake. Open the hood.

Step 2: The air filter is usually located in a black plastic rectangular case near the top of the engine.

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Step 3: Make sure the engine is cool before you begin. Pop the clips that hold the box shut.

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Step 4: Remove the old air filter. As you can see, mine was in need of replacing!

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Step 5: Place the new Fram Extra Guard Air Filter in the case.

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Step 6: Put the case back in the motor and buckle the clips.

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Now you can lower the hood and start working on organizing your trunk. Don’t stress about getting your trunk clean and ready to pack for summer because I have a tip that will change your life! All you have to do is take your upright vacuum outside, and your trunk will be clean in minutes!

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What to do when Getting Your Car Ready For Summer:

The secret to success in being prepared for anything is organization.

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Step 1: Find the right storage solutions for your trunk. I used to have a storage box under my bed that held shoes. Since it is a little too tall to fit under there, I had trouble sliding it in and out. My solution was to use only the lid under my bed. I can place my shoes on the cover and easily slide it out from under the bed. Using only the cover left me with a shallow, long tote with no lid. Trunk organization is made easy with this item.

Step 2: Arrange your favorite gear by activity. When shopping at the thrift store this winter, I found the perfect beach bag for $2.00!

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Now I have towels, sunscreen, my paperback book, swimwear and flip flops all in reach. It even has a pocket for that pool membership card I am hoping for this summer! The bottom is insulated so that I can grab ice and drinks on my way to the beach or pool.

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I also keep my golf clubs and shoes in the car in case I decide on the spur of the moment to play 18 holes. Storing a set of golf clothes, including socks, in the bag allow for spontaneous fun.

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I also decided to pack an extra box of golf balls, tees, pencils, towels, bug spray and other items I may need to add to my bag when I am ready to play.

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Of course, I had to include running/walking clothes, shoes, socks, cell phone holder, and ear buds. I don’t want to miss an opportunity for exercise if the opportunity arises.

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Step 3: Include some necessities and convenience items. The manual for the car, an umbrella and a spare pair of flip flops round out this category.

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I also snagged a great trunk bag for shopping bags at the thrift store for a buck.

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Now my groceries won’t roll all over my trunk. Last of all, but not least, a couple of trash bags. You never know when you might need a plastic bag whether it be to bring home wet clothes, or for plant shopping, plastic bags always come in handy.

Then all you have to do is pack your gear!

So let’s get out there and get packed up for summer! How do you prepare for summer?

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