One of the best ways to bond with your children is by including them in the things you love. If you are a father and you love taking care of your car, consider asking your kids to help you with some basic maintenance. Not only will this help teach them valuable skills, but it can be a great way to spend valuable time with them. Here are some easy maintenance things that are safe for kids to do.
Checking the oil
Reading the dipstick is an essential task in checking your car’s health, and your kids can help. Show them how to safely remove the dipstick when the car is cool and let them find the line, telling you if it’s too low.
Checking the air filter
Pulling out the air filter and seeing if it is dirty is an easy task for kids. Show them how to hold it up to the light. If you can see through it, the filter is okay, but if you can see dirt and dust, it is time to replace it.
Checking the tires
An air pressure gauge is an easy tool to use. Show your kids how to press it quickly against the valve stem to read the tire pressure.
Involving your children in basic car maintenance is an important learning exercise for one day owning their own car. And if you have a teen that’s ready for their first car, we have lots of affordable used cars in stock at Lewisville Volkswagen.