Teaching Your Kids Basic Car Maintenance by Safely Involving Them

Teaching Kids Basic Car Maintenance | Lewisville, TX

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.

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Named Family Car of the Year

Volkswagen Atlas Named Family Car Of The Year | Lewsiville, TX

In January 2020, Cars.com named the new Volkswagen Atlas the Family Car of the Year. Several factors determine the winner of this award, including passenger and cargo space, safety features, and crash test ratings.

The editor-in-chief of Cars.com, Jenni Newman, said of the Atlas, “The three-row SUV has a cavernous interior that can easily handle hauling kids and their car seats, and unlike many of its competitors, the Atlas has a third row that’s roomy enough for taller teens or adults. It also sports a sizable cargo area, meaning families don’t have to choose between carrying people or their stuff.”

For families in the market for a new vehicle, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent contender. The Atlas provides comfortable seating for as many as seven passengers, and has plenty of room for car seats and cargo. Depending on your family’s needs, the Atlas is available in seven unique trims levels. Regardless of the trim level you select, the Atlas offers standard Wi-Fi® connectivity and a plentiful list of driver-assistance features.

If you want your loved ones to ride in the 2020 Family Car of the Year, bring them in for an Atlas test drive today at Lewisville Volkswagen.

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