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So you’re planning a family road trip and you think you’ve got everything packed. Toys, snacks, luggage, stroller, play pen. All set! I’ll admit, I’m guilty of only thinking about the physical things I need to pack in order to prepare for a road trip. But one thing that’s often forgotten, is keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance! Today I’m going to give you some tips to help you better prepare for your next adventure. I’ll even teach you how to easily change your FRAM Cabin Air Filter for the health of your family!
The Holiday season is upon us, which means traveling to see loved ones and lots of driving. The last thing I would want, is to have something go wrong with our vehicle on our way to visit friends or family.
This is why it’s so important to:
- fill up your gas tank
- check wipers are in working order
- make sure heat and air conditioning are working
- change your cabin and engine air filters
- have your emergency kit ready
I was so surprised by how simple it was to change my FRAM Cabin Air Filter. I purchased mine from Canadian Tire where they can easily be found in the motor vehicle department. Did you know that the air inside your vehicle can be 6x dirtier than the air outside? FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters clean the air, so the interior of your vehicle is free of dust, dirt and allergens keeping your family safe and comfortable.
A clogged cabin air filter can block fresh air from coming into the cabin. Just imagine what you could be breathing in. Yuck! FRAM air filters can remove up to 98% of the yucky stuff and are quick to install. I’m going to show you how! (*Instructions for your vehicle may differ from mine)
How to Change Your FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter
Open passenger side door and open glove box compartment. Remove dampener cord from right hand side of glove box.
Push on each side of the glove box to disengage box stops. Allow the glove box to drop down towards the floor, allowing more room.
Pull the glove box shelf carefully towards you to disengage the 4 retainers.
Remove air filter cover by disengaging the tab on the left hand side, as well as the tab on the top in the middle.
Remove dirty air filter by pulling straight out. Replace with new air filter.
Reassemble glove box by attaching filter cover, glove box shelf, dampener cord and glove box stops. Done!
After installing our cabin air filter, we also changed our FRAM Engine Air Filter to make sure our vehicle was running at it’s highest performance. Check out other tips on changing out your filters here!
5 Toddler Road Trip Activities
When you’re about to hit the road for hours on end, you want to make sure your toddler will have lots of activities to keep them occupied! Here are a few of our favourite ways to kill time in the car:
- Mess free colouring. There are some seriously neat things out there these days. Markers that don’t colour on anything other than the special paper is one of them!
- Books. Lots and lots of books! My toddler especially loves books that have buttons, flaps or slides to keep them interactive.
- Reusable Stickers. It’s amazing what you can find at the dollar store. Stickers that can be placed on the window or other surfaces keep my boy entertained for long periods of time! They can be peeled off easily, and stuck back on in different places.
- Movies/Apps. In today’s world, technology plays a big part in our every day lives. I try to limit the amount of screen time we give our 2 year old, but sometimes it’s the best way to keep him happy on a long car ride. There are some great learning apps you can get that not only keep them happy, but teach them something, too!
- Surprise Bag. Take a trip to the dollar store and fill a bag with new toys, books, play dough, etc., that they have never seen before. Pull it out when the kids start to get cranky and they’ll be so excited to check out all the new, fun things!
What activities do your kids like to do in the car? Do you have any family road trips planned?