My husband is my mechanic. Unless something major happens to one of our vehicles, he is my go-to-guy. He can fix almost anything and he saves us a ton of money in the process.
Over the course of the past year, we have added two driver’s in our house. My oldest son even purchased his first car. Car ownership brings much responsibility.
Before my kids hit the road, my husband made sure that they could complete a few simple tasks. They are required to know:
- how to check the fluids (oil, coolant, windshield washer fluid, transmission fluid) and how to top it off if needed.
- how to check your tire pressure and fill with air.
- how to change windshield wipers.
- how to change a headlight or tail light.
- how to change a tire.
This list is no way meant to be exhaustive, but rather a few requirements that we have in place in our home.
What do you think a young driver should know about car maintenance before they hit the road?
When Tonya isn’t changing a flat tire of her own (and wishing one of her boys’ was there to do it for her) she’s blogging about the fun, family friendly and educational destinations that her family visits at The Traveling Praters.