Car Tips

5 Products to Improve Your Family Road Trip

2022 Chevrolet Equinox | Portland, ME

Going on a family road trip? These are five products you simply must bring along to make your vacation more relaxing and enjoyable!

  1. Sun Protection. If you put on sun screen when going outside, you should also get sun protection in your car. Sun shades not only protect your little ones from UV rays but also keep the car cool, making it easier for children to rest.
  2. Travel Potty. Children don’t care about timetables, especially when it comes to long road trips. Packing a portable, foldable toilet can help you save time you’d otherwise have to spend in a dingy gas station bathroom.
  3. Multipurpose Travel Tray. Kids need a lot of items to stay entertained in the car, and they need them all in one place. A multipurpose travel tray is the perfect solution — it’s a snack tray, item holder, and lap desk all in one.
  4. Motion Soothers. For children, one of the most common forms of motion sickness is car sickness. Some over-the-counter medication can help alleviate the symptoms. Gentle acupressure bracelets are an alternative, natural, and reusable option.
  5. Portable Cooler. There’s nothing quite like a tasty snack to revitalize one’s mood on a long road trip, but some foods are best enjoyed cold. Invest in a portable cooler to store those healthy drinks and snacks.

At the end of the day, the most important product for making your family adventure as awesome as possible is a spacious SUV with lots of amenities. Check out the Chevy Equinox or Chevy Blazer at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine, to make the most of your next road trip!

Idle Vehicle Service - Portland, ME
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Idle Car Care Tips

Idle Vehicle Service - Portland, ME

Whether we are keeping our distance or summering in another locale, many of us are driving less than usual recently. To help make sure your idle vehicle stays in excellent working condition while you are using it infrequently, the service experts at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland, ME, have compiled a few maintenance tips to follow.

  • Keep it Covered: As we enter the warm summer months on the east coast, make sure you’re keeping your car securely covered if possible to avoid damage to your car’s exterior. Bright sun and exposure to the elements can cause your vehicle’s paint to fade, so make sure it’s parked in a (preferably climate-controlled) garage or safe inside a soft material.
  • Take it for a Spin: To alleviate boredom and prevent engine fluids from stagnating, take your vehicle out for a brief drive around the block. This will keep your car in fighting shape by charging the battery and allowing fluids to circulate through the engine.
  • Complete Backlogged Maintenance: If you have been putting off important vehicle maintenance because you lack time, now is the perfect opportunity to visit the Quirk Chevy of Portland, ME service department to catch up. Our service department is open to you if your car needs service.

Call Quirk Chevy’s service department in Portland, ME, if you have any questions about keeping your vehicle healthy while it is idle.


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