Driving with Kids in Your Lincoln Mark III: How to Keep Your Car in Proper and Decent Order
Admit it: no matter how you love your kids, driving with them can be a real challenge. Not only do you need to keep them constantly entertained on long trips (thanks to their short attention span), but you also need to put up with the occasional mess that they will create inside your ride. This article will enumerate a few tips to help you stay on top of maintenance no matter how messy your kids tend to be when inside your Lincoln Mark III. Check out the list below:
- Invest in top-quality and space-saving car organizers.
If you drive with kids, it won't be a surprise for you to occasionally find misplaced dolls under the seats, small car toys in between the seat upholstery, or whatever kind of toy in the most unlikely places inside your vehicle. Well, you can minimize the litter and the mess by designating a spot where toys can be placed inside your ride when they are not in use. If you have heard of cargo organizers for the car's trunk or a truck's bed, you'll be glad to know that there are also interior organizers designed to keep things in order inside your cab. They can be mounted under the seats, connected by hooks behind the seats, or even connected on roof corners. Find some for your ride and keep those toys where they should be.
- Choose prevention over cure: get floor mats and seat covers.
While you can always clean crumbs, chips, and spills caused by your kids after every drive, nothing beats protecting your vehicle from their damaging effects in the first place. Protect your car floor from dirt and possible resulting corrosion by investing in top-quality rubber or plastic mats. For your car seats, invest in a set of seat covers to protect the seats from kids who were able to get access to a pen, pencil, or crayon and are looking for an extra surface to write on. These investments will pay off in the long run. There is a wide range of options available when it comes to these add-ons. They vary in style and color, in materials, and in cost. With them on, you can stop worrying every time your daughter spills some soda on the floor or your son eats some chips inside your Lincoln Mark III with crumbs falling all over.
- Remember: kids should be in proper seats, too.
There are baby seats for babies, and then there are booster seats for kids (those from eight to 12 years old). While a typical seat belt will be fine for some children, small kids will require booster seats not only to restrain them in place and keep them from creating mess inside the vehicle but also to keep them and the other passengers safe—meaning, to keep them from distracting the driver, as well as to secure them in case an accident happens. In car crashes, for instance, a properly seated child will have a smaller chance of getting injured compared to one who is not properly restrained inside the vehicle.