Hacks for Hitting the Road With Children

Whether you’re planning an end-of-summer road trip or looking for a way to make errands smoother when little ones are along for the ride, there’s no denying that you’d probably enjoy your time on the road a bit more if your younger passengers were a bit more occupied. On top of that, unruly little ones can be a hazard when they become a distraction. Not to worry, though; the team at our Toyota dealership serving Summit has been around the block more than a few times, and we’ve got some simple hacks for a smoother ride!

Stay Organized

At some point, cargo space is sure to seem like a hot commodity. Even if you have a spacious vehicle like the 2019 Toyota RAV4, our Summit area team can vouch that your kids are bound to find a way to fill it up. From toys and sports equipment to seemingly endless amounts of clothing on road trips, all of the “extras” that come with your kids are going to pile up eventually.

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Adding extra compartments, like hanging organizers for the backs of the front seats, can help you to keep your car from feeling like a tornado just went through. On longer trips, this is sure to keep the cabin feeling more comfortable for your passengers. In the cargo area, bins or baskets from the dollar store can go a long way toward keeping essentials handy when you need them!

Keep Them Occupied

The trick here is to keep things varied so that you can switch it up on the fly when your kids start to get bored. The road trip games you loved as a kid are great to toss in the mix, since they don’t require any prep or equipment. When kids grow tired of I Spy or 20 Questions, divert their attention back to a favorite toy, book, or electronic device. Keeping a few options handy will hold their interest longer–just steer clear of coloring books, unless you want them redesigning your car’s interior!

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Of course, the foundation of an enjoyable trip with your family is your family–but having the right vehicle never hurts! To find a comfortable, spacious ride your whole crew can enjoy and schedule a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact Toyota of Morristown by calling (973) 540-1111!

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