How to organize your car for summer travel #ad

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how to organize your car for summer

We’ve got a few trips planned this summer. When you travel with kids you have to be prepared. One way we get prepared is by making sure my car is in tip top running shape. My husband showed me last night how easy it is to change your air filter. So I did a video for you!

I would just like to thank Mr. My UnEntitled Life for helping me with this video. He says if you’re changing your air filter it’s a good idea to change your air conditioner filter too. So we did that at the same time. I was so pleased with my FRAM Air Filter and how easy it was to get it from WalMart. I ordered it and had it shipped to Walmart where I picked it up free there instead of paying for shipping. It was so easy to order my FRAM air filter from the Walmart site where they ask questions to make sure you get the correct filter. It took less than 5 minutes to change my van’s air filter. Here’s where I found it in the Walmart air filter aisle.

fram air filters at walmart and how to change your air filter

getting your car ready for summer with fram

Well according to my video it was less than 2 minutes. We just needed a screwdriver or in our case a drill. We backed the screws out, changed the filter and then screwed the top back on. Your air filter is your first line of defense when you’re getting ready for summer travel. It helps you accelerate and improves engine performance. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow, which cause decreased acceleration, horsepower, and reduced overall performance. Change it so you know your cars in good shape and it’s ready to go on these summer trips. FRAM recommends changing your air filter annually or every 12,000 miles. Be sure to always follow recommended change intervals as noted in your vehicle owner’s manual.

Here’s the steps I took to change my air filter.

getting my car summer ready

Pop your hood and make sure that it stays up. For me it’s using the hook for others it’s hydraulics driven. Just make sure it stays up.
lift the hood to get your air filter installed

open air filter box Unscrew the air filter box or unclip it (depending on model) and take out old filter. Put in new air filter.

unbox filter and place it in filter box Put new filter in box.

changing my air filter in 2 minutes
Screw air filter box back together. You just changed your air filter in 2 minutes! How easy was that.

After I changed my air filter I wanted to add some organizers to my car. This way my road trips and vacations would be better organized this summer. So I made some simple organizing items using things I would have normally thrown away or recycled. Here’s what I needed to organize my car!

what you'll need I used a cereal box, pringles can, and an oreo container.

Then I needed scissors and duct tape. I added the duct tape to the bottom of the cereal box (after cutting it off). Then I added it to the oreo container and the pringles container.

duct tape the containers

After they were all duct taped then I cut out the inside of each lid on the oreo and pringle containers. Then I had a pen keeper that I was able to keep in my cup holder.

how to make car organizers quick and easy with items you have around the house Pen holder!

car trash collector

I also had a new garbage container made out of the pringles can that I slid a grocery bag into and slid it on my seat arm so that I can get rid of any trash I bring into my van. My girl helped me make these. They were a quick and easy way to make and organize my car! The cereal box bottom holds ketchup, salt, straws and fork packets.

organizing your car

Is your car ready for travel? Have you changed your FRAM air filter recently? It may be time. Where are your summer travel plans taking place at?

are you looking for inexpensive ideas to keep your mobile office (car) organized? I've got them for you.

12 Replies to “How to organize your car for summer travel #ad”

  1. It really is amazing how much of a difference a good air filter can make on your cars performance. I love these little upcycle projects to help keep your car organized! With 5 kids it can be a pain to keep the car clean.

  2. These are great tips! Our family vacation is coming up next week – so we’ll definitely have to utilize some of these! I love the photos – your post is very informative! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My old car can’t hit the road so I have to rent one overtime we go out of town but i can tell you that these look fab. I have kids and they keep my car looking like a tornado

  4. Wow I didn’t realize it was that easy to change the air filter in your car. I learned something valuable today. Thanks for that tip. Great idea to upcycle the used canisters.

  5. These are some great tips for traveling with or without children. I had no idea how to change my own air filter but I’m quite sure that it needs to be done. Thank you for the detailed instructions on how to do this. I need to make one of those handy trash cans for our vehicles too.

  6. This was awesome! I loved the DIY crafts for the car. Those were a really nice touch to personalizing one’s vehicle. As for the air filter, it makes all the difference in performance. Thanks!

  7. Such cute homemade organizers for the car!

    We just put in new FRAM air filters in all of our vehicles. I couldn’t get over how dirty a few of them had gotten. So glad it is an easy piece of maintenance to do for yourself.

  8. We end up on many different road trips during the summer. Keeping up on regular maintenance is essential. I have to say, though, that I never knew how easy it was to change the air filter! I think we’ll stop paying a mechanic to do it for us!

  9. What a great idea! I am going to have to run to the store to find some of this fun tape and add some flair to my car! Great way to keep the car clean too!

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