How to Keep Your Kids Occupied on a Road Trip

Keeping Kids Occupied

The Shop VA has a stellar reputation for having auto mechanics who are not only adept at auto repair, but they also go that extra mile when it comes to customer service. Richmond, North Chesterfield, and Midlothian car owners have come to learn that we truly are their friends. Often our customers with children come in for preventive maintenance before a road trip. The team at The Shop VA knows that bored and antsy kids are challenging for parents. That's why we want to share a few things to bring that will keep the kids occupied!

Instant Lap Desk:

Bring a cookie sheet and fill a tote bag with things to keep your little ones The kids can hold the tray on their laps and use it for things like playing with magnets, coloring, and even use it as a tray for food. An instant lap desk is cheaper than a car-seat lap desk, and it’s easy to fit in the back pocket of the seat when it’s not in use.

Mini White Board:

As it turns out, an old CD case makes a mini whiteboard that’s wonderful for children on a road trip. Remove the sleeve inside and fill it with white paper. That provides some fun entertainment for doodling and playing games like hangman and Tic-tac-toe.

Map Spotting:

Have a map for each child and have them mark it up when they see milestones.

Car Counting:

Kids of all ages love this game! Choose a color or a model of car, and the winner is the one who sees 10 of these cars first.

The team of auto mechanics at The Shop VA go above and beyond for clients because they feel like family to us. The rave reviews keep pouring in. Here’s what a recent client had to say about his experience with us:

“I just want to say the shop is the best BMW shop in Richmond Virginia. I have owned this car for 3 years prior to bringing it to Kelly, who is the greatest. The car would buck and blow white smoke out the back of the car without warning, one minute it is driving fine and then the next we are sitting at the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. I took it to 3 different mechanics which they all made me replace ignition coils and wire ..etc. Still, the problem was not fixed. Finally, I took the car to The shop as the last straw and I am glad I did because for the first time I was able to drive the car regularly and out of town with confidence. The car had multiple vacuum leak and some other issue the shop found. The price compared to the dealer was very reasonable. The Shop is the only place for my car.” -- Xavier J.

Call The Shop VA to schedule an appointment or if you need more ideas about things to keep your children busy during a road trip. We’re located at 8300-A Midlothian Tnpk., Richmond, VA 23235. Our team of professional auto mechanics is highly skilled at auto repair and happy to offer assistance in any way. Clients from Richmond, North Chesterfield, and Midlothian have come to trust that our dedication to stellar auto repair and customer service is unmatched by our competition. We look forward to your visit!

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