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Meet Cinnamon! She is a Scion XB and she is my baby. I love this car more than I've loved any car in my life. She's beautiful and fun to drive. That's why I spoil her, treating her to the highest quality of products.
Well... Cinnamon is about to get a new driver. This summer my son got his drivers license, started his first job, and starts his senior year of high school in 4 days. Talk about an emotional whirlwind for this mom! Not only will I be getting him ready for back to school, Cinnamon is also ready to make her back-to-school first impression count.
We took off for Wal-Mart to purchase some car care items for my son to have of his own. We came across this awesome display full of Armor All® products in the automotive department. The Armor All® Outlast items caught our eye in their pretty shiny boxes! We picked up the Armor All® Outlast Tire Glaze [what is it with teenage boys and tires/rims?] and the Armor All® Outlast Protectant.
♥Our new Armor All® Outlast products
♥Lint-Free Automotive paper towels
♥Sturdy emergency blanket
♥Tire pressure gauge
♥Air compressor for flats that runs off the cigarette lighter
♥First Aid kit
♥Jumper Cables && Emergency Roadside kit
The Armor All® Outlast Protectant provides a natural looking finish [not greasy] and helps to protect from damaging UV rays. I love a beautiful clean dash, but I HATE a greasy car. New drivers can over do it with the cleaning so you don't want them using something that leaves a greasy film behind.
Just apply a liberal amount to a lint-free [my preference] towel and rub onto: Dash/Console, Vinyl Seats, Plastic Trim, and Door Panels. This product is a thick cream which makes it very easy to use. Perfect for the new driver.
I'll let the before & after photos speak for themselves here. We were incredibly impressed with the Armor All® Outlast product line. I also have to admit that the tires did look amazing after using the Armor All® Outlast Tire Glaze... You just spray it onto clean dry tires. That's it. Easy as pie, and the results are beautiful. Tires are a part of the car I didn't previously focus on when detailing my own car. I'm sure my teenage son is smug in being right about pretty tires completing the overall look of the car.
Wal-Mart currently has a coupon for $2.50 off any (1) of these Armor All® Outlast products: Armor All® Outlast Trim & Plastic Restorer, Armor All® Outlast Tire Glaze, Armor All® Outlast Leather Restorer, and/or Armor All® Outlast Protectant.
I also made a glove box organizer for necessary papers and more. I HATE car clutter, so I want to pass that along to my son as well. Glove boxes aren't junk drawers! I keep a phone charger, a pen, the owner's manual, and an organizer for papers in the glove box.
Just grab a medium sized accordion file. These can be found in the office supply section. I happened to have one already on hand [actually I have like 5... I'm such an office supply hoarder]. Wal-Mart also has little 5.5"x8.5" 3 ring binders that would work too depending on the size of your glove box.
I labeled my sections with an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie. Label your sections with whatever categories you think you'll need. Your needs may be different than ours.
♥Insurance: for insurance cards
♥Registration: Kansas requires we carry our registration
♥Maintenance: I like to keep my maintenance receipts
♥Repairs: also for receipts
♥Notes: blank notepad paper, cause you never know when you may need it! Like in case of an accident, you can exchange information.
♥Contact Info: Quick reference to our roadside assistance number, our mechanic's phone number, emergency contact numbers [your phone might not work in an emergency], etc.
♥Quick Reference: Little tid-bits about the car that you can access easily. Like tire pressure, oil type, etc.
♥Money: Not much, just like $10. You don't want your high school age new driver or college driver in another city not have emergency cash.
♥Maintenance Schedule: A detailed list of car maintenance and when it needs done
♥Maps/Directions: We all have become too dependent on technology. Keep printed maps & directions in this section when traveling just as a backup.
♥Emergency: This category may seem redundant but... In this section I put detailed typed lists of what to do in different emergency situations that might arise. Young drivers can get worked up really easily and they might not think properly in an emergency. You can instill in them what to do, but when it comes down to it, they may draw a blank. What if the emergency happens in an area where your young driver has no cell service and they can't call you? This is just a peace of mind for you and your young driver.
Now that you've got some ideas on how to help your young driver prepare for Back-To-School time with Armor All® Outlast products, you should enter this chance to win a $1000 or $500 Wal-Mart gift card! Think of all the car care prepping you can do with that!
When I was a new young driver, I was horrible at directions and was always getting lost. Do you remember being a new driver? What memories do you have from that time?