5 Ways To Help Your College-Bound Kids Hit The Road


Are you and your children college-bound in a few short weeks? If your answer is yes, it is time to start preparing for the adventure ahead. To make this transition easier for you and your family, we have compiled a helpful list of five ways you can help your college-bound kids hit the road safely.


  1. Replace worn or damaged windshield wiper blades: We don’t usually think about our windshield wiper blades until we need to use them. We recommend not waiting until the first storm of the season, seeing as they are your first line of defense against Mother Nature.

  2. Check your Tires: Old tires are dangerous, so we recommend having a professional inspect them for signs of wear or damage. Make sure they are properly inflated, along with being rotated typically around every 6,000 miles.

  3. Tune Up: You may be diligent about your son or daughter’s car’s oil changes, but what about everything else? The team at Nordgren Automotive can inspect your car from bumper to bumper for any signs of wear or tear.

  4. Contact your Auto Insurance Provider: Let your car insurance know if your son or daughter is moving out of the area.

  5. Get a Breakdown Kit Together: Many people tend to overlook this step, thinking it isn’t necessary, but you may regret it if you get a phone call from your college kid, and they inform you they are stranded on the side of the road. Some items could include car charger for a mobile device, non-perishable foods, water, and a blanket.

Getting your son or daughter ready for college can be quite a challenge. Emotions are already running high, so the last thing you need to worry about is an issue with your son or daughter’s vehicle. The team at Nordgren Automotive is here to help any way they can. To schedule an appointment, call us at (763) 703-1365.