How to Choose A Road Trip Partner

road trip partnerRoad trips are one of the best options for a summer vacation—but we all know that the people we are road tripping with can influence just how much fun the vacation is. It can be difficult spending a long amount of time in a small car if the person is a snorer—or if they don’t like to alternate driving. To ensure that your next road trip is the best it can be, here is how to choose a road trip partner.

Navigation. A good road trip partner needs to be able to know his or her way around a navigation app. Give them bonus points if they can manage a paper map or atlas, just in case cell phone service isn’t that great where you’re headed.

Conversation. Despite how fun road trips can be, dullness is known to set in at times. While entertainment plays a big role, so does conversation. Choose someone with whom you enjoy conversing. If they know how to make you laugh, sign them up immediately!

Music. A good DJ knows how to read a room, get a feel for the mood and the vibe of the place and spins the right records accordingly. Your road trip partner should possess these same kinds of skills. Match the music to the mood in the room and the scenery outside.

Conflict Resolution. If your road trip partner likes to hold a grudge, leave them at home! While we are not saying you need to enlist the Dalai Lama, you need someone who is chill and who knows how to resolve conflicts when they come up.

In the ingredients that make a rewarding and memorable road trip, the destination is extremely important. The itinerary is also an important. But knowing how to choose a road trip partner is essential!

If you need a vehicle so you can take that epic road trip of your dreams, stop by Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX.

Tips for Proper Car Seat Safety

car seat safetyAs a parent, keeping your child safe in the car is your responsibility. You know you need a car seat. Maybe you already have one. However, you can hear a lot of conflicting things from a lot of different people about car seat safety. How can you be sure that your baby is as safe as possible while riding in the car, especially when faced with the possibility of a car accident? Here are a few tips to ensure that you do everything you can to protect your child.

Don’t put your child in the front seat.

Car seats are made for the back seat, and putting your child in the passenger seat puts them right in front of an air bag in the event of a crash. While air bags are made to protect adults, they can harm a child.

If your child is under a year old or below 22 pounds, have them face the rear.

Infants in their first year of life or any child below 22 pounds should have their car seat situated in a way that allows them to face the rear. If your car seat’s directions differ from this, it will be in the manual, so make sure you read the guidelines that come with your child’s car seat.

Double-check the safety belt and harness.

Both the car seat and your child should be snug, so make sure that the belt is holding the seat tightly in place and its passenger is buckled in with only one finger’s worth of room under the harness.

Children who are too big for a car seat should use a booster seat.

If your child is more than 40 pounds but their knees aren’t long enough to bend over the edge of the seat, they aren’t quite big enough to just wear a seat belt, so employ the use of a booster seat until the seat belt is snug enough.

If you are still concerned about car seat safety, there are most likely local technicians who will inspect your car seat to ensure that it’s properly installed, or possibly even classes at a community center near you for the purpose of teaching new parents how to use a car seat.

Pollard Used Cars Greetings

Pollard Used CarsHello and Welcome to Pollard Used Cars! This is our new blog which will feature tips, how-to’s, news and local things going on in our Texas dealership. We are located at 4101 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79412 and have an inventory of over 400 cars, trucks and SUVs, awaiting your arrival.

You can stop out throughout the week (Monday thru Saturday 9am- 6pm) to test drive and speak with our experienced sales staff about what you are looking for in your next vehicle. Want a sport car? Then check out some of the luxury inventory we have in stock like BMW and Audi. Looking for a truck with worthy power?  Check out our GMC and Chevy inventory!

Also, if you are on the fence about whether a used car is right for you, check out why you SHOULD buy a used car, not to mention at our dealership.

Give us a call today at 866-200-5113, we’d be happy to speak with you and as always “If we don’t have it, we’ll go get it for you.”