Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 09:51 pm
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I have the travel bug and thankfully so does Kent. Exploring different cities and countries is a hobby we both share. Luckily we have found a very cost effective way to feed our habit. Condo’s have become our best friends wherever we go. Come discover how Quaker State and Canadian Tire have helped me become road ready and made Terri road worthy.
Pennsylvania, Virginia, Collingwood, Tremblant, Orlando have all been on our hit list in the last few years. It is the perfect vacation home, normally on a golf course and always in an area with tons to explore. The only downside to vacation condo’s is realizing that you actually do not have all the essentials you need for “at home comfort”. The easy solution is our always ready car kit. A Vacation Car Kit is not an emergency kit so let’s not confuse ourselves.
Don’t get me wrong we all need an emergency kit in our car but a vacation car kit is something you will not want to leave home without.
Vacation Car Kit
There is nothing more frustrating then discovering your condo does not have a decent frying pan, or forgetting to buy salt and pepper. Are you in agreement? Really how many times have you discovered on vacation that you need to buy napkins, or candles or salt and you kick yourself because you have all of that at home. It took us exactly one vacation condo stay before we realized it was crazy not to have this stuff with us.
We keep a bin packed in the garage for every trip, plus there is a checklist so we remember to re-stock ( and always room for additional items.).
Car Kit Essentials
The list always starts with a good frying pan, buy new or use one from home your choice. Then make sure you have salt and pepper, some napkins and paper towels, essentials we never leave home without. Matches, can and bottle kozzies are always helpful, Real coffee mugs instead of the baby mugs in vacation homes and decks of cards and a board game. The very essentials to ensure your holiday starts on a positive foot.
Don’t forget laundry pods, dishwasher tabs and candles to really feel like home. I also like to add teabags and sweetener to start my morning right. Corkscrews and scissors have come in handy as has an egg flipper ( and maybe a good knife)
Each trip we discover additional items that we add in to the box and amend the check list.(get your Check List)
Vacation is more than finding a great location and booking a condo, it’s also about the road trip. I not only spend time getting my bags packed and ensuring the Car Kit is ready I also make sure Terri is ready. Terri is my Terraine and she has treated us well because, well, we treat her well. Road trips mean we want her road worthy. An oil change is mandatory in our house, it’s a precautionary measure to ensure we stay car save.
Canadian Tire the store for all Our Needs
Canadian Tire is the ultimate one stop shop for all my automotive and home needs. I can pick up the extra supplies for my car kit at the same time I am picking up some Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ Motor Oil. Canadian Tire is my go to, I mean hello ” Canadian” tire just about says it all. I am not sure I have ever gone in for just the one item I need, they seem to understand me and my home needs very well. Honestly, I went in looking for Quaker State oil and I also got a new car bin, plus a few fun additions for my kit. This store is made for life in Canada and is about life in Canada.
Vacation trips are usually not quick trips for us, they are long days of driving and a lot of wear and tear on Terri. With Quaker State® I never worry. I always figure those first few miles after you pour brand new oil into your car? Child’s play. It’s the thousands of miles of stop-and-go traffic, idling, and extreme temperatures that are the true tests of toughness. These are exactly the tests that they put Quaker State® through. In taxi fleets across North America, they test their oil to ensure it delivers even more protection. Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ has proven it delivers twice the wear protection of the industry standard throughout its life. If its good enough for taxi fleets surely its going to ensure it treats my Terri fine as well right?
Helping Terri become Road Worthy with Quaker State and Canadian Tire
A first for me was actually learning how to get Terri road worthy. I am not the most mechanical of people and anything car related usually has me running to the dealer. 2017 is my year for challenging myself to try new things and learn practical skills. Changing the filters was a first step and that went well so I decided to branch out.
An oil change seemed a practical skill to acquire. Finding the right products are always made easy at Canadian Tire.On a serious note, Quaker State® is a great oil and is always a great price especially at Canadian Tire.
Oil change is done, car kit is ready and I am set for vacation…….stay tuned for where that may be.