August! This summer feels never-ending. Coming up, we have a few national days… National Roller Coaster Day is on August 16th, so find someone adventurous and head to Walt Disney World. But for goodness sake, play it safe. Also, International Beer Day is August 7th. Which one of these options is safer? Well, that depends on your perspective.
With quarantine and shelter-at-home ending in most places after a very long summer, our kids are heading back to school again. That means more young drivers will be navigating our Florida roads to get to school, and safety is a priority. Speaking of priorities...
It seems like most of what kids focus on these days is technology-based. Does this new generation still use pencils and erasers anymore? Calligraphy has become an art school trade instead of something taught as an advanced technique on cursive. Are our kids still learning how to write in cursive though?
Surely typing is being taught with the QWERTY keyboard popular on phones and devices. Or, is typing a skill simply absorbed by our kids as they immerse into the technology we Baby Boomers had to learn one awkward keystroke at a time?
For young drivers heading back to school, they are heading into a relatively uncharted territory due to the COVID-era. That makes this young generation of drivers the first to drive with the new responsibilities that come with potentially exposing others and being exposed to COVID19. And we’re ill-equipped to teach them what to do as we’ve never encountered it. Let’s hope they can master this the same way they have mastered the keyboard!
That’s not to say there’s nothing we can do to contribute. It’s a good plan to make sure your student’s car is ready for the coming year term, if you haven’t already. If you haven’t put much thought into the upkeep and preventive maintenance of your student’s car, please give us a call and make an appointment. We will be happy to perform a visual inspection and report if the vehicle requires service or repair. Start this school year off with peace of mind. Most importantly, thank you for letting Pals Ocala Auto Repair be a part of that!
If you’re looking for some worthy organizations to get involved with before Summer ends, please explore some of the charities and organizations that Pals Ocala Auto Repair continues to support. These nonprofits actively support families within the Ocala area and provide a lot of assistance in various ways for school-aged children:
When your vehicles need repair or service, we invite you to Pals Ocala Auto Repair. We are a full-service auto repair facility that goes the extra mile to provide you with an exceptional customer service experience. Please, schedule an appointment with us at Pals Ocala Auto Repair. We are open Mondays - Saturdays, and are conveniently located at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474. We look forward to taking great care of you and your family fleet of vehicles!