Summer is here, which means you’re looking for ways to keep busy and entertained this season. Continue reading to learn how your car provides the perfect outlet for summer fun.

3 Safety-Approved Car Activities

Have an at-home car wash

Washing your car doesn’t have to feel like a chore. While it is a valuable life skill to learn, your kids will also appreciate an excuse to play in the water. 

Be sure to only use car-safe materials when washing your car. If you’re feeling especially motivated, take time to wax the car to help protect it between cleanings. 

Enjoy a drive-in movie

If you’ve never been to a drive-in movie theater, you’re really missing out. While a traditional movie theater can be stressful, especially if you have younger children who may not be ready to sit through a full-length movie, a drive-in movie lets you watch from the safety of your car, free from the stress of distracting other viewers around you. 

While drive-ins are not as commonplace as they once were, you may be pleasantly surprised to find one within driving distance of your house. Just pack up some of your favorite movie snacks, pack some extra toys in case your little ones get restless, and enjoy the show.

Spend a night under the stars

You don’t need to have a degree in astronomy to enjoy a night under the stars. All you need are reclining seats and a sunroof. 

Check with your local weather station to see when the next meteor shower is expected to occur. Then, pack some snacks and a few extra blankets and head away from the glow of city lights. Once you find a dark, quiet spot, open the sunroof and recline your seats back. Download a free stargazing app on your mobile devices, and enjoy learning a little something about the night sky. 

Find a Pre-Owned Car Near Raleigh, NC

If your car is making your family settle for less than it deserves this summer, visit Matthews Motors Clayton. We have a variety of used cars for sale near Raleigh, North Carolina, and our team is ready to help you find the perfect car to match your lifestyle. Contact us today or drop by our dealership to learn more.