Kid-Proof Your Car with NAPA
Family vacations. Carpooling to school. Loading up the team after a tournament. Balancing a packed weekday schedule full of appointments, practices and club meetings. There is seemingly never a free day or even a spare minute to clean up from and compartmentalize the chaos of carting around those adorable kids and their friends. But it is critical for your family’s health and safety on the road to kid-proof your car with NAPA.
While national driving statistics show that parents are more likely to complain that their car is a mess, vehicle owners with kids are also more likely to clear out the clutter in their vehicles every week. However, too many drivers in the U.S. admit to going three months or more between an actual interior cleaning. Although most vehicle owners report that the floor is the dirtiest area, drivers with kids consistently say the backseat is the messiest spot of their sedan, SUV or minivan. Cup holders, the dashboard and trunk round out the Top Five Dirtiest Parts of a Car.
How is Your Car Interior Getting So Filthy?
Food crumbs, empty bottles and fast-food wrappers are the top three issues making commuter cars so filthy in America. National driving statics also reveal that a family with kids is more likely to eat in their car, than owners without children. Food garbage and packaging can create a health hazard. A vehicle left out in the sun, especially during the summer, is a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. And, occupied drink holders cause parents to break one of the worst safety rules: driving while ‘holding’ a drink between their legs.
At the NAPA Network, we get it. The typical schedule of a parent is so full that the family car is filled with every item that is needed for activities throughout the day. But sports equipment and toys of every size are lethal when flying through the air because of sudden braking or a rear-end crash. Loose objects on the dashboard or center console, such as earbuds, loose change, sunglasses and smartphones, are distracting as they slide around when the driver turns a corner. Soda cans, sports drinks and water bottles (not to mention tennis balls and school supplies) rolling around on the floor can also lodge under your gas pedal or brake pedal.
Distracted driving causes accidents! According to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of automotive accidents and 65% of near-accidents involve some form of driver distraction within three seconds of the crash or near-miss. For those little things that all too often roll around before getting lost in cracks and crevices, the NAPA experts recommend the Car Seat Gap Organizer. This slender space is perfect for smartphones, chargers, house keys, permission slips, plastic utensils, pencils, hair ties, baby socks or any other small ‘give me that before you lose it’ item.
For those more bulky items that you still need to have within reach, go for the Carhartt Seatback Organizer, which doubles as a backseat protector from kicking legs and backpack scuffs. Easily contain and organize water bottles, snack packs, computer tablets, library books and action figurines. This machine-washable interior accessory is available in three patterns—gravel, brown and mossy oak camouflage.
If you are desperate for more cabin storage, especially in a small truck cab or two-door sports car, check out the Dee Zee Under Seat Storage Drawer. This storage accessory fits under a front seat or back bench to contain emergency supplies, hand tools or valuable items you need to keep locked away. This steel lock box is about as kid proof as any aftermarket part can find.
Protective Car Seat Covers & Floor Liners
A cluttered car can seem like a temporary problem until the mess turns into something more permanent. Without the proper protective gear, today’s spills can cost you when trying to sell your vehicle in the future. The NAPA Network has you covered when it comes to interior accessories, including floor liners customized for your exact make and model. Shop NAPAOnline.com now for trusted, long-lasting brands, including WeatherTech, Husky Liners and Fanmats.
Don’t forget to upgrade your trunk or cargo space. A durable cargo liner or trunk mat prevents permanent damage to your upholstery while also making clean-up jobs much quicker and easier. For parents of infants and toddlers, the Child Car Seat Protector is a must! Constructed with WeatherTech’s thermoplastic, this sturdy base sits underneath the baby carrier or booster seat to prevent wear and tear on your original material.
From muddy uniforms to sticky hands, kids love to share everything they have contacted throughout the day. Don’t stress over the mess; add a layer of protection to ensure your original upholstery remains spotless. Designed with durability in mind, NAPA seat covers protect your bucket seats and bench seats from snags, rips and stains with a range of materials from neoprene to leatherette.
Each custom-made seat liner is designed to the specifications of your prized pickup truck, deluxe SUV, sporty sedan or reliable minivan. These removable covers follow every curve and contour of your existing seat, including any functionality of seatbelts and airbags. Don’t forget to add a Seat Cover Installation Kit to your online order today.
Interior Car Cleaning Essentials
Finally, don’t leave home without a solution! NAPAonline is fully stocked with all the interior detailing products you could ever need, including mildew remedies, odor treatments, carpet cleaners, vinyl repair kits and leather conditioners. Browse the large selection of Armor All protectant sprays and quick-clean wipes. Order your car cleaning and organizing supplies today and take advantage of our In-Store Pickup service or Free One-Day Shipping!
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More than 90 years ago, the National Automotive Parts Association ("NAPA") was created to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system. Today, 91% of do-it-yourself customers recognize the NAPA brand name. We have over 6,000 NAPA Auto Parts Stores nationwide serving all 50 states with a unique inventory control system that helps you find the exact part that you need.