2020 Holidays, Car Talk, Giveaways

The Meguiar’s Classic Car Wash & Wax Kit Giveaway

The Meguiar’s Classic Car Wash & Wax Kit Giveaway

Exclusively through Amazon, Meguiar’s® has the The Classic Wash & Wax Kit with everything a car lover will want from the sponges to the detailing. It includes: Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner, Meguiar’s Quik Detailer, Meguiar’s Cleaner Wax, Meguiar’s Hot Rims All Wheel & Tire Cleaner, Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner, Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel, Meguiar’s Soft Foam Applicator Pad, Car Wash Sponge,

Meguiar’s is a favorite in our home. It is the only car wash products my husband will buy! He doesn’t like taking our cars through car washes except for one nearby that is brushless. Those drive-thru car wash brushes easily spin dirt away but an expense to your paint and finish. Meguiar’s always leaves a good clean and always has the interior smelling so clean when done detailing.

The Meguiar’s Classic Car Wash & Wax Kit makes a great gift idea and you can find it on Amazon for only $37.99!

Enter to win a The Meguiar’s® Classic Wash & Wax Kit  below! Open to 18+, US. It ends on December 4, 2020. Good luck!

Car Talk, Giveaways

Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop: Meguiar’s Car Care Products

Recently I brought you some warm weather car washing tips and my favorite Meguiar’s products that we use on our cars and in the home.

Now you can experience the quality of Meguiar’s by entering to win a car cleaning package. Find Meguiar’s products at local retailers, auto stores and Amazon.

Meguiar’s Car care Package Giveaway – Ends 4/5/2020

Enter below, then keep scrolling to a linky with other Blog giveaways open in this hop to enter! Open to US and 18+. 5 Winners will be selected from this giveaway.

Car Talk, Healthy Living, Parenting

Signs Of PTSD In Children After A Car Accident

Signs Of PTSD In Children After A Car Accident
Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash

Studies show that up to 43% of children and teens go through at least one trauma, but not all develop PTSD. Between 3% and 15% of girls and 1% and 6% of boys will develop PTSD. Car accidents can be a very traumatic event, especially for a child who may never have considered it a possibility. The sounds of a car crashing, flashing blue lights, being surrounded by lots of people, and witnessing loved ones sustain injuries can be very overwhelming for a child. Recognizing the signs of PTSD in children is essential for getting them treatment.

What is PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder and is a mental health condition that develops after someone has been exposed to trauma, such as a car accident. Symptoms can develop immediately after the trauma, months later, and, in some cases, years after the event. Symptoms vary significantly, particularly in children, and can depend on their age, maturity, and the extent of their trauma. PTSD can drastically impact a child’s life, and the longer it’s left untreated, the bigger the effect it will have. This can be in the form of developing unhealthy coping mechanisms, developing other mental illnesses (such as depression), and behaving in ways that are considered anti-social or rebellious.

Signs of PTSD in children

Symptoms of PTSD in children differ from those seen in adults to a certain extent, as they express themselves in different ways and are less able to understand and rationalize their situation. Symptoms of PTSD in very young children following a car accident include bedwetting, a fear of the dark, and separation anxiety. Elementary-aged children may have outbursts of anger, nightmares, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and changes in their school and social life. Pre-teens and teens can also have difficulty sleeping and a poor school performance, along with anxiety, depression, alcohol use, and other self-defeating or harmful behaviors. Some obvious symptoms for all ages can be a fear of getting back into a car, avoiding the scene of the accident, and a fear of learning to drive as they get older.

Getting help

As a parent, if you notice the symptoms of PTSD in your child or teen after a car crash, it’s important to talk to them and get them professional help. Remember that PTSD can develop months or years later, so it’s important to consider whether there’s a link between a teen’s low mood or poor school performance and a car accident that happened to them as a child. The good news is that PTSD is treatable. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that allows people to freely discuss their experience and be taught healthy ways to cope with it. Play therapy can also be good for children, as it helps them to express themselves without having to directly talk to a therapist, which can be difficult when children don’t always know what’s wrong. Medication is also an option, but it treats the symptoms of PTSD, rather than the PTSD itself, so it’s best used as a last resort.

The cost of treatment

Unfortunately, the cost of medical care and therapy for treating PTSD following a car accident can be expensive and the last thing any parent wants to worry about when trying to help their child. Children may be eligible for monetary compensation for both PTSD and any physical injuries they sustain from the car accident. FVF Law Firm advise seeking out free, no-pressure consultations so that you can get compensation for your child, which can be essential for covering the costs involved in treatment. Even if months or years have passed since the accident before PTSD has been diagnosed, it’s still worth pursuing it to see what can be done.

PTSD is something that every parent should be aware of if their child has been in a car accident. It’s important to have open communication so that they can come to you if something is wrong, but many children will depend on their parents to guide them in the right direction for help.

Car Talk, Home, Reviews, Summer, Tips and Tricks

Car Care Experts at Meguiar’s Offer Helpful Tips for Moms and Dads

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How is your car holding up this summer? Is the floor full of sand, the interior have melted chocolates from the sun and snacks the kids left on the seats, the windows covered in hot, sticky hands marks? How about the outside? Is it too hot to get outside and really clean the exterior as well as you like? Drive through car washes are a minimal wash so let’s get that car clean!

Meguiar’s is my husbands go-to for car care and has been for years! He works corporate for a major auto retailer and of shelves of products he sees everyday, he always comes home with Meguiar’s products and the garage shelved prove it.

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Here are some car care tips below that Meguiar’s shared with me on how to keep your car odor and mess free the rest of the summer.

  • Protect your interior surfaces: Great memories are made having your children join along on a road trip, but spilled food and drinks can easily spoil your precious interior. For quick clean ups on surfaces like rubber, vinyl and plastics, you can use a product like Meguiar’s ® Ultimate Interior Detailer to clean and offer protection. Meguiar’s ® Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is the choice for immediately removing stains that may have affected floor mats, fabric seats, and other carpeted surfaces. Also read: How to Clean and Detail Your Car Interior

  • Maintain streak-free visibility: The cutest members of your family may think it’s funny to leave fingerprints or smash their faces against the car window, leaving evident smudges on the glass. By simply spraying your window with a quality glass cleaner, like Meguiar’s ® Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner and wiping with a high quality microfiber towel, the blemish will be gone in no time and your little ones can go back to being cute as ever.

  • Crumbs…crumbs everywhere: Whether it’s Cheerios, Goldfish, or graham crackers, kids love munching on their favorite crunchy snacks in the car. This inevitably leads to bits of food all over your ride, with crumbs making their way to the most hard-to-reach crevices. Meguiar’s recommends vacuuming all cloth surfaces regularly to get rid of the leftover snacks and have your interior looking just like new. Remember, frequent car care is easy car care.

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  • When there’s no time for a car wash: From bird poop to tree sap, there’s always a good chance on a road trip that your car will get something on it that can be detrimental to the paint. Your kids in the back seat may have no patience for a full car wash! To quickly handle the mess without having to wash your entire car, you can use a product like Meguiar’s ® Ultimate Quik Detailer to easily remove it before it becomes a more serious issue. Since regular washes might not be a priority during the busy summer months, Meguiar’s experts also recommend keeping a bottle of Meguiar’s ® Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax in the trunk. This handy product is easy to use: simply mist and gently wipe away with a clean microfiber towel to remove road grime, while also adding protection while on the road.

  • Neutralize odor: We love them, but kids who have been playing outside or those still in diapers can leave behind unpleasant odors that linger inside cars for long periods of time, which is where Meguiar’s® Whole Car Air Re-Freshers come in handy. The odor-eliminating technology permanently rids the affected area of the odors and leaves behind a desirable scent of either Sparkling Berry, Spiced Wood, Spring Blossom, Citrus Grove, Summer Breeze or New Car.