Give carpooling a chance when going back to school

Toyota driving tipsIt’s already almost time to go back to school! Can you believe that summer has gone by so fast? In addition to getting everything off your child’s supply list, it’s time to decide on whether you not you want your child to be a part of a community carpool. Carpooling can be a valuable resource that has a ton of benefits for you and your child. Our team at Toyota of North Charlotte has put together a list of carpooling tips to make the experience easier.

Why choose carpooling?

Carpooling may seem like a bit of a hassle at first, but check out some of the benefits to sharing a ride in your North Charlotte community:

Reducing pollution

The fewer cars you have on the road, the better it is for the environment! When you’re a part of a carpooling group, you’re taking one extra step to be “green” by putting fewer fuel emissions into the air.

Reducing traffic

Back to school traffic can be burdensome in North Charlotte. Carpooling can help reduce this traffic thanks to more students being in the same car instead of separate ones.

More time for yourself

If you feel rushed in the morning because you have to make sure you drive your children to school, you can get all of that drive time back to yourself thanks to a carpool group. Now you’ll have extra time to mark off other items on your To-Do list, or even just enjoy your coffee for a few more minutes.

Your wallet will thank you

The less time you spend behind the wheel, the more money you’ll save. Not having to drive every day will reduce how much you spend on gas, and how much you would have to spend on North Charlotte auto service.

Know North Charlotte carpool etiquette

Once you have started a carpooling group or you have joined one, there are a few things to know so it operates smoothly.

Always have a schedule and contact information

Make sure that everyone knows what time the carpool will be at their house ahead of time, and what time you should be arriving at the school. That way everyone is on the same page. You’ll also want to keep a contact list of everyone involved in the carpool.

Drive safely

When it’s your turn to drive, make sure you drive at your very best. Utilize safe driving tips and if a situation calls for it, use defensive driving skills.

Keep your ride clean

Nobody likes to ride around in a messy car. Be sure to keep your car clean and get North Charlotte auto detailing done if your car needs it.

Are you looking for a new car that would be perfect for carpooling? Visit Toyota of North Charlotte! We have a wide selection of family-friendly vehicles that will be a huge hit in your community. Visit us at 13429 Statesville Road by taking Exit 23 off I-77 in Huntersville.

Reduce traffic with carpooling