Watching Fourth of July fireworks with friends and family is a beloved tradition for people all over the country. This year, many communities are finding themselves at odds when it comes to attending fireworks displays. You want your family to be able to celebrate the holiday, but you don’t want to put them at risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
Fortunately, you can enjoy the majesty of your local fireworks display from the safety and security of your vehicle. Here are a few tips on how to make this experience as fun and comfortable as possible.
Make Sure You Get There Early
Fireworks displays are bound to be crowded with cars this year. To ensure your entire family is privy to the best view possible, make sure you get there early to secure a great spot. While it depends on the size of the show and how much parking is available, you may want to arrive about a half hour or even forty-five minutes early to claim your space.
Bring Enough Snacks for Everyone
Snacks ensure that restless kids are occupied while waiting for the show to begin. When choosing snacks, focus on things that are easy to eat. This can include things like pretzels, chips, licorice, lollipops, and other treats. Steer clear of chocolate, which is likely to melt in hot weather, or anything too messy to eat inside your vehicle.
Clean Your Windshield for a Great View
Your vehicle’s windshield is your window to the fireworks display. If it’s muddied or smudged, your enjoyment will be diminished. To clean the inside of your windshield, use a glass cleaner formulated for auto glass or mix your own. A simple mix is half water, half alcohol, and a splash of white vinegar, which ensures your glass will be streak-free. Use a microfiber cloth to apply your cleanser for the best results.
Celebrate with Your Family When You Return Home
After the display is over, there’s no reason the fun can’t continue once you arrive back home. Plan a movie night with your brood, focusing on patriotic titles that illustrate how this country came to be and what it holds dear. You can also have a barbecue so you and your loved one can enjoy some good food outdoors. If it’s permitted in your community, you can also light off fireworks for your own private show. Make sure you proceed safely, especially if there are young kids or pets in proximity.
Here at Quanz Auto Body, we treat our customers like one of the family. Along with providing trusted collision service, we also want you to stay safe and secure this summer. Customers in Westside Albuquerque are welcomed to call 505-897-1949 to schedule service or learn more about our repair process.