Teaching Children About Car Maintenance

Working with a young child on the family car is a great way to teach kids about car repair and a chance to bond together while building good memories. You can start teaching a very young child about car maintenance by taking him or her to a car wash. At the least they can learn how to vacuum the car’s floor mats. You can also let them help you wash the car by letting them spray the car with a hose.

If you are working on your car at home, say, changing the oil or topping off the liquids, a child in elementary school can be your “tool box assistant.” He or she will learn the names of the tools while you show them what each tool does and how to take care of them as well. At they move on to junior high, they can begin to do things like replacing air filters and wiper blades. Also, it’s easy and fun for them to learn how to check the car’s tire pressure.

As teenagers, kids are old enough to understand how a car works. At that age they are capable of checking and changing oil, pumping gas, and rotating tires. Depending on the level of their interest, you might want to let them replace bolts and work at a slightly more complex level on the car.

Show your teenager what goes on at our auto repair shop in St. Peters, MO. Bell & Osborn Auto Body serves customers throughout St. Peters, St. Louis, and all of the surrounding areas.