Setting Up A Carpool

Setting Up A Carpool

As school gets back into full swing, you may be more pressed for time (and money) than ever. One way to alleviate the responsibility of chauffeuring your kids to and from school and after school activities every day is setting up a carpool. Whether your kid’s school is just around the corner or across town, sharing the responsibility with other parents that you trust can free up serious amounts of time (and gas money) for everyone.

Start with your neighbors. Often, your neighbors are the best place to start when setting up a carpool. Because you all have the same origin and final destination, pick-ups and drop-offs become a breeze. Contact neighbors whose kids go to the same school as your kids. Joining forces is not only convenient, but you—and your kids—could make some new friends!

Ask the school. Sometimes afterschool programs offer options for parents looking to carpool. When buses aren’t an option, schools often facilitate carpool options or can at least point you in the right direction.

Once you have a carpool that works for your family, establish some basics to keep things running smoothly.

Set up a schedule. Make sure everyone knows their responsibilities, so there is no confusion. If the schedule involves multiple families and changing responsibilities, consider writing up a schedule for reference. Make sure emergency phone numbers and important information is included in the schedule. Also be sure your kids know who to meet, when to meet them, and where.

Establish rules. Basic rules, like being on time, buckling up, and no fighting should be clear. Work with the other parents to come to an agreement.

For more carpooling tips and resources, visit drivelessconnect.org.

Are you in need of a reliable, spacious, and safe vehicle for your carpool? Stop by Mountaineer Lincoln today!

Lincoln Continental Concept Has 30-Way Adjustable Seats

We don’t want to brag or anything, but the new Lincoln Continental Concept has seats that adjust 30 ways. Thirty ways. When a seat adjusts in that many ways, who even cares about what’s under the hood?

Lincoln hopes that by offering truly dynamic seats, future Continental models will provide new levels of comfort for everyday driving and long road trips.

“The new design of the Lincoln 30-way seats goes beyond the one-size-fits-all design seen in the past,” said Johnathan Line, advanced seat innovation supervisor and technical expert in a statement. “It conforms to your body and supports it in ways not previously possible.”

So exactly how does this seat conform to meet your individual needs? So glad you asked.

  • The seat’s lower cushion adjusts six ways.
  • The seatback adjusts two ways.
  • The headrest adjusts four ways.
  • The upper-back support adjusts two ways.
  • The lower seat-cushion extensions adjust four ways.
  • The thigh supports adjust four ways.
  • The lumbar support adjust four ways.
  • The seatback side bolsters adjust two ways.
  • The lower seat-cushion bolsters adjust two ways.

Lincoln continues to make safety and comfort priorities in its vehicle’s designs. Stop by Mountaineer Lincoln today to see how the automaker has already incorporated these elements into its current lineup!

Lincoln Continental Concept