The Overlooked Necessity That Needs to Be on Your Back to School List


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With the back to school season in full swing, families of all kinds are preparing to handle the stress of the busy time. Everything from finding the best deals to making sure they have the necessary  school supply lists before heading off to load up the cart with school supplies, is making families plan just a little more. With so much to do in so little time, parents are using online resources to make the most of their time.

Parents are also carefully scrutinizing the deals that retailers are offering, as they prepare their back-to-school budgets. With so many options, it can be hard to decide the best way to start your money saving back to school shopping adventure. Fortunately, US News put together a list of the best back-to-school sales for 2018. This list will help families budget for the coming school season.

As the number of things needed for school rises (cell phones and tablets are now almost a staple for all) so too does the amount of money necessary to procure the items.  According to the NRF’s report, families will spend an estimated $687.72, on average, to get their K-12 kids ready to go back to school. Parents with children going back to college will be spending an estimated average of $942.17 to get them ready. With this much being spent on back to school basics, few can spare any money for other surprise expenses.

With that in mind, few families remember to account for the need of their vehicles to be in good working order as a back to school must. Whether you only have to drop your kids off at school, are a pivotal member of a car pool group, or are sending your students off to an out of state college, you’re going to be relying on a vehicle to make everything happen smoothly. What happens though, if something goes wrong with the vehicle? Not only does a vehicle in need of repair cause logistical issues – Who is going to take your turn in the car pool? How is your child going to get back and forth at college? – but it also creates a massive dent in your back to school budget.

In 2017, Cars.com reported that the average car repair bill cost between $500 and $600. That much money can completely derail a family’s ability to provide the basic back to school necessities to get their child’s school year started on the right foot. With a little forethought and the right preparation, you can be shielded against these unexpected costs, before they become a problem in your back to school rush.

CarShield.com offers many options to protect your family against the debilitating set back of a broken-down vehicle. With the added peace of mind of knowing that repairs to your vehicle can be covered, and your budget won’t take a hit, you can focus on the necessary tasks to get your family back in the school routine. If something should go wrong with your vehicle, you can rest easy not having to worry about how long your vehicle might be out of commission. Give us a call at 1-800-974-9385 or get your free quote online to get your vehicle covered today. CarShield is accepted at all dealerships nationwide, and any ASE certified mechanic, so getting your vehicle in, repaired, and back out will be a easier than checking it off on a back to school checklist.

  Published By  
Brandon Evans
Senior Editor at CarShield

Brandon Evans is the senior editor at CarShield. He has been published across multiple industries with work featured in MaxSTL and the VITAL Voice. He holds a B. A. in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University. He writes out of Saint Louis, Missouri.

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