Summer, along with hot, sunny weather has officially arrived! It is important that while you are outside taking advantage of the beautiful weather Mother Nature is giving us, you take a few moments and properly prepare yourself and your little ones before venturing out for a day of fun in the sun.

Whether you are going biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming or doing any other outdoor adventures, you need to remember the sun can be brutal on your skin. Always apply sunblock! Even on hazy or partly cloudy days, the sun’s damaging UV rays are still apparent, and your skin still needs protecting. Children’s skin is more sensitive; don’t forget to pack a hat for their little heads. If you and the kids will be swimming or partaking in any other strenuous, sweaty sport, be sure to take the time and reapply sunblock periodically in order to stay protected while having fun outdoors.
If dangerous UV rays aren’t enough, we have pesky mosquitoes to deal with. Those little guys can pack a big punch! Not only do their bites make us swell and itch, but some mosquitoes carry the West Nile Virus. Also, summer is when the ticks and fleas come out to play as well. Make sure to use repellent to keep those annoying bugs away. When choosing a bug repellent, there are many types available, there are natural repellents made from plant extracts and those that contain the natural ingredient “DEET.”  Choose the one that works best for you and your family. 

Hydrate! Always be sure that when you are outside exerting energy, you drink plenty of water. Kids may have to be reminded since they are commonly having way too much fun to think about water. Keep in mind that the smaller bodies of kids dehydrate much faster than an adult’s. Make sure before heading out on the day’s adventure you pack a bottle of water for everyone. Also, take frequent breaks since overheating can cause heatstroke as well.  Stop into Fisher Auto for some fun, summer shopping! We invite you to browse through our huge selection of new, used and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. We are located at 6025 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, Colorado. For your convenience, we are open six days a week.