When it comes to the holidays, there can be a lot of travel involved, and that puts a toll to your vehicle on top of the everyday wear and tear that it can endure. I know that when we are preparing for a trip anytime of the year, one of the things that my husband does, is take the vehicle we will be using for travel to our local Jiffy Lube, to have our fluids, tires and wipers checked and changed out if needed. With the winter travel, you will find that there are different maintenance needs to a vehicle than say for summer travels. It is very important to make sure that you keep up with your recommended maintenance schedules as per the manufacturers recommendations, but on top of that, making sure your vehicle is trip worthy is also important.
I know that when we take our vehicles to Jiffy Lube this season, they will not only change out our oil, but they will check the other fluids in our vehicles, like the antifreeze and transmission fluids. Other things that we will have done is have our air filters changed out in our vehicles. With the air filter, we learned to see it as being the lung for our vehicle, and if it can breathe easier then it will also make the fuel mileage easier on our vehicles, which is always something we aim for, especially when heading out on the highway for those long trips. We also have our batteries tested, to make sure they are winter ready as well as travel ready, that way we do not have any unexpected surprises over the season or while we are out of town. For the windshield, I know that it is just as important as the engine, because in order to drive safely on the roads, we need to be able to see clearly. So making sure we not only have washer fluid to help with ice, but also wiper blades that do not leave streaks or spots, is very important for preparing our vehicles for winter and trips. Then when it comes to the tires, we like to make sure our tires have the right amount of pressure in them as well as tread on them, because under-inflated or worn tires can be very dangerous when driving around on slick, icy roads. Other tips that we learned from the wonderful people over at Jiffy Lube to help us be prepared for our winter travel is to have a properly packed emergency kit in our vehicles. In all, we find that taking our vehicles to Jiffy Lube and getting the advice we need from the professionals there, really helps us prepare for not only the winter season, but also for the busy holiday travel that we will be doing this year! Well to help with preparing your vehicles for the season and for the holiday travels, the wonderful people from Jiffy Lube would like to give one of my amazing readers a $50 Jiffy Lube Gift Card!
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