Mommy Katie: #Giveaway Maintaining Your Car This Season With Jiffy Lube $50 Gift Card (Holiday Guide)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

#Giveaway Maintaining Your Car This Season With Jiffy Lube $50 Gift Card (Holiday Guide)

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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!



This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.
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51 comments:

The Cell Phone King said...

Keep the correct amount of pressure in the tires.

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

I learned: The NHTSA says toddlers (over one year and between 20 to 40 lbs.) should be placed in convertible/forward-facing seats with harness straps at or above shoulders. For young children (four to eight years old and more than 40 lbs.), the organization recommends a forward-facing, belt positioning booster seat with the lap belt fitting low and tight across the lap/upper thigh area and the shoulder belt snug across the chest and shoulder.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Love the Holiday travel tips with kids
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Jeff Taylor said...

I learned that there are several important filters that need to be checked and replaced regularly. These include the oil filter,engine air filter, fuel filter, automatic transmission fluid
filter,PCV/Breathers, and cabin air filters

Laura Lane said...


Tire Tread & Pressure Check
Under- or over-inflation of tires can:
cause uneven tread wear
weaken your tires
reduce traction
impact gas mileage
reduce the number of miles you get out of your tires

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JC said...

Oil and Filter: Time for a Change
To keep your oil clean and your engine healthy, it's important to follow your vehicle manufacturer's maintenance recommendations.

CatOLuck said...

Antifreeze/coolant is also important in colder temperatures to keep the engine from freezing.

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dfraley3 said...

I learned the penny trick to check your tires.

1. Insert a penny into the tread groove with Abe Lincoln's face showing, but with his head upside-down.
2. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln's head, it's probably time to replace your tires

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jbmthill said...

HEre in Michigan, the winters are tough. They recommend to keep your vehicle stocked with simple emergency equipment in case you do get stalled or have an accident. Consider keeping items like a blanket or extra clothes, a rope for towing, bottled water, granola bars, and a bag of sand or kitty litter for traction.
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Nicole Larsen said...

I learned that just two gallons of used motor oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours.

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scottsgal said...

check and change your wiper blades before winter

CindyWindy2003 said...

i learned what should be included in a winter car kit and that is It should contain a flashlight, extra batteries, water, flares, blankets, a shovel, a snowbrush, an ice scraper and tire chains where they are allowed by law. Kitty litter or sand can be spread under tires to get better traction when starting from an ice patch or in the snow.

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Natalie said...

I learned to keep track of oil changes and change them regularly.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I learned that not having your tires inflated properly can decrease the miles you get out of the tires.

Pam L said...

Bring along toys, books and video games to keep the kids busy. If you're planning a long drive, be prepared for frequent bathroom and food stops.

Gianna said...

bubbles or foam
a milky appearance
a strong smell of gasoline

These signs could mean you have water or fuel contamination or your oil level could be too high. Take your vehicle to Jiffy Lube or another trusted technician right away.

one frugal lady said...

driving at 55 mph versus 65mph can improve your gas mileage by as much as 15%! wow!

AMY said...

I learned the penny trick to tell when to change your tires.

JLin Mei said...

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Carrie Phelps said...

I learned that you should check your oil level with the dipstick every time you fill up with gas.

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Kristen said...

Keep track of the dates of your oil changes so you don't go too long in between.

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lisa said...

a winter car kit should contain a flashlight, extra batteries, water, flares, blankets, a shovel, a snow brush, an ice scraper and tire chains

cjabdelnour said...

TIP--- Engine air filters should be periodically inspected and changed. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

steve weber said...

Oil and Filter: Time for a Change
To keep your oil clean and your engine healthy, it's important to follow your vehicle manufacturer's maintenance recommendations.

Dorothy Teel said...

I learned that windshield washer fluid is essential for good visibility as it clears away ice, grime and dirt from windshield improving your driving vision and increases road safety.

tarter95 said...

I learned that you should have an emergency kit in your car.

Kris said...

i learned Your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle .

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I learned to stay awake during your trip. I think this means everyone in the car.

Thomas Murphy said...

I learned you should Have the battery tested at the beginning of the season to make sure it has enough cranking power to withstand the cold. To minimize strain, start the vehicle with the heater, lights and window defrosters turned off.

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Natalie Yeoman said...

I learned of the penny trick to check your tires

Stephen Alexander said...

I learned that you should Take the vehicle in for routine maintenance

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Aaron said...

learned that antifreeze is important in the colder months

Shelly Peterson said...

I learned that Just two gallons of used motor oil can generate 36 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to power the average household for a day.

Rayray Cartucci said...

I learned from experience to keep cat littler in the trunk of the car...works great if you are stuck in icky sludge but also keeping blankets and water in the trunk in case of other emergencies....

Gina Wildorchid said...

I learned that it is important to write down or keep track of your oil changes to ensure they are completed regularly.

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June Lisle said...

I learned that my husband's truck has more filters than I thought and that we need to check them.

kathy dalton said...

driving at 55 mph RATHER THAN 65 OR 70 CAN REDUCE YOUR GAS CONSUMPTION

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I learned the Penny Trick to check your tire tread.

Christina Lamson said...

Bubbly or milky look to oil when checking in can mean fuel contamination or overfilling.

Pam Halligan said...

I learned that severe driving conditions include driving in stop and go traffic, driving in extremely hot or cold temperatures, driving at prolonged higher engine speeds, or driving in mountainous terrain.

Rebecca Parsons said...

I use them to get my oil changed. They send me a reminder and a discount for being a loyal customer.

Wanda McHenry said...

I learned don't idle. It actually requires less gas to turn the vehicle back on than to let it idle. Huh! Interesting.

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I read and read and read some more. I knew all the tips. The only one that I was just a little fuzzy on (only because I have no children and none that ride in our vehicles) is that car seat one.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends children sit in the back seat and be buckled-up properly.Infants (under 20 lbs.) should ride in rear-facing convertible seats with harness straps at or below shoulder level.Toddlers (20-40 lbs.) should ride in forward-facing convertible seats with harness straps at or above shoulders.Young children (more than 40 lbs.) should ride in a forward-facing booster seat with the lap belt fitting across the upper thighs and shoulder belt snug across the chest.

Jennifer Speed said...

I learned: Don't feed your pet right before you plan to leave. Instead, give him or her a light meal a few hours in advance. Never feed your pet in a moving vehicle.