#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!

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51 Comments

  1. The Cell Phone King
    November 24, 2013 / 3:57 am

    Keep the correct amount of pressure in the tires.

  2. B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons
    November 24, 2013 / 4:11 am

    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.

  3. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    November 24, 2013 / 4:23 am

    Love the Holiday travel tips with kidshttp://www.jiffylube.com/education/tips/fourtipsforholiday.aspxGetting sleep and not taking medication to impair yourselfseyma_bennett@hotmail.com

  4. Jeff Taylor
    November 24, 2013 / 4:40 am

    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 fluidfilter,PCV/Breathers, and cabin air filters

  5. Laura Lane
    November 24, 2013 / 5:14 am

    Tire Tread & Pressure CheckUnder- 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

  6. JC
    November 24, 2013 / 7:09 am

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

  7. Anonymous
    November 24, 2013 / 10:08 am

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

  8. dfraley3
    November 24, 2013 / 11:07 am

    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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  10. jbmthill
    November 24, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    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.like2sweep@gmail.comBeth H

  11. Nicole Larsen
    November 24, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    I learned that just two gallons of used motor oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours. pittsy82@hotmail.com

  12. scottsgal
    November 24, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    check and change your wiper blades before winter

  13. CindyWindy2003
    November 24, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    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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    November 24, 2013 / 8:03 pm

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  15. Natalie
    November 25, 2013 / 12:50 am

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

  16. Denise Taylor-Dennis
    November 25, 2013 / 12:52 am

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

  17. Pam L
    November 25, 2013 / 2:05 am

    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.

  18. Gianna
    November 25, 2013 / 2:19 am

    bubbles or foama milky appearancea strong smell of gasolineThese 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.

  19. one frugal lady
    November 25, 2013 / 4:16 am

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

  20. AMY
    November 25, 2013 / 4:47 am

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

  21. JLin Mei
    November 25, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    As your preventive maintenance provider, Jiffy Lube® is committed to helping you protect one of life's biggest investments – your vehicle. Here you will find useful information to help you stay free from the anxiety of keeping your vehicle in top shape.

  22. Carrie Phelps
    November 25, 2013 / 4:08 pm

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

  23. Kristen
    November 26, 2013 / 7:50 am

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

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    November 26, 2013 / 7:52 am

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  25. lisa
    November 26, 2013 / 4:36 pm

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

  26. cjabdelnour
    November 27, 2013 / 6:32 am

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

  27. steve weber
    November 27, 2013 / 7:32 am

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

  28. Dorothy Teel
    November 27, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    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.

  29. tarter95
    November 27, 2013 / 3:15 pm

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

  30. Kris
    November 28, 2013 / 1:30 am

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

  31. Anonymous
    November 28, 2013 / 2:56 am

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

  32. Thomas Murphy
    November 28, 2013 / 6:24 am

    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. rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  33. Natalie Yeoman
    November 30, 2013 / 2:05 am

    I learned of the penny trick to check your tires

  34. Stephen Alexander
    November 30, 2013 / 2:44 am

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

  35. Aaron
    November 30, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    learned that antifreeze is important in the colder months

  36. Shelly Peterson
    December 1, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    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.

  37. Rayray Cartucci
    December 2, 2013 / 12:41 am

    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….

  38. Gina Wildorchid
    December 2, 2013 / 11:55 am

    I learned that it is important to write down or keep track of your oil changes to ensure they are completed regularly. Thanks for the chance to win!wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  39. June Lisle
    December 2, 2013 / 5:25 pm

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

  40. kathy dalton
    December 3, 2013 / 12:54 pm

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

  41. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres
    December 4, 2013 / 9:43 am

    I learned the Penny Trick to check your tire tread.

  42. Christina Lamson
    December 5, 2013 / 5:36 am

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

  43. Pam Halligan
    December 8, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    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.

  44. Rebecca Parsons
    December 10, 2013 / 5:53 am

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

  45. Wanda McHenry
    December 13, 2013 / 12:37 am

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

  46. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    December 14, 2013 / 10:57 am

    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.

  47. Jennifer Speed
    December 15, 2013 / 12:01 am

    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.

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