Tuesday, June 22, 2010

$35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card Giveaway

Did you know that the average age of cars on the road is 9.4 years?  That's a record high!  I fit right into that average.  My van is 10 years old and with no car payment, I have no plans to replace it any time soon.  That's why taking care of our cars is even more important than ever.  Good maintenance means less repairs ... another way to save money!

An informative website www.MotorOilMatters.org has easy to locate information about motor oil and how quality products help prolong engine life and efficiency.  The site has a "M.O.M. Know Best" Game where you can put your motor mind to the test.

Did you know?
  • According to a recent survey from the Automotive Service Association, more than 54 percent of customers who take their vehicles for service and repair are women
  • Using a high-quality motor oil in the right grade can help maximize fuel economy
  • Low-quality oils that do not meet industry standards or the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements could cost consumers in the long run by potentially damaging the vehicle’s engine or possibly voiding the manufacturer’s warranty
  • Another reason to look to a high-quality motor oil – like Pennzoil and Quaker State - is that it is designed to meet the demands of today’s engines

This information comes from Shell Lubricants and www.MotorOilMatters.org.  Through My Blogspark, Shell Lubricants and www.MotorOilMatters.org  has sent me a $35 Gift Card to Jiffy Lube.  This will cover (or almost cover) the cost of my next oil change at Jiffy Lube.  I'm excited to share that they also offered to giveaway a $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card to one of you!!  Now that's a giveaway that would be good for anyone (unless you don't have a car of course.)

There are 4 ways to win.  The first is mandatory while the others will get you extra entries.  All entries must be left in the form of a comment here on the blog (not on Facebook or elsewhere.)  Leave one comment for each entry. The giveaway will end on Friday July 2nd.  The winner will be announced on Saturday July 3rd.  If you're commenting anonymously, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.
  1. This one is mandatory. Take a look around the Motor Oil Matters website site. Leave a comment here telling me what you found the most interesting.
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57 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I found it interesting that W stands for winter, not weight, like so many people think.

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meeyeehere said...

I found it interesting they have little video clips and all these fact list on the website.I also thought there was a standard time to get your oil changed but they didn't say that.Weird.

Anonymous said...

Stop and go driving is considered severe driving...hmm...seems like I do that a lot while in traffic. Makes me wonder if I should check my manual to see if I need to change my oil more often!
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Anonymous said...

I am subscribed to your e-mails.
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Mama Zen said...

I learned that the W in motor oil names stands for Winter!

Ashley said...

I found out that each car has a different interval between oil changes---each model/type is different! We just scheduled ours at the same time. Oops!
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Birdie S. said...

I found interesting that Synthetic oils are formulated to be fully compatible with engine seals in an engine of any age so it doesnt cause leakes birdson@roadrunner.com

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Theresa said...

I learned that synthetic oils won't make seals in the engine leak.

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Baby Mama said...

For every vehicle, always make sure the oil meets the manufacturer’s requirements as listed in the owner’s manual.
I never knew that!
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twocuff said...

I learned that I'm a severe driver. I never knew!!

twocuff said...

I'm a subscriber now!!

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LAURA1877 said...

Confirmed what my hubby always says. Stop and go driving is severe

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LAURA1877 said...

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pestkaj said...

yikes, i learned i am a severe driver!!

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that the API Service Symbol (“Donut”) and API Certification Mark (“Starburst”) identifies quality engine oils for many gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles.
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Lydia's Pennies said...

I learned like so many others now that W stands for winter not weight. I feel like such a knucklehead.

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Amanda said...

I learned that you can safely switch between conventional and synthetic oil.

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Amanda said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

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Amanda said...

I follow on Google friend connect.

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M and M said...

I learned that :
The "W" stands for winter, not weight as many people believe. oil names?
I would love to win. Thanks,
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M and M said...

I am a follower.
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M and M said...

I subscribed to your email.
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cdziuba said...

I learned when to change my oil, I was unsure of precisely when it was supposed to be done.

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Frugal Science Gal said...

I took the M.O.M. test and got a 100! That was definitely interesting!

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shirley said...

I took the test and missed 1, and learned I need an oil change.
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shirley said...

I like on facebook.
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I subscribe to email.
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AndiMac said...

The fact that you can switch between synthetic and regular oil.

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I'm a follower

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stroker881 said...

I learned that W stands for winter!
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stroker881 said...

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jenspurg said...

Found out that W stands for Winter, not weight.
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jenspurg said...

Follow through GFC.
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Subscribe through Google Reader.
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Jodi said...

I learned that Severe Driving includes stop-and-go driving, frequent high-speed driving and short trips. We do a lot of short trips and I didn't know how much strain it is putting on the car.

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Jodi said...

I'm now following on Google Friend Connect.

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Small Footprints said...

I found the info on additives interesting (Additives can consist of anti-wear agents, friction modifiers, dispersants, detergents, viscosity index improvers and antioxidants). Interesting, huh?

Small Footprints said...

I'm following on google friend connect.

Small Footprints said...

I'm an email subscriber (reducefootprints (at) gmail (dot) com).

Russ and Rachel Dray said...

I really liked the lube match where you can input your info to get a personalized recommendation! Cool tooL!

Cathy said...

You can safely switch between conventional and synthetic oil.
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Cathy said...

I subscribe to your emails.
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Joann said...

I learned that they will match oil to your type of vehicle, cool!
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Joann said...

following you on google!
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Joann said...

I posted about your contest on my blog! http://joannsbest.blogspot.com
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jbafaith said...

I always thought the W stood for weight, so I was surprised to find it stood for winter. Interesting!

jbafaith said...

I subscribe to your emails

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I follow on Google Friend Connect

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