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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jiffy Lube $25 Gift Card Giveaway ~


Ok, I'm just gonna admit it...I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to my vehicle, or automobiles in general for that matter. I don't understand how they work, and frankly, I don't want to. I am very thankful that my husband takes care of those things for me.

Well, for the most part he takes care of those things. I do have to take my van in when it needs maintenance or repair work. But when the mechanic starts rattling off all they recommend having done...I simply pick up my phone and call hubby.

And he reminds me about 500 miles before it's time for an oil change to put it on my schedule. And then he reminds me again. And then, he makes sure I've still got it on my schedule. What a guy!!

Recently, I was contacted by My Blog Spark to check out the MotorOilMatters.org website. And to continue being honest, I wasn't that thrilled to nose around on a website about motor oil and oil changes but the $35 gift card to Jiffy Lube I received from Shell Lubricant and MotorOilMatters.org sweetened the deal just a bit.

So today I headed over to MotorOilMatters.org and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Rather than a bunch of jargon I couldn't understand, I found alot of simplistic, great advice and lots of cool facts.

I especially liked the Matter of Fact section which explores most commonly asked questions and most popular oil myths. And then I took the M.O.M. Knows Best Quiz, which true to form....I FAILED!!

What I learned? What the "W" in motor oil names ACTUALLY stands for and how to know if I am buying quality oil for my vehicle.

So, what it boils down to? If something tragic happens to my husband (please God, no!) and I have to start taking care of my own vehicles, this website is a great place to turn for starters. But until that day? I'm just gonna keep doing what I'm told...and for once in my life, I'm perfectly fine with that!

And also, I have one $35 Jiffy Lube gift card to give away to one blessed reader. All you have to do is head on over to MotorOilMatters.org and poke around. Then leave a comment on this post telling me the most interesting fact you learned, what your score was on the M.O.M. Knows Best Quiz (be honest!).

Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment if it is not accessable on your blogger profile. This giveaway will end on Wednesday, January 20 at 12:00 AM CST. If you read Simple Saving Savvy via an RSS reader, you must click on the post title and leave a comment on the actual post. Emailed entries will not be accepted.

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18 Comments:

Blogger penney said...

Well, I scored a 71% on the quiz...not too good. I didn't know as much about oil as I thought I did. The most interesting thing I found was that the W on motor oil names stands for winter not weight. I was shocked as all these years I thought it had to do with the weight of the oil. Thanks for pointing us to this interesting site. My email is: penney.rodriguez@gmail.com.

January 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

Don't know how, but I did score a 80%. I was surprised how much a new car costs! I got the question right, but man.. a new car is expensive. shannonsnow (at) cox (dot) net

January 16, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

I scored an 85% on the test, which I was totally surprised by, honestly lol I was really surprised to learn that you should only let your car idle for 1 minute and then drive slowly until the car comes up to temperature in the winter.. I had no idea as we've been warming our cars up for 5-15 minutes all this time.. oops!

January 16, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

The most interesting thing I just learned is how synthetic oil is far surperior to normal oil. Our Ford Edge uses synthetic and I had no idea why as its at least twice as expensive! It's good to know that we get it for a reason :-)

I just got a 100% on the quiz! Unbelievable...I feel like I know nothing about cars!

Thanks for the giveaway :-D

Oh and my email is jgray126@gmail.com

January 16, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger DeDe said...

I got an 85% on the quiz. I had no clue what SAE stood for....
I was also surprised to learn that you can switch between synthetic and conventional oil.
Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.

January 16, 2010 at 7:25 PM  
OpenID smove313 said...

The "W" in motor oil names stands for winter, not weight as many people believe. And i got a 80% on the quiz. Not to bad for a guy, i guess.

Garry
smove313@aim.com

January 17, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger abby said...

I got 85.71% on the quiz.

I thought the fact about how to warm up your car in the morning was interesting.

January 17, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger StephanieC said...

I got 100%- but I've taken it before! I learned about looking in a car's manual to learn what it really needs, not the standard advice. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

January 17, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
OpenID wall48dia49 said...

I scored a 90% on the quiz. I learned that driving with less weight in your car helps save gas.

Walter

wall48dia49@aol.com

January 17, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
OpenID sweetfazes said...

I've learned that Synthetic oils are formulated to be fully compatible with engine seals in an engine of any age & I failed the test, i got a 56.7%.

Nicole at sweetfazes@aol.com

January 17, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
OpenID wazup peoples said...

I learned that the W on motor oil names stands for winter not weight, very interesting as i thought it ment weight. Learned something new. And i scored a 75.6% on the quiz.

mdpeoplez39@aim.com

January 17, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
OpenID jewels said...

Wowzers! I got 100%. I learned that regular oil changes are one of the most important things that can be done to help extend the life of an engine.

Julie
iladydzi@aol.com

January 18, 2010 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I scored an 85%. I was also surprised to learn that the W stands for winter and not weight as I had thought.

remlingkl@gmail.com

January 18, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

my score was 71.43%...i just guessed most of them since i had no clue! lol

i did learn that the "W" in motor oil names stands for winter. i always thought it was for the weight consistancy of the oil..who knew!

matthollycart@gmail.com

January 18, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Well, I thought I was smarter than 71.73%!! Who knew that the "W" stood for Winter... I also thought it was for weight.
tinap
tinajanet1@verizon.net

January 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I scored an 80%. I also learned that synthetic oil is surperior to normal oil.

January 19, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Carey said...

42.86%
W means Winter. Who knew?! Well I didn't. :)

careycarter77@gmail.com

January 19, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger The Bookworm said...

Sadly, I scored a 57.14% but I learned that the average life span of a car these days is 9 years.

hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

January 20, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

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