Friday, December 14, 2012

Maintenance Tips: "Musts"

Did you know that the most important way to keep your vehicle healthy and out of the shop is to keep it clean and lubricated? Changing your oil and filters on a regular basis is a maintenance “must” when it comes to keeping your car on the road.

Monday, December 10, 2012

What does 10W30 Grade Motor Oil Mean?

You see those cryptic combinations of letters and numbers on motor oil bottles everywhere. What do they mean?

To decipher them, you have to understand viscosity. Viscosity measures how much the motor oil can resist flow. In other words, if you tip a motor oil bottle over, how fast it spills out indicates its viscosity. The more viscous, the slower it moves.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Penny Test

Did you know that each of your tires will wear differently depending on the position of the tire? Therefore, to keep the wear on your tires even, it is essential to rotate your tires according to your manufacturer’s recommendations.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Battery Maintenance

Everything starts with your battery. There is nothing worse than a dead battery when you’re somewhere in the desert or remote mountains. If your 12 volt car battery doesn’t answer the call every time you need it, then it’s time to take action because you won’t get far with a dead battery. Whether, your car needs a full battery replacement or just some clean battery terminals, Jiffy Lube has a battery service that will help your car to remain a self-starter. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change

With as much as you paid for your vehicle, you want to keep it on the road as long as possible. That's why we offer the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change  It's more than an oil change, it's preventive maintenance to change, inspect, check/fill and clean essential components of your vehicle and help keep it all running smoothly. By taking care of your vehicle with a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change  you’ll be getting the peace of mind that your vehicle will be with you for a long time.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to Properly Dispose of your Motor Oil

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about 185 million gallons of used motor oil are improperly disposed of by consumers each year—dumped on the ground, tossed in the trash, or poured down the drain. In fact, improperly dumped motor oil releases about 25 times more oil into the environment than spills from all modes of oil transportation combined.

Friday, October 19, 2012

How to Know if Your Driving Conditions are ‘Severe’

Did you know that you are supposed to service your vehicle more frequently if you drive in “severe” conditions? Many drivers are surprised to find out that what they think are “normal” everyday conditions are actually “severe” conditions.

Friday, October 12, 2012

5 Ways to Increase Your MPG and Save Money

We all want more bang out of our buck. The following is a list of 5 ways you can increase the miles per gallon of your vehicle, thereby saving you money at the pump.

Friday, October 5, 2012

What Does Oil Actually Do?

We all know engine oil is vital to keep our vehicles running. But, why? Why is oil so important and why does it need to be changed so often? The following is a breakdown of why oil is so important and what it does for your vehicle.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wiper Blades: How to Clean and Inspect for Damage

Have you ever been caught in the rain only to find out your wipers do not work properly? Your windshield turns into a streaky puddle and you can’t see a thing. Take a few easy steps in order to make sure you can see out your windshield when those showers strike. The following are a few easy suggestions on how to keep your wipers working:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Air Filter: Keep it Clean to Maximize MPG

Did you know a dirty air filter can severely decrease the performance of your vehicle and lower your gas mileage? Just like you and me, your vehicle needs to breathe. However, the air quality outside is not always the greatest. Your vehicle filters the airflow to your engine through the engine air filter. Over time, the filter gets dirty and clogged. When this happens, your engine struggles to breathe, which decreases performance and lowers your vehicles fuel efficiency by up to 14 percent. See your owner’s manual for how often your air filter should be checked and replaced.

Friday, September 14, 2012

5 Steps to Basic Vehicle Maintenance

A few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps can keep your vehicle on the road and out of the shop. The following is a list of 5 easy maintenance tips that will help maximize the life of your vehicle.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tips to Maximize the Life of your Tires

Simple tire maintenance can both increase the life of your tires and optimize your gas mileage. Driving with over or under inflated tires can weaken your tires, cause uneven wear and impact your gas mileage. Here are a few simple tasks you can do in order to optimize the life of your tires and keep you safe on the road.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to School: Car Care Tips

Well, it’s school time again and it’s important to take a few steps in order to make sure your car is prepared for the back-to-school daily grind. There are two easy steps that ensure your car stays on the road and not on the side of the road.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Vital Fluids: The Life Blood of Your Vehicle

Vehicles need fluid just like we need fluid to keep going. When our fluid runs low, or gets contaminated, we face serious health risks. The same goes for your vehicle. It can not only cause damage to your vehicle, it also hampers efficiency. Here is a list of all the vital fluids that need to be checked and refilled on a regular basis:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lubricar Jiffy Lube Locations

Lubricar, Inc. has 41 convenient Jiffy Lube locations in New Mexico, Northern Arizona, and Southern Colorado to serve your automotive service needs. Past the jump is a list of all 41 locations.


Welcome to the new Lubricar Jiffy Lube blog site. This Jiffy Lube blog will provide maintenance tips, offers, and other fun vehicle blog posts to customers in New Mexico, Northern Arizona, and Southern Colorado. Join the Lubricar Jiffy Lube blog today, and stay up-to-date with what Jiffy Lube has to offer in your area.