Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Trip Check Up

The Holidays are upon us. The Holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun, which also means an increase in travel. Before you start any Holiday road trip, even a short one, follow this 10 minute vehicle checkup guide to make sure your vehicle is ready to tackle the road. There is nothing worse than running into car problems during the holidays.

Holiday Vehicle Checkup:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tips to Combat Overheating While Driving

A car overheating is always a scary sight, especially while on a road trip. Most cars do not overheat very often so when they do overheat, they can cause quite the shock to the system. If you notice your temperature gauge rising while you are driving, it is best to know all the tips and tricks to help get the temperature gauge out of the red and back to normal. Here are some tips and tricks to do just that: combat overheating.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Temperature Change and Tire Inflation

Autumn is a time of change. More specifically, autumn temperatures rise and fall pretty rapidly. As we go from summer to winter, fall temperatures undergo some pretty severe drops. There are many things to watch out for when temperatures change. Today we are going to talk about how temperatures affect tire inflation.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Car Care: Brakes

Summer is gone and fall is here to stay. After a full summer of fun and adventure, it is time to double check the single most important feature on your vehicle for your safety: check your brakes.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall Car Care: Clean Your Battery

Summer weather likes to wreak havoc on all the parts under your hood. One part that often gets neglected, but takes just as much summer punishment, is your battery. Hot weather is tougher on your battery than cold weather. That is why when summer ends and Fall starts, it is imperative to clean your battery.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Car Care: Coolant and Radiator

Summer weather is hot, but your vehicle still gets even hotter. The amount of heat produced under your hood during the summer is enough to fry an egg! Therefore, it is paramount to check your cooling system at the beginning of fall to make sure your vehicle made it through the hot summer unscathed.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Car Care: Oil and Oil Filter

Summer is finally done wreaking havoc on your vehicle. In addition to the wear and tear from the summer heat, the miles on your vehicle’s odometer can really pile up during the summer. It is vital to keep your vehicle oiled and lubricated with quality oil to keep your engine running strong.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Summer Car Care: Wiper Blades

Summer heat is rough on everything. From us, to our pets, and even to our vehicles. One item on your vehicle that is often forgotten during the summer is your wiper blades. Therefore, next up on our summer car care series list: wiper blades.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Summer Car Care: Tires

As the summer rolls on, so should your vehicle. Don’t let the summer heat get your vehicle’s tires down. Under inflated, over inflated, worn out, or misaligned tires can pose a huge danger, especially in the summer months. Here are a few tips on how to beat the heat and protect your tires.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer Car Care: Air Filter

The summer heat mixed with added driving is a recipe for extra strain on your vehicle. The Lubricar Jiffy Lube blog has been highlighting summer car care tips to help you battle this extra stress on your vehicle. Next up on our list: check your air filter to make sure your vehicle can breathe this summer.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Car Care: A/C Service

Summer weather adds extra stress and strain to your vehicle. The Lubricar Jiffy Lube blog has been highlighting summer car care tips to help get you through the vigors of summer. Next up on our list: keep your A/C running cool.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Car Care: Summer Items

Lubricar Jiffy Lube is back with another installment of Summer Car Care. Next up on our list: vital items to keep in your vehicle this summer.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Car Care: Belts & Hoses

Summer is here, which means temperatures will continue to rise and so will the stress on your vehicle. Lubricar Jiffy Lube has your back this summer and is here to help get you and your car through the upcoming hot summer days. Over the next few weeks, this blog will be highlighting summer car care tips to help get you through summer. First up on our list: Belts & Hoses.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Check Engine Light: Part II

CarMD recently listed the most common “check engine light” repairs for 2013. According to the list, the #2 cause is an easy fix that you can do in a matter of seconds.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Check Engine Light

Car repairs are getting more and more expensive. That is why regular preventative maintenance is more vital than ever in the quest to keep your dollars in your wallet and out of the mechanics pocket. A helpful tool in a vehicle owner’s bag is the check engine light. Equally annoying and helpful, the check engine light serves as a warning that something in your vehicle needs help. Even though tracking down the root cause of a check engine light can easily turn into a grand adventure, ignoring the check engine light can be costly.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Keep Your Vehicle Running Strong: Transmission & Differential

Some aspects to vehicle maintenance are harder to remember than others. They can go longer between maintenance and can easily be forgotten. However, if they go neglected for too long, they will significantly damage your vehicle and make you spend a lot more money on repairs than simple maintenance would have cost. Here’s a couple vital components in your vehicle that need maintenance that people often forget about.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Keep Your Vehicle Running Strong: Cooling System

There are plenty of moving parts in your vehicle. They all work together in order to get you where you need to go. It just so happens that the most vital moving parts in your vehicle also need help cooling off. That is right, your engine needs a little help from its friend the cooling system. This is why proper maintenance to your vehicle’s cooling system is a vital step in keeping your vehicle running strong.

Friday, June 6, 2014

How to Keep Your Vehicle Looking Great for Years to Come

New cars look great when they first come off the lot. But, time, sun, weather, and wear can really start to take a toll on the look of your vehicle. Here are a few simple tips to keep your vehicle looking great for years to come.

Friday, May 23, 2014

How to Keep Your Vehicle Running Strong for Years to Come

We all know that person that has had the same car for 20 years and it just keeps chugging along. Well, what’s the secret? Why do some cars seemingly last forever while others can barely make it a few years? The answer is simple: regular, preventative maintenance. There are no miracle cures, just dedication to keeping your vehicle clean and lubricated. There is no time off from maintenance.

Friday, May 9, 2014

More Spring Cleaning for your Vehicle

We are back with some more spring cleaning tips for your vehicle. Follow these last 6 steps on the spring cleaning checklist to get your vehicle ready to conquer the roads of spring.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Spring Cleaning for your Vehicle

Winter not only puts our patience to the test, it puts our vehicles to the test. Cold weather, snow, ice, road salt, and potholes are just some of the curveballs winter likes to throw at your car. Spring is a good time for a little spring cleaning for your vehicle. Here are a few tips to help spring your vehicle to a clean spring.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vehicle Tips: Lighten Your Load

The life of your vehicle largely depends on both how you treat your vehicle and keeping up on your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule. Lubricar Jiffy Lube has you covered in the vehicle maintenance department, so here’s a tip on how to help treat your vehicle better. Lighten your vehicle’s load.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vehicle Tips: Hose Check

It does not matter if you have a car, a truck, a van, or an SUV, they are all finely tuned machines. In order to keep them running properly, they require regular vehicle maintenance, repairs from time-to-time, and just regular day-to-day upkeep. Here’s another vehicle tip to help you keep your car running on the road, and not broken down on the side of the road. Avoid the hose hassle.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Vehicle Tips: Tire Moisture

Here at Lubricar Jiffy Lube, we not only want to provide your vehicle with the proper preventative maintenance it deserves, we want to provide you with vehicle maintenance tips you can utilize during your day-to-day life. First up, we have a cool tip for you about filling your tires up with air.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Vehicle Tips: Tire Caps

Here at Lubricar Jiffy Lube, we not only want to provide your vehicle with the proper preventative maintenance it deserves, we want to provide you with vehicle maintenance tips you can utilize during your day-to-day life. First up, we have a cool tip for you about tire valve caps and why they are important.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Keys to Filter Maintenance

Filters are vital to the overall performance of your vehicle. Regular maintenance of your vehicle’s filters is also the key to keeping your vehicle on the road and not broken down on the side of the road. The following is a breakdown of essential filters and their corresponding maintenance tips.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Quality Fuel at the Gas Station

Your vehicle thrives on clean, quality fuel. If you are unfortunate enough to fill up your vehicle with dirty fuel or fuel that has not been mixed properly, your fuel filter can clog and your vehicle’s mpg and performance can take a nose dive. Here are some tips to help you always get the best out of your fuel.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Clean Engine is an Efficient Engine

Most of us are more efficient throughout our day if we are showered, clean and ready to go. You vehicle is just like us. A clean car is a happy car: specifically the engine.

A dirty engine can significantly decrease the efficiency of your vehicle. A dirty engine runs hotter than a clean one, which puts a bigger strain on your vehicle. Also, if you periodically clean your engine, it will be easier to spot leaks and diagnose problems.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Breaking Down Gender Boundaries at Jiffy Lube

In the last century, when I first began my career at Jiffy Lube, my store, and virtually the entire industry, was completely male dominated.  This would have been in 1983.  The “Quick-Lube” industry was in its infancy in those days and you would have been hard pressed to find a female at a Jiffy Lube or any other lube shop across the country.  Not that women were turned away or banned from the industry.  No grand conspiracy here!   Apparently working at a Jiffy Lube “back in the day” just wasn’t that appealing to women.  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Oil Check at Every Other Fill-up

One point we want to drive home to our readers is that motor oil truly is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Too many vehicle problems and breakdowns are caused by poor oil habits. One habit that we should all pick up is to check our oil every other time we get gas. Even in newer vehicles, your oil level is going to get low, it is just a matter of time. So, every other time you find yourself at the pump, just follow the following procedure for an accurate reading of your oil level.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How to be Nice to Your Battery

Car batteries can go years without giving you any trouble. But when they do start acting up, they can really be a pain in your backside and leave you stranded in inconvenient places. Here are a few simple tips to keep your battery clean and running mean for as long as possible.