Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tire Cap Tips

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.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Filter Tips for Your Vehicle

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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Trip Checklist

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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Importance of Your Oil and Oil Filter

Did you know that keeping your oil clean is the most vital step you can take in order to keep your engine healthy? In addition to changing your oil and oil filter regularly, it is important to check your oil level with the dipstick every time you fill up with gas. Driving your vehicle when the oil level is low deprives your engine of the critical lubrication it needs and can cause severe engine problems. Make sure to keep your oil level full to maximize the life of your vehicle.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hose Maintenance Tips

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.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fall Wiper Blade Maintenance

The long, hot days of summer have probably done a number on your wiper blades. Fall is the perfect time to inspect your wiper blades and make sure they are ready for the upcoming months.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Vital Fall Maintenance Tips

Fall has come and the holidays are already upon us. Now is the perfect time to take charge and prepare your vehicle for the holidays and the upcoming winter season.

Here are some tips for the perfect fall care for your vehicle:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cleaning Your Fuel System

Fall is the perfect time to give your fuel system a little extra care. The excess heat and extra driving time during the summer combine to put extra stress on your system. Combine that with the fact that the quality of gas in the summer decreases and all of these summer time factors lead to a dirty fuel system. But, don’t worry, fall is here and a clean fuel system is just one step away.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Coolant Tips

Long, hot summer days put added stress on your vehicle, especially your vehicle’s cooling system. Now that summer is behind us, it is a great time to check your vehicle’s coolant and coolant level.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tire Tips for the Summer

Did you know that a few easy steps can both maximize the life of your tires and optimize your gas mileage? It all depends on proper tire maintenance. If you drive with over or under inflated tires, your tires weaken, wear unevenly and hurt your gas mileage. The following is an outline of a few simple steps you can take in order to optimize the life of your tires and save you dollars at the pump.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer Wiper Blade Warning

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:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Air Filter Maintenance Tips for Summer

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. 

Lubricar Jiffy Lube centers will inspect your air filter as part of The Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change. A dirty/clogged air filter will be replaced upon request. Lubricar Jiffy Lube centers will help your vehicle breathe with ease.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

How to Prevent a Tire Blowout on the Road

Tire problems can seriously dampen any plans of fun adventures. Here are a few tire tips to help keep you safe and on the road no matter where you are going.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How to Maximize MPG on Your Road Trip

Road trips are an American classic. However, rising gas prices can put a burden on your wallet. Here are a few easy tips to help you save money on your next trip.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vital Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Running Strong

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.
Here’s a few tips to keep your vehicle running strong for years to come:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vehicle Maintenance: Spring Cleaning Part 2

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, April 15, 2016

The Maintenance Checklist

Let’s face it, life gets busy. It is hard not to get stuck in the fastlane in this busy life of ours. For that reason, it is an incredible help to have reminders and easy charts to view to help us remember to take care of the vital things in our life. That is why we’re posting an easy to see maintenance checklist for your vehicle. When life gets crazy, things like your vehicle take a backseat and necessary maintenance can get pushed back. Well, here’s a handy maintenance timeline to show you what on your vehicle needs to be checked or changed and at what time-frame. Let’s get to it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Vehicle Maintenance: Spring Cleaning Part 1

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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

Winter is not your vehicle’s friend. The winter elements try their best to wear down your vehicle. That is why when spring rolls around, it is the perfect time to give your vehicle a good spring cleaning, both inside and out. Here are 5 ways to spring clean your vehicle and rid it of any lingering winter weather.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maintenance Reminder: Tire Rotation Service

Do you need to rotate your tires? Stop by Jiffy Lube and get it done fast. Continue reading for a reminder as to why rotating your tires is important to the life of your tires.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Maintenance Reminder: Differential Service

The Jiffy Lube Differential Service replaces the old, depleted fluid with new, manufacturer-recommended fluid that provides better protection for this important mechanical system. But, what exactly is this important mechanical system? Continue reading to find out.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Maintenance Reminder: Engine Air Filter Service

Want to improve your gas mileage? Then it's time to change your air filter. Lubricar Jiffy Lube is here to help you increase your MPG.

Every time a vehicle's driver presses the gas pedal, they are controlling how much air and fuel enters the engine. The Engine Air Filtration system aids in filtering the air's contaminants and helps to ensure the correct air/fuel mixture.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Maintenance Reminder: Serpentine Belt Replacement

The serpentine belt is the key that keeps your car running. The belt transfers the power from your engine to other vital components of your car, including the alternator, water pump, power steering pump and the air conditioner compressor. Over time, the serpentine belt becomes worn, cracked and can break and fall off while you are driving. If this happens, your car will only continue to work for a few minutes before it breaks down. Make sure to have your serpentine belt checked and replaced regularly to keep your car on the road, not on the side of the road.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Maintenance Reminder: Fuel System Cleaning Service

Our Fuel System Cleaning Service will help dislodge and remove deposits of dirt and varnish on intake valves and cylinder heads—the very places you need to keep clean in your fuel system. The end result is a cleaner fuel system.

Every time a vehicle’s driver presses the gas pedal, they are controlling how much fuel and air the engine takes in. The pedal tells the throttle valve how much air to let in and the computer tells the fuel system how much fuel to deliver. These calculated amounts of air and fuel are typically mixed together before being sucked into the combustion chamber of an engine cylinder. There the spark plug ignites the mixture, producing the controlled burn that powers the vehicle.