Friday, January 22, 2010

Doing your own car maintenance?

Frankly, DIY car maintenance is a thing of the past for me. Years ago (and several vehicles ago), I could change oil, spark plugs, and even do some transmission adjustments, etc. (This was partly due to lack of funds and partly due to a mechanic who worked for beer but required me to learn while he fixed).

Even now, if you gave me a '81 Camaro or a '70 Blazer I could manage a great deal (even the power steering pump!). But those cars you can CLIMB into the hood to work on them, and have room to spare! My current minivan I can barely get my arm anywhere in it (and hubby's car is completely alien to me!)

Luckily for me, and all the rest of you, there are companies that will do the work for you! And now, thanks to MotorOilMatters.org, you can find out lots of awesome information about how to prolong the life of your car. MotorOilMatters.org was created by Pennzoil, Quaker State, and Shell Rotella (so they know what they're talking about!)

They have a wonderful tips and advice section, and even an interactive quiz!

Luckily for me, Shell Lubricants and MotorOilMatters.org provided me with a $35 Jiffy Lube giftcard so that I could get my oil changed without having to deal with it myself.

Wanna win one of your own? Thanks to Shell Lubricants and MotorOilMatters.org, you can!

The Giveaway

The winner will receive:

* a $35 Jiffy Lube giftcard to get your own oil change!

To Enter:

1. You MUST be a follower (and follow publicly)!
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you scored on the M.O.M knows best game. (Click on Fun Matters to get there or use the link in the paragraph on the homepage). This must be done first or the other entries won't count!

You can get extra entries by doing any (or all) or the following and leaving a separate comment for each extra entry:

* Go to MotorOilMatters.org and tell me something you learned or found interesting.
* Subscribe to this blog via Reader (on left sidebar)
* Subscribe to this blog via Email (on left sidebar)
* Grab my button and put it on your blog (worth 2 entries, leave 2 comments)
* Favorite me on Technorati (button on left sidebar)
* Follow me on Twitter as sanity4sonya
* Twitter the following: "Win a $35 Jiffy Lube giftcard at http://bit.ly/7gSrDv #giveaway @sanity4sonya" and leave me the Tweet link!
* Comment on another post on my blog, and let me know that you did.
* Blog about this giveaway (make sure that you link to this page and back to uprinting.com) (worth 5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Please make sure if you have a Blogger profile that it is public! If you don't have your email publicly available on your Blogger profile, please leave your email in your comment. Winners will be notified by email so I have to have it!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary payment to write this posting.
I received a $35 Jiffy Lube giftcard to keep and review.
All of the opinions are strictly my own.


Giveaway is open to persons 18+, US only
Giveaway ends January 25 at 11:59pm PT


110 comments:

  1. I am a follower and scored 100%!

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  2. The W in motor oil stands for winter, not weight as many people believe!

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  5. I subcribe and scored 85.71% (60 points)
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  8. I learned that the W stands for winter and not weight, I went for most of my driving life thinking it was the other way

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  9. Follow publicly on Google friend.
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  10. i learned that each car tells you in the manual how long to wait before changing the oil!
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  11. I do follow, and I scored 100% on the quiz--helps to have grown up in a trucking industry family!


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  12. I found it interesting to learn more about the synthetic oils, and especially that they are proving to be better than the conventional ones.


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  13. google follower.
    i learned that i didn't know much about cars or oil! but i liked that they weren't condescending. and that not each car goes the same amount of miles before needing a change, you have to check the manual.

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  14. I scored 85.71% not too shabby.

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  15. I just started following your feed publicly via Google Friend Connect
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    I scored 83.57% on the M.O.M quiz. Better then I thought I'd do.

    I love the name of your blog how true it is! :)

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  17. I'm a follower but cannot find this MOM quiz anywhere!

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  18. Took the M.O.M quiz with 83.57%

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  30. I follow you publicly on Google.

    I scored 85.71% on the test.

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  31. I learned that most motor oils should meet the API standards.

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  32. I am surprised at how well I did on the test. Thanks for the chance to win

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  33. I scored 83.57%.
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  34. I only missed one (the one about phosfurus (sp?)

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  35. I never realized that the "W" in an oil's description meant "winter" and not "weight"

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  36. The W is for winter not weight. Thanks for the chance.
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  37. I am a follower on Google Friend Connect (Christie)
    I scored 100% on the quiz because I have taken it before.

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  38. Public follower of Sanity Is For Those Without Children

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  42. I am a public follower and my score was 50 points.

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  44. I learned that the W in motor oil stand for Winter not weight and most people think.

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  45. I follow via twitter @kowgirlsrule

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  46. I AM A FOLLOWER AND GOT A 100%!!! YAY!

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  47. I got 100% :)
    I also like the quiz that helps you choose which oil is best for your specific car.

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  48. Wow, I surprised myself! I actually got all 7 questions correct and scored a 100% or 70 points! I thought the question about how much is it to own a new vehicle per mile was really great knowledge! Thanks for the opportunity to learn more information.

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  49. I learned that about often I should change my oil.

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  56. I learned that properly functioning motor oils lubricate, clean, cool, seal and perform other functions in an engine.

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  63. I found it interesting that it finally says they are no longer giving out gift cards. I was one of the suckers who signed up within the first minute of the promotion starting and was told 6 weeks later that I did not sign up fast enough. Guess I need a faster version of Roboform.
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  74. I learned that synthetics will not void a warrarnty and if follow the manual

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