Jiffy Lube Knows Motor Oil Matters Review

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Moms wear many hats, not only are we mothers taking care of our kids, taking care of our home, but we also take care of our cars. About 54% of customers who take their car in for service or repair are women. Let Jiffy Lube take good care of  your car – in a jiffy.

Jiffy Lube Hands-On Review

I was able to take my car in for a Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change and was thrilled at the service. This is not just an oil change although they do use quality motor oil and change the filter. They do a lot more at Jiffy to keep your car running smoothly so you don’t have to worry about it. Moms have enough to worry about.

Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change also includes an Inspection of:

  • Brake fluid level (in transparent reservoirs)
  • Serpentine belts
  • Wiper blades
  • Antifreeze/coolant reservoir levels
  • Engine air filtration system
  • Exterior lights
  • Chassis (lubricate when applicable)

Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change also includes Checking and Filling of:

  • Tire pressure
  • Transmission/transaxle fluid
  • Differential fluid
  • Transfer case fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Battery water (excluding sealed batteries)

Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change also includes Cleaning:

  • Exterior windows
  • Vacuum interior floors

I love that they do all of the above but as a mom, it’s great to get all of this done in about 10 minutes while I wait in the lobby. It is first-come, first-served but they get you in quickly and it only takes 10 minutes so I had no problems. I actually liked that I didn’t have to make and then keep an appointment while towing my kids with me. I especially love that they clean up all of the goldfish crackers laying on the backseat floor!

I like to get a deal or discount wherever I go. I also know that cheaper is not always better. Jiffy Lube uses quality motor oil for your car. My oil change was only $34.95 here in Akron, Ohio.

Automotive Websites educate you on how to extend the life of your car

Motor Oil Matters website is geared to educate you how the proper motor oil can extend the life of your vehicle’s engine and make it run more efficiently. They have all sorts of educational information that can benefit your family’s vehicles. Did you know? Using a high-quality motor oil in the right grade is important, it can help maximize fuel economy.  More importantly (and costly if not properly handled),  using a low-quality oils that doesn’t meet industry standards or your car’s manufacturer’s requirements could cost you more by possibly damaging your car’s engine and even voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. Play the M.O.M. Knows Best Game to see how much you know!

Safety is important for moms. We try not to forget anything and to watch out for everything. The Jiffy Lube Website actually makes like easier for moms (and dads). They have a lot of great tips for travel safe that many people don’t think about. For instance, there is a Jiffy Lube Travel Tips for Hitting the Road This Summer article. This article is packed with useful information to keep your family safe during summer vacations. Some tips are: check fluid levels, keep water in trunk in case it overheats, keep an emergency kit, spray off bugs and debris from radiator, check tire pressure, rotate tires so they will wear evenly during your trip, etc.

There is also a great website just for women called Ask Patty. It is full of automotive advice just for women. You may even be inspired to be like the women race car drivers there!

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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Shell Lubricants* and MotorOilMatters.org who provided the gift cards for review & giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

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246 thoughts on “Jiffy Lube Knows Motor Oil Matters Review

  1. Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez says:

    Wow, this is a great prize too! Our Dodge Dealership went out of business where my husband bought his Dakota pickup and we could really use this for a great Oil Change and complete check up on his 94 pickup.
    Please enter me in this fantastic contest and please let me know when I am a winner too!
    God bless everyone, Cecilia

  2. Veronica Garrett says:

    I found it interesting that full synthetic motor oils typically outperform conventional and synthetic blend motor oils in nearly all aspects of engine protection.

  3. Nancy S. says:

    I learned that not every car follows the same schedule for when you need an oil change and that you should check your owner’s manual.

  4. R Hicks says:

    I LIKED THEIR MATTER OF FACT SECTION. I LEARNED THAT THE “W” STANDS FOR WINTER AND NOT WEIGHT LIKE SO MANY BELIEVE

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  5. Melissa B. says:

    I find it interesting that Synthetic oils are formulated to be fully compatible with engine seals in an engine of any age.

  6. Amy Delong says:

    I learned exactly when you should change your oil&what kind to use!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. tina reynolds says:

    I learned that the W in 30W stands for winter not weight, I had always heard weight and was wrong

  8. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I thought that the W in the motor oil rating stood for Weight like 10 weight or 5 weight but I guess it stands for Winter.

  9. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I thought the quiz was interesting and I learned that i know nothing about motor oil.

  10. loni says:

    I found that Back in the 1960s, when Joe Wilson was racing hot rod Chevys, he would tear down the engines and find the motor oil black and gummy… until he tried Pennzoil.

  11. Nicole says:

    I learned that the W in the motor oil brand actually stands for winter and not weight like I had always thought.

  12. Edyta says:

    The misconception I had was about purchasing quality engine oil. Thanks to this site I know what to look for when buying engine oil.

  13. Edyta says:

    I like the Matter of Fact section. I found out many interested things about changing the oil, which I had no idea about before.

  14. Sheila Newton says:

    I think it’s interesting that city driving is severe. Hmmm, learn something new everyday!

    Thanks!

  15. christopher h says:

    found the fact that the W in 30W stands for winter to be the most interesting, i always assumed it meant weight

  16. Erica C. says:

    I like that you can answer a few questions about your car and it will tell you which specific oil is best for your specific car.

  17. Debra F says:

    I learned that the “W in motor oil names stands for winter, not weight as many people believe. I did not know that and found that very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. L.D. says:

    I thought the section on what constitutes severe driving was interesting. stop and go trip and short trips are considered this. Of course you need to check the owners manual to be sure for your own car.

  19. Ed Nemmers says:

    I learned that idling is not the best way to warm up a car. Instead, start for a minute and accelerate slowly to operating temperature!

  20. joseph newby says:

    I took the quiz and I learned that I got 7 out of 7, which means I got lucky consistently.

  21. Laura says:

    I found it interesting that switching between synthetic and conventional oil will not cause any harm to engines as long as both individual oils meet the engine manufacturer’s requirements as listed in the owner’s manual.

  22. Karen P says:

    I learned that W is not for winter like I always thought but is instead for weight. I also learned that I fail at oil changes I only got a 5 out of 7 on my quiz

  23. Rhonda Mason says:

    My misconception was that I needed an appointment! I don’t go to Jiffy Lube because its 45 miles away and I don’t plan far enough ahead to make an appt for that! Now I find its first come- first serve! Yeah! I can stop in when I go to the city next time! Thanks!

  24. Rhonda Mason says:

    In my 40 years of driving I always heard that you should change your oil every 3000 miles—now I find out that each car is different and you should go by your owners manual! Guess I have some reading to do! Thanks-
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

  25. Kristen says:

    I thought you were supposed to change your oil every 3000 (5000?) miles no matter what, but they said it varies by car and you should read your manual.

  26. Carol G says:

    I don’t think it was really a misconception, just a lack of knowledge, but I learned that synthetic oils are actually better for most engines than petroleum based ones.

  27. Lynn says:

    A misconception I had was that the best way to warm my engine was to let it idle for a few minutes. It turns out that the best way is actually to allow the car to run for a minute and then accelerate slowly until the car comes up to operating temperature.

  28. Lynn says:

    I found this interesting fact:
    Does it matter if I change my oil regularly?
    •Regular oil changes are one of the most important things that can be done to help extend the life of an engine.

    •Changing your oil will remove harmful contaminants and dirt that have been collected in the oil.

  29. Kathy Scott says:

    On Thu, 05.27.10 14:32 Kathy Scott (idahomom at cox dot net) rated this site 10 out of 10

  30. Tracey says:

    I learned that: Severe use typically includes stop-and-go driving, frequent high-speed driving and short trips.

  31. McDuffy says:

    Switching between synthetic and conventional oil will not cause any harm to engines as long as both individual oils meet the engine manufacturer’s requirements as listed in the owner’s manual.

  32. Erin M. says:

    I found out that each car manual provides the information on how often you need an oil check! (seriously did NOT know that.)

  33. jgos says:

    When visiting the Motor Oil Matters website, I learned that “Severe use typically includes stop-and-go driving, frequent high-speed driving and short trips.” jgs0925 at gmail dot com

  34. Rachel G says:

    I learned “Some of the motor oil components are consumed sacrificially while doing the job of protecting your engine. Foreign contaminants also accumulate in the oil.”

  35. Rose Habart says:

    Oil misconception – That EVERY car should have the oil changed exactly every 3000 miles. This is not true. It depends on the vehicle and you have to check the manual.

  36. Birdie S. says:

    I founf\d most interestint that that W on the oil can stands for Winter not viscosity like I always thought.

  37. Raelena says:

    misconception cleared up: Full synthetic motor oils typically outperform conventional and synthetic blend motor oils in nearly all aspects of engine protection.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  38. Raelena says:

    Additive packages play a key role in helping to keep an engine clean and protected from varnish and sludge, as well as provide wear protection and protection from heat and acids.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  39. Robyn L Norris says:

    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.

    Changing your oil will remove harmful contaminants and dirt that have been collected in the oil.

  40. Vicki Andrew says:

    I have been wrong all my driving life about the W not being for weight but for
    winter
    singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  41. Jessie says:

    I took the quiz and have to say I was sure cars on the road were older (on average) than it said, but then again maybe that’s just because I’ve never owned new.

  42. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I found it interesting to learn about the differences between the different types of oil

  43. Cynthia R says:

    I liked where you put the make and model of your car and it makes an oil recommendation

  44. Tabathia B says:

    I learned that full synthetic motor oils outperforms conventional & synthetic blends in engine protection

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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