Saving Money by Taking Care of your Car - $50 Amazon Giveaway

Monday, August 22, 2011



You wouldn't spend years sitting on the couch eating chips and expect your body to be in good health, would you? Would you also expect your car to be in good condition if you neglected it for years?

The truth is, we need to take care of our things. And you can save a lot of money by taking care of your car. Here is my top 5 list for saving money on car repairs (and keeping up your resale value.)

#1 Perform all scheduled maintenance
Air Filters, brake pads, transmission fluids, fans, alternators, oil filters, belts, fuses, lights, windshield wipers, spark plugs.... This is just a small list of the things that need to be maintained and that can easily fail. Having your car routinely checked out can save you on major headaches in the future.

#2 Keep it clean
Why would you spend thousands of dollars on a vehicle, just to use it as your trash heap? If your kids throw cheerios on the floor, pick them up! Or better yet, have a no eating in the car policy (that will keep your car clean and help your waistline!).

I have a friend that let her children stick gum all over the seats in her brand new minivan. Her husband ended up cutting the gum out of the seats. What a waste! Their car lost a tremendous amount of value when they cut apart the seats. And you lose value by letting snow and ice rust your exterior. Or dirt and grime cause chips and dents.

And your car loses tremendous resale value if it's filthy or smells inside. Even imagine the customers/friends you might lose if they step into a dirty mess of a car.

#3 Keep your gas tank and tires full
Running out of gas will cost you big time. It may destroy your engine, but it will certainly destroy your day. You'll be late. You'll have to pay a fine or a fee for assistance. Plus keeping your tank low, makes it harder to start your car in the winter - putting extra stress on the starter and engine.

Filling your tires makes sure you get the optimum gas mileage. And it means you're checking the tires regularly for damage. A few months ago, I noticed a bulge in one of my tires and $170 later, I was told that it was only a matter of days before that tire would have blew out.

I would have been stranded. My rims and axles could have also been damaged, and if I was on the freeway, it's possible I could have been involved in a collision or serious accident.

#4 Drive responsibly and respectfully.

If you drive like a maniac, it goes without saying that you are risking your life and the lives of others. But you are also guzzling more gasoline and risking damage to your vehicle. You are also risking a ticket from the police - and the resulting increase in your insurance premiums.

Driving is a privilege, not a right. Show respect on the road!

#5 Keep your Insurance up-to-date and make sure you have enough insurance!
Make sure you keep your insurance up-to-date and make sure you have enough coverage! I can not stress this enough. About 10 years ago, my sister was in a collision while driving my car.

Luckily for her, I had full coverage. But not really good full coverage. She endured broken bones, surgeries, rehabilitation, and a lasting disability. In the end, she was never made whole. But it could have been worse. Know what it means to have good insurance, and make the phone call.

You can also save by preparing for future needs by signing up for programs like the Allstate Good Hands Roadside Assistance program.

It's a service offering pay-as-you-go roadside assistance. You don't need to have Allstate insurance to use this service, there are no monthly fees (you only pay when you use it!) and it's easy to sign up. You can sign up for free below:


By pre-registering, you will receive a welcome kit in the mail containing a wallet card, key fob, and window cling with the phone number for roadside help. You'll have the help available in case anything comes up.


So what are you waiting for? You can sign up using the widget today! And even better - Allstate is offering one Suburban Jungle reader a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

To Enter: Share your best piece of advice for keeping your car in top operating condition. Leave your answer in the comments below - this is a mandatory first entry and must be completed before any other entries.

Bonus Entries:

  • For 2 extra entries - Leave a comment when you Register for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program (it's free - just use the widget above and enter your email address) below telling me that you signed up. (I will tally the entries)
  • For 2 extra entries - Leave a comment when you Download the mobile app and comment that you downloaded it 
  • For 1 extra entry -Leave a comment and your tweet url if you tweet the following: {Just entered the Allstate #ghrgiftcardgiveaway via @suburbanjung Could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Your turn! http://tinyurl.com/3joag3z}
  • For 1 extra entry - Leave a comment with your link url if you share this giveaway on Facebook (through the widget or by including this link)
*This contest will end on August 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. This contest is being handled by me and the gift card is being donated by Allstate/Good Hands Roadside Assistance. This is a sponsored post.

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Jenny said...

Keeping on top of routine maintenance - oil changes, etc.

jebond76@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Tweeted it: https://twitter.com/#!/ratetheplateut/status/105669376639893504.

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kasey said...

Don't skimp on the routine maintenance! Find an independent mechanic you can trust and listen to his recommendations, especially any information he gives about upcoming things you'll need to do - that way, you can budget for it and it's not quite as bad!
spehcialk at aol dot com

bukaeyes said...

I always get my routine checks and work done by a dealer. This way the mechanics and inspectors have a lot of knowledge and know all the ins and out of your vehicle!
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bukaeyes said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/bukaeyes/status/105672104216768512
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jenspurg said...

Keep the oil changed and tires rotated.
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jenspurg said...

Registered.
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#1

jenspurg said...

Registered.
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#2

jenspurg said...

tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/jen_r_horn/status/105673531228045312
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Amber said...

My tip is to change your tires often enough!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I downloaded the mobile app!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
#1

Amber said...

I downloaded the mobile app!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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#2

Amber said...

I signed up for the Roadside Assistance program!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
#1

Amber said...

I signed up for the Roadside Assistance program!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
#2

Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
https://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/105676766714142720
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook, my FB name is Amanda Moore:
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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

I make sure I do all the regular maintenance like oil changes and general spot checks of other systems by a professional.


apoalillo {AT} hotmail (dot) com

Andrew said...

Make sure to check your oil levels weekly, this way you can tell if your car is burning too much

adankleff at gmail dot com

JC said...

Make the calendar and always remember to have your car checked regularly.

JC said...

http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/105688129708625920

JC said...

shared on FB.http://www.facebook.com/#!/tcarolinep/posts/246005492105704

jim said...

Routine maintenance, of course! jimandboys@gmail.com

Mysharona said...

Stick to your maintenance schedule.

rabbitycat said...

Always change your oil at the recommended mileage

mar said...

My best advice is to have ones's car checked over by a trusted mechanic before a long road trip.

LWons@HotMail.com

Anonymous said...

get it serviced at regular intervals

jcwga@hotmail.com

dfraley3 said...

Don't wait till the very end to refill your car with gas. In some instances this can cause serious problems with the engine. Plus it isn't fun being stranded somewhere out in the pitch dark.
crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

Helen Keeler said...

My best piece of advice for keeping my car in top operating condition is regular oil changes and keep up on all maintance issues. helenkeeler@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Routine maintenance is the most important for keeping your car in top operating condition. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

Registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

Registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program dguillen at kc dot rr dot com Entry #2

Mami2jcn said...

My husband keeps a spreadsheet that he checks often with the maintenance he has to do and has done already on the car.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I shared on FB with the widget. My FB username is Mary Happymommy.

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Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/#!/guillenwins/status/105714477995008000 dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/105714782103015424

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Anonymous said...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/aliasr2/posts/209666969088862 dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

kygirl said...

Always take it in for a oil change every 3 months and have regular maintance done too
stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

dawns41 said...

Get your oil changed every 3000 miles and change your air filter every 3rd oil change.
Rotate your tires too.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

allison psychopathicpyro@hotmail.com said...

routine maintenance

Genevieve said...

I'd say rotate your tires - makes for a better driving experience, too! :)

gen (at) northcoastgardening.com

PAIGE said...

Always use covered parking.
elysesw@aol.com

Michael said...

Regular Maintainance and cleaning keeps your car in the best shape. Don't wait until there is a problem

Michael said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/mbrennan37c/status/105731278430674944

Sarah and Jeremy said...

if you live in utah, make sure to rinse off the salt regularly!

sarahinskeep (at) hotmail.com

Heather Sack said...

routine maintenance / oil changes, etc..

sheather703 @ aol dot com

Shel said...

Don't overlook a fluid fill...Every two weeks my husband checks my fluid levels (wiper fluid, antifreeze, oil etc) and fills when they're low. Keeping your fluids filled eliminates costly repairs later and lets you know in advance when you might have a problem (like an oil leak).

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I registered for the Roadside Assistance program (Michelle Hudak)

shel704 at aol dot com
#1

Shel said...

I registered for the Roadside Assistance program (Michelle Hudak)

shel704 at aol dot com
#2

Shel said...

I downloaded the mobile app for my iphone
shel704 at aol dot com
#1

Shel said...

I downloaded the mobile app for my iphone
shel704 at aol dot com
#2

Shel said...

Shared on Facebook: Michelle Hudak
shel704 at aol dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would say the best way to care for your car is to make sure you have it inspected every year!

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/105739715961028608

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Have regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance to keep your car in good shape.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/105740618914996224

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/105738684934008832

shel704 at aol dot com

colleen ruk. said...

getting regular oil changes!
fall_out_girl(at)comcast(dot)net

Antoinette said...

Of course get car tune and check up every 3 months, but I also feel I clean car is a happy car!
Antoinette
trendstolend@hotmail.com

colleen ruk. said...

I tweeted the giveaway @littleruk
http://twitter.com/#!/littleruk/status/105747914709667840
fall_out_girl(at)Comcast(dot)net

vloky said...

Best thing you can do is get your oil changed every few months and regular fluid replacements and tune ups.

vloky said...

http://twitter.com/#!/vloky/status/105757246750863360 tweeted

Anonymous said...

I make sure to get oil changes as recommended, check the tires are properly inflated and get tune ups as needed.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Register for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
Entry 1

Anonymous said...

Register for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program
Thanks
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Entry 2

Anonymous said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/105760113918345218
Thanks
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Janice said...

Keep the oil changed!
whit1966@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oil Changes, often instead of putting it off. Also washing regularly.
kittiecorpses091@yahoo.com

Elena said...

Check the oil and engine often to make sure everything works good.

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/105773498517028864

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Elena said...

I registered for the Roadside Assistance program

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Elena said...

I registered for the Roadside Assistance program

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#2

Kia89 said...

My tip is to check the engine and oil often.
austma7@aol.com

Jan said...

Definitely keeping up with oil changes and other routine maintenance. Hubby is good at this. He keeps a checklist of when and what is done and repaired.
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Jan said...

Shared on facebook. FB name Jan Peoples
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Jan said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/105783168321327104
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Nicole Larsen said...

I make sure to have the oil changed every 3,000 mi!!

pittsy82@Hotmail.com

Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/pittsy82/status/105784778405584896

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BethElderton said...

The best advice is the most basic--keep the oil and filters changed and keep the tires properly inflated.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/105803704602595328
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Pamelas7 said...

Oil Changes and regular tune ups
mychicmommy@gmail.com

www.mychicmommy.blogspot.com

Susan B. said...

Address issues as soon as they come up. A little strange sound turns into a big one, which means a much bigger price tag as well. If you get it checked out right away it might not be such a big deal.

MichelleS said...

Mandatory: Make sure you keep oil changes up to date, and you don't have to be experienced to buy a know-how book to keep things such as washer fluid, etc up to code.
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MichelleS said...

#1 I registered for the program (Michelle Sanchez).
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MichelleS said...

#2 I registered for the program.
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MichelleS said...

Downloaded the app entry 1 of 2.
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MichelleS said...

Downloaded the app entry 2 of 2.
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MichelleS said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/MiMichelle_03/status/105823576019578880
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MichelleS said...

Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=272552006093658&id=100002590774517
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Jessca said...

Get oil changes regularly! I learned that the hard way:)

Happysoul12 at att dot net

Kerri said...

Regular maintenance schedule, cleaning & detailing. Oh, and never run on less than a 1/4 tank of gas.

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Stephanie said...

regular oil changes and tune-ups so in to mechanic as scheduled (and when you hear something odd)
tvollowitz at aol dot com

chrisrcoff said...

you have to keep on top of routine maintenance

chris.r.coff at gmail . com

Anonymous said...

No eating in the car!!
cmbender@benderhome.net

Wes said...

Don't buy something heavy and then drive around with it in your trunk for weeks. Unload as soon as you get home. The extra weight in the car will guzzle gas, among other things.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Wes
sunburnfreezerburn@hotmail.com

Sassy said...

I always make sure to get my oil changed on time and have my mechanic look at it.

sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

Sassy said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/ThriftySassyMam/status/105853373865132032

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LissaL said...

Ck the fluids, tires & make sure gas gauge is accurate.

leapnlissa at yahoo dot com

LissaL said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/LissaL/status/105869807680897026
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Andrea Domorsky said...

Regular oil changes!

Lynda Del. said...

Check for proper level of fluids and get regular oil changes.
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Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/Lyndadawinda/status/105895080413511681

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debbie said...

Make sure you rotate your tires to get equal wear on them.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

sweepmom said...

Follow your cars recommended maintainance schedule.

hale2005 said...

Run the health check button in your car every so often.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

hale2005 said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/105969279375114240

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hale2005 said...

Shared on FB.
mrcheapo

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clc408 said...

Keep the oil changed and the tires properly inflated

Rebecca Shockley said...

Treat your car like your baby, if your baby needed to see a Doctor you would bring your baby in, so if your car needs to see the mechanic don't procrastinate, do it!
Always check fluids
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clc408 said...

I have previously signed up for Allstate Roadside Assistance.

clc408 said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/105972401283665920

Rebecca Shockley said...

registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program as rebecca shockley
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#1

Rebecca Shockley said...

registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program as rebecca shockley
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#2

Rebecca Shockley said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/mngirlinssp/status/105973267520696320
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Rebecca Shockley said...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=150949994989879&id=1849884229
shared on FB

jabeck022 said...

I always get my car washed regularly especially living in Ohio with all the snow and salt - it keeps it in good condition and no rust!
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jabeck022 said...

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barbara.montyj said...

Best advice - keep your tires correctly inflated.
This will help them to last longer.
Thank you.
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barbara.montyj said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/105979671568596993

Ashley said...

Get oil changed every 3-5,000 miles.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

bayctygrl said...

don't let your gas run too low, fill it up at a quarter tank and keep up on those oil changes!

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Ladd said...

My best advice is to take your car in regularly for all scheduled maintenance. I had a junker car last time, and I didn't follow that advice and I paid for it. I have a new car, now, and I am making service appointments a priority.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Ladd said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jenniferladd/status/105988890371956736

jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

sunnydaisies said...

Keep on top of your oil changes

Tarah said...

Keep the brakes in shape!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Danielle said...

Every time we buy a new-to-us vehicle, we take it to be undercoated and then we follow up each year with the touch up (included in the original purchase price). This keeps salt and road dirt from eating away at the undercarriage and floors.

The Happy Wife/Danielle
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

cjbstar said...

Change the oil on a regular basis and check the air pressure in the tires.
cjbstar@hotmail.com

Holly B said...

My tip is to check your tires regularly, I forgot about mine and they were down to 10 psi! I'm surprised I didn't have a blowout, yikes I'm dumb!

hblaser at gmail dot com

Holly B said...

http://twitter.com/#!/prismperfect/status/106007833874665472

AStarrA said...

Well I guess mine would be to make sure you marry a guy where both his father and brother are mechanics, haha sad/bad I know but I know nothing about cars since I don't like driving much
disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Always listen to your car - - um - - don't turn up the radio and ignore the funny sounds it's making! thanks. irishluck1114@yahoo.com

sweetsue said...

My advice is to find a trustworthy inexpensive mechanic and take your car in if the smallest thing seems wrong. A little problem can turn into a big expensive problem.
smchester at gmail dot com

Mary Joy Argo mjfitton2003@yahoo.com said...

Regular oil changes, keeping the tires inflated

sweetsue said...

I registered for the roadside program under my name Susan Chester.
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I registered for the roadside program under my name Susan Chester.
smchester at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Routine maintenance like oil changes are very important, plus it has the added bonus of having an expert eye look at your vehicle and spotting potential problems before they escalate. For instance, on a routine oil change recently, the attendant pointed out a fan belt that was about ready to go. Saved me a LOT of hassle in the long run!

tnshadylady at gmail.com

Deb said...

http://twitter.com/#!/tnshadylady/status/106021255253200896

crystalf said...

My hubby keeps up on the oil changes and tire checks. He's good at all that stuff. thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

Danetta said...

Don't overlook regular maintenance like oil changes, tire rotations, fluid checks, brake checks, etc.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My husband is our car guy and he does a great job of keeping our cars in good driving condition. He checks the air in the tires regularly, gets the oil changed and even gases up both our cars. I love it!

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Joyce H

mogrill said...

Oil changes every 3000 miles...no matter what.
Thanks for the chance.
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madame.kent said...

Tip: Coast when you can when coming up to a stop sign or traffic light.
Tip: Always check your fluids!

-Bekah
madame.kent at yahoo dot com

madame.kent said...

Shared on FB!
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-Bekah Kent
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Leigh said...

I think to keep it running well, the key is oil changes! I think the key to keeping the inside nice and pretty is to clean it out often! it's so easy to let it junk up!

leigh dot onedayatatime at gmail dot com

buzzd said...

Regular maintenance like oil changes on time to keep your car running well

Brittany K said...

I always make sure I get my oil changed in time and I'm pretty good about checking my alignment and getting my tires rotated.

bbkling@gmail.com

Selinda said...

My best advice is to find someone you trust to look over any issues that may come up!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Selinda said...

I tweeted your information:

http://twitter.com/#!/SelindaMcCumber/status/106075139136962560

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i get regular oil changes and rotate my tires all the time.
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Anonymous said...

i downloaded the app.
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Anonymous said...

i downloaded the app 2
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Jennifer T. said...

My best tip is to get all the recommended maintenance done on your car with a service center you trust.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

My best advice is to get regular oil changes
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/jjak2003/status/106112315891515392
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

naturegirl said...

Make sure that routine maintenance is performed on schedule. If you ever hear a strange noise or if something just doesn't feel right with the car, take it in and have it checked out, even if you are not sure that something is wrong.

nick said...

Never leave your car outside during the winter.

awtry13@gmail.com

guettel78 said...

My best tips would be to check your tire pressure and fluid levels regularly to make sure your car is operating properly, especially during summer and winter months or before long trips. I also suggest getting the tires rotated whenever you have your oil changed (and to go to a trusted mechanic or dealer to get oil changes rather than the quicky places, which I've had horrible experiences with). Thanks!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

1. I'm registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

2. I'm registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/guettel78/status/106134851538784257

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I shared on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=155578624523918&id=100000212093624

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

llinda29 said...

change the oil and buy high quality tires

Deborah said...

I think the most important thing you can do to maintain your vehicle is to change the oil regularly. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I registered for the Allstate Roadside Assistance Program.

Lillea said...

befriend a mechanic who won't necessarily be working on your car, so whenever you need a repair, etc. you can be unbiased advice about what to expect, pay, etc.

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Lillea said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/LilleaBrionn/status/106153064687337472

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Heidi Gail said...

Don't forget to check your tire pressure regularly.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

Ee keep on top of maintenance

ranya112 said...

Maintenance! Maintenance! Maintenance! I take mine to the dealer on a regular basis. It's almost 13 years old and still working perfectly.
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Anastasia said...

I've got three words: Aquanil waterless carwash! it rocks!

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Kelly said...

My best piece of advice is to get the car's regular maintenance done before something stops working.

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Kelly said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/kellysaver/status/106177444356177920

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Kelly said...

Shared giveaway on FB
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T @ The Happy Clipper said...

Have your oil changed every 3000 miles.
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T @ The Happy Clipper said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/huffychic/status/106194153758654464
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collifornia said...

get routine maintenance.
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sksweeps said...

Go to car manufacturer's web site and get the schedule of maintenance for recommended for your car and follow it!

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Marguerite said...

Make sure your tire's have enough air, and don't carry around a lot of extra weight in your trunk (helps gas mileage too!)
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Huguette E. said...

I get a regular inspection and oil change.
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Huguette E. said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/henglish/status/106326900888174592

Jim W. said...

Keep your trunk clear of extra stuff, the weight eats gas.

bleush said...

clean car monthly

wigget said...

get the recommended services

KPort207 said...

Always get your oil changed on time and other services every few months or every so many miles.

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Ambabya said...

My top advice - Marry a guy who takes care of the cars for you.

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Ambabya said...

http://twitter.com/#!/ambabya/status/106449509692866560

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Roxanne K said...

Routine maintenance. Don't slack off on things like oil changes or you will be sorry! (not that I've done that or anything... ahem)

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Sweeter the berry said...

change the oil every 3 months

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Sweeter the berry said...

registered for allstate


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Sweeter the berry said...

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registered for allstate

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Sweeter the berry said...

I tweeted the giveaway.


http://twitter.com/#!/dahliamomma/status/106491695708897280

E said...

Get a tune up every half a year, keep your oil good and drive properly! :]

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Anonymous said...

cbange oil on a regular schedule



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Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/#!/pattie43/status/106532335226322944


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Kari said...

My husband is a stickler about keeping our oil changed on schedule and the tires rotated.

Emily said...

regular oil changes and advice from car talk guys!

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Pinky Sade said...

We always send the car in for regular maintenance. It's important to keep your car in tip-top shape!
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Pinky Sade said...

Tweeted -
http://twitter.com/#!/pinksade/status/106681381928706049
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katfam95 said...

Routine maintenance is key.

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