Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fleet Services and Savings on Us!

There are 7 solid reasons to choose Jiffy Lube for your fleet maintenance.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Vacation Season: Hit the Road!

Tips for Trips — What You Should do Before Hitting the Road This Summer
Follow these tips to prepare your vehicle for what lies on the road ahead.
Check the levels of all the car's vital fluids — including motor oil, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper fluid — and top-off or change them as needed. Pay special attention to the oil since it keeps the moving parts in your engine from grinding against each other. Make sure to change it regularly. Check your vehicle owner's manual for the appropriate interval for your vehicle.
Keep a gallon of distilled water in the trunk of your vehicle. If your vehicle starts to overheat, pour the water into the radiator to temporarily cool it down until you can get to a service station. But don't open the radiator cap until the vehicle has cooled down. Hot fluid could spill out and cause serious burns.
Prepare an emergency kit and keep it in the trunk. The kit should include: first aid supplies, jumper cables, a flashlight, fresh batteries, flares, basic tools, duct tape, gloves, flares, bottled water, granola bars and a mobile phone.
Over time, dirt, bugs, leaves, and other debris can collect in front of your vehicle's radiator and interfere with the cooling system. Spray the radiator grill with a hose when you wash your vehicle to remove debris and allow air to flow freely through to your air conditioner.
Check the pressure and wear on your tires, including the spare. Over or under-inflation can weaken your tires, cause uneven tread wear, and impact your gas mileage. Many people think the proper tire pressure can be found on your actual tire, however that’s incorrect. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or to a decal often found in the doorjamb or glove compartment, for the proper tire pressure. Check the pressure when the tire is cold / at air temperature. Do not check the pressure after an extended drive on the highway or after driving for more than five minutes.
Rotate and balance your tires before your trip so they wear evenly. The penny test will show you if it's time for a tire to be replaced. Just place a penny in between 2 of the treads - if you can see all of Abe Lincoln's head, the tire should be changed.
Match the load rate of your vehicle (found in the owner's manual or inside the driver's side door) with the estimated weight of your family and the luggage you'll be packing for the trip. Excess weight makes the engine work harder and consume more gasoline.
Make sure your headlights, taillights, turn signals, parking lights, and license plate lights are all working. Replace any that may have burned out. Make sure wiper blades are in good condition in case you run into any unexpected storms. Visually inspect your vehicle's belts, tubes, and hoses. Replace any that are cracked or leaking.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Look

What's better, on an idle Tuesday, than a first look at a slick new BMW?  If you buy it, make sure you baby it correctly by taking it in to Jiffy Lube for regularly scheduled SSOC's.  Coupons below.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Electrical System Services!

Battery Maintenance Services
The battery supplies electrical power to the starter, along with the rest of the electrical components of the vehicle, which is necessary to start the engine. When the engine starts running, the charging system takes over to provide electricity to the various vehicle electrical systems. The battery cable terminals connect the battery to the electrical system.
A vehicle battery has several important functions, some of which are:
providing power to the starter motor, ignition system, fuel system and other electrical devices during engine starting
storing energy
providing power to the electronic components as required when the vehicle is off (e.g., digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, vehicle computers, etc)
Jiffy Lube® service centers offer a full line of battery maintenance and preventive services, including:
Battery Diagnostic
The service includes testing of vehicle starting and charging system components:
using test equipment to check cranking amp capacity of the battery
testing the electrical draw of the starter
testing the electrical output of the alternator
Battery Replacement
The service includes:
visually inspecting the battery
using test equipment to check cranking amp1 capacity of the battery
connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
removing the old battery and replacing with a new one
1 CCA/CA = Cold Cranking Amps/Cranking Amps
Battery Terminal Cleaning
The service includes:
visually inspecting the battery cable terminals
connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
removing the battery cable terminals from battery
cleaning the battery posts and cable terminals
reconnecting the battery cable terminals to battery
coating of battery posts and cable terminals with a protective spray
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

State Inspections

State Vehicle Inspections, Safety Inspections and Emissions Testing
Many states and/or local authorities require inspection and/or various tests to determine if the vehicle meets state and local vehicle safety and/or emission standards. Jiffy Lube technicians expertly perform state and /or locally defined vehicle inspection and/or emissions testing.
Please note: Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer Inspections and Emissions Testing. Please call ahead to ensure the services are available.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jiffy Lube Pledge

Quality at Every Turn
Jiffy Lube® is dedicated to quality. It shows in the training of Jiffy Lube technicians, state-of-the-art equipment in each Jiffy Lube service center and the Jiffy Lube Pledge to customers:
Jiffy Lube will inform you of services that may be necessary during your visit. You make the final decision about which service(s) to purchase.
Jiffy Lube will recommend services based on manufacturer's time and mileage intervals for "severe" driving conditions. However, if you don't drive in "severe" conditions or your need more information about different driving conditions, simply let us know.
Jiffy Lube may recommend certain services based on other criteria if manufacturers do not make recommendations for them.
Jiffy Lube will never base fluid service recommendations on the appearance or smell of your vehicle's fluids.
Jiffy Lube will never charge you for services that you have not authorized or that were not completed properly. Please ask if you would like to see or receive your used parts; we will be happy to accommodate your request.
This is the Jiffy Lube Pledge to you, the customer, and we take this pledge very seriously. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we’re doing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Striving to Get the Most out of Your Vehicle

You're not alone. More than half of U.S. drivers hope to hit more than 150,000 miles on their vehicle before replacing it.* Are you one of them?
Racking up miles and keeping a ride rolling beyond its years is a source of pride for many drivers. Whether your odometer is sporting six digits or has barely passed zero, you can now share stories with other road warriors and newbies to the road.

Join the Facebook Community
Cruise the "Keeping My Ride Alive" Facebook community to flip through photos and stories from other high-mileage drivers - or share your own. Visit the gallery of high-mileage heroes and jump in on Wall discussions.
See how one committed cruiser has kept his ride rolling with a little TLC.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ask Patty!

Jiffy Lube Franchisee Chats with Ask Patty
Jiffy Lube® franchisee owner/operator Barb Petrey chatted with the popular women's car-care site, Ask Patty, about the importance of preventive vehicle maintenance. She offered tips, discussed "terms of the trade" and talked about ways that drivers can improve fuel efficiency this summer. CLICK HERE to listen to Barb and Ask Patty's Jody DeVere discuss the tips that every woman should know to better understand their vehicle service requirements.