Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jiffy Lube and Car Relationships {$35 Gift Card Giveaway}

Jiffy Lube{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, susan1215!}

As is typical, I've had any number of relationships that have had their ups and downs over the years. Whether a significant other from my younger days that I parted ways with (thank goodness) or a friendship that faded away because of distance or our lives moving in different directions, I think we all have those people that are now just a part of our past.

However, one relationship that has started to outlast many of the rest? The one that we have with our cars.

Yes, our cars.

And what better expert in knowing everything that there is to know about our vehicles and how much we put into them than Jiffy Lube? As well as their 2,000+ service centers in North America and 24 million customers served each year, Jiffy Lube even has a community on Facebook, Keeping My Ride Alive, devoted to drivers who are passionate about their ride and the stories, photos, and more that go along with them.

Keeping My Ride AliveSo when it comes to finding out just what we think about our cars, Jiffy Lube is there with the answers. A recent survey of theirs revealed that when it comes to cars, Americans are in love - whether love at first sight or a relationship that developed over time and many miles.

In fact, Jiffy Lube even found that drivers are increasingly admitting to displays of affection for their vehicles... something that I have done at least a time or two...

Car statsThis cute graph breaks down into these statistics:
  • 39% Verbally encourage it
  • 30% Begging or pleading with it
  • 21% Rubbing the dashboard, steering wheel or another part
  • 17% Bribing it with something like premium gas, a car wash, etc
Overall, Jiffy Lube's survey found that nearly 60% of consumers have "car courted" and humanized the relationship that they have with their car by providing encouragement to it when it is being uncooperative. Which makes me wonder, What do the rest of you 40% do?

Drivers have grown even more attached to their vehicles as well, as Jiffy Lube compared their findings to a similar study from 2007 and discovered that people are 30% more likely to encourage their vehicles to perform by using either physical or verbal gestures. Yep, guilty of this one, too.

But I mentioned that some of us have relationships with our cars longer than with other people sometimes, right? That's because Jiffy Lube found that 13% of drivers have been with their current vehicle through a break-up with a significant other or spouse and still held strong!

Jiffy LubeNot only that, nearly 90% of drivers report that they plan to keep their vehicles as long as possible and more than 75% of drivers have experienced a major life milestone while owning or driving their current vehicles – be it having a baby, getting a new job, or acquiring a new pet.

Our cars are beginning to become members of the family! I think it's great that people are putting more time and care and, okay, love, into their vehicle. Just think of all that it does for you! Is it time for you to return the favor? Thanks to the generosity of Jiffy Lube, one person will be able to do just that, because...

One lucky person will win a $35 gift card redeemable towards goods and services at the Jiffy Lube near you*!

Jiffy Lube gift card*Check out their list of locations to find a Jiffy Lube in your area.

To enter to win: Tell me about the relationship that you have with your vehicle. For instance, is it long-term? A new romance? One where you talk and encourage it when needed?

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

WIN a $35 Jiffy Lube gift card and get your car an oil change or tune-up today! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/gS6KCf #giveaway #win

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Giveaway will end on April 1st at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Jiffy Lube for providing information as well as a $35 gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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delaney's mom said...

we're in a long term relationship. i hated having car payments, so i take my car in for regular maintenance all the time. i am going to be driving this baby for awhile.

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onesockmissing said...

After doing the whole lease thing and paying way too much I am now in a long term with a 2004 Honda CRV. The affection is mutual and I think we are both in it for the long haul ;)

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Mandee said...

Oh I could really use this prize!
I LOVE my vehicle! I am not sure there are many other vehicles out there that can fit my whole family,and the only way I'm getting a new vehicle is if I can get a newer one! :)
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Scented Leaf said...

We've built a good relation with our car(it is the "younger member of our family") and Jiffy Lube, indeed offers a professional service for your car...

Kia89 said...

We are in a long term relationship.
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Marlene said...

I'm in a long-term relationship with my Jetta. I love that car!

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Becky said...

My relationship with my car has been a smooth one so far! it's a Honda so I'm in it for the long run :)

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I call her Godzilla because she is just about as easy to drive! In truth, she's a mini-van, payed-off, very reliable--so we are good friends.
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Rebecca Graham said...

It is long term with me. I have a four year old car that will be with me for a long time.

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amp said...

I have had my Jeep for 12 years and I do thank it every time I get in it and it starts!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

long term and loved

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amj1989 said...

My vehicle and I are in a long term relationship

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Short term. It's the parents. We are gratefully borrowing it and trying not to kill it until we can find a car. :)

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Mysharona said...

we have a long term affair, i love my volvo.

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We have a 1994 Chevrolet Van. It was great when we had all 6 of our kids at home, but now that we only have 1, I wish that I could afford to get a new car. But the van is paid for and still runs just fine to get me back and forth to work. I hope that it can make it two more years until my daughter is out of high school, then I will for sure be looking for something else.

Team JC said...

I have a 2002 and do not want car payments! I try to take care of my vehicle so it lasts for years to come!! Thanks!
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1. My car and I have been married for 3 and a half years. So far it has been smooth sailing. Occasionally, I have a wondering eye, but I always come home to him ;)

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buzzd said...

We are in a long term relationship. He has been very good to me and I take care of him. lol

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We're in a long term relationship. I love my VW and do regular maintenance.

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My relationship with my car is ome of trust. It is a old van and I trust and pray that it will continue to get me where I need to to. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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Callie said...

We're in a long term relationship. She was new (to me) in 2000 after she'd had a less meaningful (so she tells me) 4 year relationship with a family that kicked her to the curb b/c she was a pain trying to squeeze car seats in a 2 door car. She had told them she didn't want kids. Now, she's my baby, and we've logged about 150000 miles together. Sometimes she has to be coaxed a long, but I love not having a car payment and so we're in it for the long haul.

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i drive a 10 year old van, that i bought new. i'd say i'm in it for the long term!

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sarah said...

i will drive my car until it can no longer be driven, I am in it for the long haul

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Lim said...

We're in a long-term relationship. I know its ex and she regrets the decision to dump it for a young thing. Now I have to hear about it and answer questions whenever I see her.

Awkward!

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