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3 Car Care Tips Every Mom Should Know

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ExxonMobil.

I am the first to admit that when it comes to car care, I am not the best. If my husband didn’t remind me of when it was time to get my oil changed, honestly, I would probably go a lot longer in between changes, which is not a good thing.

However, being a busy mom of four kids from middle school down to a toddler, it can be difficult to always remember what needs to be done with the vehicle. This isn’t to say that it’s not important, however, sometimes we all want the convenience. In my case, meaning the convenience of not having to always sit in an auto repair shop.  

Create a preventive maintenance checklist

First things first. It’s important to know what needs to be done to your car and when. The information can easily be found in the manual for your car. However, in case you don’t have it, you can always take your car to a have a car-care expert perform the needed maintenance.

Checking the Tire Pressure & Changing a Flat Tire

True story, one day I was driving downtown and the tire literally came off of my car WHILE I was driving. Needless to say, I was terrified and had no clue what to do, besides calling my husband and my dad. I have always tried to make sure that I knew and understood how to check my tire pressure (luckily now I have a vehicle that lets me know when the pressure is low), and how to put in my tires if it’s needed.

When it comes to changing a tire, I have attempted (although I struggled). The great thing about learning this is the power of YouTube; you can find videos relating to almost any vehicle so if you are in a bind, this is a great option. Even if your insurance or vehicle comes equipped with roadside assistance, it’s still good to know how to do this just in case you are somewhere that they can’t get to you in a reasonable amount of time.

Exxon Mobil1 20,000 mile once a year oil change


Exxon Mobil1 20,000 mile once a year oil change

Exxon Mobil1 20,000 mile once a year oil change

Exxon Mobil1 20,000 mile once a year oil change

Checking & Changing your Oil

Here’s another true story. I once went 7,000 miles before getting an oil change. YIKES! In my inexperienced defense I simply thought that by buying a container of oil and adding it to my car, everything was fine.

Have you ever had an engine lock up on you? It’s not fun.

Lesson learned.

Motor oil is the like the blood of the car. Your vehicle needs it in order to work. I hate just as much as the next person, taking my car to the dealership just for an oil change, only to be sitting there for four hours with an appointment.  Having to do this every three months can wear on a person’s nerves.

Recently, I discovered that I could actually get an oil change every 20,000 miles, by switching to Mobil 1™ Annual Protection motor oil.  ExxonMobil provided the most advanced motor oil ever, giving drivers the convenience of going one full year between oil changes. The new motor oil product extends the oil life and maximizes engine wear protection.  Coupled with ExxonMobil’s Mobil 1™ Extended Performance oil filter, your car will get the protection it needs for up to 20,000 miles or 1 year, whichever comes first.

Convenience is an understatement

Mobil 1™ Annual Protection motor oil provides the convenience I need as a busy mom, by reducing the need for multiple oil changes throughout the year, I am able to spend more time doing what’s important.  

Another convenient plus is that I can pick up the oil at my local Walmart and take it to the Walmart Auto Care Center and have them change it for me right there.

I’d call that a major win!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ExxonMobil.

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