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Take care of this great planet and your car this Earth Day with these Five Tips To Get Your Car Road Trip Ready.
The spring travel season is finally here. It’s finally time to dust off the winter blues and hit the road for adventure. Have any fun family road trips planned? I have to admit, as I child, I despised family road trips. It wasn’t the company that was irritating to me, but rather the drive itself. I’m sure mom and dad heard enough of my “Are we there yet?” too. I was that kid that just wanted to get there the fastest way possible. Now, I have made a complete turn and love to plan family road trips. Earth Day is the perfect time to not only take care of our great planet but also our car in preparation for spring and summer road travel. Before you and the family set out on your journey this spring, here are some tips to get your car road trip ready.
5 Tips To Get Your Car Road Trip Ready
Tune Her Up!
Before you head out on the highway, don’t forget to schedule a tune-up. Regularly scheduled oil changes and tune-ups will keep your car running like new. Mobil 1™ Extended Performance synthetic oil keeps your engine running like new and provides protection for up to 15,000 miles between oil changes. Consider scheduling an appointment at Walmart’s Auto Care Center for an oil change. If you are a “do it your selfer”, Walmart has a great selection of Mobil 1™ motor oil in the automotive section. You can use the Oil Selector tool on Walmart.com to determine what type of oil you will need for your car.
Mobil 1™ synthetic oil protects more than just your engine. It meets or exceeds the requirements of the industry’s toughest standards and outperforms conventional oils. Fewer oil changes reduce oil consumption and less waste oil. If you changed your car’s oil yourself, be sure to bring the used oil to Walmart for proper recycling.
Prepare An Emergency Kit!
It doesn’t have to be fancy, but an emergency kit keeps you prepared just in case. You never know when you may need it. Items such as blankets, flashlights, batteries, rags, flares, jumper cables, tools to change a tire and a first-aid kit and even an extra portable cell phone battery is great to include in your kit.
Before heading out on the high way, make sure your tire pressure is where it should be. You can locate tire pressure numbers in your drivers’ manual, on a sticker inside the driver’s side door, or on the tires themselves.
Check Your Battery!
Have your battery checked during your tune-up so when you set out for adventure, you won’t have issues. Summer heat can be be draining on your car battery.
Don’t Go Paperless!
While we all love to rely on the convenience of modern technology, always carry an atlas or paper map in your car. Sounds archaic, but you never know if your phone will either stop working or be out of signal during your travels. However, the tried and true map or road atlas always does the job.
Enter For A Chance To Win!
Enter the Earth Day Drive Away today. Mobil 1™ is giving Walmart customers a chance to win a Chevy Equinox, plus $10 off their next Mobil 1™ purchase at Walmart. Here are the Earth Day Drive Away details:
- Promotion run dates: January 15, 2018 – April 30, 2018
- Shoppers can enter for a chance to win a Chevy Equinox in two ways:
- By purchasing 5 quarts of Mobil 1™ in the store or a Mobil 1™ oil change at the Auto Care Center
- By recycling any used oil at an Auto Care Center
- As a bonus, shoppers that purchase 5 quarts of Mobil 1™ synthetic oil or a Mobil 1™ synthetic oil change at the Auto Care Center are also eligible to receive a $10 Select Certificate valid on a future Mobil 1™ purchase at Walmart.
- Once shoppers have made a qualifying Mobil 1™ purchase or recycled any used oil at Walmart, they can enter to win the Chevy Equinox and/or receive their $10 Walmart Select Certificate at earthdaydriveaway.com.
- Limit 2 entries in the sweepstakes per customer (1 for purchasing and 1 for recycling).
- Receipt required to receive $10 Walmart Select Certificate.
There is no time like to present to celebrate Earth Day. Start by exploring all the amazing places our great planet. But before you do, don’t forget these Five Tips To Get Your Car Road Trip Ready,