of college students who had a car on campus last year said they should have changed
its oil more often, according to a recent online survey.
poll found that 32 percent of students who changed their oil two times or fewer
during the last school year said they meant to change it more often, but simply
forgot. Nearly 18 percent cited their busy schedules and 15 percent said their
lack of money prevented them from taking their car in for an oil change.
of the students said they thought someone else was going to take the car in, but
it never happened. Reflecting back, another 20 percent said they didnt know
their oil needed changing or that it wasnt necessary to have the car serviced
at the time.
most students changed their oil at least once during the school year, many of
them acknowledge that they dont keep a regular maintenance schedule,
said Anne Tawney, vice president of marketing at Jiffy Lube International, which
sponsored the poll. With the new school year starting, its a good
time to remind students about the importance of keeping their cars in good condition.
Routine maintenance is the easiest way to prevent a costlier breakdown later on.
looking to give their college students the back-to-school gift of worry-free driving
can visit www.jiffylube.com or a local Jiffy Lube® service center to purchase
a gift certificate for a Jiffy Lube Signature Service® oil change.
The Jiffy Lube
Signature Service oil change includes:
oil with up to five quarts of motor oil;
Replacing the oil filter;
inspecting brake fluid and antifreeze/coolant reservoir levels;
the air filtration system, wiper blades and lights;
Checking the condition
Vacuuming interior floors;
Cleaning exterior windows;
the chassis (when applicable);
Checking and setting tires to the proper pressure;
Checking and topping off transmission/transaxle fluid, differential fluid,
power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and battery water
Lube technicians will also perform a service review, which includes a review of
the air filtration system and the vehicle manufacturers severe service recommendations
based upon the vehicles current mileage.