This post brought to you by Zubie. All opinions are 100% mine.
You know what I love about a brand new car? Endless possibilities. A new car is like a passport to freedom: no car troubles to bind you to home, no mechanic bills to eat up all of your savings, and the wow factor? Well, it's pretty high.
I think Chris had his 2014 Camaro SS for a week before we were pulled over for his first speeding ticket. Fortunately, he wasn't even going ten miles over the limit and the state police officer let us off with a warning. But…that's not a habit either of us want to continue, so we really need to pay more attention to our driving! With a brand new car in the driveway and a teenager just itching to get her driver's license, I knew it was time to pay more attention to our cars, and Zubie is a great way to do just that!
There are so many factors that go into maintaining your car. After seven years with my Saturn, I've been known to be a little lax on the oil changes. You don't even want to know what my oil filter looked like the last time I took it to the service station…or how overdue that trip was!
So I will be receiving a key to test out Zubie for Chris's car so that we don't run into the same issues we have in the past and having fun testing out a cool new auto gadget in the process! I'll be blogging over the next year months while we try it out, so make sure you come back and check in for my updates!
What is Zubie?
Zubie is a new monitoring device that plugs right into the onboard diagnostics center in your car, and I promise, you won't even know it's there! I've used tools like this before and they are pretty inconspicuous. Zubie connects with a smartphone app that will help you get the most from your car through a variety of features.
Family Safety: AlwaysSmart™ location tracking and alerts when family members arrive at home, work or school.
Safe Driving: Track and improve your driving, and connect and compete with friends. Monitor and coach teen drivers.
Car Problems: Receive notifications when your car reports engine or battery problems. Avoid being stranded and know when your family members might need help.
I am especially excited about being notified when there are engine or battery problems! The biggest mechanic bills always revolve around the engine, and being notified BEFORE I am left stranded on the side of the road? That's amazing!
For $99 a year, Zubie helps you monitor your vehicles, diagnose repair problems and takes the hassle out of daily driving. Disclaimer: Zubie will not magically make rush hour traffic any less annoying. 🙂
What a great gift idea for the holidays – especially for a mom to a newly-driving teenager!
You can order today use code SAVE20DEC and SAVE 20% on your Zubie Key plus one year of service. Offer good through January 31, 2013. Shipping charges apply.
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