This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie. All opinions are 100% mine.
You might have seen me Tweeting about a new service that I’m using for my Saturn lately, and it’s time to tell you about my firsthand experience with it! I installed Zubie right before the new year and it’s already been a big help. You see, my Saturn Vue is 7 years old, and I’ve driven it like mad! I used to commute 29 miles to work each way, and we’ve taken road trips all over NC, to Key West, Orlando, Tampa, etc – my poor car has 150,000 miles on it already! Right before Christmas, my check engine light came on and I felt like I’d been given the kiss of death. Chris called up our mechanic and made an appointment to bring it in, but when he got into the car to take it over, the light went off. So he came back home…
After installing the Zubie, while the light wasn’t on, the Zubie gave me a notification that I have engine trouble. We are still waiting to get another appointment with our mechanic but I’m so grateful that I have Zubie to tell me that there’s still a problem!
What Exactly IS Zubie?
Zubie is a service that lets you track and improve your driving behavior, but it also gives you real- time information on the heath of your cars systems and condition, like it did with my engine trouble. All you need is the easy-to-install Zubie Key and mobile app for your iPhone or Android phone! The Zubie service costs $99.00 a year, but right now you can get a 20% savings! You can order today with code SAVE20JANand SAVE 20% on one year of the Zubie always-connected car service and a free Zubie Key. *Offer good through February 28, 2014. Shipping charges apply.
Monitors and tracks speeding, sudden acceleration, hard braking, vehicle location and more, making it a great service for families – especially with teen drivers in the house!
You can save money on car repairs and prevent breakdowns with simple translations of engine codes. Zubie even tracks your battery life while your car isn’t running, how high-tech is that?
Say goodbye to those “WHERE ARE YOU?!” text messages between family members! Zubie allows you to stay in touch with your family and friends with their secure location sharing and trip coordination features. You set up groups to allow access to your location, so it’s completely private and you don’t have to worry about any weirdos knowing where you – or your teenagers – are!
Zubie more than an accessory, it’s a service that uses a cellular connection to keep you, your car and your car’s on-board systems always in communication. Zubie Key connects to your car directly to the Zubie cloud, wirelessly and there’s no Bluetooth pairing to a phone necessary.
If you’re the competitive type, you’ll love that Zubie has share-worthy driving scores and badges that make safe driving more fun!
How to Properly Install Your Zubie
Firstly, find the diagnostics port in your car. If your gas-powered car was manufactured after 1996, it will likely have it. You might have to get down on the floor board of your driver’s side, as it’s generally pretty hidden. I found mine right under the steering wheel.
You’ll see that there’s a little grid, which the prongs of the Zubie will match up to once you insert it.
After you insert the Zubie into your diagnostics port, a little blue light will brighten up on your Zubie – if it hasn’t lit up, that means you haven’t inserted it all the way.
Once the light is on, download the Zubie app on your iPhone or Android phone and go to the Activate Zubie Key tab in your menu. The Key is the code that came with your Zubie box. Enter your info to completely set up your account and then take your car for a drive to activate it! I just drove around the block once and that was enough for mine to activate.
Everyone talks about improving their health for the new year, but have you thought about making a resolution to take better care of your vehicle this year?
Have a Zubie New Year! Order today with code SAVE20JAN and save 20% on one year of Zubie always-connected car service and a free Zubie Key. A great way to use your Best Buy and Amazon holiday gift cards! Offer good through February 28, 2013. Shipping charges may apply.
You can even try Zubie for free before you buy it! Download the free Zubie app to try smartphone-based location sharing for free,and you can add it to your full service after buying the Zubie Key at any time. You can even return the Zubie Key within 30 days for your money back if you decide the service isn’t for you.