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10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car

This post is sponsored by Jiffy-Lube. All opinions are my own.

Guy’s seem to always let the ladies take over the house for spring cleaning. I would like to think that I have some sort of control over what is going on. The reality is, I get to clean one thing and one thing only… My CarMen and women appear to tackle house cleaning at the same rate, but the same can’t be said for their vehicles. Nearly sixty (59%) percent of men say they clean their vehicle’s exterior daily or weekly, compared to only 30 percent of women who say the same. As for a vehicle’s interior, 58 percent of men say they clean it at least weekly, compared to just 34 percent of women. That means men are nearly twice as likely as women to say they clean their vehicle’s exterior at least weekly and 70 percent more likely to say they clean their vehicle’s interior at least weekly.Women are most likely to indicate they clean their vehicle’s interior a few times a year or monthly, as 63 percent of women indicate this compared to only 34 percent saying they clean it weekly or daily. So it’s not surprising that men are 50 percent more likely than women to say they get embarrassed when people see the inside of their vehicle because of the trash and other messes. So, I have come up with 10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car.

10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car

10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car

1.“Hydrate” Your Car for Spring

You aren’t the only one who needs to refuel to prepare for spring. your car does, too! Be sure to check the levels of all vital fluids, including motor oil, coolant, transmission fluid and windshield wiper fluid, and top-off, or change fluids, as needed.

2. Organize The Glove Box

Your glove box is a place for important documents. Eventually, it ends up being a storage bin. Take some plastic bags and store all the documents, receipts and “what have you” in separate bags and and then label them with a permanent marker.

3. Unload the Junk in Your Truck

During the winter, the trunk of your car can serve as a catch-all for winter gear and other random items that never quite make it in the house. All that extra weight can affect how well your vehicle performs on the road and could be costing you more money at the gas pump!

4. Give Your Tires a Little TLC

10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car

After a long winter of harsh driving conditions, be sure to check the pressure of each of your tires to ensure they’re filled to the proper level. Check your vehicle owner’s manual or the decal found in the doorjamb or glove compartment of your car to find out what level is right for your vehicle. And don’t forget tire tread! An easy way to see if the tread is worn out is the penny trick. Insert a penny into the tread groove with Abe Lincoln’s face showing, but with his head upside down. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln’s head, it’s probably time to replace your tires.

5. Detail, Detail, Detail!

The winter months can wreak havoc on the cleanliness of your car interior. The change of season is the perfect time to give your car a proper detail, from top to bottom! Whip out the glass cleaner and get your windshield and other windows sparkling again. Use a soft cloth and tiny “tools” (e.g., a toothbrush or cotton swabs) to tackle the steering wheel, dashboard and hard to reach areas, like cup holders and air vents. Remove floor mats for a scrub and give the car floor a thorough vacuum job before replacing them.

6. Restock Your Car Emergency Kit

Make sure you and your car are prepared for all your warm weather driving adventures – large and small. Your warmer weather car emergency kit should include a flashlight, jumper cables, batteries, electrical tape, a rain poncho, a reflective safety vest, an emergency blanket and a first-aid medical         kit.

7. Show The Leather Love

10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car

If you have leather seats, make sure to give them some love. You can use a commercial cleaner for leather seats, but I like to make my own: Combine 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts linseed/olive oil in a bowl or spray bottle.

8Pull Out The Car Seat

All the dads out there will understand this one. Underneath can get really neglected, it’s one of those… “out of sight, out of mind” things. Pull out the kids car seat and you never know what you will find. I once found enough change (???) to buy a full tank of gas.

9. Clean Your Headlights

This is something that almost all of us neglect. My dad taught me a trick that sounds crazy, but it totally works. Toothpaste… I know what you’re thinking. Rub it on with one rag and then wipe it off with a different one. Rinse with water and you will be amazed at the difference.

10. Go To Your Local Jiffy Lube®

10 Tips To Help Guys Spring Clean Their Car

Photo from Jiffy Lube®

Something else my dad taught me was to take your car into Jiffy Lube® for service as recommended for the car I drive. Jiffy Lube® is committed to helping individuals prepare for the road ahead so they can leave worry behind® this spring season. Jiffy Lube® offers expert automotive maintenance services that are quick and convenient, helping drivers maintain their vehicles’ value and longevity.

Jiffy Lube® is a name that you can trust when you’re ready to spring clean your car. They pioneered the fast-lube category more than 30 years ago by establishing the first drive-through service bay, changing the way millions of drivers service their vehicles.

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Some lucky reader is going to win a $100 Jiffy Lube® Gift Card this Spring. Enter below!

I hope you have a great Spring and all of these tips helped!

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They Thought That I Was Having a Heart Attack

I am participating in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central and hosted by by the makers of Bayer® Aspirin. I have received compensation to thank me for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own. 

When I was thirty-nine-years old, I thought that I was dying of a heart attack. One Sunday, I was having a REALLY bad day. I was running a sports themed family restaurant and it was one of the busiest days of football season. I was short handed and stressed beyond belief. I changed out twenty kegs throughout the course of a shift (By myself) and cleaned out an entire bar cooler with over one-hundred cases of beer. I had done too much. My chest started hurting, my lower extremities went cold and I passed out. When I came out of it, the first thing that happened… someone put a Bayer Aspirin in my mouth. They thought that I was having a heart attack.

Bayer Aspirin

 

They Thought That I Was Having a Heart Attack

When I got to the hospital, I found out that I hadn’t had a heart attack. I tore a muscle in my chest and it had swollen and cut off circulation to quite a bit of my body. The doctor told me that I experienced what a heart attack would feel like without having one. My response was, “I never want to have that feeling again.”

I asked why someone made me swallow aspirin. It’s just a Bayer Aspirin? Right?!

Here are a couple of facts that started me thinking in a whole different way about my heart.

  • There’s a heart attack every 42 seconds in the U.S.
  • Taking aspirin during a suspected heart attack can help save a life.

I had no clue! I’ve got a beautiful wife and a daughter that need me. In fact, I carry Bayer with me no matter where I go.

Bayer Aspirin

Bayer Aspirin has developed a campaign called The HeroSmiths Theory to address the issue of heart attacks in the U.S., and to help people realize the life-saving benefits of Bayer Aspirin. The theory is simple… Chewing aspirin during a suspected heart attack could help save someone’s life! The problem is, there isn’t always aspirin around.

Make sure to take the pledge so you too can help save your loved ones or even complete strangers, by bringing Bayer Aspirin around with you!

I know that my family appreciates it and I’m sure yours will too.

In the event of a suspected heart attack, immediately call 9-1-1  and chew or crush and swallow aspirin as directed by a doctor. 

 

Win An Exclusive On-Ice Skate Experience With The Tampa Bay Lightning

My Tampa Bay area friends, there is a local contest going on right now with a very tight turnaround! Who wants to win an exclusive on-ice skate experience with the Tampa Bay Lightning!?

Win an exclusive on-ice skate experience with the Tampa Bay Lightning!

I love Amalie Arena. I’ve been there quite a bit over the last few years and it is one of the best places to watch live hockey. The Bolts are wanting to give some of their fans a really great experience. 40 lucky Publix customers will get an opportunity, along with dinner, to have a meet-and-greet and a Coca-Cola prize pack with the Tampa Bay Lightning!

Can you imagine… Skating the ice with Ondrej Palat , Victor Hedman or Steven Stamkos!!!

The deadline is March 15, so you need to enter fast!

win an exclusive on-ice skate experience with the Tampa Bay Lightning

Just go to your nearest Tampa Bay area Publix and look for the sign (below) for details on how to enter to win the chance to Skate-with-the-Bolts at Amalie Arena. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a few of your favorite Coca-Cola and Powerade beverages on sale for 2/$9!

Winners will be determined by entering through a text to win. It’s really easy and no purchase is necessary.

win an exclusive on-ice skate experience with the Tampa Bay Lightning!?

For details terms and conditions, visit https://www.helloworld.com/terms.

This post is brought you by Coca-Cola Florida. 

#GuardYourYard Twitter Party With DynaTrap This Sunday at 3pm EST

I have partnered with DynaTrap on this post. All opinions are my own.

Last summer, my family and I bought our first house. We bought it just in time for rainy season in South Florida. We have a nice size piece of property and almost every inch was covered with mosquitoes. Thankfully, I was introduced to DynaTrap and it’s been in my backyard ever since. That’s why I was incredibly honored when I was asked to host the #GuardYourYard Twitter Party with DynaTrap this Sunday at 3pm EST.

When I first got it, I really didn’t understand how it worked. I just knew it worked. I put in different places around the house, but know matter where it is… my backyard is a mosquito free zone.

Here are 2 videos that show exactly what the DynaTrap does and how effective it is.

With the DynaTrap, my family, my friends, and I can enjoy the backyard and beautiful Florida evenings without the fear that we’re going to be walking buffets for the duration. And less mosquitoes in the yard puts in less danger of contracting West Nile or Zika, which is causing some real fear across the globe.

If you don’t really worry about mosquitoes in your area, here is a list of all the other pesky things that a DynaTrap will take care of.

DynaTrap had it’s biggest year in 2016. It started out with an idea in John Rocha’s mind and now they have thirty employees and our looking for 2017 to be huge for the company. That’s why they have partnered with QVC and this Sunday they are going to be the Today’s Special Value.

But Wait… There’s More!!!

You can go to QVC online right now and get it for the same price that you will see on TV tomorrow!!

We’ll be spreading the word tomorrow on Twitter with the #GuardYourYard Twitter Party With DynaTrap at 3pm EST. You don’t have to RSVP, just show up and have a great time. Just make sure to follow the hosts @Rick_OntheRocks, @DaddySweeney and @DYNATRAP.

I’ll See You There!!

Be sure to go to the DynaTrap Home Page and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.