Tips To Get Road Trip Ready

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We are getting everything ready for our Spring Break road trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN! Electronics are charged, snacks for the road, kids asleep…wishful thinking! We are all excited and a little anxious about traveling to a new place but we are ready to have a great time! I want to share a few ways I like to get road trip ready!

We are no strangers to road trips. We moved from Maryland to South Carolina 3 years ago so 8 hour road trips are a yearly thing, sometimes more. Our trip to Tennessee is about 6 hours so while it may be less time on the road it’s still important to make sure your car is ready for the trip. That’s why I love using Mobil 1™ Extended Performance it keeps your engine running like new and provides protection for up to 15,000 miles between oil changes.

Have your Oil Changed, Tires Rotated, and Engine Checked:

Don’t get out on the road without first having your engine checked, your oil changed, and tires rotated. Car maintenance doesn’t require a lot of time, but it does prevent a lot of headaches once you’re on the road. It is really nice to be able to hand off some of the responsibility of getting ready for a road trip to the experts at Wal-Mart Automotive Care Center.

You can find ExxonMobil 1™ at all Walmart stores in the automotive aisle, but Walmart’s Auto Care Center is a great place to get your oil changed as well. You can use the Oil Selector tool to determine what type of oil you will need as there are many varieties to choose from that best fits your car situation. Did you know that the Auto Care Center at Walmart will even recycle your oil with proper recycling techniques?

If every car in the U.S. used Mobil 1 ™ Annual Protection:

  • We would prevent or reduce enough CO2 emissions to fill the Empire State Building more than 5,000 times*
    • *Estimates made based on aggregation of the United States’ average car and motor oil statistics
  • The CO2 emissions reduction would be equivalent to taking more than 500,000 cars off the road*
    • *Estimates made based on aggregation of the United States’ average car and motor oil statistics
  • 21 billion pounds of CO2 emissions would be eliminated when switching to a lower viscosity grade and extending oil change intervals to one year*
    • *Estimates made based on aggregation of the United States’ average car and motor oil statistics

Map your route:

The days of paper maps are gone, but just because you have Google Maps doesn’t mean you don’t need to plan your route. Take some time to look at the route, check out the traffic, find family friendly stops along the way, and anticipate the weather.

Plenty of Road Trip Snacks:

We always make sure to stock up on some of our favorite snacks. I’m sure you know as well as I do that hungry kids do not make happy travelers. I let the girls’ choose things they like so they know what they have to bring with them and there is no arguing along the way. Plus we pack lots of bottled water and juice boxes in our cooler.

Earth Day Drive Away

You can find everything that you need for your Spring Break road trip at Walmart. Be sure to check if your Walmart has an Auto Care Center. As an added bonus, I even got most of my shopping done while my car was being serviced!

Mobil 1™ Earth Day Drive Away Sweepstakes

Be sure to enter the Earth Day Drive Away sweepstakes and purchase Mobil 1™ motor oil at Wal-Mart. Mobil 1™ is giving Wal-Mart customers a chance to win a Chevy Equinox, plus $10 off their next Mobil 1™ purchase at Wal-Mart. The Promotion runs January 15, 2018 – April 30, 2018. 

You can enter 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 Limit 2 entries in the sweepstakes per customer (1 for purchasing and 1 for recycling). Receipt required to receive $10 Walmart Select Certificate.

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How do you get ready for road trips? Are you going anywhere for Spring Break?

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