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The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Driver

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

As Americans, one thing that just about literally has the key to our heart are our cars. We love to make sure they look nice and show them off to others, but it’s super easy to forget all the regular maintenance items like getting an oil change or having your tire pressure and brakes checked. Luckily Mr. Savvy takes care of those things for us, so I don’t have to worry about it too much, but he does forget about them too or postpones because he is so busy for work.


This does kind of worry me because while our Tahoe has been rock solid, it is getting to be several years old now. Plus, he often has to drive 2 - 4 hours away for work through remote places that don’t always have cell phone networks. Not to mention, we all know that if we don’t look after our vehicles like we should, it can quickly create other problems that are so very expensive!

Recently, though, I heard about Zubie and knew it would be the perfect gift for the Mr. to keep both him, and especially our vehicle, safe and running smoothly. What the heck is a Zubie exactly? Well, it’s a smart device that plugs into a standard port on just about every car (produced in 1996 or later) that works with an app available on your Android or iPhone. It’s designed to help you monitor your vehicle and to diagnose any repair issues. I’ll be working with Zubie over the next several months testing out a Zubie of my own, so be sure to check back later to see how it’s working for us! I look forward to seeing if it finds any problems before the Mr. starts traveling more.

Some of the Potential Problems Zubie Can Warn You About


  • Engine Problems: Be alerted to problem codes reported by your engine, and understand what they mean.

  • Check Engine Light: Translate the Check Engine light into plain English.

  • Know exactly why the light is on, and avoid an unnecessary trip to the repair shop.

  • Dead Battery: Track battery levels and be alerted to a problem BEFORE a dead battery leaves you stranded.

  • Repair Cost & Insight: Know how serious a problem might be, and receive an estimate of likely repair costs before you go to the repair shop.

  • Driving Behavior: Manage your driving habits to improve fuel economy and preserve overall car value over time.

How the Zubie Can Help with Everyday Driving

  • Family Safety: Real-time location tracking and alerts when family members arrive at home, work or school.

  • Problem alerts: Be alerted to car problems before they leave you stranded, such as a Check Engine light or a dying battery.

  • Safe Driving: Track and improve your driving, and connect and compete with friends. Monitor and coach teen drivers.

  • Trip Coordination: Connect with friends to share locations and simplify coordination on short trips or car-pools

As you can see, the Zubie makes a really great gift idea for drivers of all ages and experience. Luckily, you can save big with this awesome offer straight from Zubie: Order today and 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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