Zubie to the Rescue {great gift idea}

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

We just purchased our first used vehicle in years.   We needed this particular vehicle and they stopped making them in 2005, so whether or not we wanted to go new or not was out of our hands.  Our new, used truck is this big, big, big SUV.  Jeff has named it the Jitney.  I think Big Birtha is more fitting.  Our Excursion is GINORMOUS!  It’s crazy amazing having this much room for all of the kids though, and it will do everything we need it to, plus more, so we are pretty pleased with our purchase, even if buying a used vehicle comes with some stress for us.

I worry about the vehicle, period.  I’m pretty darn sure the former owners took immaculate care of the car since I have a 3 ring binder with maintenance records to prove it, but cars get old, and you never know.  I have a hard time remembering to get the oil changed, I certainly don’t usually pay enough attention to the tires to know if they need air, and I don’t know if the wiper blades need to be changed until it’s raining and they don’t do their job.  The new Zubie will help me out with these things and more so that Jeff doesn’t have to.  {so excited}

Introducing Zubie

Zubie is a breakthrough service connecting you to your car to help you monitor your vehicles, diagnose repair problems and take the hassle out of daily driving.  Connect with Zubie!  Like Zubie on Facebook  and Follow @GoZubie on Twitter

Zubie combines a smart device that plugs into a standard port in every car (compatible with most cars built after 1996) along with a smartphone app that helps you get the most from your car.   It’s available for iPhone and Android.

It can alert you to Engine Problems.  So, you’ll be alerted to problem codes reported by your engine, and understand what they mean.  Translated, this means that if your Check Engine Light comes on, you can know why in plain english.  Additionally, it tracks battery levels so you won’t arrive at your car ready to head somewhere only to find a dead battery.  That in itself is a HUGE lifesaver, don’t you think?  The Zubie also provides Repair Cost & Insight so you’ll know how serious a problem might be and receive an estimate of likely repair costs before you head to the repair shop.  I LOVE a heads up!  And, I adore this:  you can manage your driving habits to improve fuel economy and overall car value over time.

And, there’s more!

There’s a Family Safety component, too.  There’s real-time location tracking and alerts available when family members arrive at home, work or school.  Wouldn’t this be a particularly wonderful feature to have with teenaged drivers?  You can also monitor and coach teen drivers as well as track and improve your own driving!  You can even connect and compete with friends if you are competitive and want a little fun.  Lastly, you can use the Trip Coordination feature to connect with friends to share locations to simplify coordination on short trips or even carpools!

Zubie is the Perfect Holiday Gift!

Rev up your holiday gift giving this year with Zubie! Zubie is a fabulous holiday gift.  {{seriously}}  Car lovers, tech heads, family, and friends will adore getting the latest-greathest and very cool car tech wrapped up or in their stocking. {{I asked around to make sure it would be a hit just to make sure, y’all!}}  Plus, Zubie makes driving and car maintenance easier and less expensive all year long. It’s the perfect gift that they won’t forget!

Have a Zubie Holiday!  Order today.  Just use code SAVE20DEC and SAVE 20% on your Zubie Key plus one year of service!*

*Offer good through January 31, 2013. Shipping charges apply.

I will be receiving a key to test out Zubie soon.  I seriously can’t wait to try it out and tell you all about it.  Be on the lookout for a few more blog posts about my experience with the Zubie.  Even my husband is excited, and that doesn’t happen very often!  {{smiling}}  Here’s to no more dead batteries!

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Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. kathy Newfelder says

    This sounds like a really great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Now this sounds really great!!!!
    Thanks for the heads up!!!
    Will have to look into this 😉