Running errands… bringing home the families groceries… picking up the kids from soccer practice. I am a minivan driving soccer mom of four, so I’m sure you can imagine how often my family is in my van. Have you ever really thought hard about how much you rely on your car?
I rely heavily on my van. It is our personal taxi to take children to and from activities/school/sports, I travel to the grocery store twice a week to pick up grocery staples (and tons of fresh fruits and veggies), we count on the van to transport us to fun activities and even just to get out of the house to escape cabin fever.
I also rely on my van to keep the most precious things in my life safe while completing these activities. Our children trust our every move, thought and decision. If my van isn’t in tip top condition something terrible could happen to those that rely on me (and my van).
As important as routine maintenance is… keeping my van in tip top shape can sometimes be a hassle, though. Scheduling an appointment that I can get to without all the children takes time, energy and patience, taking it to a dealership can (and often does) cost an arm and a leg and trusting my car to just “any Joe” at the local repair shop down the road is not always a wise decision.
I can picture it now. No more shushing the younger kids so I can hear the serviceman, no more ruffling quickly through my calendar to try to find the best time that is available… I can take my time, let the kids scream/giggle/talk and schedule my service appointment at a time that is convenient for me.
Right now Pep Boys is having a weekly e-serve giveaway. Make sure to enter for your chance to win a $250 gift card to Pep Boys and get your car back in tip top shape!
ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a $50 Pep Boys gc!
HERE’S HOW TO WIN!
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* Leave a comment below…. What Pep Boys service would you schedule if you won?
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You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen via the WordPress plugin “and the winner is…” and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. U.S. only.
This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 8, 2011.