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Many Americans have fond vehicle-related stories and memories that they shared with dad – be it taking a road trip or spending time together under the hood. In honor of Father’s Day, Jiffy Lube is encouraging Americans to share their memories or the car care knowledge that dad passed down via the “Keeping My Ride Alive” Facebook community – a place for drivers who hope to achieve high-mileage on their vehicles. Anyone can upload images of their vehicle and a caption about what they learned from dad.

Regular preventive maintenance is the best way to keep the family’s vehicle running for years to come, and the Jiffy Lube Gift Card can help this Father’s Day!  It can be a great Father’s Day gift, be it standalone or as part of a gift basket, to help make dad’s errands easier and to help him preserve the value and longevity of his vehicle.

The Jiffy Lube Gift Card can be loaded with any dollar amount from $5 to $300 and can be redeemed toward any Jiffy Lube preventive maintenance service, including the popular Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change, which provides drivers with much more than just an oil and filter change.  It is a quick and convenient way for dads to maintain their vehicles.

Jiffy Lube Gift Cards are available for purchase at their website or at participating in-store locations. The cards have no inactivity fees or expiration date.  (On a not so father’s day note, I would have loved for my parents to have given me a card like this is college!)

The Giveaway:

One Reader will win a $100 Jiffy Lube Gift card.

You have 4 chances to win (feel free to do as many as you like)

1. Tell me – Your favorite memory of your Dad and cars.

2. Tweet the following:

Stop by @SouthernSavers http://so.svrs.me/69c to win a $100 Jiffy Lube Gift Card #wingiveaways

3. Share your story on Jiffy Lube’s Facebook page (leave a comment that you did)

4. Follow Southern Savers on Facebook, Feed Reader, or Daily Email and leave a comment below that you are.

For more chances to win you can enter at these sites:

    • Srhtabor

      my favorite memory is when I visited my dad and he bought me a brand new car. That was awesome and totally unexpected.

    • Srhtabor

      I also subscribe to email

    • Danielle T

      I remember his original car phone that was attached to the truck and was SO loud when it would ring!

    • Cheryl

      His cars always had to be black because he said white cars get dirty to quick. I always wonder what about other color cars as a kid!

    • Tracycontest

      My favorite memory of my dad is when I was in college and I had used duct tape to fix everything on my car.  He basically told me (after counting to hundred) to NEVER use duct tape on anything again especially my car.

    • Cheryl

      Follow you on facebook!

    • Alice

      Thanks for all you do.

    • Janet

      I follow you on facebook!

    • Gfloyd11

      When I was in college (in the early 80's) I got my first car along with the payment book.  I think it was $98/month.  At the time it was hard to appreciate this “gift”, but now I recognize the contribution it made to my work ethic and character.

    • Janet

      The 1970 Toyota station wagon my dad bought used when I was 13 – I was so embarrassed then, but that car is STILL going strong!

    • Michele

      I follow SS on facebook.

    • Michele

      Every time I came home from school, my dad would check my tires, oil, etc to make sure I was taking care of the car.

    • Ball586

      This is my dad's memory really… I was too young. He was driving me around the area he grew up in when I was very small. I was sitting close to him in his beat up truck listening to the stories. I finally turned to him and said, “I hun-gy my Daddy.” He laughed, ended the trip down memory lane, and took me to breakfast!

    • Maggie

      You know I don't have a dad, but my mother was both a mom and a dad to me. So my favorite memory with my mom and a car, was her trying to teach me to change a tire! Lol.

    • Rachel

      My dad took me outside to the car and made me learn how to check the oil, plug jumper cables to the battery and change a tire before I was allowed to drive.  I cannot tell you how many times this has come in handy!

    • Rachel

      I follow you on Google Reader

    • Inkpressed

      I subscribe to your daily emails.

    • BoonaMom

      I follow Southern Savers on facebook!!

    • Defrazzled

      My Dad was clueless about cars, but he always had AAA. And now, so do I.

    • Inkpressed

      My dad bought a brand new truck when I was 14. I have 3 younger siblings. We wer outside and noticed a big dent in the top of the cab. We snuck around waiting for the big moment that never came. Daddy never wanted to know who did it because he did it! We thought one fo our siblings did it and got by with it until we were grown and he told us. LOL!

    • Samanthadare

      I follow on FB and daily email, thanks Jenny!

    • KB

      I follow you on Facebook and subscribe to daily emails.

    • Michelle

      I follow on facebook

    • Samanthadare

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars would be when he taught me to drive.  He used to take me out on the “back roads” and practice.  He was so calm and a great teacher!  :)

    • Mikeandmarcieblack

      My dad gave me their hand me down, woodgrain-sided station wagon as my first car. Lame, but I loved it! I am pretty certain that I am destined to drive station wagons forever :)

    • ALR123

      I follow on facebook

    • Muscproducer

      My Dad has lovingly restored an MGA sports car. My favorite memory is seeing him “reunited” with his car after being in the hospital for 6 weeks.

    • balta1701

      Figuring out how to get hail damage repaired, just like I have to do now.

    • balta1701

      I'm a facebook follower.

    • Rita

      Daily e-mails

    • Kendra Brown

      Washing a restored car together on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
      Follow via subscription and FB.

    • Muscproducer

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook, Twitter and get the daily email.

    • Dianna

      my favorite memory is learning to drive a stick-shift!  Yikes, so glad we lived through that.

    • Michelle

      When I bought my first car my stepdad helped me buy it and taught me to drive it. When I wrecked my first car he fixed it since he does bodywork on cars. Anytime I break down or have an issue with my car he is the first person I call. I would love to win this for him because over the years he has helped me and everyone I know with their vehicles It would be nice to let him have someone else work on his vehicle for a change and give him a break.

    • Stephanie

      I follow Southern Savers on FB!

    • Dianna

      Left message on JL's facebook page.

      also following SS on facebook & email.

    • Larissa

      i use to pass tools to my dad as he worked on the old cars we owned.  He taught me so much and they are memories I will never forget

    • stephanie

      My dad taught me how to drive, but he held on to the hand grip very tightly!

    • Lwatts17

      My dad always made sure that safety took priority over price when it came to tires for my car.

    • Jsherard12

      My Daddy was a car buff, and a mechanical engineer, so he was excellent at buying, repairing, and generally knowing about cars.  My favorite memory of him is watching old black and white movies, and hearing him tell my mom what year the movie was made based on the model of the cars in the scene!  Sure miss him!!

    • Michele Moffett

      I'm not sure if it is a favorite but one that I can laugh at now. I had just turned 16 and wanted a car desperately…well maybe not so desperately as you will see. My mom had just left for Texas on a business trip and when she returned they were going to have a small birthday party. While she was gone, my dad said that he had an early birthday present in the driveway. I ran outside thinking this beautiful sports car when low and behold what do my wondering eyes see…… a rusted… and I do mean rusted puke brown Volkswagen rabbit. If things couldn't be worse, it was a stick shift with a huge whole in the floorboard. I tried to put on a smiling face and got in to drive and it truly looked like a rabbit as I was leaping from one side of the yard to the other side because I couldn't drive a stickshift! All the while my dad was laughing hysterically as a joke. Needless to say, I did end up getting another vehicle for my birthday but will never forget the RABBIT.

    • Smel630

      I follow on FB

    • Donna

      I remember my father's 1972 Chevy Impala and how my sister totalled it in 1978 when she was supposed to be going to the library but didn't…  Anyway, I remember his face (after he found out she was fine) when he said “I'll never have a car like that again.”.  It was sad because they sure stopped making them like that and he never did have one like that again. Sorry it's not a happier memory.

    • AM

      My favorite memory is when my dad taught me how to drive. He was sooooooo patient and didn't even seem scared!

    • Karingjones

      My dad teaching my how to drive.  I'm following you on facebook.

    • Hmdandthc123

      My favorite memory is my dad being scared to death when I was driving!

    • Smel630

      When I was about 7 my dad put me in the backseat of his car that had been parked for a while.  While we were driving, there were suddenly baby spiders all over my brother and I.  We screamed, he told us to shut-up.  To this day I am terrified of spiders.

    • kathy f

      My favorite memory was shopping for my first car together.
      kathy f

    • Smel630

      commented on Jiffy Lube's facebook page

    • Maggie

      facebook follower

    • Ashley Carter

      My dad driving us around town in his old nissan sentra that was a stick shift and had no air conditioning.

    • Ashley Carter

      I follow on SS

    • Bkittie

      My family was very poor when I was growing up, and I remember we once had a junker of a car that had a hole in the floor board.  Dad was giving my aunt a ride somewhere one day.  She dropped a glove and it fell through the hole and onto the highway.  He had to stop and go back so she could pick up her glove.  I was mortified at the time, but now we can laugh about it!

      • Appleshell

        Ha! Ha! Sounds like the cars we had growing up! One of ours, an old Mustang, was missing the back to the passenger's seat. My parents put the spare tire there and covered it with a blanket so we'd have something to lean back on. Also, the door wouldn't open from the inside, so you had to push the window down (that's right, PUSH it, because the window handle didn't work, either!) and reach out to open the door from the outside. Seriously…it's amazing we survived the cars we did back in those days isn't it? Could you imagine being pulled over in this day and age with a car in that kind of shape? Oh, and let's not forget how the air condition didn't work! Both windows down and my sister and I in the back seat with our hair blowing every which way. The wind was so strong that we only talked (screamed) to each other if it was something important. LOL

    • Donna R

      following Southern Savers on FB!
      Donna R

    • Mccrary44

      I use to help wash the car and I remember scrubbing the tires and having fun with the hose

    • Jade Richardi

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!

    • Jade Richardi

      My favorite memory is my dad teaching me to drive stick shift. :)

    • Hazelflagg

      He liked his Cadillac and having someone else fix it!

    • Happymommy3

      My favorite memory was for my 18th birthday. I had a very old used car when I turned 15 but my dad surprised me big time for my 18th. I woke up to him telling me to come outside because he had my old car “fixed up for my birthday”. He told me he got new floor mats, paint job, and new radio. Yeah I thought. When I walked out side there was a brand new car with a big red bow on the top. I never thought that would happen to me. My mom said it was all my dad. He said he was proud of me and wanted to help me have a new car for college. The best part was it was a stick shift and I had no idea how to drive one. So I went from jumping up and down to very sad because I could not even drive my new car. The best part was my dad trying to teach me how to drive and me stalling out at every stop I had to make. That car got me through college, marriage, and my first child. I was very sad to trade it in when we had our second child.

    • Hazelflagg

      I follow you on facebook and by email

    • Hazelflagg

      Unchat tweeted, that's me behind that BadBoy Kitty

    • Patleah

      We had an old thunderbird…it was the greatest car,and no seat belts!

    • Juliagoldieday

      On a family vacation our suticases which were “tied” on the top of our station wagon blew off and tumbled down the interstate. Good memories!

    • JenniferB

      My dad taught driver's ed so I learned in a car with a brake on the passenger side.   I think he braked more for me than any of his other students!

    • JenniferB

      I follow on FB too.

    • Threeshine

      My favorite memory is when my dad became a Christian, when I was in the 10th grade, and he would drive us all to church in our station wagon!

    • Teresajohnson

      I follow you on FB and my favorite memory of my dad and cars his him trying to teach me how to change a tire when I was 15.  It did not go well :)

    • Lauren

      Dad taught me how to drive…lots of tough love but thank goodness for him!

    • KeddieJ

      My favorite memory of my dad and a car is from 1977.  There were 3 of us kids in the car and a highly excitable Irish Setter named Clancy.  Clancy loved to go in the car but always got car sick.  My dad always was optimistic that it wouldn't happen again.  But of course it did…and Clancy had apparently eaten a lot that day.  Really horrible.  My dad was cursing and we were screaming.  The smell of Formula 409 still reminds me of that day in the car with my dad and Clancy.

    • Susie E

      My Dad worked two jobs: the primary one was second shift for the railroad and he did appliance house calls in his “spare” time. It was rare that we got to spend much time with him. One special day I got to go along on one of his house calls. It was a rainy day and I laughed when he drove his truck through a big puddle. My special memory is how my Dad took the long route so we could splash through every puddle along the way. It is my favorite memory of my Dad!

    • Kris Iden

      I follow you on Facebook and I ALSO subscribe to your RSS Feed.

    • Carolyn

      I follow on FB!

    • Carolyn

      I follow on RSS reader too!

    • Angie

      I follow SS on Facebook. =)

    • Kris Iden

      My favorite memory of my father's car was driving with him on a company trip across state.  We listened to “Bill Cosby as Himself” on the tape deck and whenever we stopped he bought me candy.  It was so fun for me.

    • Angie

      I also get SS thru email! 

    • Mstena27

      I was 12 in 1988 and my father was teaching me how to drive a stick shift car for the first time. It happened to be his proud and joy 57 Chevy. I was scrapping gears and crying thinking I was going to tear my fathers prize winning car up. Me and the car survived!

    • wendy

      No super memories of dad, but getting my first car was pretty awesome!

    • wendy

      I tweeted!

    • Charity

      My favorite memory is my Dad teaching me to drive.

    • wendy

      I like you on FB

    • Alissa

      my favorite memory is of me and my dad going to enter his '68 camaro SS in a car show and getting to see all the awesome cars with him!

    • Alissa

      I follow SS on FB

    • Pndbear2003

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars is driving across the country with my dad my two sisters, my mom and a dog in a small car.  It was cramped, but we had fun.

    • Pndbear2003

      I follow you on facebook.

    • Back when I was in igh school working at a snowball/icecream stand, my dad picked me up in a 92 red corolla.  I had no clue who it belonged to.  We got in the car and on the floor was a pizza from my fave pizza place and he said, “How do you like your car?”  I didn't even have a license at the time, but it was mine.  Since then, I've gotten rid of the “red pepper” as some of my friend's liked to call it, but that was a good memory.  Thanks for asking.

      • Guest

        That is so sweet.  Dads are so special.

    • I follow on FB and reader also.

    • Esyke623

      My most precious memory is how my Dad sacrificed for us by driving a car that had no air conditioning, no heat, windows that did not go down, the smell of someone who had once gotten sick in the car, zero shocks (i.e, like riding a trampoline), no music player, and more miles than the government has debts . . . so that I could go to college.  Thanks Dad.

    • Pawstoreflect

      My Dad has always had a vast knowledge of old and new cars and always subscribed to many different car magazines when I was growing up.  I learned to drive in my father's SS Monte Carlo and did my first donut in that car as well:) For my son's 3rd birthday my Dad got him a subscription to SuperChevy magazine, and he loves getting it in the mail.  At 3 years old, he can already tell you the make and model of almost any car on the road!  I think it is genetic:)

    • Ajawee83

      teaching me to drive

    • Ajawee83

      i follow on fb

    • Lee

      My favorite memory is when my brother drove a '76 Mustang II (piece of junk) in high school. Coming home from school one day, the clutch fell off and we coasted into a side road.  We walked to a convenient store to make a pay phone call (this was before the days of cell phones) and told my Dad about the clutch falling off.  He insisted that this was impossible and my brother said, “But, Dad, I'm holding it in my hand.”  Being the literalist that he is, my Dad said, “Oh, you mean the clutch pedal.”  I was a freshman and my brother was a senior and we had no idea there was an actual part called a clutch, inside the hood.  This has given us a good laugh for years since.

    • Couponnicki

      When I was 5 my dad sold his truck for a new one. I cried for days and didn't speak to him for weeks. Note that I said I was 5!

    • Couponnicki

      I follow you on facebook

    • Missriza

      I can remember my father changing the oil to his 1977 Toyota Corolla in our backyard.  If you would have seen him, you would not have known that he was in his mid 60s.  He was a great man and I miss him every day.

    • Leahdpettit

      I remember riding with my dad in his silver car with red interior.  I didn't get to do it very often, so when I did, I thought I was special!

    • Leahdpettit

      I follow on facebook.

    • Jean

      I always liked hearing about a car my dad bought in the late 30's called a Whipit.

    • Jrsbus

      follow on face book

    • Nicole

      Before I left home to go to college, my dad taught me how to change a tire and how to check the oil level in my car.  Then he stocked my trunk with jumper cables, extra oil and tools in case I ever had car trouble driving the 3.5 hours back & forth to school.

    • Jrsbus

      My dad bought a 1966 commet for 300.00 drove it for a year sold the same car three times. no one ever finished paying for it 4th time blown engine all told sold for 650.00.

    • Debbie

      at 16 driving thru Atlanta w/dad

    • Elisa

      I remember my dad working on his old fixer upers and just wanting to help him so we could spend time together. He would give me the special duty of holding the flash light or getting a 5/8 wrench out of the tool box which took some time to learn but he was patient and happy that I was taking interest in his hobby. I love him very much and hope that he was blessed as much as I was.

    • Debbie

      receive SS emails

    • Melissa

      Dad was good at everything.  No matter what I needed he could help.

    • Tammyla

      My dad, brother, and I took a took a trip to meet my mom at the beach.  That was alot of fun because i got to ride the whole way in the front seat talking to him.

    • Melissa

      Link for the FB page did not work

    • Melissa

      I follow on FB and email

    • Vsgilham2003

      I follow Southern Savers!

    • Ashlee

      My dad taught me how to drive a stick on his old datsun truck!  I am sure he was a little scared when he did this!  :)

    • Kristen

      I follow SouthernSavers oh Facebook! You are awesome!

    • Carmanm

      I remember my daddy always had cash when my Monte Carlo (my 16th birthday present) needed gas to get me to school.

    • Melwitch

      My Dad knows EVERYTHING about cars. He was determined to teach me enough to prepare me to be on my own, and not get taken at a  repair shop. When we got a flat tire one Sunday, he made me change the tire all on my own in my dress at 10 years old…it sure came in handy a couple of times later on as an adult!

    • Jlev4

      Keeping my car clean for me:)

    • Erin

      I follow on facebook and email.

    • Chelle2377

      My Dad ran out of gas when we were on the way to church when I was 8 yrs old. We didn't make it to church but we did go out for icecream.

    • Megan M

      I follow SS on FB.  I don't really have any memories of my dad but when my husband and I were engaged, we restored the interior of his 67 Mustang Convertible together to drive away from our wedding.

    • Erin

      My favorite memory is how my dad was always working on fixing up an old clunker.  His current project is a vintage volkswagon.  At one time, he was fixing it for my 16th birthday, then graduation, then the same for each of my younger brothers.  I'm now nearly 30 and it still doesn't run.  Maybe it'll be a great drive for my kids.

    • Anita

      My dad teaching me to drive a stick shift station wagon.  We were on a hill and he made me stop and try to go again.  Kept rolling down the hill. A car came up behind me and he finally had to get out, come around and get in the driver's seat.  I was mortified!

    • Kristen

      My Dad took me car shopping when I turned 17. We looked at small sporty cars, safe sedans, and fun fourwheel-drives. But at the end of the day as we were driving home, both our heads turned to stare in awe at this beautiful lemon yellow vintage convertible Ford LTD. My Dad got me my dream car and we drove it to New Orleans that summer. Best. Dad. Ever.

    • Brandyshipley

      My dad made me changes the oil in my car before I could get my learners permit

    • millie

      my dad always making sure our cars were “road ready”.  air in the tires, checking all the fluids.  he tells me his favorite memory of working on cars is that he used to watch a show on tv called “Shadetree Mechanic” and i would tell everyone that my dad was a “Sunshine Mechanic” he still teases me to this day about that but it really is a great memory.

      • millie

        i follow on facebook for sure!

    • clt3mom

      My husband keeps the gas filled and takes care of all the car tuneups!  I follow on FB

    • Nacegirl

      He got me my 1st car…the 1st year of the Ford Escapes! Man—I wish I still had that SUV!

      Follow on Facebook

    • Mrs.Ellis

      My dad taught me to change my oil and a flat tire and other basic maintenance, but my favorite memories of my dad and cars is our cross country road trip.  We took a month and travelled all over the USA and it was incredible!

    • Gwen

      I follow you on FB!  My favorite memory is that when I was 2 I scratched the logo off the front of my dad's Roadrunner car.  Back then the logo was a picture of a roadrunner and it was painted on the car.  I scratched the nose off this logo and he always reminds me to this day that I did that.  Nice!

    • scott's wife

      My dad made me get up every Saturday morning for 1 year before I got my drivers license and go for “driving lessons”.  I had to drive on dirt roads, back woods, in fields, around curves, up and down hills, in the rain, sun, and freezing winter mornings.  I had to learn to change a tire, check the oil, watch him change the oil, and be familiar with some parts.  At first iI thought the idea was torture but it ended up being a year of wonderful saturday mornings with my dad.  It paid off because I got a car for my birthday and I have to say I've never had a wreck while driving! LOL Thanks Dad for the driving lessons!

    • S_elfishly

      i got a flat tire on christmas eve and my dad came and rescued me. i think he liked still being able to help his college- aged daughter. he will always be my daddy and my hero.

    • scott's wife

      I follow ss on facebook and everywhere else!  I teach everyone I know about coupons and always use your site fto help others!  Thanks for all that you do!

    • Allison

      My dad got a big truck with running lights when I was little.  When we went to visit his sister, she was embarrassed and ran in the house when we got there.  From then on, we always took the truck on those visits, and my dad turned the running lights on even during the day time.  It was great.

    • Jonmcgeheephotography

      Several memories about my dad has involved cars. He was the one that first taught me how to drive. Help me pick out my first car. Help me buy by first car. And he was ALWAYS faithful about changing my oil almost to the point that it became annoying. It has become a lifelong joke between the two of us. This gift card would be perfect for my daddy!!! :)

    • Sandra

      My sister was just learning to drive and she backed up right into my dad and mom's new car.  My dad did not even get mad.  Pretty amazing!   Dad's are great!

    • sarah

      I follow southern savers daily !!  Love it :)

    • AnsleyC

      I accidentally put diesel in my car when I was 16 and my dad had to come to the party I was attending and siphon it out. Embarrassing for me, yes, but he was there to fix it!

    • Brenna

      Following Southern Savers on Facebook.  Check out this page everyday, and save lots!  Thanks.

    • Scrappin_terri

      I grew up without a dad.  What I did have was a grandfather who I thought was the toughest man alive.  I was the only granddaughter and I wanted to be one of the boys more than anything.  So at every opportunity I tried to prove to him I was tougher and a harder worker than my two boy cousins.  So, at age 8 I was thrilled when he taught me how to change a tire, help change the oil, or anything that let me work with him.  This relationship was one that I charished.  Years later at age 12 I was soo proud when my step dad told my stepbrother that until he could learn to change a tire he could not take the car.  He got soo mad and said something dumb and my grandfather told him to grow up cuz at 12 yrs old I was more mature that he was at 16 and I could change the tire.  I just loved seeing him blow it off and laughing at me…until I came in 20 min later and the tire was changed.  My grandfather grinned from ear to ear and asked if I wanted to go for a drive!

    • Lindsay Wright

      My favorite memory of my dad and a car (well truck) was when he would let my sister and I drive his Toyota Tacoma in the field below our house.  It was a stick shift and he would teach us how to drive, give us rules, and then just let us go.  Now I know how to drive a stick AND how to run over hay bales ;)

    • Lindsay Wright

      I also follow on FB!

    • Susan

      I have 2 brothers but somehow I was the one who helped dad when he fixed the car.

    • Billy's Babe

      I can always remember driving in the the snow/freezing roads on a family trip in our VW Camper.  It was butternut squash yellow, with broccoli and cheese plaid interior.  It had the pop up camper that our family used on camping trips.  On this occasion, we were at the bottom of a hill, trying to get uphill, and the camper just would not go.  So we all get out to push and my mom had to pop the clutch to jump start it.  We still laugh about it to this day.

    • Darla

      My dad had a bright pink Jeep when I was little and he would take us muddin' in it on rainy days.

    • Darla

      I follow you on Facebook.

    • Amy

      My dad changing the oil in the cars!

    • Linda

      My Father loved Big Black Buicks.I was 13 and took my Dads big black Buick for a ride with my friend. He would have killed me if I crashed it but he never knew…I think anyway!

    • caro

      In elementary school I stayed home sick one day.  I was able to go with my dad to the car dealership to buy his new truck.  It was a memorable sick day!

    • caro

      I get SS emails.

    • Kakfoster

      Sadly, my favorite memory with my Dad and cars is the MANY times he came to pick me up when my car died.  My dad didn't know much about cars, but he always came to get me when I needed him!

    • caro

      I follow SS on FB.

    • Georgia Peach

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook. I would like to win this for my husband.

    • Jennapatrick8

      My favorite memory of my dad and a car is when we were buying my first car, he knew that the car could go pretty fast, so he gunned it and went close to 100mph.  This was the first time he had ever done something like this, so it took me by surprise.  I was even more surprise when he tested the brakes and slammed on them as hard as he could.

    • Jennapatrick8

      Love your site.  I already follow you on Facebook.  Please enter me again.

    • Dawn

      I follow you on FB.

    • Dawn

      My husband once “power washed” a “spot” off of his truck with teh pressure washer, and with teh spot he took the clear coat off! LOL  It was his, “Watch this, honey” moment.

    • Leighnamie

      i follow you on FB :)

    • Crafty_cat_86

      I follow you on fb.

    • Crafty_cat_86

      My dad wasn't a big “fixer,” but the thing that comes to mind instantly is actually when my sister and I tried to sneak a free kitten home by hiding it in between the seats of our stations wagon.   Everything was cool until he got in an heard “mew mew.”  We had to take it back.  ;)

    • Juliehorton1

      It's funny, but as a teen, when I was experiencing “growing up” problems I would often try to talk to my dad.  Sometimes he would tell me, “Go talk to your mother!”  Other times he would soften, listen, and provide support and real insight.  It wasn't until many years later, when I was home on leave from the Army, that I had a revelation.  As my dad was rolling beneath my car and I was handing him tools, we had another of our heart-to-heart talks.  Then it dawned on me.  As long as he was under the car and we weren't face-to-face, we could talk about ANYTHING.  I began to reflect and realized that in all of my fondest memories of talking with my dad I never saw his face . . . because he was under the car, or under the hood!!  He didn't have to think of me as his little girl if he wasn't looking right at me. Even now that he's gone, I still want to talk to him every time I lift the hood of the car or see a mechanic on a roll-away

    • Nocurtain

      dad taught me how to drive.  he was so patient.

    • Jmclaren14

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars would have to be when I was a freshmen in highschool. My Dad and I went out after dinner to go run some errands; while out my dad had to fill up the car with gas. It was a hot night so the sunroof was opened and the windows down. I was sitting in the passenger font seat when I felt something wet hit my arm… I turned around to see my dad spraying gasoline EVERYWHERE! He started to hold down the handle before he had put the pump in the gas tank, and he never thought to just let go! $20.00 later, no filled gas tank and one soaked dad in gasoline…we skipped the errands and laughed the whole way home. Any time this comes up at holiday dinners we ALL have a good laugh.

    • My favorite memory is my dad buying me my first car.  It wasn't the best, but he surprised me with it at school because he wanted me to have a car to learn how to drive on.

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    • Susan

      Our family trips were the best!  Once our car broke down only a few miles away after leaving home. My daddy didn't let that stop us from renting a car and still driving to Ohio for a family vacation!

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    • ann

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars was when my sister, brother, and I stuffed his car with leaves.  He did not get mad.

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    • Katkoupon

      I follow Southern Savers of FB, thanks!

    • Mchambers01

      Following on Facebook!

    • My fav memory is helping him work on all his old cars that he used to buy!!

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    • Theaikenparrs

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars is the wood paneled station wagon he took meticulous care of and all the many family road trips we would go on in that car. Remember being able to lie down on the back seat???? Or in the back of the wagon? My, how times have changed!

    • Carriemorris1

      My favorite memory is really an ongoing memory. He has a 67 Firebird that he has been driving since he was 18. After several years of driving it, it fell into disrepair. The past several years he and my brothers have done a lot of work on it. Completely rebuilding the engine, repainting it… It was really fun to watch them bond over it. It's been driving great. Sadly, in April it was picked up and damaged pretty badly by a tornado in Georgia. So needless to say, they have some more work to do together.

    • Savemoney08

      Before i got married, my Dad used to wake up 6 in the morning everyday to check my car engine and tires. I miss it so much! :(

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    • my3sons

      I remember when I was growing up always going to the tire store with my dad, and now my husband takes our boys-to the same place I might add!

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    • Jkdeal74

      My favorite memory of my dad with my car happened when I was in college.  He always drove me crazy about taking care of my car.  Before every trip back to school, he would drill me on how to check my fluids.  It didn't matter if I was running late for a study group or what, it was the routine.  I used to see it as an irritation, then I realized it was one of the ways he showed me that he loved me which became very important since my dad was never one to show much emotion. =o)

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      I'm a fan on facebook and get daily emails!

    • Sue

      My favorite memory of my father was that he was always “running out of gas” even back when I was young gas was not expensive as it would be today. If my father saw the prices of today he would really be “out of gas before he hit the driveway.” I miss my father and will always remember the kind neighbors that would give their lawn mowing gas to my father.

    • Moomoo1771

      My favorite memory with my dad and cars was watching him race them.  Although I was scared at times it was tons of fun going to the races with him to watch.

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    • Jacobcarrigan

      “helping” change the oil.. I would hand dad the filter, wrench, towel, etc while he was under the truck. Then help pour the oil it. Loved it ;)

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    • NikkiF314

      I follow on fb

    • Dsci2003

      I follow southern savers on FB!

    • sarahcas

      I follow SS on the daily emails.

    • sarahcas

      Several years ago, my dad taught me to change a flat tire. My mom still insists on making me call AAA if I get one, but it's good to know how in case I ever need to.

    • Dsci2003

      anytime my Dad rides with his always critiquing my driving.  He even does when his not in the truck with me.  Always telling me how to turn the wheel when backing out of his yard.   I love you Dad!

    • Jamie

      I'm a SS follower on FB!! ;)

    • Cjc11jan98

      Dad always tried to teach his 4 daughters how to change the oil in the car and how to change a tire. We never learned, but it's a nice memory :).

    • Sedwards2815

      I follow SS on daily email!!

    • Jamie

      My Dad used to drive those super long station wagons (Chevys I think).  Every couple of years he'd trade in for a new one, and I remember sitting on the floorboard in the backseat on our family vacations… no seatbelts.  Ah, the 70's… good times. ;)

    • I remember the look on my Dad's face when he had to give me a 1989 Mustang that my brother couldnt pay on anymore and my Dad couldnt drive since he already had a car…He so didnt want that to be my first car. LOL.

    • Sharebear_9

      I follow on FB

    • Jamie

      I shared my story on Jiffy's FB page. ;)

    • Frisbeebear

      Daddy has worked on people's cars ever since I can remember. He has been such a blessing to my family and others over the years! Some of my earliest memories are of “helping” him on car projects and with his go-carts, which he used to race. He is such an incredible Daddy, the best I know of!

    • Bjessa

      My dad brining home my first car!

    • Sharebear_9

      My Dad knows so much about cars, he is the first person I call when I have car trouble!

    • Kdhardy

      My favorite memory is of my dad teaching me to drive out on my Grandparent's farm!

    • Apriloking

      My dad teaching me to drive in the parking lot.. He spent lots of time with me…

    • Kris10

      When my Dad taught me how to drive!

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    • Mandierapp

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars is when we were younger and we would go to the grocery store. There are 4 kids in my family so my mom would let us stay in the car with my dad while she went in to the store. In the meantime our dad would make up sports quizzes for us to answer but most of the questions were from when he was a child so we got to learn so much about the generation before us.

    • Larissawilkinson

      My daddy used to drop me off at high school in the ugliest brown truck you've ever seen! We called it Brown Boy!

    • Sherra3047

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    • Sherrar3047

      I always remember sitting outside watching my dad change his oil.

    • Merlinsdestiny3

      I don't know my Dad but I will tell you about a wonderful Dad….my husband. My husband thought that he would paint the fenders on his Jeep. He was too lazy to take them off and paint them so he figured that if he just put painter's tape around them that would keep the black paint off of the white paint! Well after a few hours of drying he tried to pull the tape off. Yes, I said tried! The tape was stuck to the paint. It took forever to get the tape off and black paint still got all over his white Jeep. Four years later and almost all of the paint has now chipped of off the fenders. Can't help but love my husband…the best Dad I know.

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    • Raderam

      My fav. memory of my dad with cars was when he taught me to change the oil in my car, though in typical fashion for my dad, he did NOT warn me not to have my face right up under the oil pan when I removed the oil cap.  He just sat back and laughed as the oil rushed out on my face…then taught me the technique to unscrew from the side so the oil runs into your change pan!

    • Tnjcent

      While growing up, my did did not own a car…too poor! He did not even have a license…why should he?  Years later, while in my 20's and I had been  gone from home for 3 years or so, I found out my dad had bought a car and was driving. He had retired and moved to the island of Puerto Rico. I was shocked but happy for him and my mom. They had to make up for lost years…unfortunatley, this lasted for 10 years. Dad lost his eyesight due to diabetes…so grateful he enjoyed this freedom for these years. Now he has lost 70% of his hearing…gotta love it still….he is going strong at 86 years of age.m No driving but he has family who drives him to Dr's and appointments…yea! for Jiffy Lube

    • Leah S.

      My favorite memory is when I was about 5 or 6, Dad used to let me sit beside him and hold onto the steering wheel and “help him drive”.

    • Mari

      My fave memory of my dad and cars was when he would change the oil and I could help. He always had country music playing on the radio….we would sing, talk, laugh, and have a great time.

    • DawnCDP

      Favorite memory of my dad and cars: We were on a trip to see my grandma.  Dad got pulled and said, “Watch this kids, I'm going to teach you a lesson.  When you get caught, always own up to your mistakes.”  So Dad rolls down his window and says, “I realize I was speeding, Officer.”  The officer replies, “I didn't pull you over for speeding.”

      Great lesson, Dad!!!

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    • lehood

      My favorite memory is of our late model car that was used only for our dog. When he escaped from the fence we would crank up the car ride; around the neighborhood; call the dog's name and he came running to jump in his car.

    • Jenny9150

      I ran my dad's truck thru a ditch learning to drive a manual transmission.  He still laughs about it and reminds me of it!

    • RobinB

      My dad and cars…so many stories…my dad had a car when I was growing up that he could only turn left…he drove it for a month that way.  He also had a Brown 1971 Duster that the front suspension broke on one side and he drove it like that for what felt like forever…my brother and I would hide in the back seat!

    • Wendy

      When I was 6, I helped my dad restore a 1930 Ford Model A to drive in the bicentennial parade.  I'll never forgot the rust pile we started with and the finished product it became. I remember it was a lot of hard work that required much persistence.

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    • Stickrn3

      we had one of those old station wagons ane traveled from n.y. to california in it.

    • Danielle

      I am a facebook follower, Also favorite car memory with my dad is when he was teaching me how to drive manual transmission, I remember there was a hill by our house and no matter what I could not figure out how to hold the clutch and gas in order to balance without stalling, he made me get out of the truck in the middle of traffic because I kept stalling, talk about embarrassing. I don't think I will ever forget that moment when he was screaming at me in the car and after 5 failed attempts getting out in the middle of a busy intersection in Miami.

    • Ashley

      my dad worked as an auto mechanic before he went and got his undergrad and mba, soo he can fix anything that goes wrong with the cars.  I'm now married and still call him if I have car questions.

    • Katrina

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!

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    • I'm a facebook follower. My favorite car memory was one fathers day my dad taught my sister and I how to change a flat tire.  The night before I had a flat tire and depended on the mercy of those around me to change the tire.  After dads lesson he said at least you know how to do it but I don't think you are strong enough to get the lug nuts off.  It was so funny and yet so true. Thankfully I have not had to change another flat tire.

    • Jennifer

      My favorite memory now is my dad teaching me how to drive a stick shift..not too fun back then but funny now!

    • Ldybug1682

      Actually my favorite memory with my dad and cars what opposite of what everyone assumes….I LOVE CARS my dad didnt think many girls knew anything about them although he did support me in all that I chose to do.  I remember him laughing at me when I said I would change my own oil.  (easy as anything)

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    • Rkrem

      I just remember my dad “trying” to teach  change a tire after I had been stranded at college with a flat. It was an adventure but I do in theory now know how to change a flat.

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    • Lynn

      my most favorite memory of my dad and a car is when I was only 12 he would let me drive his stick shift chevy with him to the neighborhood store..what a great time. He is no longer with me be I have fond memories of him. I was for sure a daddy's girl.

    • LindaF

      My favorite memory is my Dad teaching me to drive.

    • My dad passed away before I was too little to form memories but my mother did keep his car after he passed. I remember it being a rusty red, and even though I do not recall riding it, I can remember standing on my tip toes to peer into it.

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    • Jenni

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars?  I'd have to say it was when my dad bought me a car.

    • Ashley

      My Dad drove an old beat up truck.  I used to be so embarassed to be seen in it.  Now I miss those days and even the truck!

    • jen r

      my favorite memory…hmm…well i guess i just think of washing cars with him and as a family..always a fun time!

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    • Onenonly29172

      I remember my dad taken the car parking it near the back door…running a extension cord out to the vehicle and hooked to the battery. We were told not to touch the car..and of coarse we'd do a dare..and get a small shock. Not something we'd do often for sure, but it was a learning lesson.

    • Mrsamanda

      My favorite memories of my dad is when he would make me hand him tools and he  even made me help put in a transmission. I was so bored at the time but i look back and i miss those times we had together.

    • CJeffery

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    • Ckirksey

      I have been following Southern Savers on Facebook for a few months now and you all have helped me save money. Thank you!

    • Mrsamanda

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    • Amanda

      My Dad always changed burned out headlights for me.  So nice.

    • Amanda

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    • Terry

      When I was 19 years old (35 years ago) I borrowed Dad's car to pick up a boyfriend at the bus station.  When he got in, we hopped in the car and it wouldn't go into gear.  I had to call Dad to come get us – and the bad thing was that he didn't like the guy!!!!

    • Mickey

      My dad teaching me to drive a stick shift.  He was great and I love him.

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    • Bhawkins0711

      My favorite memory of my dad & cars is on my 16th birthday he came and picked me up from high school driving my new car with a big red bow on top of it!!

    • Elisefeagle

      I a following you on facebook.. My favorite car memory wth my dad is when or family took a trip to Washingon DC. After a full day of siteseeing me,mom and sister fall asleep in the car on the way to hotel. My dad gets turn around and confused and my mom wakes up and they pass a sign about Maryland. Lol.

    • Bhawkins0711

      also my dad teaching me how to parallel park in the elementary school parking lot using empty garbage cans

    • Gstew

      The horn went out on my sentra when I was in college and my dad replaced it with a horn that should have gone in a big truck or something because the first time I blew that horn it scared me to death.  It was funny when I would blow the horn at people, they always seem to think is that coming from that little car.  LOL!  Good memories.

    • dianeharrington

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars, was that he taught me how to do the basic maintenance, tune up, oil change and how to change a tire before he would let me get my drivers license.  In the 30+ years since then, that knowledge has kept me from being stranded on the side of the road many times.

    • Stacy

      My favorite dad/car memory…My dad was always working on OLD Ford trucks.  When I was a freshman in HS, he purchased an old 60's truck that had a different color on each piece of the body. The doors, fenders, bed, hood, and tailgate were all different colors and the motor was LOUD! It was real attention grabber and was appropriately called “THE YUCK TRUCK”! He had to take me to school one day & I begged him to let me out at the end of the drive. Instead, he pulled to the front door (where everyone hung out), and as I was crawling out, with head down, he revved the engine so loud that everyone stopped and looked!  He laughed for a week! It devastated me at the time, but now I look back and laugh with him! He had a great sense of  humor & I love him!

    • Sashamxm

      My father instilled the FORD mustang to me.Growing up he was NAVY and it was just me and him. For the most part anyway. I remember the 1975 green mustang I was pretty young but it made me love the older model vehicles for there curves. Cars are not made like that anymore or last that long nowadays. I worked for a dealership as a female (lot tech/porter) and earned respect with my eye for detail on vehicles coming in and going out.

    • Gellins

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars is my Dad teaching me to drive at age 14 because he just couldn't wait.

    • angelsmom1996

      My Dad taught me how to drive. He was very patient.

    • Tracy

      I always loved rebuilding old cars with my dad!  My favorite was a red 1966 mustang! My wonderful father made sure I knew how to change my oil and do other maintenice on cars so I would not ever have to rely on anyone else to do it for me :)

    • Elaine

      Favorite story: Dad making me change my oil…but only once.  Said I needed to know how to do it, “even though it's quicker and easier to just pay someone” like he always did.
      Unforgettable memory: The look of terror on his face the first time I drove him anywhere.  He visible braced himself as I turned in front of oncoming traffic thinking I had a protected left turn…but I didn't.  (Whew.)

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    • Deanbiscuit

      My dad brought me my first car

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    • Bowlesm

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars has grown over the years. In years past, my dad drove many different “older” cars so that he could pay for my siblings and I to go to college debt free, go on family vacations, and participate in many extra curricular activities. He also had to car pool to work and often borrow cars from other relatives. Last year, for my dad's 50th birthday, he was given a brand new car and it was the most elated he has ever been. He had researched this particular car online for years. Then that day he came home from work to find one with a large red bow in our driveway. Not a day passes that he doesn't tell me how much he loves this car and how “it has no weaknesses.”

    • Deanbiscuit

      I subscribe to email

    • Amanda G

      I remember helping my dad pull a motor out of a car he was working on.

    • Elizabeth

      I follow on Facebook

    • Kathy Martinez

      I think my favorite memory of my daddy and his truck is when he let me drive his old 1960s light blue Ford across the back pasture of our Mississippi home while sitting on his lap.  I think I was about five or six years old.  Those were the good old days!

    • Elizabeth

      My favorite funny memory is when our suitcase fell off the top of the car onto the interstate.  I could not stop laughing while I watched my dad run around picking up clothes.

    • Jenedge25

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars is when I had my first car, a '95 Plymoth Neon that ALWAYS had problems.  Dad would take me out to the junk yard to scavenge for parts that needed to be fixed on my car.  We always fixed that piece of junk together until it wouldn't go anymore.  He has always been there for me anytime I have had car problems.  He is the Best Dad a girl could have!

    • nancycrom

      My dad taught me in high school how to change a tire & how to change the oil.

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    • brparker

      My dad bought me a car when I turned 17. It was a tough time for him financially, as he and my mom had just separated. He bought it so I could drive back and forth to see him. I always appreciate that car because I knew what a sacrifice it was for him to buy it.

    • TAA

      My favorite memory is my Dad teaching me to drive in his VW Karmen Ghia – a “stick” shift!

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    • Peggy

      My favorite memory of my dad and his car was when he bought a brand spankin' new 1957 Ford. We thought we had arrived!

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    • Jennbriscoe

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!

    • Ashtrey1200

      My dad had an old toyota truck while I was growing up.  You couldnt even put your feet in the floor board due to so much baseball stuff.  He poured his life into coaching.  He attempted to teach my to drive a stick shift in that truck…didn't work…haha…but many memories trying

    • definitely my favorite car memory about my dad is him taking us to the drive in movies!

    • Becky

      My husband tells the story of he and his dad (that passed away 10 years ago now) working under their jeep together.  He says that it was the first time he and his dad really connected…working on an old jeep together.

    • Dawn Allen

      My father once saw an old 67 Chevy Pick UP truck sitting in a field. To me it looked as if it were nothing but a rust bucket. He spoke to the property owner and asked if he would sell it.The man said if you get it out of there you can just have it. It took him about 3 months to have it moved, fixed, and ready to drive. My father is no longer with me, but every time I see a 1967 Chevy on the road I just smile and remember my dad and his vision. God rest  his soul!  Thanks for bringing back this memory for me!

    • Acb39470

      dad bringing me my first car a mustang

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    • mmoris

      I follow SS on FB.

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    • mmoris

      The funniest memory I have with my dad and cars was when our Pontiac Bonneville had issues with the transmission and would no longer go in reverse and we couldn't afford to fix it right away.  We would have a time finding a parking spot that didn't require backing out! :)

    • Grubbstuff

      In high school my dad took me on a road trip from South Carolina to New Jersey with him. I bought the newest NSync cd before we left and listened to it the WHOLE way there. My dad did not enjoy too much of it- but let me sing my heart out and he had his own fun in making fun of me. I really enjoyed that time with my dad!

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    • Sarah J

      My dad was a mechanic, and I had a broken foot, so I wasn't allowed to go to school for a while. I would go to work with my dad and help him get his tools. I used to take a long magnet around getting nuts and bolts out of the drain vents!

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    • MonicaFL

      Anytime I go anywhere with  my dad (especially when we'd go on vacation) we'd always stop and look at any cars that were especially interesting (like from the 50's).  Plus my dad has come with me to buy every car I've ever bought.

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    • savin4morefamily

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    • Tcat279

      Teaching me to drive a stick shift in the old kmart parking lot

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    • Cynthia

      I follow ss on facebook.

    • Cynthia

      My dad would check the oil and fill up with gas every Saturday afternoon in preparation for Sunday.

    • Fosterk25

      My dad bought my first car for me as a surprise and was so excited.  he parked it in the garage with a big red bow on it.  I was so shocked when I came home I ran in the garage and fell and slid right into the car!  It wasnt much, but my dad was so proud!

    • Stl2sd2sa

      Oh my!  I was 16…just got my license…told my parents I was going to the movies, went to a party in the country instead…got my Cutlass stuck in the mud!  A friends dad pushed it out with his 4×4 and crushed in my trunk with his truck.  I washed the crushed car, came home and told my Dad someone hit me in the parking lot!  :( Dad, wiped away the tears, told me it was ok.  All was good…three years later, I get a call from Dad while I'm in college…he said, “Do you want to tell me what REALLY happened?”  I knew instantly what he meant.  I confessed the real wreck.  He “grounded” me from afar!  I never felt so bad! Dad had run into the wife of the man who pushed my car out and she asked if I ever got my car fixed…WOW…small town livin' huh!!!  Moral of the story…NEVER lie to your your Dad!!!

    • Tgriggs777

      I follow SS on FB and daily email.  My favorite car memory of my dad is that he loved his classic Buick Wildcat.  He loved to embarrass me when he picked me up from the skating rink in it when I was in middle school.  I would hide in the floor board as soon as I got in.  He thought that was SO funny.

    • Casterline05

      My Dad was never very handy when it came to vehicles.  Still to this day, probably 60 plus years after learning how to drive and having countless vehicles over those years, he still defers to auto mechanics.  What he did teach me was to always have a can of Fix-A-Flat on hand in the vehicle, make sure you have enough gas in the tank, and ask the car experts if there is a problem.  On the other hand, My hubby, and a father of four, seems to be able to fix our vehicles, with a little help from the experts.  I hope that our kids are listening when he talks about vehicle maintenance!

    • KyndalWilkie

      Favorite memory is when me and my sister were little we would be ridding in the truck with my dad and when we would go down a hill (big or small) we would pick up are feet and raise our hands like we were on a roller coaster and yell wheee!

    • Beachrose1

      My Dad actually backed into my car on Christmas morning. I No longer lived there and he forgot I was parked near him!

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    • MissChris

      I remember when my dad finally conceded to teach me how to squeegie the windows. I felt on top of the world!

    • Jhatch05

      The year was 1997 and I was 17 years young. It took over a year but I saved up one thousand dollars for a down payment on a car. I remember waking my dad up on a  Saturday morning, excited to go “pound the pavement” to find my very first car. After countless visits to car lots, there she was, A 1993 Honda Civic. It was love at first site! I can still remeber the feeling of disappointment rushing over me as my father and I walked out of the dealership due to an unressolved agreement concerning the price of the car. With very little wind left in my sails, I woke up the next morning with out a car and thousand dollars to spend. So as the day got longer and time grew shorter I knew it wasn't going to find a car like the civic until I looked out the window. There she was, the same 1993 Honda Civic from the day before, only this time instead of sitting in the dearlership's parking lot she was pulling in to my driveway with my dad behind the wheel! I will never forget the smile on my dad's face and the joy in my heart as I ran out to meet him holding the keys!

    • Danyeln

      Before Daddy would let my sister or me get on the road driving we HAD to be able to change a tire.  I remember spending hours in the driveway learning to change a tire.  I was well prepared though.  I can rotate my own tires, change my own oil and fluids, I can even flush and fill my own radiator.  Of course since I am single he still does it for me but I CAN do it if I have to.  lol

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    • Toni

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars has to do with an accident.  I was going to drive my brother and his friend through the fields in the “back 40” (acres) so they could go camping in the woods behind the property.  Dad told me very forcefully I was to follow the path his tire tracks had made previously and not go off them one iota.  He didn't want his alfalfa driven over.  Dad was one to hold you to not only the letter of the law,  but also whatever he might have been thinking but forgot to say.  So I went slowly and stayed ridiculously scrupulously to the previous tire tracks.  Problem was,  those tracks had been made by a small toyota truck,  and I was driving a large pick-up.  When I tried to round the bend at the fence post at the corner,  I became very nervous. There was not enough room between me and the fence post.  But I thought Dad certainly would not have steered me wrong,  and I knew better than to let him find any tire tracks on any of his alfalfa.  So I went at zero mph around the corner,  keeping precisely on the path I was on.  Of course, I got stuck against the fence post and dented in his side door.  After the family telling me all day of the awful trouble I was going to be in,  Dad came home and just simply fixed the truck door.  I'll never forget that.

    • Claudia

      My memory of my dad is when he took me to go get my drivers license. I was 16. On our way to the DMV, he made me drive through the airport. I will never forget because I thought I was going to have a heart attack and I started to cry. My dad of course just laughed. He thought that was funny. I did pass my test though.

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    • Laurenbayles

      One of my fondest ordinary-day childhood memories of my dad is hanging out with him in his workshop as he fixed things.

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    • Veronica

      At 16 my dad made sure I knew how to change a tire and the oil.  Of course I was about thirty and changing my oil before going on a business trip the next morning, however my husband was already in bed and is a hard sleeper.  I could not get the filter off, but had already drained the old oil out, so at 10 o'clock at night my dad came over and got the filter off for me.  It took him two seconds and I had been trying for 20 mins. He then went on to finish my oil change for me.  He's the best!

    • wsh40

      I have know favorite memories of my Dad and cars. He was so neurotic about the cars it was also most not worth it to learn to drive.

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    • JessieC

      I love our road trip on the country side of France

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    • Avscoupons

      Favorite Memory:  My dad used to wash my car for me on the weekends I was home from college

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      We drive over an hour to have a burger! :-)

    • Couponbhumi

      My best memory of a car n my dad is when I showed him how to open a locked car without keys, I opened his car when he had locked his keys inside. He was so proud of me for being a girl n knowing this.

    • Sstclair3

      i follow on fb…Best memory ….My cat peeing in my dad's car when bringing him to the vet.  The car was then known as “CP “. Boy did that car smell!

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    • CrisW

      One memory that comes to mind is; my dad had this pinto and he called it Bessie. Some mornings the car would not want to start.. I can remember my dad patting the dash saying ” dont fail me now old girl. Come on Bessie lets go!” For along time I wouldnt even call the pinto a car.. I would say dad lets you, me, & Bessie go fishing..ect..(I was very young. Around 5 or 6.) One morning after arriving to my grandmothers house waiting to go to school, I some how knocked it in neutral and the car began to roll. I was hanging on to the door handle on the outside of the car screaming for my dad. It was dragging me down the hill. My dad came running out the door and lifted the front end of the car off the ground. He thought I was trapped under the car at the time. I will never forget that day! I thought my dad had to have some of superman's powers!  lol I told everyone that day at school! & To this day I still tell that story!

    • Aimee

      My dad sold Goodyear tires for like 30 years. Every time I see the Goodyear logo I think of him in his Goodyear ball cap and Goodyear shirts.

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    • Csassie197

      My dad and I going shopping for my first car. It was 1988 and I got a gray Pontiac 6000. From that experience I learned how to haggle over price and also that my dad is cheap :)

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    • Luvrchildren

      I still remember my dad teaching me how to change the oil in my car. I in turn taught my husband how to change the oil in his car when we were married.

    • Amy

      My dad was teaching my how to drive … all went well until we got home. I was pulling in the driveway and as I was almost stopped and done … I hit the gas really hard (instead of the brake) and we launched through the garage door! We both looked at each other and laughed.  I will never forget it.

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    • mami2jcn

      I remember my stepdad teaching me how to drive.

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    • CatalinaKarana

      I remember getting into my first wreck. I barely hit a woman who was on the wrong side of the road. It was late afternoon and she sped over the hill as I was pulling away from a stop sign. I was barely in the intersection…gotta love small towns! My front license plate got stuck in her wheel well but I dented up the wheel well on her car. I went home and my father came out to ask about the damage to our car. I held up the license plate, which was slightly bent and now missing the two plastic screws holding it onto the car. He laughed and said, “That's it?!”

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    • LilNavyWife

      My dad is a true Jack-of-all-trades.  One of his “trades” is fixing cars.  When I was in middle school, he had a little red Toyota pickup which I loved.  One day he tried to use it to pull out a shrub only to discover that the bumper was rusted out!  My brother ended up buying the truck (with the duct-taped bumper!) when he got his license and he drove it with pride :).

    • Joyousnorth

      My dad is very protective of all his trucks.  Only the boys are allowed to drive his trucks.  I am the youngest girl in my family and I am the only one that conviced him it was okay to let me drive the truck.  Here is the funny thing….all my brothers wrecked each of his trucks.  I never did and he still is hesitant to let me drive it.

    • Marcia Goss

      I remember my Dad going out in really cold weather to scrape the ice off the car and start the engine so that the car would be toasty warm for us!
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    • Hmcooke1282

      i follow on fb

    • Tiffany

      My dad teaching me how to change the oil by putting transmission fluid in instead.  Thankfully we caught it right away but I never have forgotten how to change the oil.

    • Teresa

      I follow on facebook and daily emails

    • annette

      Oh, my dad was SO clueless when trying to do maintenance on the car – he'd work away for hours, and end up with parts “left over”. God created places like Jiffy Lube to help out automotively-challenged people like my dad…lol!

    • Kristin S.

      When I was 12 yrs old my Dad and I drove 11 hours to grandma's house, just the two of us.  It was fun getting to ride in the front seat and we also bought treats that Mom didn't usually buy.

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    • Nicolecaroline1023

      My favorite moment with my dad was when he was teaching me to parallel park.  It seems silly, but he sat there with me for probably a good 3 hours- back and forth- until I got it right.  He was so patient and wonderful.  I passed my drivers test the first try and can now parallel park better than anyone I know.  :)  lol.

    • kjmiller

      One summer my dad and brother fixed up and old VW bug. After it was done they mounted a big wooden “wind-up” key on the back!! :)

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    • Chiles06

      I only remember this because it is a funny story that has been told over and over again.  Apparently when I was about 2 years old, my father had to stop suddenly and I yelled out “Whoa Daddy Rikard!” (His name is Richard).

    • Connieb03

      I follow on fb!

    • Barb

      My Dad was not mechanically inclined, he took his car to a man who owned a farm.  I loved going along with him so that I could pet the cats, watch the chickens, etc., etc.

    • Smcowan2

      I remember all the road trips we took when I was a child but the drive from Atlanta to Washington D.C. with three small girls in the back of the station wagon really sticks out in my mind!

    • Sallycoupons

      My dad taught me how to check the oil, all fluid levels, tire pressure, and change my tire before I could drive on my own.  I love spending time with him talking cars.

    • radvagirl

      My Dad has always bought old cars and fixed them up and then sold them as a hobby. He had a puke green Ford pickup truck that he fixed up but kept when I was little. He loved that truck~and I can remember always hating it for it's color. It was one of those things that I look back at now and think it was a really cool truck, but back then I just thought I was a big nerd driving in a puke green old pickup truck.

    • radvagirl

      I also follow on fb

    • Lalawhat

      going to the store with my dad in his truck to get FREE stuff! best time ever!!!!!

    • Kcblue2

      Road trips to Texas from Ohio. Mom and Dad in the front and three restless kids in the backseat!

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    • Meghan Roy

      When I was learning to drive I once ran over an entire row of hedges thar separated our yard from our neighbor's. I completely flattened them. My wonderful dad's only response (he had two teenage daughters and I guess he learned to pick his battles) was “Those bushes needed trimming anyway. It's no big deal!”. What a great dad!

    • Tammythomas24

      The cars my dad drove growing up , i am amazed drove never mind were on the road. I remember a green vw bug that the floor had rotted out of, and i had to hold my legs up in the backseat so i wouldn't get sucked out.Seatbelts? what were those? I remember calling it the flinstone mobile.lol

    • elaine

      dad teaching me to drive in the neighborhoods around our house–he was so much more patient than mom!  i also get your daily emails.

    • Suthrngurl67

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      I follow on FB

    • Kwahl

      My favorite memory is my dad always trying to teach me how to check my oil, tires, etc. and me always acting like it was so stupid and unnecessary.  Fast forward 10 years when I moved 500 miles away from him and realized everything he taught me had come in really handy!!

    • Val

      No matter where we were going, dad always got lost one time on the trip! Surprisingly, he normally stopped and asked for directions. :)

    • Nwoleslagle

      My dad had an old pick-up truck that he took care of.

    • Valerie

      I follow on FB.

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    • Nwoleslagle

      I follow on fb and email

    • Kristin

      My best memory is my dad teaching me how to drive – he was much more patient than me!

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      I follow on FaceBook as well!

    • Bryarsmom

      I wish I had one but my Mom and Dad divorced when I was little.
      I have a good memory of my former DH and cars…he could fix anything! And whenever anything would break down on the car, or anything around the house for that matter, he'd always smile and say he could fix that for $5. It was the family joke as the yrs went by…no matter what needed repair, Doug could always fix it for a mere $5.

    • Wildcat4186

      My dad teaching me to parallel park in our driveway using two big oil drums as my guidance and he would talke me to my school's parking lot also to teach me.

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      I am an email subscriber.

    • Mel

      following on facebook

    • Samiamx1

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook daily. It helps me to start off my day by keeping my mind on saving money for my family.Thanks!

    • Jen

      I remember sitting in the front seat next to my dad in his favorite black car.  No car seats back then!!

    • MiniMidgMom

      Actually, my favorite memory is not of my own father, but of a friend's. He fixed up classic cars and entered them in shows and was kind enough to take my friend and me along with him. We would spend the day at the show and loved it! To this day, I love car shows, my husband does too, and we love to take our own kids.

    • Annia

      My favorite memory was my dad taking me shopping for a used car when I was 16. He really tried to please me by finding something both cheap and cute. When I asked him why he wouldn't spend more than 2,000 dollars he said “Because I don't want to cry when it gets wrecked in 6 months.” He was smart. It was totaled within a year- but not due to my fault. Another teen from my school ran right into me. And he didn't get mad or upset. He merely said, “Well, it lasted longer than I expected it to…”

    • Annia

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    • J K

      I remember my dad teaching me to drive in his old manual transmission truck in the cow pasture with my younger brothers in the back of the truck howling with laughter.

    • Candace

      My dad being so patient while teaching me how to drive a manual, even though I was so frustrated and crying! LOL

    • Jenniferh2526

      My favorite memory would be learning to drive

    • Lucy2778

      My dad died before I could remember him, but I have fond memories of my husband and cars. We used to drive in a black coupe Honda Civic. We had to sell the car when we had kids, and I really miss it.

    • SharonC

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars was when he bought me my first car…we spent more time working on it than driving it. :-)

    • Cloud9

      Favorite memory would have to be going shopping with my dad for my first car. Lord, I didn't think I would ever get a car. My dad is a wheeler/dealer kind of guy and actually enjoys “negotiating” with used car salesmen. At the time it was a nightmare for me, but in the end, I got a good used car.

    • Brandi

      my favorite memory is packing the car with my dad before we went on trips as a family.  i loved watching him try to fit all of our stuff into such a small space.

    • Asmith

      My Dad surprised me with a new car and I looked out the window and he had my new car.

    • Melissa S

      We didn't have many, but I remember how excited my dad would get when we'd get a new (used) car.  He would take such good care of it.

    • Katie

      My favorite memory would have to be when my Dad had my totalled car repaired & gave it to me as a Christmas present!

    • Goodkristen

      I remember my dad teaching me to drive.  One afternoon following church, he let me drive home, where I proceeded to run his car into a ditch-that was after I had hit a parked car in the church parking lot earlier that day.  Luckily, no one was hurt and the car survived. Needless to say my driving skills have improved but I will never forget those driving lessons from my one and only! Dad

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    • I always thought it comical that my dad tried to fix vehicles and couldn't.  I think that's the most memorable thing about his vehicles – other than they were always fire engine red as he was a volunteer firefighter.

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    • Denise

      My dad has passed away but I'd love to give my DH one.

    • Ellie

      My favorite memory of my Dad and our family car was when he helped me earn one of my Girl Scout Badges.  He showed me basic vehicle maintenance.  Adding windshield wiper fluid, checking the air pressure in the tires, and going through the steps to change a tire.  It didn't seem like much at the time, but I've used those car skills several times in my adult life!  Thanks Dad!

    • Knowles7806

      I follow SS on FB and get your daily e-mails!  This $100 gift certificate sure would come in handy in keeping our cars running longer!

    • Gadamsgroup

      I remember one time I drove through fresh tar on the highway. (Yes, there was a sign posted.) By the time I got home, dad somehow already knew about it and was furious.  He handed me a towel and some gas and told me to clean the car.  What he taught me that day was although I was still at an age where he could still give me guidance (how to clean tar off a car for example), he was no longer going to save me from my bad decisions. He was giving me the gift of independence as a young teenager.  And after I cleaned it, he said “good job.”

    • MargaretN

      My favorite memory would be when my dad “attempted” to teach me to drive a stick shift.  Let's just say I eventually got the hang of it.

    • Vickymclain

      My dad always fixed our cars for us and he's not a professional mechanic.  I can never recall him taking any of our cars to someone else to have it fixed.  After all those years of fixing everyone elses cars, I'd love to be able to give him this gift.

    • Lori H

      One of my most memorable events was when my dad was taking my sister for a joy ride…his car would only go in reverse…you can imagine how embarassing that could have been for him…and how funny it was to me and my sister.

    • Mandi

      I follow on FB

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      I follow through Google Reader.

    • Lisa

      Not so great–but when I backed my first car into my dad's, he very calmly told me “these things happen” and had everything fixed by the time I got home from school.

    • My dad used to have a Mitsubishi 3000 GT and he drove over the railroad tracks by my house and when you went over really fast you can catch air. I loved riding in his car and speeding over the tracks.

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    • Clandevine

      My dad  polishing his old BMW even though the paint job was uneven.

    • Erikamacias

      My memorable time is when someone stole my dad's old chevy truck which bummed him out to no end.

    • colleen

      my favorite memory of my dad is the road trip we took out west when i was 12.  we went to the Grand Canyon, Zion Canyon, Salt Lake City, and Yellowstone.  i don't know how he put up with us 5 kids in a station wagon for a month!

    • Renee

      One of my favorite memories was my dad taking me, my brother and my mom to an open parking lot and spin in circles in the snow!! That was so much fun!

    • Val

      Whenever we would visit my grandparents, my dad used to let me sit on his lap and I could drive on this little dirt road in the middle of nowhere

    • Val

      I follow on facebook

    • Wendy

      Always use the parking brake… we lived in a pretty hilly place when I was learning to drive.  I think he was terrified that I would roll the family station wagon down an embankment…

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    • AJ

      When in high school, I got a dent in the back of my big dark green car.  My dad patched it and painted it light green so everyone called it “The Zit.”

    • Nancy

      hmm I remember as a lil girl my dad letting me “help” drive. I always sat in the front middle(unheard of nowadays) and stear the wheel. I thought I did such a good job. Although ino he was holding it with me guiding. Much as our Heavenly Father does hold the wheel for us when we think we have it. I follow u on here and facebook.

    • Megortiz63

      My dad was terrible at driving and doing anything else
      If he started talking to you while he was driving, he would go slower and slower before he realized it!

    • Nicolelane3264

      My favorite memory is my dad restoring a 66 ss nova and teaching me along the way

    • Tiffaneywham

      My Dad had the most amazing car when I was growing up; he spent so much time cleaning this car and keeping it perfect. At the time we were renting an apartment. He sold his prize car to use on a down payment for our first family home. I remember; even as a child; what that must have been like for him. But he did it to better our family. What made it worse was the person he sold it to never took care of it so he had to watch this car turn to junk.

    • Missy

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars was him teaching me all about engines and how to work on them.

    • Ywx17

      don't have one as i grew up in another country

    • Nicolelane3264

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    • Rhea

      I have so many memories of my dad with cars/trucks/ anything with wheels!!! Like, to teach me how to change the oil in my first car at 16, he made me change the oil in the lawnmower, my car, my moms, car and his truck! However, I think the best memory of all is the day I turned 16 my daddy took me to the DPS office and I failed my test because I couldnt parallell park. So he took me home and parked his big 1 ton diesel  truck beside the barbed wire fence, and several feet up he parked my moms new car along that same barbed wire fence. He then made me learn to parallell park in between those 2 vehicles and the barbed wire fence in my car! I learned REAL quick how to parallell park! Thanks DADDY!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

    • Beccabraveheart

      When I was little my dad would let me sit in his lap and steer the car on the back roads.

    • Brighteye_76

      Before I could get my DL at 16 my dad said I had to know how to check the fluid levels in my car, be able to drive a stick, change a tire and change the oil.  I didn't really want to get under a car at 16 and mess up my hair and make up.  So my Dad asked “How bad do you want a little more independance?”  Needless to say, I was under that car and changing the oil in no time.

    • Mcollins5

      Roadtrip through the west (Yellowstone, rodeo in WY, Pikes Peak).  Best summer of my life!

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    • Mcowens

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!  Hoping to win a gift card!

    • Twinmomaaa

      I loved Sunday drives with my dad.

    • Twinmomaaa

      I follow you by daily email

    • Rlmapes

      My favorite memory of my dad's car was taking long rides in the country on Sundays after church.  The windows rolled down and the stereo turned up! :)

    • Nathanuy

      My dad is always there to make sure that I take care of my car. I love his gentle reminders and attention to make sure that I take care of my first car.

    • aj

      My dear father tried to teach me to drive a stick-shift.  He tried.  He tried with much patience.  To this day, I drive an automatic.

    • Lisag K.

      My favorite memory of my Dad and cars is when he taught me how to change the oil in my car. It was nice to be able to know that even though I was a girl – that I could take care of my car as well as any guy could! :)

    • Smcreech

      I follow Southernsavers on Facebook and by email.

    • Emily

      When I was in high school my dad showed me how to change the brakes on my VW bug!

    • Teach_ashlee

      There are 8 kids in my family.  We never left on time for anything growing up–even vacations.  As funny as it sounds, a favorite memory is us finally leaving for our spring break vacation on Thursday of spring break week because we couldn't seem to make it out the door a few days earlier.  Then after about 45 min of driving, our van broke down at a gas station.  I remember being parked at that gas station late at night while my Dad tried to fix the van.  And then we turned around and went right back home.  The van wasn't fit to drive the long distance we were headed.  It wasn't funny then, but now it gives me a good laugh.  Classic.

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      I follow on FB!

    • Kidstuffgirl

      I guess my favorite memory with my dad with cars was when he was showing me how to change a tire. It was empowering know that if I ever needed to, I had experience and could do it all by myself. Of course, I could always call him too and he can walk me through it on the phone, just in case.!

    • SandJQualls

      Going fishing together.

    • NEB

      I follow on Facebook and Daily Email.

    • Alison

      My dad was a used car salesman my entire childhood so he drove home different cars all the time and the cars he actually owned changed very often as well. He sold Chevrolet and loved corvettes. My favorite car memory with my dad is when he took me for a drive one Sunday afternoon (I was about 4) in this bright yellow corvette convertible he had gotten – it is memorable because as the second of four children, I rarely got to do anything with just my dad and not my other siblings too plus it was the first time I had ever been in a convertible and I loved the feeling of the air coming into the car! I still remember it vividly!

      I follow you on facebook and tweeted as above but couldn't find official jiffy lube facebook page so just 3 entries for me!

    • Ewms

      My dad had the local Firestone store and RECAPPING shop!  He actually recapped tires for people!  He always made sure my mom and older sisters had GREAT tires on our cars when I was young.  He died at an early age when I was 17.  He was the best!

    • Bebalm

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    • Bebalm

      my dad teaching me to drive in his car–and me almost running into a parked schoolbus.

    • Smcreech

      My father did all the maintenance on our vehicles.  I remember him under the hood or his 69 Chevy Truck (which he later gave to me) and the back end of the his three Volkswagon Bugs.  I loved riding around in those cars and the sound of a VW Bug still brings back memories.  One of my funniest memories was sitting in the back seat of the care when he was teaching my older sister to drive a standard.  I can still see his body jerking back and forth everytime she tried to start off.  We always told him he should have been a head banger!  My dad taught me how to change the oil, oil filter, air filter, ect. so when I met my husband he was impressed that I could do vehicle mainenance and still be very feminine.  I love my father and cherish the many good memories I have of the MANY lessons he and my mother taught me.  I laugh at some of these comments because they too are similar to my memories.

    • Couponing Mom

      My Dad didn't have any boys.  So needless to say I was his “boy”!  He used to drag race cars, but when I came along he had to put that on a back burner so he is a muscle car man!   One of my earliest memories is of his old blue nova race car siting in the driveway with all of the sponsor stickers all over it.  That car was so pretty!!!  We always worked on one of his old cars fixing them up in the garage together.  He taught me what all the tools were and practically how to work on the cars, four wheelers, or what have with him.  Those were awesome days that I hope my husband will pass down to my children…….

    • Jenb

      My husband is the worst at remembering to take his truck in for a tune-up or oil change, even though the reminder is stuck to the windshield!

    • Stacy

      Watching my Dad tinkering with our cars and his “blue bomb” '57 Chevy, gave me interest in learning to “tinker” myself. So, one day I asked him to show me how to do a basic oil change. Unfortunately, lol my Dad was of the OLD school and wouldn't do so. He said, “Girls don't do this sort of thing, that's what your husband will be for when you get married.” It upset me at the time, but when I grew up and got married… his statement gave me the drive to learn to do my own oil changes. lol Unfortunately, my Dad died July 27, 2007… but all the good memories will live on. :)

    • Jmholley

      i follow southern savers on facebook!

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      i get southern savers dailey emails!

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      i ” shared” juffy lube on facebook!

    • LindaAnne

      My Dad was a mechanic…so I have many, many memories of my Dad and cars.  He loved to tinker on cars and I have an image in my mind of Dad in his work coveralls working under the hood of his old truck.

    • Jmholley

      when my daddy was teaching me how to drive, i hope i am as patience and loving as he was, miss him VERY much, he passed away 2 yrs ago…my best friend will be missed forever!

    • TAFrank

      Washing the yellow cutlass supreme beast on Sundays…

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    • Shelley Hunt

      I follow southern savers on FB.

    • da bird

      following on daily email!

    • Kimberly

      While in the car (usually on the interstate) when I was a little girl, my dad would pretend our car was an airplane, pushing pretend buttons to extend the wings and speeding up slightly to “take off”.  We'd duck while “flying” under the interchanges.  Kind of silly when I think back on it, but such a sweet memory!

    • Laura

      Washing the car on Sunday after church :)

    • Andrea Watt

      When I was 12, my dad would let me go start mom's car on cold mornings for it to warm up. One day he decided to let me start his, his was a standard. I did all that he told me to do, except turn on the emergency brake….I went inside and we heard a noise as his car rolled down the hill into bushes….I now know how to drive a standard!!!! :)

    • Jennifer H

      My dad always handled my car maintenance while growing up, until I got married that is. :)

    • Amauldin

      I would love to have this for my husband. He is always checking to make sure that the oil has been changed and I have plenty of fluid in our cars. He keeps them road ready for any weather…

    • Ashley

      I follow on Facebook and receive daily emails.

    • Jennifer H

      fb fan

    • Jennifer H

      google reader

    • Tooeypew

      my favorite memory of my dad and cars is when i was little he would work on his classic truck a lot, and he would always let me hold the light under the hood for him. it made me feel important.

    • amyt

      My dad gave me a basic car maintenance tutorial before I left for college.  My husband was amazed to see me change the cabin air filter and an air conditioning fuse!

    • amyt

      I follow you on google reader.

    • sarah

      I follow on FB

    • Kim

      My dad always took care of my car maintenance when I was in high school. Now that I've gone on to adulthood, I still need Dad's reminder to get my oil changed! I would love for him to have a $100 gift card for himself :)

    • Krysten

      My favorite memory was when my dad taught my husband to drive a stick shift. It was like we were 16 all over again! Priceless!

    • Krysten

      I follow  you on FB

    • jen

      helping me learn to change a tire and the oil

    • annieg

      My Dad and my grandfather are my two most highly favored heroes!  I burned up an engine in my old “land yacht” in college and my grandfather lovingly replaced it himself.  Then the same car dropped its drive shaft on the highway in the middle of nowhere five hours from home and my father came to my rescue…I'll never forget the comfort and security of their unconditional love shown to me in such real ways!

    • annieg

      Following on Facebook of course!

    • Anita0501

      My favorite memory is working with my dad to help change my fuel pump on my car.

    • Anita0501

      I follow on facebook

    • Amandarmalphrus

      I love reading your blog.  Thanks for the opportunity to win something so great!  I am tweeting for the entry.  Thanks!

    • Laura

      Oh it would have to be going on vacation and almost always having a car break down!!

    • Hking

      My dad had an old bright orange beetle bug. I remember sitting in the back seat as a kid scooting around town.

    • Diane Killmon

      The coolest car from my childhood was our red and white '55 chevy with the hood ornament that looked like an airplane. My dad loved that car!

    • Erica

      When I was younger, my dad was so excited when he got his new van. It had a portable TV and VCR in it. He thought it was the coolest.

    • akesler

      My Dad died in April and my favorite memories of him were when we went on road trips to go with him on his army duties or “trips” as we called them. He would always make me laugh.

    • Faith

      Facebook Fan!

    • Faith

      One time we went on a road trip in a big RV and we went under a low bridge and scraped the air conditioner unit right off the top! Besides that it was a fun road trip!

    • Blue_eyes_3806

      When I was a little girl my dad bought a 66 mustang and we use to get outside and work on it every afternoon until we redid the whole car to look sweet. Fun times for sure!

    • Kacy

      Following on Facebook!

    • Proleary2004

      His first mustang!  Follow emails!

    • Kacy

      My favorite memory of my father was his ability to always be there for me. Didn't matter what time of day is was — nothing stood is his way of being the father I needed. I sure do miss him.

      Also, his love for cars was crazy! He started driving very young (back in the 50's) and his love for them started from that moment on.

    • Jsayne15

      My dad is a pastor.  I spent A LOT of time with him when I was a little girl going to and from funeral services in his truck.  We would spend hours at a time traveling from cemetery to cemetery and back and forth between funeral homes (which may seem odd) but it was so much fun spending that time with my dad.  We would listen to music, talk, stop and get food, it's just a really good memory of me and my dad.  He still travels around in his truch everyday so I think this would be a perfect gift for him!

    • staceyf

      I follow on Email and facebook. I follow and retweet on twitter by my account is protected so you can't see it. This would help out SO MUCH!

    • Jsayne15

      I subscribe to your daily emails! =)

    • Jenny

      Pop picked out a 10-yr old seafoam green Accord hatchback for my sweet 16, that was lovingly named Cleo.  After the “importance of knowing how to drive a stick-shift” lessons, Pop sent me out on my own.  He didn't really believe that I knew what I was talking about when I complained that the clutch was going out.  UNTIL, I drove 5 miles home with only 4th gear, pre-cell phone days on country roads, honking and rolling through a couple stop signs!  Thanks for the memories, Pop!  :)

    • Laura

      I follow on facebook

    • Del

      My friend's dad had a blue Chevy Vega, he never changed the oil. Good times.

    • Michellesmith28

      I follow on Facebook

    • Michellesmith28

      I receive daily email feeds

    • Ann

      My dad had me learn to change a flat tire and my the oil in his Dodge Dart before I could get my drivers license.  This gave me great time with him and a lot of confidence as a young lady.  However, I now have 5 children and do not change the oil in my own car anymore =).

    • Allyson

      My dad was getting under his car to change the oil when he saw a huge black snake. I have never seen my dad move so fast to get out from under the car.

    • Gty46

      My dad teaching me how to drive his car… it was a Crown Victoria and the front end of those cars don't stop.  And then… he made me parallel park the car in front of the library

    • Gty46

      I am a follower

    • Di

      My dad bought me a beautiful old car and spent too much money to fix it – but he wanted it to be special for me. I still have it and another OLD car he got when he was sick and i inherited – her name is Rustie and she was the most faithful car ever – never let me down in the cold northern winters when i went to the hospitial every day to be with my mom… Rustie could use a lube!!

    • Grnacrz

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!

    • Xdoe

      My dad was a car mechanic at Maaco, so I still always see my father working on all our cars… whether it be changing the oil or doing things I never even heard of.

    • Xdoe1390

      I am a fan of Southern Savers on facebook!

    • DK

      Long drives from NY to FL for family vacations every year.

    • Christine

      My dad always keeps his cars spotless and running perfect.  When it was time for me to get a car I got his Datsun 210.  It was a perfect paint job and ran great for its age.

    • Angela

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook.

    • D6140peterson

      I follow southern savers on Facebook

    • HM1968

      My best memory is my dad trying to teach me how to drive a stick shift on a mustang with a boss engine…he was very patient, but I never did learn how to drive one.  Then he tried to teach me on a pick up truck…no luck there either.  I just gave up and thanked my lucky stars for automatics.  My dad died in Jan. 2011 unexpectedly and I try to cherish all the memories I have….

    • Angela

      My favorite memory of my Dad was when he picked me up from elementary school in a brand new Mustang he borrowed from a friend.  It was so cool!

    • D6140peterson

      Not sure I have very many memories of my Dad and cars…I do remember that he used to drive the speed limit (and we lived in NY city) all the time.  Now he doesn't (and we live in FL).  Go figure!

    • Raschaefer1

      I follow you Jenny. You are a blessing to my family.

    • Michelleyoung117

      My first car was my Dad's.  It was a 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix.  It was that nice shade of '70s gold (like some appliances!).  I loved it because it had a 400 block engine and could out run anyone else's Toyota or Honda.  I must mention that I received this car until 1987.  It ran great and I only had problems once when the battery went dead.  My Dad showed me where to check the oil and I have always loved being around garages.

    • Jennifergreenec21

      Growing up in Indiana, my dad pulled me out of a snowy ditch more than once when I was a young driver.

    • I follow thru email and FB.

    • My dad was always so sweet to pull our cars up on the hill and change oil for us.  And he kept up with when it needed to be changed too!

    • Penny

      My dad taught me how to drive at 14 and can not forget the nonstop jerking I would do and he would not complain one bit…..

    • Cmskelton

      I follow SS on facebook….the very first time my dad took me driving, I put on the brakes a little to hard and knocked him right out of his seat into the floorboard. This was obviously before seatbelts were required!

    • Haliedean

      My Dad was nice enough to give me a refurbished 1980's Mercedes when I turned 16, granite the air half worked, only 2 windows let down, and she squeaked, but for a teenager I thought I was “hot stuff”!!

    • Haliedean

      I am a follower of Southern Savers on FB!

    • Danielle

      My most rememberable time for me about my dad and cars was not so funny then, but we laugh about it now. My brother bought a brand new mustang in 2003. My dad wasn't thinking and instead of driving it as a straight drive like it was, he got in it thinking it was an  automatic and hit my moms car!

    • Kendra

      Trying to find a new home with a garage big enough to fit his classic car….we are still looking….

    • Kim

      I follow southern savers on FB and daily e-mails.

    • Pam

      I follow Southern Savers….I Love Southern Savers!!!!!

    • My Dad had an old Model T car that he fixed up.  It was gorgeous.
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    • I follow you on facebook.

    • Favorite memory about dad and cars.  I accidentally hit the back of his Ford Explorer while sitting in the driveway b/c I had my car in DRIVE instead of REVERSE.  I could tell that he wasn't very happy about it, but he didn't get upset. :)

    • Itchin2bstitchin

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!

    • Bsurfergirl

      I follow on facebook

    • Bsurfergirl

      Favorite memory are the MULTIPLE times dad has come to the rescue and fixed my car!

    • Onefrugalgirl
    • My dad sat in the engine compartment under the highway bridge fixing our ford truck while it rained horribly out – and after three hours of repairs we finally made it to my grandparents house for Easter weekend. I was six years old and in my mind he could do absolutely anything after that day!

    • I follow you via rssfeed :)

    • Jennifer

      My dad taught me how to drive!!!

    • Jennifer

      I follow your page on Facebook ^_^

    • Amy

      I follow on facebook

    • Amy

      My dad used to drive me back and forth to gymnastics practice in his yellow buick!

    • Ambiebac

      Favorite memory of my dad is when he used to let me go with him in his “big truck” (he is a truck driver) and him doing the truck horn for all the little kids we passed. Fun times!

    • heather

      my dad taught me how to drive! he was so patient. :)

    • heather

      following on facebook

    • heather

      shared on Jiffy Lube's fb page

    • Jen

      following on facebook

    • barb

      My dad tried to tune up my car to save me a few $ and it ended up costing him $ to have the mechanic undo what he did incorrectly.  Although I sure appreciated the offer of help, in the future I paid someone to do all my repairs after that!

    • barb

      FB follower and daily email subscriber

    • Paula R

      The push button Desota – we got to push the buttons sometimes

    • Taclark97

      My Dad made me change a tire on my car when I was a teenage girl just starting to drive on my own…just one of the many ways he took care of me! Sure wish I could tell him how much that meant to me…  :(

    • Taclark97

      I follow on FB and email!

    • Bruubaby1

      My dad would let me drive around the high school parking lot he taught at when I was 12 (nobody else was there).

    • Bruubaby1

      I am a FB fan and I get daily emails

    • shala

      My dad is great with cars and has always done most of our work. It's nice to know that I can always go to him with a question about cars. We have a picture of him literally in the engine of a car putting it back together :)

    • shala

      I follow on google reader :)

    • annar

      I remember my daddy changing the oil in the car and warning me to stay away from it while he was busy working. Well, wouldn't you know, I ended up falling in the tub of used oil–in my favorite tee shirt and boots, of course :)

    • annar

      I follow SS on FB!

    • tina

      My dad teaching me how to drive a stick shift.  It was quiet funny.

    • Kathleen

      Definitely teaching me how to drive.

    • Lgrimenstein

      My dad teaching me how to drive with the only vehicle we had to learn on–our huge van!

    • Ball586

      I follow on Facebook

    • Jessi Grace

      Driving together on country roads on a hot summer day.

    • Casey

      We were on a road trip from Kissimmee to Tallahassee for the the day my mom was driving as usual and my dad was in the passenger seat singing a song on the radio. Half way through the song he fell asleep (my dad did this often though it was usually during movies). Then about twenty minutes later my mom hit a bump and he woke up and began singing where he left off as if no time had passed. We all started laughing and he couldn't figure out why. It was a great day.

    • Catehg

      Being one of 7 kids, helping dad with the car, I was always guaranteed to have my dad's undivided attention.  And he was great about explaining what he was doing and why.  My siblings are still astounded fifteen years after his death at the things that I pull out, followed by “dad taught me that.”

    • Vickie Heydenreich

      My favorite memory is when my dad bought me a new car and I was so excited…until I sat in the front seat and realized it was a stick shift!!  I learned how to drive that car on the drive from Arkansas to Michigan and have loved a stick shift ever since!!!

    • Sunningmyself2

      My favorite memory is when my dad would let me “drive” the car on the farm.

    • Candace

      I follow Southern Savers on facebook :)

    • Candace

      My favorite memory of my dad and our car was when he let me drive with a learner's permit and I accidentally hit the gas instead of the break in the grocery store parking lot. I think I gave a few other customers heart attacks, lol!

      • Candace

        *brake, not break.

    • Mandymay51

      My dad had an old Porsche 911 when I lived in Germany growing up and he used to take me on rides on winding roads in the country.

    • Cjabdelnour

      My Dad would put a light bulb under the hood in the winter to keep the engine warmer. That way, the car would start in the cold winter morning and I could get to my 8 am college class.

    • Cjabdelnour

      I follow you on email and facebook.

    • Ttk3vols2000

      I remember my dad teaching me how to drive a stick shift – it took a lot of patience on his part!

    • Kathy

      I follow on facebook.

    • Kathy

      My favorite memory is washing the cars with my dad.  We always had a great time.

    • Cami

      My dad insisted he teach me how to change a tire before I was allowed to drive…that is one smart man:)

      I follow on Facebook and daily email

    • keilah

      My dad let me learn to drive in my papa's pasture behind our house.  One day he thought I was ready to learn to park it in the carport.  I got it pulled in to the spot but wasn't straight.  Well, my picky daddy made me backup and do it again to get straight…only this time, I slammed into the side of the carport opening.  He was so mad, but mostly at himself!

    • keilah

      FB follower!

    • TN

      My dad taught me how to drive, and I passed both of my oral exam and driver exam on the good Friday.

    • Onefrugalgirl

      Getting towed when my old Ford Escort bombed out on my way down south with my dad.

    • Onefrugalgirl

      I follow via RSS.

    • Onefrugalgirl

      Tweeted.

    • Karla

      Dad taught me how to drive!

    • Karla

      I subscribe to the e-mail.

    • Rachel N

      I follow SS on FB :-D

    • Rachel N

      Favorite memory of Dad & cars: my dad made me think he was shopping for a car for my mom and said that whatever car I liked, she'd like. Turned out, he bought me my graduation present: the car I picked out! Had I known, I might've upgraded ; ) It was a great surprise and my favorite car!

    • Sstclair3

      I follow on fb

    • Raejohnston

      My dad financed my first car for me and he loved his new spreadsheet program (in the 80's).  He had calculated what I would owe for, what appeared to be the rest of my life. He held out the paper and it was so long it fell to his feet.  Now, I truly know what being in debt can mean…I don't like it one bit.

    • Mmbrush08

      Mine is kinda sad to me now….My dad used to drive a very old volvo station wagon that he patched up and that had no AC , while I(at 16) drove a VW passat. He worked two jobs. Sometimes, when his car wasn't running he would actually walk to and from work. He never asked me to pick him up and I selfishly never offered……its always made me sad to think about it……

    • I LIKE SS on FB.

    • Truebeliever1981

      Favorite memory is actually of my Uncle Randy helping me purchase my first car

    • Abrileysaving

      trying to patch things until we could get to a trusted mechanic was always an adventure.

    • Caitlin_rice

      From the time I started driving when I was 16 my dad was my mechanic. Always checking and changing the oil and making sure things were in good, working order to make sure I was safe. I have been married for three years now and he is always right around the corner to change my flat tire or anything else I need!

    • Caitlin_rice

      Liked Southern Savers on Facebook!

    • I like ss on FB!!

    • Jmh1002

      I remember loving that my dad would let me lay under the car and look at the parts as he worked on stuff. He always told me that if you can learn to do minor repairs yourself you will save tons of money. Great advice!

    • Jessicabrowningmiller

      I follow on facebook!

    • Jeweljenn

      I always loved going on road trips with the family, Dad always made them interesting!

    • Jlott584

      My Dad had an old Tercel when I was a child…One winter when it snowed, we tied a boogie board to the rear bumper and he pulled us up and down our very long driveway on it. My Mom even tried it, and I think Dad had the most fun trying to give her the wildest ride  possible!

    • Jlott584

      I follow you on facebook.

    • Mommyking

      My dad took me out to learn how to drive his stick shift so I could have his car as a teen.  He was so frustrated by the end of the lesson he decided he'd keep his car and just get me a new one.  Still makes me giggle and at 33 I still can't drive a stick shift.  :0)

    • Lilianita

      I follow you on facebook

    • Lilianita

      trips around the country…

    • Gina H.

      My Dad helped me buy my first car.

    • Gina H.

      Follow you on twitter & tweeted giveaway.

    • Gina H.

      Follow you on FB.

    • Jrbprb2911

      I follow you on facebook ;-)

    • Vonda

      My most memorable car moment was – I wanted a TR-7 for my 16th birthday – my dad didnot buy foreign cars – he didnot know how to work on them – he fussed and told me we had to chose something else.  Guess What – I got my little 2 sitter TR-7 – green – just like I wanted.  YEAH – When the repairs started, oh my – lol

    • Lauren Peterson

      My dad was never big into cars, but I used to LOVE his old station wagon…My brother and I would sit in the back, where you could bring the sides down into little benches…We thought it was the coolest thing, lol.
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    • Lauren Peterson

      I shared that story on FB.
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    • cher

      i follow you on FB

    • cher

      my first car from dad, a 95 nissan sentra. did not last long thought

    • Penny Nordin

      My dad driving up in his Diesel truck. We could always tell he was coming from one street over because of the sound of the diesel engine! :)

    • Penny Nordin

      I'm also following you on FB!

    • Jessica Crosson

      My daddy always told stories of how he and his dad would work on cars together.  They both are huge classic car fans!

    • Jessica Crosson

      I follow on facebook! :)

    • terri

      My favorite memory is going across the desert in the old woody station wagon, with 6 kids, 1 cat and 1 dog.  Can't beat that

    • My favorite memory is getting my learner's permit, then having my dad pull over on the expressway and making me drive. Now, that's starting off with a bang!

    • I follow on FB.

    • Fgschofield

      My dad would always try to do his own maintenance.  If he couldn”t figur it out, he would consult one of the mechanics at the dealership where he worked.  The cars were like his children, he hated for them to “grow up and get old”. He wanted them to stay young forever!

    • Jcwga

      him taking me to buy my first car

    • Cindy

      I follow Southern Savers on FB

    • SSheila

      My dad is very safe and a good driver… although… He always has at least 3 speeding tickets on his record. Just as one drops off, he'll get another. He also will run into things for no apparent reason, just not paying attention, it's actually really funny (always when he is going slow and he never gets hurt)! I know that's not about maintenance, but we laugh so hard about those two things in our family.

    • SSheila

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook!

    • Robin

      My daddy used to have a VW bug and I always loved scooting around in that little car with him.  I think that's why I still love VW's today.

    • Robin

      i”m a FB follower

    • Christine Smith

      One dad/car memory I'll never forget is the rollerskate of a 2-door Toyotal Tercel he used to drive when I was in high school.  There was a time when the muffler on it was shot and he'd drop me off in the morning in this tiny car that made more noise than a monster truck!

      I follow you on FB too. :)

    • Angela

      My memory is helping him work on cars when i was younger.  I can now change a tire and check all the fluids and add new ones.

    • Amy Herrington

      I remember when my Dad tried to teach me how to drive a manual transmission. : ) Let me emphasize the word tried here.  We went to our church parking lot one afternoon and brought his well loved toyota 4×4 truck.  That clutch and I had a hard time! And all the while my dad was just telling me to try again…no matter how much I ground the gears. lol. I eventually inherited that truck. I guess he figured I should be the one to have to replace the transmision.

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook too.

    • bn_irrelevant

      My dad gave me my first car. He had it repainted, cleaned, new tires and seat covers put on for me. It was a cutlass and he gave it to me for my 16th birthday. It was great!

    • Lauren

      Driving to graceland.

    • Lauren

      I follow via feed reader.

    • sue

      He would dust the car everyday – it was our first car and he was proud of it and so were we.

    • missiefaye

      I follow on facebook.

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    • Jenn

      My dad had this old car when I was growing up and he only drove it about 2-3 times a month. He would take my 3 brothers and I up to an ice cream shop to have a banana split. I felt like it was something out of the movies. It's a fond memory I cherish.

    • Jenn

      Follow on facebook.

    • Lyndsey Hauck

      my dad and i driving around the east coast for his work

    • My dad drove fast!  80-90mph when we were on the road (it was the 60's)

    • Anna

      “Driving” around the block on his lap as a kid!

    • Anna

      Follow ss on fb

    • Amyc313

      My favorite memory was riding in the back of his El Camino with our dog, King- and how Dad would always get King into “guard dog” mode by saying “Watch-em”!

    • Amyc313

      SS follower on FB

    • Matt P

      Fishing trip in Alaska during the middle of Summer in long sleeves, long pants and a mosquito net to protect my face from all of the MONSTER bugs up there!

    • Melissa Zimmerman

      I liked the smell of oil on my Dad's overalls

    • helenkeeler

      One memory I have of my dad and cars happened when I was about 12 years old (I am 62 now). My dad took me out for a drive in the family car when suddenly he stopped at a cross walk. I could see anyone else around. He jumped out and ran around to the front of the car and waved for me to get out. When I reach him he pointed to the cross walk and said he was waiting for the bug to get out of the way. He then started laughing at his own joke. At 12 I though he was so dumb. Now I know he was just trying to show he loved me. helenkeeler@comcast.net

    • Dawn

      My memory is of my dad trying over and over to teach me how to drive a stick shift. He fially gave up and I still cant do it.

    • Angel

      My dad having to drive to Wilmington to change my brakes for me when I was in college!

    • Speechie18

      I will never forget when my dad taught me how to change a tire on my 1970 VW Bug.  He was huffing and puffing, with sweat running down his face because it was probably 100 degrees in South Georgia. He wanted me to be able to change my own tire; so the next time I got a flat, he wouldn't have to change it.

    • LeahJ

      I get your daily email. thanks for all you do!

    • Janice

      I was a “Daddy's Girl” and always “helped” him when he worked on our car…over fifty years later, I'm still Daddy's girl!

    • Janice

      I like Southern Savers on Facebook.

    • Michelle

      Sorry I didn't have a good dad growing up and I learned to enjoy my heavenly father as my daddy:)

    • Loranna

      Learning to drive–me freaking out when the car started to move when I took my foot off the gas and dad somehow still remaining calm

    • Joycemlinek

      My favorite memory is dad piling all 6 of us kids in the car to go spend the weekend with our grandparents 2 hours away.

    • Joycemlinek

      I follow you on fb and by e-mail.

    • sarah

      my dad trying to teach me to drive his stick shift porche and it was a total fail

    • sarah

      shared story

    • sarah

      follow on fb

    • Twbyrd_99

      My father would not let me get my license until I went outside and could demonstrate to him that I could change a tire,  check all the  the fluids, and change the oil in the car!  the tire and the fluids, I could understand.  But the oil?  That's why they make Jiffy Lube!  So, here it was in August and  I was in the South Carolina heat and humidity changing a perfectly good tire and the oil in the vehicle.

    • Twbyrd_99

      I follow Southern Savers on email.

    • Sarah Dooley

      Learning to drive! I think I was more scared than he was!

    • Gnzeigler

      One of my favorite memories of my dad was a road trip to Atlanta to see a Braves game!

    • Gnzeigler

      I follow Southern Savers on e-mail.

    • Gnzeigler

      I follow Southern Savers on Facbook.

    • Gnzeigler

      I don't know how to yet, but I am going to learn to follow Souther Savers on Twitter!

    • Snowski824

      I don't know if it's a fond memory but probably learning how to drive a stick shift is the most memorable experience.

    • Snowski824

      I follow on FB

    • Stella02

      One of the best conversation times my husband and son have are when driving home from school. I love to hear all the things they talk about.

    • Celiadawn

      My dad taught me how to change a tire way before I was old enough to even think about driving.. and he also made sure I had AAA from the time I was 16 until now… he never wanted me to be stranded! I follow on facebook & email

    • AudraBridge

      My dad is a mechanic, so I have several fond memories of him relating to cars.  The smell of oil always makes me smile because it makes me think of him.

    • Rickandteresa

      Helping my dad change the oil-uggghh!  I only take my car to the mechanic now!!!

    • Shupingma

      I follow on FB!

    • Christina

      My favorite car memory with my Dad is of us trying to drive on  the interstate (at a standstill) leaving  out from hurricane with our large wet dog in backseat.  He was at the wheel barely moving a few inches at a time, while I walked along  side the  car giving our dog potty breaks.  We discussed  many times that night, including  auto care.  :)

    • Christina

      I follow on Facebook

    • Christina

      I follow by email

    • Jennifer

      My dad and I going shopping for my first car! Classic memory!!

    • Beallteam

      My dad tricked me and told me I had a flat tire on my car and needed to help him come change it.  Actually it wasn't flat at all but he wanted to show me how to change a tire.  He was very big on preparedness!

    • Kari

      I am following SS on facebook.

    • Kari

      My father would have me help him change the oil and check fluids.  He also had me keep a small notepad in my car and write down any time I had a repair or oil change, where I got it done at and the mileage. Said it will help with resale and keeping track of when maintenance needs to be done.

    • Amy L

      I can still see my dad in knee high, striped tube sock, tank top, shorts and sporting a headband while he changed the oil and filters at our house!  What a sight!  He was always frugal and wise with his money – what a great example!

    • Olemissmoss

      I dont remember much as a young child, but as a teenager, my dad always took care of my car when I started driving.  He always checked the oil, gas, tire pressure. He wanted to make sure I was safe.

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    • Cdbrooks41

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    • Beth

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars was when I brought my boyfriend home and at the time was having car trouble and my dad drilled my boyfriend about what the problem could be. My dad could fix anything!

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    • My favourite memory is when he taught me things about cars.  Instead of just changing my windshield wiper, he showed me how to do it.

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    • Gtoranch

      My favorite memory is when my dad used to let me shift gears on his 5-speed toyota from the passenger seat.   It really helped when I was finally only enough to drive.

    • Aubrey

      My favorite memory is when I first got my license and my mom told me that I probably would not drive alone for a while. My dad took me to get my license and told me to take a drive as soon as we got home!

    • Aubrey

      I follow Southern Savers on Google Reader.

    • Deb64

      my favorite memory of my dad was learning to drive.  We went out to practice one Saturday morning, the lesson did not go so well.  When we got home, my dad went next door and came back with his best friend, our neighbor. He announced to the family that I had a new driving instructor, our neighbor. LOL

    • Lilbritt7427

      I really wish I had a memory of my dad and a car but my dad didnt drive and didnt care for cars either but he just died in March and I wish I had some kind of fun memory like that to share….

    • nc_sunshine

      I vaguely remember the whole family driving to the Grand Canyon in what we used to call the “yellow monster” — a late 70's station wagon. Back then, I'd ride around in the “way-back” — no seatbelt, lying down, just flopping around while my older siblings set in the back seat. Folks were crazy back then!

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    • Princesslizziesmom

      My dad used to own a gas station (back in the day–when everyone got full service!)
      On Saturdays I would go to work with him.  I did everything–pump gas, check oil, and ride up and down on the car rack!  Good memories!

    • Nataliejones79

      My dad restores old cars so he is always working on something in his garage.  One of my fondest childhood memories is riding his engine hoist up and down.  He would attach a kid size lawn chair to it and let us “ride”.

    • Nataliejones79

      I follow you on Facebook and receive your email.

    • Diz

      I follow on facebook

    • Ldybug1682

      Favorite memory with my dad and cars is going to the Woodward Dream Cruise.  My dad wasn't thrilled when I first told him I loved cars and wanted to become and engineer (thats not a girlie career).  But, once he realized how much fun it was checking out the oldies and cruisin around down woodward he loved going each year!

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      I follow SS on facebook and several times daily here

    • ajb

      My dad changing my oil every time I came home from college!

    • Jamie

      I am a Facebook follower.

    • Bridget

      We loved going on roadtrips with my dad. He never yelled when we got into fights in the back, he always came up with a game for us to play to distract us. Like I spy or making up words with the letters in the license plates.

    • Suzanne

      I am a facebook follower, I think about the times my dad had no one else to help him with the cars even if it was to grab a tool or hold something to make it easier on him,I didnt like to get dirty but I always helped because it was good quality time for us to spend together :) I love my dad!

    • Denise

      I receive your daily e-mail and love to read them!

    • Keisha

      My favorite memory is my dad having me hand him the tools as he worked on our family cars.

    • Marnie

      I remember my parents getting a new car and they were sooooo excited about it, but when I got outside it was the ugliest station wagon I'd ever seen, even uglier than the brown one with the wood side paneling (probably plastic) that they were replacing! LOL, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    • Mary Stanford

      I remember the time my dad let me help him change the oil on their old 83 station wagon.  I helped hold the flash light and even got my hands a little dirty!

    • Kris10

      My Dad taught me how to drive a car !

    • Kris10

      I follow SS on FB/emails

    • amiecher337

      My dad and I restored a classic muscle car together when I was in high school. It was a great time.

    • pochocha13

      I follow SouthenSavers on FB & email! you rock :)

    • Christy L

      My favorite memory would be learning how to drive in circles around the backyard with my dad!

    • Cindy

      My Dad taught me how to drive!

    • Brewers3340

      my dad used to let me drive his new  truck cause I did noit have one.  At 15 with a learners permit I was ready to drive. HE was such a sport and let me use it when ever I wanted. When that got to be a daily task he bought me my own car. Thanks daddy

    • Audrey

      Dad driving us to Gramma's  and all us kids were piled up in the back seat of the station wagon waving at all the other drivers.

    • Elizabeth

      I follow on facebook!

    • Dancinhat

      Actually one of my favorite memories is of my husband teaching my 16 yr. old son how to change the oil in his truck a couple of months ago. My son was really proud of the fact that he did it on his own while my husband instructed him.

    • Stacy T

      My favorite memory is my Dad teaching me how to drive. At first he wouldn't let me go over 20 MPH.

    • Cswaldrop0479

      i am  now following you on facebook.com but my fav memory of my dad and a car is when he bought my first car when i  was 16 he found the really cool car and bought it and then took me to get it with out me knowing i was so blown away

    • Cswaldrop0479

      i am  now following you on facebook.com but my fav memory of my dad and a car is when he bought my first car when i  was 16 he found the really cool car and bought it and then took me to get it with out me knowing i was so blown away

    • Morgan Wilson

      My parents split when I was four, but I have some great pics my dad took of me on a fathers day in the early 80s sitting on top of his Pinto. Those pics make me smile.

    • NSaneGirl

      One of my favorite memories is my dad teaching me to drive. He said it was important to make your passengers comfortable by driving smoothly.  He put a pack of cards on the dashboard and said I could know I was turning smoothly if the deck didn't slide. I've always had very happy passengers.  :)

    • April

      While learning to drive, Dad insisted that I drive our gigantic family van because “if you can drive that well, you can drive anything”. I even had to learn to pull a trailer and parallel park with the van! But Dad is always right…because of those experiences I'm not afraid to drive any type of vehicle and I have never had an accident.

    • Conversealum

      My favorite memory of my dad driving was when my sisters and I would complain on road trips about having to go to the bathroom. He would threaten to pull over to the side of the road, because he knew this would make us scream. He loved to push our buttons!

    • Actoney

      My favorite memory is when my dad was taking me to my driver's test.  He told me that I was doing a good job and he thought I was ready.  That menat a lot to me!

    • My favorite memory of my dad with cars, is when we went to buy my first car. I heard endlessly how terrible Chevy's were. Back in his day, Chevys were good vehicles, now a days they are plastic hunks of junks. LOL Tickles me still. My father passed away on April 24th this year at 82 years old. I miss him dearly. This will be my first fathers day without him.

    • Lmhox

      My dad died when I was young, but he was a truck driver for many years.

    • Mitzy

      My memory of my dad and cars is when I turned 16 and her remodeled a 1965 Ford Mustang for me….I LOVED IT!!!

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        OOPs HE not her….LOL!!

    • Emscout9

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      at 5 y/o, my dad
      was replacing the spark plugs (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

    • Peter

      My dad died when I was just 4, but left his tools and books on automotive repair.  When I bought my first car, I used some of the tools to do a tune up on the car.  I felt as though my dad were right there watching me use his tools…

    • Peter

      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook, and email.

    • Tammy

      My dad has never been very mechanical when it comes to cars so we always took the cars some where to have work done :)

    • Tammy

      I follow you on facebook

    • Carolyn C

      My favorite memory is when my dad sold his nicest car that he had ever owned. He then used the money to buy me my first car and bought himself an old used truck. That was 30 years ago, and I never have forgotten it.

    • Carolyn C

      I follow on facebook.

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      I subscribe to your emails.

    • Andrea J.

      I remember my dad letting me drive his car thru the gates of a private lake while he unlocked and locked the gate!

    • Andrea J.

      I follow Southern Savers on FB!

    • Christi Hartman

      Ok, this one is a gross memory, but so darn funny. We always spent the summers with my dad, and we looked forward to just being around him. Sister and I loved to laugh at Dad's jokes and just his silly demeanor. He looks alot like Chevy Chase, and so you can imagine him in the movie classic, “Vacation”, right? Well, we never encountered any supermodels on the highway, but we did ride up alongside a large man on the back of a flatbell full of inner tubes (we were river rafting), and the man had no clothes on. He was lettin it all hang out, you might say. But rather than tell us to  hide our eyes ( I was like, 10!) , Dad pulls up and tells me to roll down the window and then he yells to the man, “Sure is a tiny pup, ain't it?”  And the man agreed! I could have died laughing. That's my Dad.

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      my fave is help my dad change a flat tire one time

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    • SarahWr21

      My favorite memory of my dad and cars is when I locked my keys in my car during a family vacation at the beach when I was 16, he said he would “save some money” and avoid calling a locksmith, only to break the locks on both the drivers side and passengers side doors.  Not such a big savings after all.

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      I follow Southern Savers on Facebook.

    • Karen G

      I follow you on facebook

    • My dad taught me how to change oil, though I now have forgot it.

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