Yesterday, on the way to visit Jeff's family, Marina reminded me of games we would play when we traveled when she was little. She had taken a trip to Dallas last weekend and was telling me about the games they played on the way there and back. They were basically the same games, but they added their own twist. Instead of slug bug, which she said was "too old," they played Cadillac Whack, Dodge Ram and Cruiser Bruiser. Honestly, I'm surprised she didn't come back black and blue from playing that with her friends.
Are you planning on driving somewhere for Christmas? While you're thinking about what games you could play to keep the kids entertained, don't forget to think about preventative maintenance for your car or truck. I know with Christmas coming up, every penny counts and it's hard to dish out the extra money for repairs. However, sometimes spending a little bit of money to service your automobile may prevent you from having to spend more money in the future. As a matter of fact, just having your oil changed can save wear and tear on your engine.
AAMCO is offering a free oil change or transmission fluid change when you spend $50 or more on servicing your vehicle. If you find you have transmission problems, they have a coupon for $100 off any rebuilt transmission repair. Also, if you do happen to break down, AAMCO will tow your car for free when you let them do the repair work. It shouldn't be too hard to find them since they have over 800 locations in the United States and Canada. So while it's hard coming up with money especially around this time of year, you can save money when you have to spend it for auto repairs.