My 3 Monsters: A Few More Thoughts on Zubie

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A Few More Thoughts on Zubie

This post brought to you by Zubie. All opinions are 100% mine.

By now, I'm sure nearly all of you have heard me talking about Zubie here on the blog and on my social media channels.  We've been using it since just after Christmas {about 6 weeks} and I love that it has given me a ton of insight into the way we drive and how we use our vehicle.  Before Zubie, I never realized someone in our family has a lead foot -- not necessarily when it comes to driving, but FOR SURE when braking.  I also didn't realize how much we let our car idle -- waiting in line at drive-thrus {yikes!} or waiting in the car while one person runs in to grab something "really quick".  How do I know this?  Zubie gives us a driving score based on those criteria along with a few others.

So, you can see as well as I can that we have some areas to improve in.  This is a composite score for all three of us who drive the car, of course.  There's no way to single out individual drivers on shared vehicles, but if I look at the trip summaries, I can see who {ahem, my husband} is the Hard Braker around here.  It's OK to call him out since I'll admit that I'm the Idler.  It's awesome to see that we do well at obeying the speed limit {thumbs up to my teen driver!} and driving at night.  Maybe I'm just a geek, but I find information like this endlessly fascinating.

I also still really appreciate the engine diagnostics and the battery monitor.  The excessive heat here in Arizona is brutal on car batteries and there is nothing worse than being stuck in the grocery store parking lot with melting ice cream and a car that won't start in July.  Been there, done that.  I won't have to worry about it again because Zubie will let me know when it's time to replace the battery BEFORE I am stranded somewhere.  No more guessing games.  It's a beautiful thing!

I showed you what the Zubie key looked like in my last post, but I didn't show you how it plugs in.  Here is what it looks like in our little Ford Focus:

It plugs in under the steering wheel, down near the gas and brake pedals.  Super inconspicuous and out of the way.  The location is a little bit different on all cars, but most {if not all} cars '96 or newer have a port the Zubie can be plugged into.  Once you plug in and get it all set up. you will pretty much just forget it's even there.  You'll access all the fun info from the Zubie app on your smartphone.
I highly recommend Zubie to families who have teen drivers to keep track of.  I cannot even begin to express the peace of mind this little device brings to me as mom with a kid on the road.  It has been good for my husband and I as well, though.  I think just about anybody can benefit from being more aware of themself as a driver.

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