Today you get to be whisked away to the magical world of motor care with my main Asian squeeze Brian courtesy of #engineluv and STP. Apparently calling car additives goo and slimy stuff doesn’t qualify as knowledgeable. So I figured he was the best man for the job. You can expect his post to be grammatically correct with no spelling errors or made up words. The exact opposite of my posts. Enjoy!
When my wife asked me if I would guest post on her blog I thought it might be hard to come up with a post with unicorns and puppies. Luckily she had a great opportunity to for me to post about something a little bit more manly than that. She told me that I would be doing a post for STP. “Like the motor treatment guys?” I asked. “Yes, those guys.” she replied.
I cant think of anything more manly that taking care of your cars. Well that and Richard Petty. As a lifelong NASCAR fan, I have grown up around racing and I know that STP and Richard Petty are like bread and butter.
I have to admit that I am a sucker for engine additives of all types. I am not that much of a gearhead to be able to rebuild an entire engine or anything but engine additives are an easy way to do a little extra between the scheduled appointments to the car shop. I always find something to add to the tank before taking a long road-trip or between seasons.
While we were out running errands, getting the oil changed in the Suburban and safety/emissions testing, we stopped by Walmart to grab a few items. I am convinced it is impossible to go to Walmart and just buy one thing. We picked up a bottle of STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment in the automotive section. I had never tried this particular one before, but I had tried similar products. The first thing I noticed is that it cost less than the others. Of course, I grabbed a some windshield de-icer and some other shiny objects that jumped into my basket. However, I did exercise some self control and did not buy the 12V auxiliary heater that I saw …maybe next time. (Steph edit-You can see our entire shopping excursion here)
Did I mention I bought a new comb and some kitty litter? See, it’s the Walmart syndrome. The cashier must think that I have a cat with messy hair and take good care of my cars. While I do take good care of my cars, I will never have a cat-beast, nor will my hair ever unkempt in public. These are rules to live by.
It’s getting colder here in Utah but there hasn’t been much snow yet so it’s time to give the yard one last mow and pick up all of the leaves and then put the lawnmower away. This would be a perfect opportunity to treat the lawnmower before storing it for the winter.
When we got home, I poured the STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment into my lawn mower, topped it off with gas and started it up. It was that easy. That’s why engine additives always appeal to me. It’s like taking vitamins …but for your engine.
I should tell you that I have 2 lawnmowers; one is 16 years old and the other is 14 (that joke never gets old). Needless to say that with these guys running the lawnmower it has been through the ringer in the last few years as they run over cans and newspapers, sprinkler heads and rocks. The mower has seen better days. It’s a good mower though and continues to perform even with the abuse. The mower smoked a bit when it started but seemed to even out as I continued to mow. I felt good that I was giving the mower some TLC before giving it a rest for the season. I think it’s a guy thing to assign feelings and emotions to yard hardware, isn’t it?
I didn’t use all of the STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment in the lawnmower since it only takes 3/4 cup per gallon. I save the rest for my PT Cruiser commuter car. If you think the lawn mower takes a beating, you should see the PT Cruiser. That will be a post for another day. I pour all sorts of stuff into that car.
- STP is offering a coupon for ‘liking’ their Facebook page; check it out. To be honest, I spent over an hour there watching the Richard Petty videos and interviews. Check ‘em out if you dig that sort of thing.
- STP also has a Twitter account. I spent more time following some of the awesome links from there too.
***This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All of the opinions are my own, especially the opinions about The King of NASCAR – Richard Petty #CBias