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Gas Card Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions

Accumulate the most points by May 15, 2009 and win a gas card worth $100

First Prize

win free gas

Second Prize

10w40.com now features a points system. You earn points by participating in our auto repair Q&A.

Points schedule:

  • 10 points for answering a question
  • 5 points for asking a question
  • 1 point for voting on a question or answer

You must be registered to participate

Rules and Conditions

  • The participant who accumulates the most points by 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2009, will win a $100 gas card from 10W40.com.
  • The participant who accumulates the second most points by 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2009, will win a $50 gas card from 10W40.com.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2009.
  • The winning contestant will be notified by email at the email address submitted at time of registration at 10w40.com.
  • Winner must provide a valid mailing address within 30 days of notification to receive the gas card.

10w40.com/DeepDive Media reserves the right to invalidate any and all user points for any reason at any time.

Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Subject to official rules.

Neither the choice of vendor associated with the prize nor any text or graphic representation of that vendor and/or its trademarks imply endorsement by 10w40.com of that vendor.

Contest closed to employees and/or contractors of DeepDive Media.

Auto Expert - Tim West Bio



My technical background started when I was very young. When I was 12 my parents got me my first computer. By the age of 14 I had learned HTML and some Visual basic. I was building my own systems and pretty much became the neighborhood computer repairman.

This opened the door for a world of hobbies.

At 15 I started off working as a tire tech at Discount Tire Co. By the time I turned 17 I was the service coordinator. Wheels and Tires was just a small step in the automotive door.

I will only drive...

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Welcome to our auto repair question and answer section. If you need some auto advice from our auto experts or want to help someone in the community please ask a question below or browse around and offer your knowledge. Tim West and Sam Clem Jr. are the official 10w40.com auto experts.

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Question Categories

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Latest Questions

How Good Are Your Auto Repair Skills

Novice: I can open the hood
10% (62 votes)
Beginner: I can change the fluids
16% (96 votes)
Competent: I changed the brakes
46% (278 votes)
Proficient: I overhauled the transmission
16% (95 votes)
Expert: I built my own car
12% (73 votes)
Total votes: 604

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Have an auto repair question? Visit our Auto Repair Question and Answer section. Ask about engine repair, auto body work, engine maintenance, fuels and lubricants, driving techniques and anything else you need to know. Our auto experts will do their best to help you out, and so will the 10w40 community. Click on the button below to ask a question:


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Participate and Win!

10w40.com now features a points system. Registered users will automatically receive:

  • 10 points for answering a question
  • 5 points for asking a question
  • 1 point for voting on a question or answer

Benefits of participation:

  • 10w40.com members now decide for themselves which questions and answers are most relevant to the community
  • 10w40.com will periodically sponsor contests; participate to win!
  • Members who provide the most valuable input will become featured experts on 10w40.com

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We're collecting all the individual resources in one place and sorting them by type of problem or project. You can find all the free auto repair advice you need by checking 10w40's huge database of auto repair topics and parts suppliers from across the web.

So what kind of online auto repair help will you find at the 10W40 web site? We have collected resources on all sorts of auto repair and car maintenance topics, such as how to change transmission oil, the best way to bleed brakes, why a car might stall or be hard to start, or even how to drive a stick shift car. We're also looking for experts who like to show off their car care knowledge to answer questions in the Q and A area.

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