Protect Your Car with Motor Oil Matters (MOM) #giveaway

Heather —  July 24, 2013
Motor Oil Matters Oil Change Checklist

Motor Oil Matters Oil Change Checklist

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I grew up with a Dad who did most of his own work on the cars and when I got to driving age, some dinner table conversations revolved around Dad tips.

“Don’t ever drive with the car registering hot.”

“Check your tire pressure especially before a trip.”

“Keep your gas above half, so the old crummy gas isn’t dragged through your engine,”

 “Learn what kind of oil your car needs and how to read the dipstick.”

“Don’t go into shady auto places.”

Yes, those are just a few of my Dad’s tips. Haha! I love that guy. I always did use each bit of information sometime as I grew up.

I like knowing how to take care of my car. I want to be an educated consumer and I don’t want to have to trust someone who may be taking advantage of me and my money when I get auto work done.

Even with changing the oil. A cheaper “deal” may be more expensive, because you may not be getting quality motor oil and the type needed for your car. All Motor oil is NOT the same or equal. Your auto manual will list what type oil you should use.

This new MOM program tells you much of what you should know when you get an oil change.

MOM, a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute, was founded to stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils and call onto the carpet those who engage in deceptive practices.

This Summer alone, I have gone on several driving trips by myself with the kids and I am always relieved when I pull into my destination with no troubles. Of course, doing routine maintenance helps ensure fewer surprises! In fact, AAA expects between the major summer holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day to aid over eight million motorists, and cautions drivers that auto maintenance is key to avoiding summertime travel breakdowns.

The experts at Motor Oil Matters (MOM) want to offer you a $50 gift card toward your next oil change! (US residents only)

 

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What questions should you ask at your next oil change? MOM has provided this checklist. Take a look and even print it out to take with you on your next oil change. An empowered consumer is a SMART consumer.

Here are a few links that you may find helpful:

Motor Oil Matters website, Facebook Page and Twitter.

“The Motor Oil Matters information and a gift card for me for an oil change and a gift card for a reader has been provided by Motor Oil Matters.”

Heather

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47 responses to Protect Your Car with Motor Oil Matters (MOM) #giveaway

  1. Mary Happymommy July 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I learned to look for the API starburst or API donut symbols when choosing a place to have your oil change.

  2. I learned MOM has a link you can find locations they approve of, that meet their high quality standards!

  3. I learned to look for API licensed oil

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  5. I learned: You should make sure the oil change also includes a new filter.

  6. I learned that you should check your receipt to make sure they put in the right oil.

  7. Kellie Rose Wilson July 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Look for the API license

  8. I learned to make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter. Owner’s manual probably recommends a specific type of oil filter, so make sure the right one is included with the oil change.

  9. I learned that I should double check my receipt to make sure I got the type of oil I requested.

  10. I learned to make sure to have your filter changed during each oil change

  11. I learned to always check to make sure the filter has been changed as well as the oil.

  12. I learned on the checklist under “full change” that you want to make sure the filter was replaced along with the oil change.

  13. I learned to get that full charge, change the filter regularly.

  14. i learned that oil viscosity is impt to the health of your car

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  15. I learned about API licensing.

  16. make sure you get the right oil for your car!

  17. Amanda Sakovitz July 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I learned that you also need to change your oil filter regularly as well as your oil

  18. I learned that you have to make sure you get the right viscosity.

  19. I learned that its important to use quality oil for your vehicle can perform its best

  20. Laura Jacobson July 25, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I learned that Oils certified as meeting
    these standards are easy to find because they carry the API
    Starburst or API Donut.

  21. I learned that you should make sure they put in a new filter when they do an oil change.

  22. I learned to always check the receipt to ensure the correct oil was put into my vehicle.

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  23. Amanda Hoffman July 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    i learned to check ur receipt

  24. I learned all oil is not the same!

  25. I learned that you need API certified oil!

  26. Heather Hayes Panjon July 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I Learned I Should Be Writing Down The Date And Mileage Of My Oil Changes!

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  28. look for the api license

  29. rebecca shockley July 27, 2013 at 2:40 am

    To check owners manual for grade specific oil for certain make and models

  30. I learned to look for API symbols like the Donut (meets API engine oil standards) and the API Certification Mark ‘Starburst’ (meets ILSAC standards) when getting an oil change.

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  31. Keep track of the mileage and date each time you have your oil changed so that you know when the next oil change is due.

  32. To look for the API license

  33. learned I need to check my oil viscosity is appropriate

  34. I learned to always ask for a new filter. I thought it was automatically included every time.

  35. From the check list I learned to look at the receipt to make sure I got the oil requested. I don’t think we normally look at the receipts.

  36. I learned that you need to double check the oil they are using is the right viscosity and that they are including a filter and the correct filter.

  37. i learned to check for api licensed oil and to keep my receipts

  38. I learned to ask for a receipt and keep track of the dates for oil changes.

  39. Angela Kinder July 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I learned that you must make sure that the oil’s viscosity is right for your car.

  40. Margaret Smith July 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I learned that you should check your vehicles owner manual to see what type of oil is best for your vehicle.

  41. Thanks for the giveaway…important to choose correct oil viscosity for vehicle as recommended by manufacturer, taking into account driving conditions & driving habits.

  42. Leslie Galloway July 30, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I learned to make sure to get a full oil change including filter!

  43. Replace the filter when you get an oil change.
    Thanks for the contest.

  44. Learned to change air filter and oil both, Thanks

  45. I read about changing the filters when doing the oil.

  46. check for api liscense

  47. Christian Alejandro July 31, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I learned it’s important to understand the right viscosity for the car owned and to always keep receipts