Motor Oil Matters $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

I am  happy to share with you information from Motor Oil Matters on how to ensure your vehicle is receiving the best quality motor oil.  The Motor Oil Matters information and gift card have been provided by Motor Oil Matters.

 

Motor Oil Matters, or MOM, is a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute.  MOM has been established to stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils.

If you are as knowledgable about car engines, as I am (not at all), navigating you way through car services can seem a bit confusing.  That is why Motor Oil Matters exists to remind you of important things to look for when getting your oil changed.  To make sure you’re aware of what questions to ask at your next oil change, MOM has provided this checklist.  Service-locators can be quick to offer discounted services to people who are looking to reduce their automotive maintenance costs.  Make sure your service provider is pouring quality motor oil into your car before you decide on a cheaper deal.

Motor Oil Matters checklist
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. Ensuring quality motor oil in your car is one way to prevent road trip problems.  The one thing I do know about cars is that getting your oil changed according to your maintenance schedule is one of the most important steps you can take to care for you car!  I always follow that rule.

You may want to follow Motor Oil Matters on Facebook or Twitter to get special offers (like the MOM sweepstakes they have going on) and car tips.

 

Motor Oil Matters Gift Card Giveaway

$50 Visa Gift Card giveaway

Motor Oil Matters will provide one lucky winner with a $50 VISA gift card to use on their next oil change.  Use the MOM motor oil checklist!

Motor Oil Matters Giveaway Dates:  July 1- July 15, 2013  Midnight CST

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Comments

  1. Nicole Sender says:

    I liked the reminder to make sure that a full change is done; including the oil filter.

  2. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like Getting a full change to make sure you get the filter, and to make sure it is the correct one

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I liked: Are you getting the right viscosity. This is very important.

  4. Kelly D says:

    I like the tip to check over the receipt to make sure you got what you wanted and that the oil meets the manufacturer’s recommendation.

  5. Amy Leach says:

    I didn’t know about oil viscosity. I like the information about this on the list.

  6. mbrunello says:

    this is great info.

  7. Mami2jcn says:

    I didn’t know that the API “Starburst” signifies oils meeting the latest International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) standard.

  8. When choosing oil for your vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed oil.

  9. Sandy Cain says:

    You need to pay attention to the viscosity. Not all oil is the same!

  10. gregg deering says:

    great information for everyone

  11. The oil viscosity is great info.

  12. Angela Kinder says:

    I love the tip to make sure you’re getting the right viscosity. I never knew how important it was!

  13. Margaret Smith says:

    I like that it explains the difference in type of oils

  14. Ellen B says:

    pay attention to the viscosity

  15. Jessie C. says:

    Great check list, lots of details that I am not aware of, such as to keep the receipt and API-Licensed oil

  16. Shelley says:

    The reminder to keep the receipt!

  17. shaunie says:

    “did you get a receipt?” to let confirm which oil was actually being put in your car

  18. athena d. says:

    i really liked the ‘getting a full change’ i always forget to make sure to ask what they are giving me. and wind up sometimes having to go back.

  19. The viscosity is very helpful info, something I never even thought of!

  20. jay purvis says:

    the check over the receipt to make sure you got what you wanted …no hidden cost added sometimes pops up

  21. Trezlen says:

    I like the reminder that the customer has a right to know what’s being used in their car and that one shouldn’t spend money at a service station that won’t share that information.

  22. I liked writing down when your next oil change will be -plan ahead!

  23. Regina K says:

    “Getting a full change?”

  24. Katie Contests says:

    I always forget to write down the mileage & date!

  25. So, I have a goofy answer to this question, but I like the artist’s rendering of the “mom” on the download. Fun and smart looking! lol I knew all the tips for getting an oil change, but it is nice and handy to print out and share with newer drivers!

  26. I learned about viscosity – never even heard of it before!

  27. I learned to write down date and mileage for the next change

  28. latanya says:

    how important it is to know about the viscosity

  29. I like the fact that it tells you to ask if you’re getting the right viscosity. That is something I had never even heard of before!

  30. Didyougetareceipt?
    Double-check the receipt to confirm that the service provider poured
    the motor oil you asked for into your car or truck’s engine and that the
    oil meets your manufacturer’s recommendation.

  31. Geoff K says:

    I liked the tip to drive away from any location that refuses to put in writing what oil they’re putting into your car!

  32. To make sure you are getting the right viscocity.

  33. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I liked the information on Is itAPI-licensed?

  34. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I like the Tip Doyouknow whatyou’regetting?
    Confirm with the service provider the motor oil’s
    brand, performance level and viscosity before it’s
    poured into your car or truck and then ask for all
    three to be included on your receipt. Drive away
    from locations that won’t confirm in writing what
    they’re pouring into your vehicle

  35. Priscilla says:

    I liked “When’s your next oil change? Write down the mile age and date you had your oil changed. Vehicle manufacturers often recommend oil changes based on miles or time, which ever comes first.”

  36. EmelynTrevino says:

    That they help you identify what’s best for you

  37. Anne Loyd says:

    Getting a Full Change!

  38. clarissa says:

    The API “Starburst” signifies oils meeting the latest International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) standard. T

  39. sandra davis says:

    i like When is your next oil change. have to be able to keep up with it.

  40. Debra F says:

    I learned about the API Starburst. Will be looking for it in the future!

  41. Janet W. says:

    Getting a full change? Which is making sure your oil change includes a new filter, too.

  42. I like the “When’s your next oil change?” on the checklist

  43. Cynthia C says:

    I liiked “Areyougettingthe rightviscosity?”

  44. vickie couturier says:

    I like that they have a download for moms checklist

  45. Jennifer T. says:

    I liked the tip about driving habits–that they might affect the timing on when you’d need an oil change on your car.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. ✩.•*ミ Amy Orvin ミ✩.•* says:

    The viscosity. Didn’t know about that.

  47. Katie K says:

    Is it API-licensed?

  48. Shaunda Eppes says:

    I liked getting a full change.

  49. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I liked how they explained in easy terms why your oil needs to be changed

  50. Lisa Neutel says:

    The oil viscosity is great info

  51. I like the Are you getting the right viscosity?

  52. Barbara Montag says:

    I liked the When’s Your Next Oil change – thank you.

  53. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like “Time for a change”

  54. Ashley Tucker says:

    I like the Is it API-licensed?

  55. Claudia says:

    I like the did you get the right viscosity check list.

  56. I would put the step of double checking the receipt on the checklist

  57. Suzanne K says:

    I like the reminder to make sure the filter is changed at the same time

  58. Rebecca Graham says:

    The get a receipt reminder.

  59. Candice says:

    I liked the Full Change reminder.

  60. K. Finn says:

    I thought it was interesting that the type of oil should be on your receipt and that you need to check to make sure that the oil type is recommended for your car.

  61. Confirm with the service provider the motor oil’s
    brand, performance level and viscosity before it’s
    poured into your car or truck and then ask for all
    three to be included on your receipt

  62. Catherine Shaw says:

    Did you get a receipt — it’s important to get confirmation that you got what your vehicle really needs.

  63. Are you getting the right viscosity? – I know about volcanic lava viscosity, but I haven’t got a clue about oil viscosity! :)

    Lois

  64. Kristen N. says:

    I loved the reminder to make sure that a full change is done, including the oil filter.

  65. julie murphy says:

    I like Time for a Change because I always forget

  66. ellen beck says:

    I like that it tells you the right type of oil for the time of year and for your car.

  67. I like that the checklist points out that you should make sure you get a full change :)

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  68. Tammy S says:

    I like the tip Did you get a receipt. It always pays to double check the receipt.

  69. Mary Casper says:

    the different kinds of oils

  70. Paula V says:

    are you getting a full change

  71. Christy says:

    I like the Didyougetareceipt?

  72. Jessica says:

    Make sure your filter is changed!

  73. Julie Wood says:

    I need to choose the right oil for my vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed, and to get the filter changed at every oil change!

  74. Karen Glatt says:

    I need to choose the right oil for my vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed, and to get the filter changed at every oil change!

  75. Olivia Rubin says:

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  76. Jessica Fortner says:

    I like “are you getting a full change?”

  77. Teresa Young says:

    I like the advice on how to check for the right viscosity needed for my vehicle.

  78. Michelle C says:

    I like the reminder to make sure a new filter is included in the oil change. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  79. velder dixon says:

    keep receipt

  80. I liked I liked “getting the right viscosity”

  81. Crystal F says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter.
    Your owner’s manual probably recommends a
    specific type of oil filter, so make sure the right
    one is included with your oil change. This is something I don’t think about when getting my oil changed.

  82. rebecca shockley says:

    I liked “Getting a full change”

  83. i think the receipt reminder is a good feature for us to have

  84. It’s always a good idea to ask for a receipt no matter what you are purchasing.

  85. a good reminder to get a receipt

  86. Andrea Williams says:

    I liked the Do You Know What You’re Getting section. Hubby is very particular about this, but it was something I didn’t really know to do.

  87. Daily Woman (Lacey) says:

    I like that it helps you get the best quality oil change.

  88. I liked the word “viscosity”. Good word!

  89. Great timing, I need an oil change soon!!

  90. I liked the reminder to check the viscosity.

  91. Kamla L. says:

    I like the tip “Do You Know What Your Getting”. Confirming exactly what oil is being poured into your car and asking for it to be detailed on your receipt will give added assurance that you get what you paid for.

  92. Starr Greenwell says:

    I liked the tip about getting a full change, including a filter. good list., thank you

  93. Ellie W says:

    I like the Tip to make sure to change the filter with the oil.

  94. Emily N. says:

    I liked the tip to get a receipt that verifies what work was done.

  95. Annmarie W. says:

    I like that they suggest writing down the mileage and date you had your oil changed, so you know when to get it done next.

  96. Geet Maha says:

    Always look for API-licensed oil.

  97. Wanda McHenry says:

    I liked Getting a full change? Very important.

  98. Karen A. says:

    Even though I don’t put too much oil in my car, I never knew that too much oil (above the MAX line) may cause parts of the crankshaft to dip into the oil and churn air into it, causing foaming/oil pressure fluctuation.

  99. Melissa Hartley says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter
    Thank you

  100. I like that it reminds you to know what you’re getting – considering you don’t see the work they are doing, it is important for them to know you are paying attention to what they are doing and your vehicle.

  101. Stephanie Larison says:

    I really liked the Are you getting the right viscosity

  102. Debbie F says:

    Date for my next oil change.

  103. laurie nykaza says:

    (API) that will help you identify motor oil distributors and oil change locations that provide API-quality motor oil. This is important to me so I get the best oil for my vehicle.

  104. Lisa F. says:

    I like that the program will hold oil distributors and oil change locations accountable if they’re not up to MOM standards.

  105. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Do you know what you are getting. Good question to ask.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  106. Jody Sisson says:

    I liked learning about oil viscosity.

  107. Carly K says:

    I like the tip to check over the receipt to make sure you got what you wanted and that the oil meets the manufacturer’s recommendation.

  108. Marcia Goss says:

    Check the owner’s manual to see what viscosity is right for your car.

  109. shirley says:

    I like the-always look or ask for API-licensed oil.

  110. I like the tip about making sure you get your receipt and double checking it.

  111. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the viscosity checklist.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  112. Lori Denman says:

    It eases my mind to know the facility and technicians are licensed and will recommend the correct oil for my car

  113. Kate F. says:

    I like the tip about oil viscosity.

  114. Tanya White says:

    I liked the reminder to keep the receipt.

  115. Tracy Allen says:

    Get a full change including filters

  116. Donna L says:

    I like that it explains the difference between the types of oil.

  117. I liked the explanation of oil viscosity – I had never even thought about that before!

  118. Ellen Anderson says:

    The reminder to keep the receipt! I rarely have to get my oil changed by a mechanic as normally my husband does it himself (he knows all about viscosity and quality – all that jazz). However, as he’s in the military and sometimes gone for large stretches of time, I do occasionally have to deal with the issue by myself and knowing more about what is good for my car is great information!

  119. I liked the info about getting the right viscosity.

  120. Linda G. says:

    I like that it tells you about the different oils

  121. Cindy Bowling says:

    Are you getting the right viscosity?

  122. Denise B. says:

    MOM Helps Encourage Quality Throughout the Motor Oil Distribution Process

  123. I liked “Are you getting the right viscosity?” I’d be happier, however, if people became less dependent on cars and used bicycles and mass transit more often.

  124. velder dixon says:

    keeping receipt to check what you are getting

  125. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    Are you getting the right viscosity????

  126. Cynthia R says:

    i thought the information about viscosity was valuable

  127. Christine says:

    getting the right viscosity

  128. Korey Watkins says:

    right viscosity

  129. I will look for the MOM logo next time I get my oil changed. Thanks for the info!

  130. Did you get a receipt? I never thought to look at the receipt to see what type of oil they actually put in

  131. richelle bowers says:

    I like the reminder to get a full change done

  132. Jessica Gengler says:

    i like that it tells you the right type of oil for each season

  133. I liked the tip did you get a receipt because a lot of time we don’t think about this but it is super important.

  134. I like the tip about keeping the receipt. I keep all receipts in an old shoe box :p

  135. i like the tips, good to know if getting the right viscosity.

  136. Chris Alejandro says:

    The tip about keeping receipts! Something simple that is important.

  137. the right viscosity

  138. Action 1: That it is a full change to be done.

  139. To keep the receipts

  140. I liked the ‘Know What you’re Getting’ because its not good to automatically assume that you and the tech are on the same page.

  141. Holly C. says:

    When choosing oil for your vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed oil.
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  142. Lisa V. says:

    Getting a receipt to make sure you get the oil you asked for.

  143. Lucy Lopez says:

    I like the one to confirm with the service provider the motor oil’s brand, performance level and viscosity before it’s poured into your car or truck and then ask for all three to be included on your receipt.

  144. Blessie Nelson says:

    Different oils have varying viscosity – so need to be aware of it!

  145. Kerry G. says:

    Time for a change? I need to keep up on that checklist item!

  146. I liked, and learned, that you should have the shop put down in writing what they’re putting into your car – and, if they won’t, leave!

  147. i liked “are you getting the right viscosity?”

  148. Gail Williams says:

    MOM stands for Motor Oil Matters and API stands for American Petroleum Industries. Know what you are geting.

  149. Brian E. says:

    …getting the correct viscosity oil for your vehicle by taking driving habits & road conditions into account: check your owner’s manual !

  150. I didn’t know about the viscosity… It’s important to know

  151. Double-check the receipt to confirm that the service provider poured
    the motor oil you asked for into your car or truck’s engine and that the
    oil meets your manufacturer’s recommendation.

  152. make sure to write down when you next oil change is due — by miles or date, whichever comes first

  153. Write down the mileage and date you had your oil changed.
    Thanks for the contest.

  154. David Rainey says:

    I like the “Are you getting the right viscosity” part of the checklist.

  155. Linda Lansford says:

    Your owner’s manual will tell you how often you should change your engine’s oil. If you need an oil change, it’s a simple task that is vital to the overall health of your vehicle’s engine.

  156. Susan Smith says:

    I need to choose the right oil for my vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed, and to get the filter changed at every oil change!

  157. Having grown up with a mechanic father, I’m aware of these things, but I’m glad to learn to keep an eye out for the MOM seal. I’ll be doing that.

  158. Didn’t know about API!

  159. Daniel M says:

    write down when you next oil change is due

  160. Know the level of performance recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.

  161. The viscosity was helpful information.

  162. April V. says:

    I think the tip on making sure that they change your oil filter as well when they change the oil is very important. It would be an easy step for them to skip or forget.

  163. Richard Hicks says:

    viscosity is something never think about!

  164. Kari Flores says:

    I like “When’s Your Next Oil Change?”, which says to write down the date and mileage after each oil change so you know when to get the next one. I am always forgetting and they seem to always forget to put that little sticker on the car.

  165. Rebecca Peters says:

    Checking the receipt!

  166. kathy pease says:

    I liked the tip to write down the mileage and date of the oil change..we usually forget when it was.

  167. s riches says:

    I like the tip to check the reciept to make sure you got the right oil.

  168. Christa Nolan says:

    I liked how you can check on their website for approved motor oil installation providers!

  169. tina reynolds says:

    I found the viscosity to be really good info

  170. getting a full change. Make sure you get a good and new filter.

  171. Anita L says:

    One thing I liked on the check list that is very important is getting the right viscosity of oil.

  172. I never thought about saving the receipt – will do in the future!

  173. Lindsey M says:

    I like the Time for a change bit – I’m always late getting my oil changed

  174. Angela W says:

    API “Starburst” signifies oils meeting the latest International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) standard.

  175. Courtnie says:

    Is it API licensed?

  176. Brad Merrell says:

    Choosing API-licensed oil

  177. I liked are you getting a full change

  178. Buddy Garrett says:

    I like the tip about getting a fresh filter. Make sure you get the right one for your car.

  179. Candice J says:

    I like time for a change…..good info!

  180. Wendy S says:

    Emphasis on getting the right filter

  181. I like that a full change.

  182. Ross Hassel says:

    To avoid substandard oils, look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.” Both symbols can be found on the labels of API-licensed motor oils

  183. Deborah Wallin says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter

  184. Vikki Billings says:

    Make sure that your oil change includes a new oil filter

  185. Mihaela D. says:

    The oil viscosity is great info.

  186. Christy Leonard says:

    I like that the customer has a right to know what’s being used in their car and that you shouldn’t spend money at a service station that won’t share that information. its happened to me before, so I just took their word for it. The oil light came on in my car the following week.

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  187. CharityS says:

    Did you get a receipt?

  188. I like “Did you get a receipt?”

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