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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The Motor Oil Matters information and gift card has been provided by Motor Oil Matters.

Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Mami2jcn says

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

  4. Angela Kinder says

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. jay purvis says

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

  8. 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.

  9. says

    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!

  10. Tara says

    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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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.”

  14. clarissa says

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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Edward says

    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

  18. Catherine Shaw says

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

  19. says

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

    Lois

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

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

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  31. 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.

  32. Lori Denman says

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

  33. 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!

  34. dv8 says

    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.

  35. kim says

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

  36. Tina says

    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.

  37. says

    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.

  38. 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.

  39. gigi s says

    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!

  40. Gail Williams says

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

  41. Brian E. says

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

  42. joni says

    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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. kathy pease says

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

  48. Angela W says

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

  49. 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

  50. 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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