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Motor Oil Matters Checklist

by Holly Duce on July 16, 2013

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Do you know what questions to ask when you take your car in for an oil change? MOM (Motor Oil Matters) has provided this checklist to help you on your next visit.

Summer is a busy time for travel. AAA estimates that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, they will aid over 8 million motorists. Auto maintenance, including using quality motor oil,  is important to avoid travel breakdowns.   Motor Oil Maters, or MOM, is a consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute that was established to educate the importances of quality licensed motor oils and call out companies that use deceptive practices.  Keep an eye out for those that offer discounted services to reduce automotive maintenance costs.  Cheaper isn’t always better! 

Here are a few key things from the checklist:

  • Make sure you get the correct viscosity oil for your vehicle
  • Make sure your oil change includes a fresh filter
  • Use an API licensed motor oil
  • Change your oil at the recommended intervals
  • Take the guess work out and play it safe by going to a MOM licensed installer!

It’s wise to take good care of your vehicle.  It will last longer and be less likely to have a breakdown.  Be sure to check back next week to enter to win a $50 gift card to use on your next oil change!

This is a sponsored post. The gift card and information was provided by Motor Oil Matters. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.

{ 3 comments }

md kennedy July 17, 2013 at 6:29 am

One of the most satisfying things I ever did when I was young was to change my own oil. I was a poor student, so didn’t really think about the quality of the oil, just the price. I now have someone else do the dirty work, but I do make sure to buy the right oil.

Tammy S July 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

Great tips. That is why I don’t take my car to one of those pop up joints. I want to take it to a trusted service center.

Lisa Williams July 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

This is great information to know. I had not heard of the MOM program but I know many women that travel alone in their commute to work and this is info I will share. with them!

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