Monday, July 22, 2013
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With summer in full swing, there will probably be alot of road trips. So, it's important to maintain the health of your vehicle. Do you get your motor oil changed very often? It's really important to get your oil changed every three to six months or every 3,000 miles! Newer cars can go alittle longer. Your car needs good clean oil, it's an essential lubricant for your engine. It lubricates the pistons as they move up and down in the cylinders.
Have you ever heard of MOM (Motor Oil Matters)? MOM is the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new program for licensing motor oil distributors and oil change locations. MOM has one goal and that's to make sure you receive High-Quality Motor Oils, that protects your engine and emissions systems! You’ll know, when you see the MOM seal of approval — that’s the sign you’re receiving the high-quality motor oils you've come to expect. To make sure you’re aware of what questions to ask at your next oil change, MOM has provided the most awesome checklist! I would highly recommend this check list, it's full of good information! The MOM's website is very user friendly and it has answers for all of your questions, about motor oils.
Here's the most important questions to ask at your next oil change!
- 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.
- Motor Oil Matters, or MOM, a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute, has been established to stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils and call on to the carpet those who engage in deceptive practices.
- 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!
About MOM - Motor Oil Matters
MOM Helps You Meet Manufacturer RecommendationsCheck your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level is right for your vehicle’s engine. Manufacturers often recommend oils licensed by API as these oils have been rigorously tested to ensure they meet API’s engine oil standards.
The MOM mark will help identify oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting these standards. To find a MOM-certified oil change location near you, check their website.
MOM Helps Ensure Your Engine and Emissions Systems Function at Their Best
You probably know the basics of caring for your engine, but you might not know about the potential damage that could result from using motor oil that fails to meet industry-established motor oil standards. Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.
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.
MOM Helps Encourage Quality Throughout the Motor Oil Distribution Process
MOM is getting the word out on the importance of using the right oil in your engine, but it also is trying to assure oil quality from the marketer all the way down to the consumer. MOM is accomplishing this through API licensing programs for motor oil distributors and oil change locations. To become licensed, distributors and oil change locations have to demonstrate to API that they meet an API chain-of-custody standard. Licensed distributors and installers also must submit to an auditing process to ensure the motor oils they deliver and install are the right oils.
The program will hold oil distributors and oil change locations accountable if they’re not up to MOM standards. Industry members and consumers are encouraged to notify API, about questionable products. To report abuse, submit their online form.
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