Monday, July 22, 2013

Motor Oil Matters Review and Giveaway - Ends 07-31-13

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The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters. A $50.00 Visa card was received to get an oil change for this review.. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.


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 checklistI 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 Recommendations

Check 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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Mami2jcn said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned to look for the API starburst and API donut symbols.

✩.•*ミ Amy Orvin ミ✩.•* said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades and API performance levels.

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JC said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

Elena said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that when choosing oil for your vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed oil

randy fulgham said... Best Blogger Tips

How to Identify Quality Motor Oil

Jennifer Hiles said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that you can check your owner's manual to figure out what viscosity grade and performance level oil is right for your car.

Jody Sisson said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are often recommended for today’s cars.
jodysis at windstream dot net

jopb said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that to make sure the distributor/dealer is up to MOM standards they do random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings.

abfantom said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that the "W" stands for "Winter" in motor oil names.

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tat2gurlzrock said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned they do random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings

mary casper said... Best Blogger Tips

that you should change your filter too

cathycasper@hughes.net

Dawn Ganey said... Best Blogger Tips

There are mom locations all over the U.S.

cowboyswife said... Best Blogger Tips

To get a receipt and verify what kind of oil they used.

Barbara Montag said... Best Blogger Tips

Something I learned - Write down the mileage and date you had your oil changed. Vehicle
manufacturers often recommend oil changes based on miles or time,
whichever comes first.
Thank you.

barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

Wanda McHenry said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level is right for your vehicle’s engine.

Rose-Marie said... Best Blogger Tips
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Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned you should change your filter when the oil is changed.

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned to check my receipt!

debijackson said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned the viscosity is important and must be appropriate

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June Lisle said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned to keep a receipt of your oil change to make sure the company used what you requested.

Kitty said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that you need API certified oil! (Mia)

Deb Christie said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned MOM has an online form to report problem oil change businesses.

kolpin said... Best Blogger Tips

i learned that oil viscosity is very important to the health of your car.

jen Gersch said... Best Blogger Tips

i learned you should also change your filter


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brich2222 said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned to look for the API label on oil

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned about oil viscosity and why it is important for your cars health

susan1215 said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned to keep a receipt of your oil change to make sure the company used what you requested

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Michelle Spayde said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that you can easily find high quality shops to change your oil.

lmurley2000 said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that you change your oil and filter at the same time

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

tina reynolds said... Best Blogger Tips

You should check the recipit to make sure you get the correct oil

Brian E. said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the giveaway…important to follow vehicle manufacturers recommendations re oil viscosity i.e. taking into account driving conditions & driving habits.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned that the kind of oil you use is very important.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Sandy VanHoey said... Best Blogger Tips

I learned you should keep the oil level between the MIN and MAX lines on the dipstick. If it’s low (below the MIN line on most dipsticks), then you should add oil as explained in your vehicle owner’s manual or maybe consider getting an oil change.

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