Some service centers try to be as slick as oil when they see a woman walking in. Their assumption is that women are clueless when it comes to the mechanics of a car and all the fun stuff happening under the hood. For some, that could be true. But it does not have to be that way when it comes time to change your oil, thanks to MOM, or, Motor Oil Matters.
I spend a lot of time in the car. In fact, if you were to survey the contents inside, one would think that I actually live in my car. But that's an entirely different post. I want to share with you how important it is to take care your car, particularly oil changes, so that it will run efficiently, decrease your chances of being stranded on the road and potentially increase the life of your car's engine. (Sidenote: The Honda Accord I drove in high school, over 15 years ago, has over 300,000 miles on it, the same engine and STILL runs thanks to scheduled oil changes and other important maintenance).
- 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.
I am fortunate enough to have grown up around men who are quite handy when it comes to the maintenance of an automobile. While I am far from experienced in this area, I know enough about the basics of a car to not be taken advantage of. I think!
However, I was surprised to learn additional facts concerning a motor oil change. These are some of the questions you should ask yourself when it's time to take your car in for an oil change.
MOM's Oil Change Checklist to take along to the service center.
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Motor Oil Matters website
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The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters. The views and opinions are my own.