The Story Of Three: Motor Oil Matters

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Motor Oil Matters



Summer months are when many families travel, you may have seen on twitter or a few posts on the blog about our recent family vacation down to the beach! Well that was a five hour car drive there & back, we decided to take the sedan because it received better mileage. I remember telling Hubby weeks before vacation to clean out his sedan & if needed get a tune up, but I had a feeling it was time for an oil change too. I don't know much about cars but I do know that an oil change on a regular basis not only helps improve the life of your car it allows it to run better. My suv has higher mileage than the sedan & when I took it in to get the oil changed when we got back from vacation, the service guy informed me that higher mileage cars not only use a different oil, it's better to have the oil changed more frequently. Who would of thought? Apparently I have a lot more to learn! 

The Motor Oil Matters website (MOM) is the American Petroleum Institute's new program for licensing motor oil distributors & providing oil change locations. MOM's will not only help educate consumers about the motor oil industry, they have one goal in mind, to make sure that consumers receive high-quality oil. 

MOM's has created an easy to use oil change checklist, so next time you get your oil changed either by yourself or serviced for you, be sure to have this handy! It had a lot of information on there that I wasn't even aware of!


Ensuring quality motor oil in your vehicle is one way to prevent road trip problems when you are on vacation this summer. AAA expects to aid over eight million motorists & caution's drivers that auto maintenance is key to avoiding summertime travel breakdowns. Sometimes service locators can offer discounted services but always make sure that they are using quality motor oil in your car before you decide on that cheaper deal! 

So how often do you get your oil change? Do you take care of it yourself or do you have a favorite auto shop that you visit? 

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(I am one of several bloggers in the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network by Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. I was sent compensation for my post, all opinions are my own) Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters

21 comments:

Sandy VanHoey said...

I learned licensed oils display one or both of the API motor oil quality marks—the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst

Shelley Beachy said...

if the vehicle has an oil-life monitor, it will indicate when an oil change is needed. otherwise, follow your car's manual for the recommended oil change frequency

Julie Wood said...

I learned that I need to know the oil viscosity for my engine and use what the manufacturer recommends in order not to damage my engine. And in getting a complete oil change, make sure to have the oil filter replaced!

JC said...

I learned to make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter.

Amanda said...

I learned that MOMs goal is to make sure you receive high quality motor oil.

Jennifer T. said...

I learned that you should always get a receipt to verify what type of oil and services were performed on your vehicle.

Natasha said...

I learned to ask if I got a full change and to request one and ask if I received the correct viscosity.

Lisa Brown said...

I learned: The program will hold oil distributors and oil change locations accountable if they’re not up to MOM standards.

Olivia R said...

Look for the donut symbol and write down the date and mileage of last oil change

Sherrie Cruson said...

I learned to check the owners manual to see how often the oil should be changed and to be sure I'm getting the right viscosity. I also learned that an oil level that is too high or too low can also increase oil consumption.

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Jill H said...

I learned it’s important to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level are recommended for your vehicle’s engine

Kitty said...

I learned that you should get API certified oil!

Kitty said...

I learned that you should get API certified oil!

Susan Broughton said...

I learned that An engine depends on the motor oil to permit easy starting, lubricate engine parts and prevent wear, reduce friction, protect against rust and corrosion, keep engine parts clean, minimize combustion chamber deposits, cool engine parts, and protect emissions systems.

lusciousbrat said...

I learned that Motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades and API performance levels. SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most common viscosity grades for gasoline engine cars and trucks, and 15W-40 is the typical grade for diesel trucks. The most current performance levels are ILSAC GF-5/API SN for gasoline engines and API CJ-4 for diesel engines.

lusciousbrat said...

I learned that Motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades and API performance levels. SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most common viscosity grades for gasoline engine cars and trucks, and 15W-40 is the typical grade for diesel trucks. The most current performance levels are ILSAC GF-5/API SN for gasoline engines and API CJ-4 for diesel engines.

Michele P. said...

I watched a video with car care expert Ms. Fix who stated that you really need to read your owners manual to find out what type of oil your car uses and use that oil for the best results.

Laurie Nykaza said...

That a oil change includes a fresh filter is so important!

Declan Cash's Mom said...

I learned that you should follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations to determine what viscosity of motor oil you need in your vehicle and how often you need to change it.

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