Saturday, June 29, 2013

Motor Oil Matters (Mom)

Motor Oil Matters (MOM) 

I know right now most of you are most likely thinking what is Motor Oil Matters (MOM) title about.  So I will start this post off by explaining what/who they are.
MOM is a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute. This nonprofit organization has been established to stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils and call out those who engage in deceptive practices.
With the summer driving season ramping up, MOM wants to remind you to be in the know when it comes to motor oil changes.

I never knew that some companies use bad oil!  They claim they are giving you a cheap service, but this "cheap" service comes at the expense of your car.  Because putting bad oil into your car is never a good idea!!
~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.

Wouldn't it be horrible to be taking your family to the beach only to break down half way there :(

~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.

Because that cheap deal can end up costing you a whole lot in the long run!!  Be smart not cheap :)

I have to say I'm stunned!  I never knew any of this and I'm happy for a program such as MOM to make me aware and to question my mechanic the next time I get an oil change which will be soon since I will be provided a $50 gift card to get my oil changed and a checklist on things to ask/look for.  Also in the near future I will be able to giveaway a $50 gift card to one of my lucky readers to get their oil changed.  So please be on the look out for that too.

If you want to learn more please see my links below:
-          Motor Oil Matters website: http://bit.ly/jS1SU
-          Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/195O1H7
-          Twitter: http://bit.ly/19Y9Uaf


Disclaimer: “The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters.”

19 comments:

  1. This is a great program! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Great advice. Saving money is always a huge plus!

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  3. My husband changes the oil in our cars, and he always chooses quality products! :)

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    1. I wish my hubby knew how to change the oil!! I asked him to put windshield wiper fluid in my car once and he dumped it in the wrong place!! lol He is not allowed near my car anymore hehe.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. What a great program! Thank you for sharing! I had no idea either that companies would use bad oil...how irritating and wrong!

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  5. thanks for shearing! we need a oil change!

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  6. love this! i rely on hubby a little too much sometimes lol

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  7. I had now idea that companies would use bad oil, I just assumed the oil change place use the best products. I will have to check into this more.

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  8. This is a great post. I don't drive but I will share with my friends who do.

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  9. wow I had no idea! thank you for sharing!

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  10. sounds like a great program. I like how they give you a checklist

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  11. This sounds like a nice program that is completely new to me.

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  12. This is great information - I hate when they try to sell me something as being "good/cheaper, etc" for me when really they are just making it worse/more expensive in the long run!

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  13. thank you for this post! I was not aware of these things!

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  14. This is really a helpful write up for awareness regarding companies using bad oil. Thanks for this!

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  15. Great advice, my oil light just came on and this is great info to have!

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  16. I'm so bad at changing my oil! I need to do that!

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  17. Hadn't heard of this program yet! Sounds great!

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