Friday, July 19, 2013

MOM Motor Oil Matters post and giveaway

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

MOM Motor Oil Matters post and giveaway 


I'm sure you all remember my previous post about "MOM" Motor Oil Matter, but just in case  you didn't have a chance to read it here is the link:

A few key points from that post were:
~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.
~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.


I'm sure anyone like me read that post and was scared thinking of all the times they got an oil change.  I wonder how many times a company told me they offer the best prices around, but they forgot to mention they also have the worst oil around.  It made me think twice about saving a few bucks on my oil change.  My car needs to last me a very VERY long time and getting cheap oil at the risk of my car just isn't worth it.  I and I'm sure many of you had no clue  that companies practiced this.  That they would give you a good deal, but put horrible oil in your car.  I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like such a good deal to me!

So I made my first post to make you aware or MOM and after checking out their MOM'S Motor Oil Checklist I was now prepared to return to a auto shop and have my oil changed.

Step one I took out my owners manual to check my oil type.  To be honest I'm a ditz and never even thought to check my manual to see what type of Motor Oil I should be using.  Turns out every car needs a certain type of Visosity.  Luckily for me my hubby already knew this and has been getting the right type of oil.

Step 2 Get confirmation.  When I went to the location I made sure to ask what they would be poured into my car and asked if they could please include that on my receipt.  I was surprise how nice they were and how easily they agreed.  For me this was a good sign, meant they weren't trying to hide anything from me.   Also make sure they use fresh filters.  When I asked the guy to please use a fresh filter he raised his eye brows at me like 'DUH woman what do you think I would use....'  He was sweat though and just said "of course .... we always do."  

Step 3 check that receipt.  I waited until I got home I didn't want to insult the company.  I was happy to see they did everything I wanted and used the type of oil I asked for.   

(Please note the computer spin balance had nothing to do with my oil change, my hubby just wanted to get the tire balanced since we were there)
Last step is to write down the date of that oil change and make sure you get it changed again when necessary. 

I know you may feel silly asking your oil changer all these question and that some companies may even feel insulted or get mad.  Your car is worth it though and if a company is doing what they are suppose to it shouldn't bother then to re-insure you that you are getting the best service possible.  

If you want to learn more please see my link below I also included the check list (If its to small it can also be found on the home page in the link below)


Right now 1 Simply Me Follower has the chance to win a $50 visa gift card of their own to be used at their next oil change.
You must be 18+ to win and live in the USA.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

127 comments:

  1. I learned to always change the filter along with the oil.

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  2. I learned that oil viscosity is very important to know because every car has different oil requirements. I need to make sure that I am using the right oil that the manufacturer recommends for my car. Also, when getting a complete oil change, make sure to have the oil filter replaced.

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  3. I learned t bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil

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  4. I learned that licensed distributors and installers have made a commitment to delivering quality products, and MOM keeps them accountable.

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

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  6. I learned that you should expect a filter change, too. Coupondipity/Vicki Floyd

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  7. Filter changes are important too!

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  8. I learned that I am glad my husband takes care of all of this but maybe I should learn to as well?

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  9. I learned they have a link so you can find locations they approve to having their quality standards!! Good to know!

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  10. This is my first time hearing about this. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. i learned that some places are certifed and i should look for those

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  12. I learned that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  13. I learned there is an approved location near me

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  14. I learned too much oil (above the MAX line) may cause parts of the crankshaft to dip into the oil and churn air into it, causing foaming/oil pressure fluctuation

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  15. 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.

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  16. Always try to make sure before you get a cheaper deal to make sure your package includes premium oil for your vehicle- liviuva

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  17. Follow the recommended oil change instructions with your car's owner's manual!

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  18. I learned that the oil needs to be API certified!

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  19. i learned The MOM mark will identify distributors and oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting the performance standard recommended by most vehicle and engine manufacturers.

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  20. I learned that you should check to see what type of oil is best for your vehicle.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I learned that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil!

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I learned that Double-check the receipt to confirm that the service provider poured
    the motor oil you asked for into your car or truck’s engine and that the
    oil meets your manufacturer’s recommendation.
    Jessica Cox

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  24. I learned that you should always double check that they are putting the right filter and oil in your car.
    abuninoven athotmaildot com

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  25. I learned that the MOM emblem shows their commitment to installing high-quality products that protect your vehicle’s engine and meet engine manufacturer recommendations.

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  26. I learned that motor oil helps remove contaminants from a car's engine.

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  27. I learned that 1 in 5 Oil Changes is done with lesser Quality Motor Oil, and the Mom Emblem means that you can trust the Shop that you get your Oil Changed to be a Quality Oil.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I learned when an oil level that is too high or too low can also increase oil consumption.

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

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  30. I learned that MOM was established to identify distributors that make sure the proper, quality motor oil for your vehicle is actually what they are putting into your car.

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  31. 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.

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  32. I learned I need to be sure they have the API symbol on them.

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  33. learned too much oil (above the MAX line) may cause parts of the crankshaft to dip into the oil and churn air into it, causing foaming/oil pressure fluctuation.

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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

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  35. That you want to get a receipt and check it to make sure it was the correct oil for your car

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  36. I learned that you should always change the oil filter when you change the oil. didn't know that. also to double check your receipt to make sure they used the correct oil and the correct amount.

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  37. I learned that u should cahnge your filter often too.
    brand242003@yahoo.com
    brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

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  38. i learned it needs to be API certified and you should change the oil filter too

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  39. I learned MOM Will Help:
    Identify motor oil meeting manufacturer recommendations
    Ensure your engine and emissions systems function at their best
    Encourage quality throughout the motor oil distribution process

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  40. I learned that you should check your owner's manual for the correct viscosity.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  41. I learned I must get the correct velocity.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  42. SHERRIE C.

    I learned it's important to use only API certified motor oil because substandard motor oil can negatively affect the performance of a vehicle. Also, it's important to look for the Doughnut and Starburst symbols (API certified oil) when shopping for motor oil

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. I learned that Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

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  44. I learned that you can get would was used on your receipt.

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  45. I learned you can download a checklist and print it out to take it with you :)

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  46. i learned that oil viscosity is important to the health and maintenance of your car

    rafflecopter: daniel

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  47. I learned that you can search for locations where they use quality motor oils. :)

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  48. I learned "The MOM mark will identify distributors and oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting the performance standard recommended by most vehicle and engine manufacturers."

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  49. I learned you should check your owner's manual for the correct viscosity.

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  50. To check your owners manual for oil grade specific to each make and model

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  51. I learned to check your receipt to make sure you got the correct oil.

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  52. To always double check your receipt

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  53. I learned there are mom certified locations all over.

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  54. I learned that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil! I did not know that! Thank you!

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  55. I did not know that your oil filter had to be changed with every oil change. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  56. I learned where to Find an Oil Change Location
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  57. I learned: Licensed distributors and installers have made a commitment to delivering quality products, and MOM holds them to it. But we don’t just take their word for it; each must submit to an auditing process and MOM holds these oil distributors and oil change locations accountable if they’re not up to MOM standards.

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  58. I learned to check your receipt to double verify you purchased the correct oil. Thank you!
    Georgiana

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  59. I learned that you should check to see what type of oil is best for your vehicle.

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  60. i learned you should change your filter while you are at it, thank you for the giveaway! carawling(at)hotmail(DOt)com

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  61. I learned that W stands for Winter and to always look for certified locations. Thanks!

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  62. Distributors in the program will be audited every three years

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  63. I saw a list of oil change locations--being in a new town, this is great info for me.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  64. Always remember to double check your receipts

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  65. I learned about the API Service Symbol “Donut”.

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  66. I learned you should also get a filter change.

    aggiegrad02@gmail.com

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  67. I learned where to find a location near my house

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  68. I learned API certified oil is used

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  69. I learned that the quality of the oil does matter so that the vehicle will run at its best

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  70. learned to keep my receipt from oiul changes

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

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  72. I learned that when you get your oil changed you need to make sure they change your oil filter with one that is the correct type for your vehicle.

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  73. I learned that oil viscosity is very important!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Licenser and distributers have to go through an auditing process to be MOM approved.

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  75. I learned that you should check your receipt to make sure you get the right type of oil.

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

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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

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  78. Always make sure that they use the proper oil and that they change the filter too!

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  79. I learned I should get a new air filter with every oil change.

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  80. I learned you should always double check your receipt.

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  81. that you should change the filter at the same time too

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  82. http://savannahmiller1987.blogspot.com/2013/07/thyme-maternity-special-sale.html?showComment=1374893015185#c8516531564704196251

    slehan at juno dot com

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  83. I had no idea there were different types of oil!

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  84. I learned that you should get a filter change too.

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  85. i learned that API quality marks are important oil without the marks could cause damage

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  86. I learned to change the filter


    joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

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  87. I learned to always check the receipt.

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  88. I learned I should get a new air filter with every oil change.

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  89. I learned you should ask for a fresh filter. I just assumed they used one.

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  90. To check their website to see if a dealer is MOM approved first
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  91. I learned I should be checking the MOM website for an API certified garage to have my oil change :)

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  92. Get a receipt and check it to make sure it was the correct oil for your car

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  93. Always check my receipt - all oil is not the same :)

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  94. I learned that it is important to know what oil the oil changer has put in your car and to have them document it on your receipt.

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  95. Distributors in the program will be audited every three years and subject to random audits. Oil change locations will be subject to unannounced random audits. Only licensed participants may display the MOM mark.

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  96. Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter

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  97. I learned that you should check the owners manual to see what weight oil you need. (Roxann)

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  98. I learned to always check your receipt to make sure you got the right oil.

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  99. I learned that you should get a clean filter every time you get your oil changed.

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  100. I learned to look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst".
    sressell@earthlink.net

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  101. I learned a lot more about oil than I ever knew before....I always just made sure to get whatever oil my hubby said but now understand more about why to use certain oil and how to find a great place to get my oil changed, etc. Unfortunately I did the search and there are none in my area according to the website but atoeast I know what to look for and what to ask to make sure the best is used in my car. Thanks for the info and the chance to win, our vehicles need their oil changed so this would really help!

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  102. i learned you should get your filter changed as well

    name on rafflecopter: amanda sakovitz

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  103. They don't have any in my area. :(

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  104. I learned that random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screening, are all part of the MOM program with participating mechanics.

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  105. i learned to check your manual for proper oil weight

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  106. I learned to make sure you get the right viscosity for your car.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  107. learned to look for the API label

    brich22 at earthlink dotnet

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  108. I learned to make sure you you received a new filter with the oil change-the right one for your vehicle.

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  109. It is important to learn the right oil for your car.

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  110. Always put the right oil in your car & check your receipt to be sure!

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  111. 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.

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  112. I learned that too much oil can cause foaming in the engine.
    Michelle Tucker

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  113. I learned that you should get a new filter when doing the oil change as well!

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  114. I learned about changing my oil filter.

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  115. I learned that you should always read your cars owners manual so you can see what kind of oil is best for your car.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  116. I learned the oil has to be API certified
    vickie
    vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  117. I learned that "API represents more than 470 oil and natural gas companies, leaders of a technology-driven industry that supplies most of America's energy, supports more than 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.7 percent of the U.S. economy, delivers $86 million in revenue to our government every day, and, since 2000, has invested nearly $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives."

    Entered under Jill

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  118. I learned a complete oil change should include a new filter
    Julie Hawkins

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  119. The API “Donut” identifies oils that meet current API engine oil standards. It includes the SAE viscosity grade of the oil, API standards met by the oil, and other important performance parameters.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  120. I learned that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil? And that 1 in 5 oil changes coming from bulk tanks are lesser quality motor oil.

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  121. I learned that if you can't find your manual to firgure out what oil you need that in most cases it's printed on your OIL cap!
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  122. I learned the importance of viscosity depending on the car and mileage. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  123. I learned that there can be problems with bulk oil and that you always need to ask for - and examine - your receipt.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  124. Thanks for the giveaway…important to choose the correct viscosity oil recommended by car / truck manufacturer.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  125. Random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings mean if you see the MOM seal on their door, you can feel confident that you are getting quality motor oil that is right for your vehicle.

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