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Learn why Motor Oil Matters and win a $50 prepaid Visa!!! (ENDS 8/3/13)

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0105c101-a952-40d7-abdf-effec56f4b4cThis post is sponsored by Motor Oil Matters. The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters. All opinions are my own.

I do not pretend to know anything about automobiles. Like many in my case, I often just take my car to my dealer or the nearest lube station and trust they’ll give me the best oil change ever.

I had no idea there was a checklist I was supposed to follow! All I knew was that whenever the little man popped up amid my dashboard warning lights, it would be time to take my car in for an oil change.

Take note of this little nugget: 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.

It’s important that your motor oil meets certain standards. Get the wrong kind of oil in your car and it will cause carbon buildup and, as a friend of mine explained, “gum up your oil filter and not get enough oil through to your engine.”

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.

To make sure you are getting exactly what you need, Motor Oil Matters has made this handy Oil Change Checklist that you can print out and bring with you next time you get your car serviced. It includes important questions to ask your service technician. Motor Oil Matters also has a handy Oil Change Location Search Tool where you can enter your ZIP and immediately find API-licensed technicians who are MOM-approved!

With that said, MOM wants your next oil change to be free with a $50 prepaid Visa! Just follow the instructions below for your chance to win!!! Good luck on the road and in the giveaway!

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  • Melissa Lawler July 29, 2013, 8:33 pm

    Good tips especially checking your receipt. I can’t tell you how many times I have caught them in a lie!
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  • Jennifer July 29, 2013, 8:38 pm

    I like the part that mentions “Do you know what you’re getting?” (When you get an oil change) There are a few things I didn’t know I should be concerned about when getting an Oil Change. I’ll be paying better attention from now on. This truly was helpful. Thank you.

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  • Leslie Galloway July 29, 2013, 9:19 pm

    I learned that I need to ensure that I’m getting a “Full” oil change including air filter!

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  • canerdygirl July 29, 2013, 9:21 pm

    I didn’t know to ask to have the oil used labeled on the receipt. I also like having the MOM licensed installer list.

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  • Sediet July 29, 2013, 9:30 pm

    Getting your receipt!

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  • helen sampson July 29, 2013, 9:35 pm

    I’m going to have to double check that I’m using “..the correct viscosity”…

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  • kolpin July 29, 2013, 10:19 pm

    i like the part that discusses oil levels and viscosity.

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  • Rona B
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    July 29, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Use the right viscosity for your vehicle. Refer to the owner’s manual.
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  • Jessie C. July 29, 2013, 10:49 pm

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

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  • JohnZ
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    July 30, 2013, 2:09 am

    Making sure of the right viscosity
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  • Mary Beth Elderton
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    July 30, 2013, 7:28 am

    I learned that we need to read our owner’s manuals to find the right oil for our particular cars—that viscosity matters.

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  • Kelsey Apley July 30, 2013, 7:49 am

    I learned tocheck receipt to ensure they used the correct oil and such!

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  • Bill Elliott
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    July 30, 2013, 7:59 am

    Learned to double check your receipt to make sure you got the correct oil

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  • Mami2jcn July 30, 2013, 7:59 am

    I like the tip about looking for the API starburst or API donut symbols.

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  • Lindsay
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    July 30, 2013, 10:04 am

    I like that it mentioned viscosity.
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  • Sarea
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    July 30, 2013, 10:37 am

    All of it was important for me, especially being a sale mom. . . I will be checking my receipt from now on!
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  • Joe DeRouen July 30, 2013, 10:49 am

    It’s good to use quality motor oil when getting an oil changed.

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  • Bel July 30, 2013, 11:54 am

    Apparently, there are no “API-licensed technicians who are MOM-approved” in my area. :(

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  • Anna Pry July 30, 2013, 11:58 am

    i should find out what places are licensed before i get my oil changed

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  • Rosie July 30, 2013, 12:57 pm

    I love the link that has a list of locations that MOM approves – that meets with their quality standards!!!

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  • Jill H July 30, 2013, 3:03 pm

    Are you getting the right viscosity?
    Use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
    SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are often recommended for today’s cars.
    The viscosity might even be printed on the oil fill cap under the hood!

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  • Terry Madden July 30, 2013, 3:09 pm

    I like making sure to right down the dates of next oil change.

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  • Tabathia B July 30, 2013, 7:11 pm

    To get a receipt and make sure that the filter is replaced when the oil is changed

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  • Courtnie Miller July 30, 2013, 8:32 pm

    I learned to look for the API donut and starburst.

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  • Kara Kieran
    Twitter:
    July 30, 2013, 9:32 pm

    How to know what clean oil looks like

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  • Stephanie G July 30, 2013, 11:25 pm

    I noticed that you should always make sure they are using oil with the correct viscosity for your vehicle according to your manual and also make sure the correct filter is included in your oil change.

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  • Valencia July 31, 2013, 6:07 am

    I learned that certfied oils have a specific donut symbol on them.

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  • Lisa Brown July 31, 2013, 8:17 am

    I liked that the list reminds you to be sure to get a filter change at the time of your oil change.

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  • Amy Orvin July 31, 2013, 9:55 am

    I like knowing that to get a full charge, also change the filter.

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  • Kelly D July 31, 2013, 9:56 am

    I noticed that you should always check your receipt after an oil change to make sure you got the type of oil you requested.

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  • liz l July 31, 2013, 9:26 pm

    Getting your receipt!

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  • Stacy
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    July 31, 2013, 10:32 pm

    I just realized at my last oil change that the preferred oil was written on my oil fill cap. Oops!

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  • Lisa R August 1, 2013, 8:37 am

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

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  • Rebecca L. Oaks
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    August 1, 2013, 9:12 am

    I am very glad that they mentioned the importance of getting your oil filter changed when you get your oil changed. Getting and checking your receipt is important, too!

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  • Heather Manu August 1, 2013, 4:12 pm

    All really good tips. I liked how it mentioned to check your receipt, and to make sure you know what oil they are putting into your vehicle.

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  • Annemarie Z. August 1, 2013, 8:03 pm

    I like that it states to get a fresh filter with your oil change.

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  • Dana August 1, 2013, 9:06 pm

    the viscoity question-I have no idea about motor oil

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  • carole August 2, 2013, 12:35 pm

    always double check your receipt

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  • Sarah Cool August 3, 2013, 2:20 am

    I learned that i should look for Oils certified as meeting
    the API standards which i did not know before!

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  • mike T August 3, 2013, 5:22 pm

    I like the word viscosity

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  • laurie August 3, 2013, 8:14 pm

    I like about the motor oil and the type you are getting

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  • jessica edwards August 3, 2013, 8:44 pm

    ck to see if they used the correct oil

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