I admit that I don't know that much about cars. I put the gas in and depend on the little sticker on my windshield to remind me that I need to get the oil changed.
I really didn't know what to look for when I went for an oil change. It's a good thing Motor Oil Matters came up with this checklist. 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.
If you want to print out a copy of the checklist to take a long for your next oil change, you can do it here.
With a good part of the summer still ahead of us, you're probably still planning a few day trips--if not a major vacation. Proper auto maintenance is key to avoiding summertime travel breakdowns. Ensuring quality motor oil in your car is one way to prevent road trip problems.
Many 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. Sometimes getting the deal just isn't worth it if you're not getting the right oil and it causes issues with your car later on.
I'm going to be taking my checklist along with me for my next oil change and I'll be posting about that soon! In the meantime, would YOU like to have a $50 gift card to use for YOUR next oil change? Motor Oil Matters is giving ONE lucky Bargain Hunting Moms reader a $50 gift card. Be sure to enter below!
Disclosure: The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters.