In the summertime extra mileage on your vehicle is inevitable.
Extra mileage means more frequent oil changes. 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.
If you're a woman like me it can be intimidating to approach auto maintenance on your own. How do you know which oil is right for your car? That's where “MOM” (Motor Oil Matters) comes in.
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 on to the carpet those who engage in deceptive practices.
Motor Oil Matters (MOM) oil change checklist
The MOM oil change checklist can be helpful as you plan your next oil change. It includes things like making sure you're getting the right viscosity of oil, a new filter, and especially going to an API-licensed professional. I know it's intimidating to ask these questions but now that I'm more aware of what to ask I'm going to make sure I know exactly what's happening when I get an oil change. Better safe than sorry! I'm always watching advertisements for the most inexpensive oil change service so from now on I'm going to make sure these service providers are not pouring poor-quality motor oil into my car.
*“The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters. I was not compensated for this post. Any and all opinions here are mine. Aloha!