Jul 252013
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Thank you to MOM for providing an oil change checklist and a prize for myself and one of you.

Car maintenance has never really been my “thing”.  I mean, my Dad made sure I knew a few of the basics: I learned how to change a tire, how to check the oil and coolant levels in the car, things like that.  But the tire thing I’ve never done and the fluid levels I haven’t checked on my own in years.

My Dad was good about always reminding me to go get my oil changed.  Apparently the sticker in the corner of my windshield wasn’t quite enough.  I’d go and drop off the car, they’d call, and I’d go pick it up.  What the man behind the curtain did, I had no idea.  And now my husband reminds me, though his reminder really only prompts me to make an oil change appointment, and then he takes the car for me.  So I still didn’t really know much about it.

Motor Oil Matters - Oil Change Checklist

But now thanks to MOM – MotorOilMatters.org – I’m equipped with some new knowledge that I’d like to share.  Motor Oil Matters is a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute and has been established to stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils and call on to the carpet those who engage in deceptive practices.

The time to learn couldn’t be better.  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.  Click the image above for a printable version of the checklist and take it with you the next time you have your oil changed.  When you’re armed with information you’re more likely to get exactly what you want, versus what they want to sell to you.

To assist with your next oil change MOM would like one of you to have a $50 VISA gift card!  This is a short giveaway, so be sure to get your entries in quickly.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway closed – congrats Amanda S!

Who has the oil changed in your house?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  73 Responses to “Motor Oil Matters – Are You Ready for a Change?”

  1. My husband usually take the cars to have the oil changes and sometimes he changes the oil himself.

  2. My husband takes car of our oil changes at home. I have no idea how to do one!

  3. we both do equally.

  4. hubz usually handles the oil changes and other car things :)

  5. My husband changes the oil in our cars.

  6. My husband usually takes our cars to get the oil change.

  7. Hubby gets the oil changed in our household

  8. My boyfriend normally gets the oil changed in the car.

  9. i normally take it to get changed.

  10. My husband always gets the oil changed.

  11. I get it changed and keep it on schedule!

  12. My sister helps take care of the car in our household and she remembers to take care of getting the oil changed!

  13. My husband gets the oil changed.

  14. My son-in-law where I live use to change all our oil. He has quit and so now my daughter and i need to take it in to get it changed.

  15. My Husband always does.

  16. i get the oil changed

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  18. my hubby usually gets the oil changed. i hate doing car related stuff.

  19. My husband normally takes our vehicles to get an oil change.

  20. i will take it go get it changed at a car dealer

  21. We each take care of our own cars when it comes to oil.

  22. My husband usually does ours cars maintenance.

  23. My husband changes all the vehicles and farm equipment oil for our family. :)

  24. I usually take it down to the me hanic shop.

  25. I do I take it to a great mechanic I know.

  26. I am always in charge of getting my own oil changed in my car.

  27. That would be Mom since it is her car… :)


  28. I do because I work at a car dealership as cashier in the service department.

  29. My husband changes the oil in our vehicles.

  30. I usually take mine and hubby takes his.

  31. My husband can change the oil, but I usually just take my vehicle somewhere and have it done.

  32. It is normally my job to have the oil changed.

  33. My hubs usually takes care of the oil change

  34. I get the oil changed.

  35. I usually get the oil changed.

  36. My husband takes care of getting the oil change.

  37. My hubby takes care of the oil change maintenance :)

  38. My husband usually gets our oil changed for us.

  39. My husband is the one who changes the oil in our household.

  40. I am the one who takes my Escape to get the oil changed.

  41. my husband changes it himself.

  42. I get the oil changes done myself in my family.

  43. My husband usually gets the oil changed

  44. I go to a professional and get the oil changed.

  45. My husband usually takes care of the oil changes on our vehicles but occasionally I will take the vehicles in for an oil change when he isn’t able.

  46. I change the oil in my car and my wife’s SUV.

  47. My husband usually takes care of getting the oil changed.

  48. My husband normally gets the oil changed in your household

  49. I do…but at a place that does it & not often enough tbh…wow…I am terrible :)

  50. We made the stupid decision of buying the ridiculously priced “maintenance plan” from Hyundai. So we take it up there.

  51. My dad usually changes it

  52. My husband does.

  53. My hubby does it

  54. Sometimes my hubby takes care of the oil change….sometimes I do.

  55. I take care of getting the oil changes, thanks!

  56. My husband changes the oil in our cars. When he couldn’t, I took my car to Jiffy Lube.

  57. One of the Qiuck Lube places.

  58. I do, but technically it’s the mechanic that does it!

  59. You know, that is a good question! It used to be me all the time – but my husband is now a massage therapist, and has flexible hours, so it is now him – although I am still the one who says “hey, isn’t about time for an oil change?” Which reminds me – the boys are “borrowing” our van for the trip to Indy in August….so we better get that done sometime soon. Thanks for the chance to win $50! If I win, I can use the card to pay for several oil changes!

  60. My husband brings the car in for an oil change usually.

  61. My Hubby changes the oil himself !!!

  62. My husband is always the one who gets the oil changed

  63. My hubby has done the changing.

  64. Well I am the only one that drives here, so I do!

  65. I get my oil changed.

  66. My other half does!

  67. my husband gets it done

  68. I get the oil changed in my house.

  69. I get it done!

  70. Normally we all take care of our own cars

  71. Hubby does the changing or we go to a shop

  72. my son changes my oil

  73. […] few weeks ago I shared with you a little bit about my history with car maintenance and getting my oil changed.  It wasn’t anything I had really done on my own; it was always something my Dad had done […]

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