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.
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!