Disclosure: The Motor Oil Matters information has been provided by Motor Oil Matters. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.
Has it been a busy summer for your car? I know that we have taken a few road trips and our poor truck was in need of some love. A tire rotation and oil change were on the top of our list. How do you know when it is time for an oil change?
Time for an Oil Change
I can always tell when our truck is in need of an oil change. It idles a little higher and runs a bit rough. You can definitely feel the difference in the ride and I can confirm by the truck’s diagnostic view. It never fails to tell me when it needs an oil change. With all the traveling we have done recently, it typically needs everything done prior to the recommended date on the service sticker.
Motor Oil Matters actually has some great tips not only on when it is time for an oil change… but also on more technical aspects of the process. Things we should totally know about our vehicle. Take a look at this Moms Oil Change Checklist:
So, what do you think? Are you getting the right viscosity? Is it API-licensed? Do you know what you’re getting? When’s your next oil change? All of these questions are necessary in order to ensure your car is getting what it needs and you are getting the service you deserve.
Motor Oil Matters
Motor Oils Matters is a group established to ensure that consumers receive high-quality oil. The AAA will have given aid to over eight million motorists through the summer by Labor Day. Plus, they will also continue to caution drivers that auto maintenance is key to avoiding summertime travel breakdowns. Ensuring quality motor oil in your car is just one way to prevent road trip problems.
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.
When you see the MOM mark at distributors and oil change locations, it identifies those that are committed to providing the motor oil that meets the performance standard recommended by most vehicle and engine manufacturers. Service-locators can often be quick to offer discounted services to people who are looking to reduce their automotive maintenance costs. With MOM, you can make sure your service provider is pouring quality motor oil into your car before you decide on that cheaper deal.