One of the things I have never known much about in life is my car. Honestly I am the type of woman who cares nothing about learning about it and would prefer my husband or father to do it for me. Unfortunately life does not care about my lack of experience or care about my beautiful Civic and I am ALWAYS the one who has to do the maintenance on my car. Or well I am always the one to take it to get maintenance so I have had to learn a little bit. My mom hates my attitude about my car. She believes that everyone should know enough to get by when it comes to their cars.
While I have proven that I don' t know much I do know that oil changes are very important. Especially now that the summer driving season is upon us. Oil changes can make a world of difference. 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. MOM helps ensure your engine and emissions systems function at their best.
MOM lets you know facts like 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. Service-locators can be quick to offer discounted services because automotive costs can get expensive. There is a place down the road from me that often offers oil changes for half off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Make sure your service provider is pouring quality motor oil into your car before you decide on a cheaper deal. The place I mentioned used a different type of oil on mine the time I went and my husband got a little upset. It turns out though that they were right because I happened to mention all the miles I drove everyday to work and to visit family and I really needed to be using a high mileage oil.
Be sure to check out this pdf checklist for your next oil change and keep up with the maintenance on your car!
Motor Oil Matters has also offered a $50 Giftcard for your next oil change!!! Just enter on the form below before 7/31/13 at 11:59pm.