A Motor Oil Matters Checklist for Your Next Oil Change & a $50 Visa G.C. Giveaway

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Motor Oil Matters

There is probably only one thing I dislike more than having my car worked on and that’s a dentist visit. They are definitely my two least favorite necessary tasks.   I’ll be honest.  I don’t know anything about cars.  I’ll research on Google before having anything serious changed on the car, but ultimately I just hope the guys who take care of my automobile know what they’re doing.  I detest not knowing anything about how to properly maintain and fix a car.  It’s all so confusing.  I don’t want to seem like a poor helpless female, but I guess I kind of am when it comes to cars.

The American Petroleum Institute has created a new consumer education and industry watchdog program titled, Motor Oil Matters, or MOM.  This organization was established to stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils and to bring to light those who engage in deceptive practices.  “Quality motor oil”? What!? Isn’t oil just ……oil?

To better inform consumers about quality oil MOM has created a checklist highlighting key areas to consider when having your oil changed.  Yeah, obviously this checklist was made for me.  Most of the time car information can be overwhelming and confusing.  A checklist?! Heck, that is definitely my kind of talk. You’ll have to check out my next post, as I’m going to be bringing this little checklist with me at my next oil change.  No more scouring the interweb.  I can be ask the right questions with my handy dandy list!

Check out the MOM Checklist for easy oil changes!

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Here is some additional key information to keep in mind regarding car care.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Service-locators can be quick to offer discounted services to people who are looking to reduce their automotive maintenance costs.  Make sure your service provider is pouring quality motor oil into your car before you decide on a cheaper deal.

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Comments

  1. I learned that confirm with the service provide the motor oil’s brand

  2. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I learned It’s important to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level are recommended for your vehicle’s engine

  3. susan smoaks says:

    i learned that you should consult the manual that comes with your car before changing the oil to make sure you get the right oil type

  4. I learned to double check your receipt to make sure you got the correct oil.

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I learned: Make sure to get your filter changed at the time of your oil change.

  6. Joyce Raymond says:

    I was married to a car mechanic for over 14 yr. so I knew all of these things. What I learned years ago about oil changes, is that you get what you pay for.

  7. Kelly D says:

    I learned that after an oil change, you need to look over the receipt to make sure you got the type of oil you requested as well as the type that is recommended by the manufacturer of your car.

  8. I learned to double check the receipt to ensure you got the type of oil you requested!

  9. Cynthia R says:

    i learned you should get your filter changed when you get the oil changed. I haven’t been doing that…

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I learned to look for the API starburst and API donut symbols.

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    I learned that you should check your vehicles owners manuel to see what type of oil is best for your vehicle.

  12. Tammy S says:

    I learned that it is important to double check your receipt to make sure that everything is okay and they used the brand of oil you requested.

  13. Angela Kinder says:

    I learned that you should always check to make sure that the oil’s viscosity is right for your vehicle.

  14. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned to look for the API symbols on the oil and use the correct viscosity oil for your car

  15. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Learned To Look for the MotorOil Matters logo and check out the MOM website—
    MotorOilMatters.org—to find a trusted location.

  16. Double-check the receipt to confirm that the service provider poured the motor oil you asked for into your car or truck’s engine and that the oil meets your manufacturer’s recommendation.

  17. I learned I’m really overdue for a change

  18. Jessie C. says:

    I learned to make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter. Owner’s manual probably recommends a specific type of oil filter, so make sure the right one is included with the oil change.

  19. My husband is a mechanic so I pretty much knew it all. My husband has always said to change the filter when you change the oil. And if you take to a shop to have it changed take your own filter because they will put the cheapest one on otherwise.

  20. Susan Christy says:

    It’s important to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level are recommended for your vehicle’s engine

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned to double check your receipt to make sure you got the right type of oil for your car

  22. Heather Freeman says:

    I learned that you should get a new filter with an oil change. I never thought to ask.

  23. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned you should use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

  24. Stacey B says:

    I learned to write down the date and mileage you had your oil changed

  25. Holly Thomas says:

    Double check your receipt, I never thought to do that.

  26. Janet W. says:

    I learned you always want to make sure your oil change includes a fresh filter!

  27. matthew b says:

    change filter with your oil to never forget

  28. I liked ‘Know what you’re getting’ on the checklist – you shouldnt just assume you and the oil changer are on the same page.

  29. Emily Adams says:

    Make sure to pay attention to your owner’s manual for the type of oil that should be used in your car.

  30. Daniel M says:

    double check your receipt!

  31. Debra Hall says:

    you need to know what kind of oil your car takes

  32. To confirm via the receipt that the correct type of oil was put in.

  33. Leanna H says:

    I liked that you suggested the service provider put the type of oil on the receipt. Great idea!

  34. Kim Henrichs says:

    I learned that there is such a thing as MOM-licensed installers!

  35. You should check your vehicles owners manual to see what type of oil is best for your vehicle.

  36. Jennifer B says:

    learned to make sure make sure to get a full change, and get a fresh filter

  37. Cynthia Sizemore says:

    I learned that motor oil really does matter!

  38. amy pugmire says:

    I learned that Service-locators can be quick to offer discounted services to people who are looking to reduce their automotive maintenance costs. awesome!

  39. Geoff K says:

    I learned that 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most often recommended viscosity levels for cars today.

  40. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I learned to writie down exact dates of my oil changes

  41. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    keep track of things on paper
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  42. Make sure you get the correct viscosity and change the filter too.

  43. Drive away from a location if they won’t confirm in writing what they are pouring into your vehicle.

  44. Andrea Henry says:

    check your receipt to make sure it’s the right oil

  45. I learned that there IS a website that provides that information and is a great resource. Definitely checking it out!

  46. Olivia Rubin says:

    To write down and keep track of the date and mileage of oil change

  47. sandra davis says:

    i learned to check your owners manual to see what oil type to use

  48. keep good receipts and records

  49. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned you should check your receipt.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  50. mrsshukra says:

    Go to motoroilmatters.org to find a location near you!

  51. ashley tuckett says:

    I learned to make sure you buy the right type of oil for your car or it could mess it up

  52. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that it’s important to get the right type of oil for your vehicle and to make sure the filter gets changed.

  53. Hannah C says:

    To double check your receipt!

  54. interesting….the importance of changing the filter!

  55. Carrie Phelps says:

    I learned that I need to check that I am getting a “full change”.

  56. I learned to make sure you verify what oil you get on your receipt

  57. Mihaela D. says:

    Make sure to get your filter changed at the time of your oil change

  58. Jody Sisson says:

    I learned that SAE 5W-20 oil and 5W-30 oil are often recommended for today’s cars.

  59. latanya says:

    too much oil (above the MAX line) may cause parts of the crankshaft to dip into the oil and churn air into it, causing foaming/oil pressure fluctuation

  60. Cathy Truman says:

    You should always check your receipt and you should change your filter when you change your oil.

  61. Wanda McHenry says:

    I learned to use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

  62. April Brenay says:

    check you receipt to make sure everything is correct and in order!

  63. I learned that you should consult your cars manual before changing the oil

  64. Tina Cant says:

    Getting the right viscosity.

  65. Jen Haile says:

    I learned that oils certified as meeting these standards are easy to find because they carry the API Starburst or API Donut.

  66. Never done oil change before so it’s good to read the checklist. I will remember to write down the date and mileage of when you had your oil changed.

  67. always make sure to have a clean filter when changing oil

  68. I learned to make sure you get the correct viscosity.

  69. Cindy Merrill says:

    Fascinating. I didn’t know you’re supposed to insist on a fresh filter with every oil change.

  70. you need to check to make sure you’re getting the right viscosity

  71. I learned from the checklist that you should double-check your receipt.
    Great tips!

  72. Carmen Q. says:

    I learned the importance of double checking your receipt

  73. Nichol Tone says:

    I learned to always check the filter

  74. To always double check your receipt

  75. That oil has different viscosity so be sure to check it.

  76. Michelle S says:

    To check my receipt

  77. Mary Calabrese says:

    I learned that the right type of oil is imporatant

  78. joanne major says:

    I learned to double check your receipt to make sure you got the right type of oil for your car

  79. Denise S says:

    I learned to keep track of the date of oil changes so you can get the next one on time.

  80. Hello, I learned to make sure your oil change includes a filter. And, to check your receipt to make sure you got the right type of oil. Thank you. Vicki.

  81. I learned to drive away from places that won’t put in writing what they’re putting in your car & to always check the receipt to make sure they put the right oil in!

  82. steve weber says:

    I learned to look for the API starburst and API donut symbols.

  83. Connie Lee says:

    I learned to get your oil changed at the intervals recommended by your owners manual.

  84. I learned to request that the brand, performance level and viscosity be printed on the receipt.

  85. Kathleen says:

    I learned that you should consult the manual that comes with your car before changing the oil to make sure you get the right oil type

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  86. i learned that viscosity matters!

  87. Austin Baroudi says:

    I learned to double check you receipt.

  88. Marcia Goss says:

    I learned that you should check your owner’s manual to find the viscosity that is right for your car.

  89. Natalie F says:

    I learned that you need to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Get a receipt so you know the person doing the oil change followed the instructions right.

  90. I learned that you should write down each oil change and that mfg ususally give # of miles vs # of months for optimal time to get oil changed.

  91. laura ari says:

    Double check the receipt!

  92. Check your car manual before getting oil.

  93. TINA MERCADO says:

    i learned to always check the oil filter also and make sure they changed it.

  94. Wild Orchid says:

    I was reminded to always check my receipt to ensure that the correct motor oil was added to my vehicle.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  95. I learned that you should get a fresh filter during an oil change

  96. maureen says:

    Write down the date and mileage of the oil change.

  97. Donna L says:

    I learned you should check your vehicles owners manual to see what type of oil you need for your car.

  98. I learned to check my receipt to make sure I got the right oil (I never do that, thanks for the heads up!)

  99. robyn paris says:

    i learned you need to make sure you got the oil you paid for

  100. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I learned Many recommend oils meeting the latest ILSAC or API standard, such as API SN. Oils certified as meeting these standards are easy to find because they carry the API Starburst or API Donut

  101. courtney b says:

    i learned to always keep track of your last oil change

  102. Allison W. says:

    I learned to keep good records of your oil change information.

  103. I learned to double check the receipt to make sure you got the type of oil you need.

  104. To double check the receipt

  105. Ricky J says:

    make sure you use a new filter when you change the oil

  106. I learned that the viscosity of the oil really matters!

  107. Tammy Shelton says:

    I learned that I am clueless about cars and am happy to stay that way.

  108. Charlotte Padgett says:

    use the right oil and filter

  109. jesssica says:

    I learned to double check the receipt

  110. Tabathia B says:

    make sure that when you get a full oil change that it includes a new filter

  111. peter gladue says:

    The viscosity might even be printed on the oil fill cap under the hood!

  112. Michelle S says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a new filter… I always just assumed that it did, so I learned that I need to pay attention to that.

  113. I learned the importance of changing oil to keep the car running smoothly and to prevent over-heating.

  114. Paige Chandler says:

    I learned I must get the right velocity

  115. Shelley Woodard says:

    I learned there is a motor oil matters licensing program for installers. I didn’t know about that before today.

  116. Kate F. says:

    I learned that it’s important to check your receipt to make sure your car got the right oil.

  117. Jennifer says:

    Double check the mechanic’s work.

  118. soha molina says:

    I learned: 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.

  119. heather says:

    i learned to always change your filter when you change the oil

  120. sharlene caisse says:

    you should have your filters changed when you have oil changed

  121. rebecca shockley says:

    Check owners manual for correct grade oil

  122. Tanya White says:

    I learned to always double check your receipt and to make sure you have your filter changed at the time of your oil change.

  123. Write down the date of your oil change

  124. Shelley P says:

    I learned to make sure an oil change includes a fresh filter change as well.

  125. Denise B. says:

    Know the level of performance recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.

  126. Amanda Emily says:

    To use the right oil and to have a new filter installed.

  127. I learned to check the manual to make sure you are using the right grade oil. It is also important to have regular changes.

  128. Kerry G. says:

    That I don’t get my oil changed often enough. I need to keep track of dates.

  129. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I learned you should use quality motor oil and get your filter changed every time you change your oil!

  130. Laura C says:

    I learn to check on the filters

  131. Laura C says:

    I learn to remember the filters

  132. Stephanie Larison says:

    Make sure you got the right oil for the car, check that receipt!

  133. I learned to double check your receipt to make sure you got the correct oil.

  134. Kathleen Downes says:

    I learned that you should confirm with your service provider the motor oil’s brand, performance level, and viscosity before it’s poured into your car and then ask for all three to be included on your receipt.

  135. Hollie Jahnke says:

    To make sure you get a receipt.

  136. Christine says:

    Make sure to get your filter changed at the time of your oil change

  137. Courtnie says:

    I learned to look for the API donut or starburst!

  138. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    You should look or ask about the API label

  139. Jessica Cox says:

    I learned that you should Double-check the receipt to confirm that the service provider poured
    the motor oil you asked for into your car or truck’s engine and that the
    oil meets your manufacturer’s recommendation.

  140. Barbara Montag says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter – that’s good to know.
    Thank you.

  141. I learned to check my receipt to see what oil was put in and how much I never did that before

  142. Kyl Neusch says:

    Make sure to get your filter changed at the time of your oil change.

  143. Linda Brooks says:

    that I need to check my oil

  144. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I learned to make sure your service provider is pouring quality motor oil into your car before you decide on a cheaper deal.

  145. Cálaeb Temple says:

    to change your filter when you change the oil!

  146. always get a receipt

  147. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    It is a great check list for the not so car savvy. I personally did not learn anything I didn’t already know. I was taught to change my oil when I started driving along with other car maintenance

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  148. Sarah Hall says:

    I learned it is always good to check your car owners manual to see what type of oil to use.

  149. Lisa V. says:

    I learned to confirm what you are getting on the receipt.

  150. Make sure i have the correct oil grade for my truck.

  151. Donna Pyszk says:

    I learned to look for a MotorOil Matters logo

  152. Jacqui Odell says:

    I learned to check the receipt to make sure I got the oil I wanted.

  153. Katherine says:

    Get a new filter every time

  154. I learned to double check the receipt

  155. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Always get a fresh filter

  156. Tracy Robertson says:

    I learned that my mechanic (and none within an hour of me) made their list of MOM certified dealers, yikes!

  157. Brittney House says:

    get the filter changed when you get an oil change

  158. Sherrie C. says:

    I learned to look for API approved oil because not using API approved motor oil can compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  159. joseph gersch jr says:

    you should consult the manual that comes with your car before changing the oil to make sure you get the right oil type

  160. Derek Timm says:

    You should be getting a fresh filter with an oil change.

  161. I didn’t know you had to change your filter with an oil change

  162. Robby Rob says:

    i learned that MotorOilMatters.org exists and it sounds pretty cool. I’m glad to see this is out there.

  163. Linda Landes says:

    Wright down the mileage and date you had your oil changed

  164. I learned 5w-20 and 5w-30 is the oil weight most recommended in todays cars.

  165. Darin R. says:

    Confirm with the service provider the motor oil’s brand, performance level and viscosity before it’s poured into your car or truck and then ask for all three to be included on your receipt

  166. Helen Stockwell says:

    Always check your receipt to make sure you got the right type of oil

  167. I learned that I should check for the correct viscosity for the oil I’m receiving

  168. rochelle johnson says:

    ◾AAA expects between the major summer holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day to aid over eight million motorists

  169. Write down your mileage when you get an oil change so you know when to change it again.

  170. JC Joiner says:

    Always check the owners manual

  171. Carrie Wampler says:

    Make sure to get a fresh filter with every oil change and a receipt!

  172. I learned to make sure they include a fresh filter.

  173. Jennifer R. says:

    I learned that it is important to pay attention to how you drive the vehicle because that can matter to how often your oil should be replaced.

  174. Brittany says:

    Check the owners manual for the recommendation of when to get your oil changed.

  175. Joan Kubes says:

    Make sure to get your filter changed at the time of your oil change.

  176. April Thompson says:

    ensuring you have quality motor oil in your car can make sure you don’t run into any problems on road trips

  177. April V. says:

    I learned that it is just like anything else these days – you need to check to make sure that the people who work on your car are doing what you asked them to do.

  178. Misses G says:

    double check your receipt! This is always good advice

  179. c. anderson says:

    Oil thins and can hurt your engine’s internal parts..

  180. Linda Lansford says:

    Service-locators can be quick to offer discounted services

  181. Jessica Rose says:

    I learned that you should check the Viscosity!

  182. To check your receipt to be sure you get what you paid for.

  183. Jennifer says:

    I had no idea that you should check to see if you are getting the right oil!

  184. Sara Wood says:

    check your owners manual for the right type of oil

  185. Douglas Houston says:

    Be sure to ask what brand of oil the service is using.

  186. I learned to make sure and ask for a fresh filter

  187. crystal smith says:

    Well I thought I knew everything I needed to know when it came to having my oil changed. Thanks to the checklist though I learned I should be checking to make sure the oil is API-licensed, that’s something I haven’t been doing. Thanks for the article!

  188. Katie K says:

    to keep my reciept from oil changes

  189. an oil change should include a new filter

  190. Susan Smith says:

    I learned you should consult the manual that comes with your car before changing the oil to make sure you get the right oil type

  191. sheila k says:

    make sure to get a clean filter, too.

  192. very important to check the oil before you leave I have had times when they forgot to put the oil in

  193. Claire McKeon says:

    Write down the mileage and date you had your oil changed. Although my place puts a sticker in my car indicated this, I should still write it down in case the sticker falls off the windshield.

  194. I learned to check my owner’s manual!

  195. kelly mcgrew says:

    that there is so many things you have to check to make sure you’re not getting ripped off!

  196. dawn cook says:

    i learnd to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level are recommended for your vehicle’s engine, i did not know this, i thought oil was oil!

  197. Maria Smith says:

    I learned you need to get a filter too when you change your oil.

  198. Ross Hassel says:

    I learned to check my receipt to verify the proper oil has been chnaged.

  199. kristin sims says:

    i learned how to look twice at my receipt to make sure my oil matches

  200. I learned I should get a new air filter EVERY oil change. They’ve been telling me I didn’t need one.

  201. s riches says:

    I learned to check the receipt to make sure the proper oil was used.

  202. Ruben Ramos says:

    Double check the receipt for the correct oil

  203. Maria Iemma says:

    That I should check the owner’s manual to make sure I am getting the right oil viscosity

  204. Rebecca Peters says:

    I learned to check the receipt after a oil change

  205. Richard Hicks says:

    I learned to look that the oil is API certified

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  206. I learned that it is important to review your receipt.

  207. Check the receipt – never really looked at it before – thanks!

  208. Danielle says:

    That my husband does an excellent job!!!

  209. Michelle W says:

    I can go to MotorOilMatters.org to find a trusted location near me

  210. Make sure you are using the oil recommended by the car manufacturer.

  211. so much! I luv that MOM has a list of locations to check to find a place they have approved, that meets their standards. Also, not only is the oil important, but the filter very important!!!!

  212. shaunie says:

    I learned that using quality oil is essential to use in your car (to prevent car problems)

  213. melina r says:

    learned to make sure and get a receipt with the motor oil and how much was put in the car

  214. Knowing the viscosity grade that your car needs (owner’s manual) is very important.

  215. natalia ryjova says:

    I learned I am in need of an oil change.

  216. Nicole Burbridge says:

    I learned that it is important to review your receipt.

  217. William Krawic says:

    Make sure you got the right oil

  218. leah wall says:

    I learned to look for API-licensed

  219. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I need to get the oil changed more often!

  220. Julie Hawkins says:

    I learned a complete oil change should have a new filter

  221. Whitney Lindeman says:

    I learned how important it is to double-check your receipt to ensure you received the right type of oil.

  222. I learned that you need to make sure that you get a fresh filter with each oil change

  223. sheila ressel says:

    I learned that I need to confirm with the service provider the motor oil’sbrand, performance level and viscosity before it’s poured into my car and then ask for all three to be included on my receipt.

  224. angela cisco says:

    Different cars need different filters

  225. joe mogul says:

    That AAA will help 8 million + drivers this summer

  226. I learned it is important to get the right viscosity oil.

  227. natasha gipson says:

    I didn’t know there was a mom approved vendor

  228. I learned to change your filter when you get your oil changed

  229. I learned to get the correct viscosity.

  230. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Double check to make sure you got the correct oil!

  231. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    To check your owners manual

  232. I learned to make sure it’s API licensed. I never knew anything about this before.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  233. jules m. says:

    check the owners manual and also your receipt make sure you got the right oil

  234. Kim Reid says:

    Making sure to get a new filter with an oil change, thanks!

  235. K. Cleaver says:

    I learned to look for the API symbols on the oil so you use the right viscosity oil for your car.

  236. krystal wethington says:

    double check your receipt to make sure you got the correct oil

  237. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I learned to check my receipt to make sure the correct oil and recommendations were performed.

  238. Christina Sparks says:

    To get a receipt and verify what kind of oil they used and have them change the filter

  239. Wendy McBride says:

    I learned to check the car’s owners manual to find out the best motor oil to use on my car.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  240. dani marie says:

    make sure to get your filter changed when you get your oil changed.

  241. natalie yeoman says:

    i learned to write down the date and mileage you had your oil changed

  242. I learned to be proactive and alert during any auto maintenance…especially oil changes. :-) Thank you.

  243. I learned to always double check your receipt in order to know which oil you received.

  244. Karrie Millheim says:

    I learned that after an oil change, you need to look over the receipt to make sure you got the type of oil you requested

  245. I learned to check the owners manual so you get the right oil for your engine.

  246. Karen Olson says:

    change the filter when you change the oil

  247. Melissa says:

    make sure you get a new filter

  248. Ann Council says:

    Always change the car’s oil filter when you get your oil changed.

  249. Ann Council says:

    Always change the car’s oil filter when you get your oil changed.

  250. Mya Murphy says:

    you should always double check your receipt.

  251. Jeanette H. says:

    I learned that you should check the owners manual that comes with your car before changing your oil to make sure you get the correct oil type.

  252. tracey byram says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter.

  253. amy deeter says:

    get your filter changed at the time of your oil change

  254. Heather Swarthout says:

    Write down your mileage and date you had your oil changed, Oil changes are recommended based on miles or time whatever comes first.

  255. Make sure the shop is API licensed when you go to get a change.

  256. DeeAnn S says:

    You should use the right viscosity for your vehicle!

  257. kathy pease says:

    I learned to get a full change with filter

  258. Terry Cross says:

    I learned about getting the right viscosity

  259. I learned to double check your receipts.

  260. Kristy Thiel says:

    I learned when you get your oil changed, your filter should be changed as well.

  261. mary gardner says:

    To write down the mileage and date you had your oil changed so you don’t forget when it is due again!

  262. tina reynolds says:

    the importance of looking at your recipit to make sure you got the right kind of oil

  263. Check your receipt

  264. Erica C. says:

    Changing your oil is the key to preventing breaking down.

  265. Lisa Fonseca says:

    I learned that cars need a specific type of oil filter.

  266. Kim Pinch says:

    Always make sure you get a new oil filter when your oil is changed.

  267. amy smeltzer says:

    this panel is to help women know more about choosing the right type of motor oil

  268. Tim Moss says:

    Use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle owner’s manual.

  269. Teresa Thompson says:

    Double check your receipt.

  270. jessica schueler says:

    I learned Use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
    The viscosity might even be printed on the oil fill cap under the hood!

  271. Steve Stone says:

    It’s important to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level are recommended for your vehicle’s engine

  272. Denise Donaldson says:

    Use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
    SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are often recommended for today’s cars.
    The viscosity might even be printed on the oil fill cap under the hood!

  273. Lori L. says:

    I learned that I should make sure I get motor oil that is API-licensed.

  274. Crystal F says:

    I found out that you have to change your oil filter with every oil change. Thank you!

  275. Lyndsey R. says:

    I learned that 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most often recommended viscosity levels for cars today.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  276. To always check the receipt that you receive.

  277. thischickwins says:

    i learned to check the API signals

  278. Michelle Tucker says:

    I learned that you need to make sure you are getting a new filter when you change your oil.

  279. Deborah Wallin says:

    Get a full change with a fresh filter

  280. CharityS says:

    Motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades and API performance levels.

  281. Lillian says:

    I didn’t know there were standards for oil. I’ll have to look for API approved!

  282. Buddy Garrett says:

    I learned to check to make sure you got a new filter that is the right one for your car. I remember once when I got an oil change at a low price. I think they only changed the oil. They wouldn’t let me get pit of the car to watch them.

  283. I learned that there is a lot more involved than just getting an oil change. I have to make sure that I’m not getting cheated and to double check the oil and reciepts.

  284. Get full oil change with fresh filter

  285. I learned that when you change my oil I need to change filter too

  286. christine jessamine says:

    I learned to always double check the receipt on what oil you requested.

  287. David Haug says:

    Get a new filter every time and read your owners manual.

  288. Mary Cloud says:

    Check the MOM website before you get your oil changed to find a MOM approved dealer
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  289. Melissa B. says:

    I learned that an oil change should always include a fresh filter.

  290. I learned each vehicle can be different – check the owners manual to find out what your particular car needs.

  291. Vicki D. says:

    Find a trusted location near you at MotorOilMatters.Org.

  292. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…make sure to check that you are using the correct viscosity oil recommended for your particular vehicle.

  293. I learned that I need to make sure an oil change includes a fresh filter.

  294. Heather S says:

    I learned to look for the API symbols

  295. Vikki Billings says:

    I learned that it is important to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level are recommended for your vehicle’s engine.

  296. Samantha says:

    I learned I should probably have the filter changed as well

  297. Carolyn Daley says:

    I learned that it is important to get a full change. The checklist recommends not only getting your oil changed, but a fresh filter as well.

  298. To double check the receipt to make sure they used the oil you wanted

  299. I learned about the right viscosity

  300. I learned to always double-check the receipt to confirm that the service provider poured the motor oil you asked for into your car or truck’s engine and that the oil meets your manufacturer’s recommendation

  301. Kelly Britton says:

    I learned that you should check your vehicles owners manuel to see what type of oil is best for your vehicle.

  302. Marcy Strahan says:

    I learned that The viscosity might even be printed on the oil fill cap under the hood! Use the viscosity recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
    SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are often recommended for today’s cars.

  303. Lisa Garner says:

    I learned to make sure you oil change comes with a fresh filter.

  304. The fact I learned is about the viscosity, and knowing whether you’re getting the right one or not.

  305. I learned that you should have your cars filter changed when you have your cars oil changed.

  306. Katherine H says:

    I learned to make sure to get your filter changed at the time of your oil change.

  307. To make sure you get a fresh filter with your oil change.

  308. Christian Alejandro says:

    I learned it’s important to ask for receipts and maintain them organized!

  309. Ruby Daniels says:

    I learned you should always double check the right oil was put in your car.

  310. Christy Anderson says:

    I learned you need to change your oil filter every time you change your oil.

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