Motor Oil Matters Because MOM Knows Best!

Disclosure:  The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters.

Honestly anything car related scares me.  I am totally clueless about it and I never know what to say when a car place says I need this or that.  I remember one time I took my car to the dealership and they gave me a laundry list of stuff that should be replaced or fixed to the tune of over $3000.  I had the mechanic talk to my dad and suddenly the bill was brought down to under $1000, huge difference!  They were charging me for stuff either my dad could do or stuff that wasn’t really necessary at the time.  An oil change though I can handle but still I prefer my husband to take my van in if possible.

I never gave much thought into getting an oil change other than I need it when a little light in my car tells me so.  I especially never gave a second thought to motor oil.  I mean I don’t think I’ve ever been asked about motor oil before and I just assume the mechanic will add some and I’ll be off.  Motor oil though provides much-needed lubrication and protection against causes of engine stress, and I know that is a bad thing since the engine is the heart of the car!  Motor oil is available in a variety of grades and API performance levels with SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most common viscosity grades for gasoline engine cars and trucks, and 15W-40 is the typical grade for diesel trucks.  Manufacturers recommend oils licensed by API as these oils have been rigorously tested to ensure they meet API’s engine oil standards.

Motor Oil Matters (MOM) is a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute that wants consumers to understand the importance of using the right oil in your engine, while also trying to ensure oil quality from the marketer all the way down to the consumer.  MOM has introduced licensing programs for motor oil distributors and oil change locations, which locations have to demonstrate to API that they meet an API chain-of-custody standard.  They also have to submit to an auditing process to ensure the motor oils they use and install are the right oils.

I love that there is someone checking on these auto places to ensure that quality motor oils are used and deceptive practices are not be used.  AAA expects to aid over eight million motorists between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and cautions drivers that auto maintenance is the key to avoiding summertime travel breakdowns.   Quality motor oil is one way to prevent road trip problems.  Finally, beware of discounted services as you want to make sure your mechanic is using quality motor oil and not a substitution that is cheaper.

MOM has come out with a Motor Oil Checklist to look at before you go in for an oil change (click the image to print it out):

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VISIT:  Check out the Motor Oil Matters website to learn more about motor oil and find a MOM licensed oil change location.

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  1. CharityS says:

    The API “Starburst” signifies oils meeting the latest International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) standard.

  2. Corey Olomon says:

    That you should always get an itemized receipt.

  3. Kristina Nairn says:

    There are no MOM approved locations near me 🙁

  4. Marcy Strahan says:

    I learned that you can sometimes find the Type of oil you need printed on the oil cap!

  5. Jessica says:

    I learned that I can search by my zip code of oil change places nearby.

  6. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…choosing the correct oil viscosity recommended by vehicle manufacturer taking into account driving conditions / driving habit !

  7. Matthew Pearl says:

    Identify motor oil meeting manufacturer recommendations 🙂

  8. Blessed Assurance says:

    Mom certified oil change is a quality oil change. Motor Oil Matters

  9. Lillian says:

    Learned that oil is rated by API and to look for a certified place!

  10. Leslie Galloway says:

    I learned that I need to make sure I’m getting a “full” oil change including air filters.

  11. melissaandkeith miller says:

    I learned that you should always GET YOUR RECEIPT

  12. I learned that Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time! We wouldn’t want that o.O

    Thank you for this great opportunity!

  13. Lisa Neutel says:

    I learned you should change your air filter at the same time as when you change your oil

  14. Michelle S says:

    I like being able to easily identify oil that going to provide the best performance for my car.

  15. Donna L says:

    Mom stands for Motor Oil Matters (MOM) .

  16. Carolyn Daley says:

    I learned that it is advised to get your filter changed along with your oil.

  17. Deborah Wallin says:

    Make sure the oil change includes a fresh filter.

  18. Susan Climan says:

    I learned what MOM was and that you need to look for the special sticker.

  19. I learned to look for the API label on oil.

  20. Judy Bradley says:

    Changing oil and oil filter is one of the most important things to do in extending the life of one’s car.

  21. crystal smith says:

    After visiting the MOM’s site I learned that they really hold their dealers accountable. I like that they do random product testing and audits- that really gives you piece of mind!

  22. kathy pease says:

    Before becoming licensed, distributors and oil change locations will need to demonstrate that they meet a new API chain-of-custody standard. This will include an auditing process to ensure they qualify for MOM. Distributors in the program will be audited every three years and subject to random audits. Oil change locations will be subject to unannounced random audits. Only licensed participants may display the MOM mark.

  23. Vikki Billings says:

    I learned that you should always consult your owners manual to see what kind of oil to use in your car,

  24. Vicki D. says:

    You can go to MotorOilMatters.org to find a trusted location near you.

  25. keep good records

  26. That oil level is important to the engine

  27. I learned to avoid substandard oils, look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.” Both symbols can be found on the labels of API-licensed motor oils.

  28. Renee Richardson says:

    I really like how you can report abuse. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  29. Seyma Shabbir says:

    You can report abuse on the form on their site

  30. Deborah Mireles says:

    I like their approach about centering everything around MOM its kind of cute advertising

  31. lisa lo says:

    I like the receipt tip with exactly what they put into your engine.

  32. cordell lewis says:

    make sure change ur oil filter!

  33. Lenora D says:

    A lot of bulk oil is inferior.

  34. Lisa @silverlight00 says:

    When you see the MOM mark—that’s the sign you’re receiving the high-quality products you’ve come to expect.

  35. Ava Chavez says:

    I learned 1 in 5 oil changes done from bulk tanks fail.

  36. You probably know the basics of caring for your engine, but you might not know about the potential damage that could result from using motor oil that fails to meet industry-established motor oil standards. Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

    To avoid substandard oils, look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.” Both symbols can be found on the labels of API-licensed motor oils.

  37. Samantha says:

    You should change your filter when you get an oil change

  38. Mary Williams says:

    I learned to check my receipt!

  39. I learned they help you find high quality oil

  40. Becky Richied says:

    they ensure the proper quality motor oil for your vehicle is actually what they are putting into your car.

  41. thischickwins says:

    i learned that you have to change your oil filter, also

  42. kelly mcgrew says:

    To avoid substandard oils, look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.” Both symbols can be found on the labels of API-licensed motor oils.

  43. Theresa D says:

    I leaned you should get a receipt and verify what oil they are using

  44. rachel rohde says:

    Manufacturers often recommend oils licensed by API

  45. Shannon says:

    When choosing oil for your vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed oil.

  46. susan smoaks says:

    i learned:
    Random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings mean if you see the MOM seal on their door, you can feel confident that you are getting quality motor oil that is right for your vehicle

  47. Eileen Richter says:

    I know you are supposed to check the type of oil to use but had no idea there were true quality issues with oil. I found on the site that “Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.”. Did not know this!

  48. Julie Hawkins says:

    I learned a complete oil change should include a new filter

  49. I learned to look for the API Service Symbol “Donut” for quality oil

  50. melina r says:

    I liked the tip about asking for a receipt to check how much oil was put into the car

  51. mary gardner says:

    I learned that you should always check your receipt!

  52. Stephanie Grant says:

    I learned that you may be able to find the correct viscosity of the oil you need on the inside of the oil cap on the car.

  53. get a receipt

  54. amy deeter says:

    you should always check your receipt.

  55. Linda G. says:

    always change your filter when changing your oil, love all the tips

  56. Saver Sara says:

    Must make sure you are getting a new old filter too!

  57. Licensed distributors & installers must submit to an auditing process

  58. I learned they do not have any dealers near me.

  59. Glenda C says:

    I haven’t considered the 5W/30 oil before but I will be asking at my next oil change appointment.

  60. Sara Wood says:

    always double check your receipt

  61. Rickie Hinrichs says:

    unlike most I change oil and filter every 2000 miles my 86 mazda pickup has 247000 miles on it and running good with no major repairs

  62. Mya Murphy says:

    you should always double check receipt!

  63. I learned the importance of using quality oil.

  64. Buddy Garrett says:

    I like the checklist that yu can carry with you when you get a oil change,

  65. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I learned you should always get a receipt and check it.

  66. Teresa Thompson says:

    I learned-Random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings mean if you see the MOM seal on their door

  67. cathy coats says:

    Thanks!

  68. sheila ressel says:

    I learned I need to look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.”

  69. DeeAnn S says:

    Make sure you are getting a “complete” oil change.

  70. I like Mom’s oil change checklist.

  71. Mihaela D. says:

    how to check oil for quality

  72. Alexandra Harris says:

    I learned that it is very important what type of oil you use on your car and you should consult your owner’s manual.

  73. Random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings mean if you see the MOM seal on their door, you can feel confident that you are getting quality motor oil that is right for your vehicle.

  74. I learned that the W in Oil names stands for winter!

  75. krystal wethington says:

    check your receipt to make sure you got the right oil

  76. Karrie Millheim says:

    To get a receipt

  77. i learned that you should always change the filter when getting oil done

  78. Julie simpson says:

    I really need to keep up with my changes they are the most important thing especially when your car is old like mine

  79. Tim Stephens says:

    You have to have the right viscosity of oil for proper performance

  80. I learned that you need to check that you get a fresh filter with each oil change

  81. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I learned to make sure you are getting a new filter with your oil change!

  82. Adrian Peck says:

    I learned they have a form to report abuse with oil.

  83. Adrian Peck says:

    I learned they have a form to report abuse

  84. Kim Reid says:

    Always check to see that you get a full oil change including the filter, thanks!

  85. Mary Cloud says:

    To always check their website to find a MOM certified dealer before your oil change
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  86. I learned that they have a search page where you can search by zip code, for participating MOM licensed locations!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  87. Richard Hicks says:

    learned to look for the API label on oil

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  88. Leanne M says:

    I learned they help you find high quality oil

  89. Susan Smith says:

    I learned to check your receipt to make sure you got the right oil.

  90. Brenda Elsner says:

    I learned that you should always check your receipt.

  91. Christina Sparks says:

    To get a receipt and verify what oil they are using.

  92. Jessica Rose says:

    I learned that you should make sure your oil change includes a fresh filter!

  93. S. Whittle says:

    You must change your oil filter

  94. MOM licenced distributor locations have made the commitment to deliver quality oil products to oil change locations

  95. I learned that it is important to use the right viscosity of oil and also there is a MOM approved location near me.

  96. tammy zielinski says:

    Keep oil between min- max and change oil when recommended for your car.

  97. tammy zielinski says:

    Keep oil between min- max and change oil when recommened for your car.

  98. Erica H says:

    I love that they have a place to report oil change abuse!

  99. Michelle W says:

    I learned that using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

  100. Melanie Montgomery says:

    MOM HELPS YOU IDENTIFY QUALITY PRODUCTS

  101. natalia ryjova says:

    I didnt know you should change the filter when you change the oil!

  102. D Johnson says:

    I learned that using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time. I really had no idea about that! Good thing hubby takes care of the oil in the cars lol.

  103. Cody Anderson says:

    I learned that you need a fresh filter each time you change the oil.

  104. Erica C. says:

    Oil changes can help you prevent car trouble.

  105. I learned that you have to find out the proper viscosity for your oil by reading your owners manual.

  106. I learned you have to use the correct motor oil or you may damage your car!

  107. I learned that MOM helps to educate consumers and the motor oil industry, establish credibility within the motor oil industry and identify quality products.

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  108. Holly Kennedy says:

    I learned you should ask for a fresh filter. I assumed they did that!

  109. Lesley F says:

    I learned that they have a Mom’s Oil Change checklist

  110. s riches says:

    I learned to always get a receipt and check it to make sure the proper oil was used.

  111. Derek Timm says:

    I learned you should get a clean filter every time you get a oil change.

  112. April V. says:

    Make sure they use the right viscosity for your vehicle.

  113. Brittney House says:

    keep your receipt from your last oil change so you will know when it was done

  114. Kari Flores says:

    I learned that we should ask the technician to add the type of oil to the receipt.

  115. learned to look for API products

  116. Daniel M says:

    always check your receipt!

  117. christine jessamine says:

    I learned to always double check the receipt to make sure the oil put in is what you requested

  118. Stephanie says:

    I like the goals of this project, too bad there’s no oil change location near me (New Orleans).

  119. Aimee Marie says:

    I like that there is a checklist

  120. I learned there’s a printable checklist for your convenience! Nice!

  121. I learned that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil

  122. I learned that they help you in finding the right kind of oil for your car

  123. Make sure you change your filter when you change your oil

  124. Carolsue says:

    I learned how to identify licensed, quality motor oil — they will show the “donut” or “starburst” symbol.

  125. I learned MOM has an online form to report abuse by oil change facilities.

  126. Sharon C says:

    What a great idea! I like that MOM can lead me to the trusted service centers that will insure I get what I pay for and what my car needs.

  127. I learned to check your receipt to make sure you got the right oil.

  128. Ashley A says:

    It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s requirements for your car’s oil and filter needs.

  129. I learned that you need to get API grade oil!

  130. Ashley Leonard says:

    They help you find high quality oil

  131. Marcia Scurfield says:

    Since I am pretty clueless about cars I’m glad to know that MOM has my back. Good to have a place to look up authorized dealers.

  132. tls simms says:

    they are all about quality! that is good.
    simmsmba@gmail.com

  133. Selene M. says:

    I learned: When you find a MOM licensed motor oil location, you’ll see them proudly displaying the MOM mark. That emblem shows their commitment to installing high-quality products that protect your vehicle’s engine and meet engine manufacturer recommendations.

  134. Jenna M Osborne says:

    I learned that you can report businesses that don’t conform to their standards

  135. Tabathia B says:

    That to make sure that the filter is changed the same time as the oil and to get a receipt

  136. Carrie Wampler says:

    I learned to always get a fresh filter when your oil is changed and keep the receipt!!

  137. Crystal F says:

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

  138. jenna d says:

    use the oil your car manufacturer recommends

  139. Tracy Heyer says:

    Make sure you get the right oil!!

  140. Les Johnson says:

    I learned that you should always check your receipt to make sure that you got the right oil for your car.

  141. Jennifer R. says:

    I learned how it is important to go to a MOM installer for your oil.

  142. Steve Stone says:

    bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil.

  143. Christian Alejandro says:

    I learned it’s important to ask a keep track of receipts.

  144. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I learned that you can check your owner’s manual to see what viscosity grade and performance level is right for your car.

  145. Melanie says:

    I learned that too much oil is also harmful to your car.

  146. Megan Cromes says:

    i learned there is a check list.

  147. oil change checklist

  148. I learned the viscosity is now often printed on the oil fill cap.

  149. 1 in 5 oil changes done from bulk tanks fail

  150. Ruben Ramos says:

    Remember to double check your receipts for the right oil

  151. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says:

    This is such a weird campaign, I never would have put the image of a 50s housewife with oil, but I guess it works! I learned that there are special certification marks to identify API-licensed motor oils

  152. Kyl Neusch says:

    it matters in the type and quality of oil you put into your car.

  153. Pamela Halligan says:

    I learned about what it means for a service station to be API licensed.

  154. Patti Hess says:

    I learned Motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades and API performance levels. SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most common viscosity grades for gasoline engine cars and trucks, and 15W-40 is the typical grade for diesel trucks. The most current performance levels are ILSAC GF-5/API SN for gasoline engines and API CJ-4 for diesel engines.

  155. Jessyca says:

    I’ve learned to check my receipts to see what kind oil was put into my car and how much I have left. I never knew to do that. Thanks for the chance.

  156. joseph gersch jr says:

    Random product tests, supply and delivery audits and careful screenings mean if you see the MOM seal on their door, you can feel confident that you are getting quality motor oil that is right for your vehicle

  157. shaunie says:

    love that it helps with the emissions and engines are functioning the best they can

  158. M.O.M. is a trusted and good product so when u seee those initials go for it

  159. Rachel Musser says:

    I learned it is very important to pay attention to the type of oil in your car!

  160. Ellen C. says:

    I learned that you can actually damage your car by putting too much oil in it. Thanks for the chance.

  161. I learned that MOM maintains a link you can go and check where are locations that MOM has approved to meet their standards! Good to know!

  162. Jessica says:

    I love that they recycle. I also learned to look on the receipt to make sure you got the oil you requested!

  163. FRANK S says:

    That 1 in 5 oil changes coming from bulk tanks are lesser quality motor oil.

  164. I learned that they will help make sure you meet manufacturer recommendations for your auto.

  165. I like how MOM is getting the word out on the importance of using the right oil in your engine!

  166. Linda Brooks says:

    I learned how important it is to keep your oil changed

  167. Janna Johnson says:

    check your reciept to ensure you got the right oil

  168. Find an Oil Change Location
    Thanks for the contest.

  169. Georgia Beckman says:

    I learned that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil.

  170. rochelle johnson says:

    Motor Oil Matters (MOM) is the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new program for licensing motor oil distributors and oil change locations.

  171. I learned most new cars today use 5w-20 or 5w-30 oil

  172. sarah lance says:

    you need to change your oil and your filter

  173. Helen Stockwell says:

    I like that there is a checklist… something to keep me on track!

  174. Lisa V. says:

    I learned that you can ask for what you got on your receipt.

  175. Robby Rob says:

    i like the website that is set up to find trusted locations for oil changes. very cool

  176. Emily Adams says:

    Make sure to check in your owners manual for the right grade of oil for your car.

  177. They provide a handy checklist for you to bring when you get an oil change.

  178. Dawn Sweeps says:

    MOM has one main goal: to make sure that consumers receive high-quality oil.

  179. Jennifer says:

    I learned that it truly matters in the type and quality of oil you put into your car.

  180. I learned to check my receipt to see what oil was put into my car and how much I have never done that before

  181. Dawn Monroe says:

    I learned if you see the initials M.O.M you can trust the product and company.

  182. Sharon Kaminski says:

    i learned that 1 in 5 oil changes done from bulk tanks fail

  183. Janice Crespo says:

    Did you know that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil? And that 1 in 5 oil changes coming from bulk tanks are lesser quality motor oil? That’s why you need to find a MOM-certified oil change location. – Scary to find that out

  184. Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

  185. Anastasia says:

    I like that you can download an oil change checklist to take with you 🙂

  186. tina reynolds says:

    record keeping is important so make sure to note the date of each oil change

  187. Oh my gosh the downloadable Mom’s oil checklist is amazing!! It will be so much help!!

  188. Sara Floyd says:

    I learned that there are MOM certified oil change places near me

  189. I learned MOM licenced distributor locations have made the commitment to deliver quality oil products to oil change locations.

  190. Christine says:

    Motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades

  191. Casey Tretter says:

    I learned Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

  192. shateece davis says:

    they recycle

  193. Vera P. says:

    I learned you should write down the date and mileage on your receipt because manufactures recommend changing it by mileage or date, whichever comes first.

  194. samantha s says:

    They have a handy dandy checklist to help you out!

  195. Stephanie Larison says:

    You should always check your receipt to make sure the right oil was put in!

  196. they audit oil change locations every 3 years plus they perform random audits

  197. laura ranck says:

    I like the MOM mark part!

  198. I learned that the API “Starburst” signifies oils meeting the latest International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) standard.

  199. Always check your receipt to be sure the right oil was used when having an oil change!!! Very Important!!!

  200. melissa Resnick says:

    I learned that MOM Helps Ensure Your Engine and Emissions Systems Function at Their Best

  201. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    It helps you find API-quality motor oil providers

  202. kath guerra says:

    i knew not having enough oil was bad, but i didn’t know having too much oil is bad too…

  203. I learned they help you meet all standards

  204. I learned that the program will hold oil distributors and oil change locations accountable if they’re not up to MOM standards

  205. Tanya White says:

    I learned you should always check your receipt to make sure you got the recommend oil for your car.

  206. Kimberly Schotz says:

    When you change your oil you should change your oil filter.

  207. Hollie Jahnke says:

    That MOM will help establish credibility within the motor oil industry

  208. Ashley M. says:

    I learned everything, before this I knew nothing about oil changes, I just go get them when I need one. Now I know it’s worth getting the the job done right.

  209. Sherrie C. says:

    I learned when checking motor oil levels, it should be between the MIN and MAX lines on the dipstick

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  210. look or ask for API-licensed oil.

  211. Michelle L says:

    I learned that good oil makes a difference in engine performance

  212. I learned to look for the donut symbol on oil packaging!

  213. Jay Gillespie says:

    i learned to check your reciept afterwards to make sure that you got the oil you paid for.

  214. I like knowing that they’re making sure I have the best oil when getting my oil changed.Now I’m going to make sure where I go to get an oil change is API approved. I don’t drive a lot so I’m lucky I only have to do once or twice a yr. Thank you 🙂

  215. Jessica M. says:

    MOM is a program from the American Petroleum Institute (API) that will help you identify motor oil distributors and oil change locations that provide API-quality motor oil.

  216. Melissa P. says:

    I learned that “MOM is getting the word out on the importance of using the right oil in your engine, but it also is trying to assure oil quality from the marketer all the way down to the consumer.”

  217. Sindy Murray says:

    Moms help us ensure our engines and emissions systems function at their best!!

  218. Denise S says:

    I learned some tips on how to remember when to get an oil change.

  219. Betsy Barnes says:

    I learned the MOM mark is the sign you’re receiving a high-quality product that meets API performance requirements 🙂

  220. Steve Stone says:

    they recycle and have alot of downloadable help aids

  221. Stephen Saunders says:

    I see they recycle.

  222. Debra Guillen 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!

  223. I like how they have a seal that helps identify oil that meets their standards.

  224. Glenna F says:

    I learned that their one goal is to To Make Sure You Receive High-Quality Motor Oil.

  225. tracey byram says:

    I learned that 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.

  226. Amy Orvin says:

    I learned that motor oil is available in a variety of viscosity grades and API performance levels.

  227. paulette schneider says:

    I need MOM to Ensure your engine and emissions systems function at their best

  228. Jan Lee says:

    I learned that they have a checklist you can print out when you go to get an oil change 🙂

  229. I learned: To avoid substandard oils, look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.” Both symbols can be found on the labels of API-licensed motor oils.

  230. Rachel V says:

    I like that there is a checklist

  231. Ttrockwood says:

    I learned when my oil is changed i should also get a new filter

  232. kristin sims says:

    i like the MOM checklist…..handy

  233. I like the downloadable checklist idea!

  234. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I learned that the mom mark means you are receiving a high quality product.

  235. Geoff K says:

    One thing I learned is that 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.

  236. Virginia Rowell says:

    I learned that using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

  237. Keep your receipt!

  238. Dianne McVetty says:

    I liked the Oil Change Checklist! Thanks.

  239. Emillie says:

    I learned that they will help you identify motor oil distributors and oil change locations that provide API-quality motor oil.

  240. Bridget Merker says:

    This program is for everyone that has an interest in oil quality.

  241. soha molina says:

    The program is designed for everyone that has an interest in oil quality— motor oil marketers, distributors, oil change locations and consumers. API already licenses oil marketers and manufacturers that meet API performance requirements and is now accepting licensing applications from distributors and installers. To join, distributors click here and installers click here.

  242. rebecca shockley says:

    I learned that looking in the owners manual for information about oil grade and what seasons are good to use what kind

  243. Ellie W says:

    I learned to always change the filter along with the oil.

  244. Lasonda says:

    They help to ensure your engine and emissions systems function at their best

  245. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I like the fact they Identify quality products

  246. I learned that low oil levels can result in excessively high oil temperatures.

  247. proudly displaying the MOM mark at all MOM licensed motor oil location.

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

  249. One of the uses of motor oil is to reduce friction.

  250. Nothing new for me, but it has good information for everyone.

  251. Karen Gonyea says:

    I learned that MOM Helps Ensure Your Engine and Emissions Systems Function at Their Best !

  252. MOM Helps Ensure Your Engine and Emissions Systems Function at Their Best

  253. I learned that you need to check your receipt to check that you got the oil you wanted and what’s best for your car.

  254. SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are often recommended for today’s cars.

  255. Elizabeth Fitzmaurice says:

    I didn’t know that I should look for motor oil with the API symbol on it to ensure the proper quality.

  256. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned about viscosity.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  257. Rob Hestar says:

    You can print out a check list…Technology! 😀

  258. I would like to try it but they are nowhere near me.

    Also, I just tweeted at you but it looks like http://momandmore.com/2013/07/itunes-app-review-play-and-learn.html has its comments turned off.

  259. Rebecca Graham says:

    I learned 15W-40 is the typical grade for diesel trucks.

  260. I like that you can download a Mom’s Oil Change Checklist and print it off and take it with you!

  261. I like the downloadable checklist

  262. Tiffany W says:

    I learned that you can print out a checklist.

  263. Jody Sisson says:

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

  264. Birdie Skolfield says:

    I liked that you can find a MOM-licenced oil distributor location near you on their site

  265. Erica Barnes says:

    They have a downloadable checklist.

  266. Linda Lansford says:

    I learned MOM has one main goal: to make sure that consumers receive high-quality oil

  267. Barbara Montag says:

    Changing your motor oil is a simple task that is vital to the overall health of your vehicle’s engine.
    Thank you.

  268. I learned that you should get a fresh filter when you get an oil change.

  269. rebeccabasset says:

    On your receipt is should show the Brand of API Motor Oil that they used, and if they do you can recommend them on the Mom Knows Best Page.

  270. Kathleen says:

    always get a receipt

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  271. Denise B. says:

    MOM is also is trying to assure oil quality from the marketer all the way down to the consumer.

  272. Matt Jones says:

    I learned that the type of oil you use can have an impact on your mileage!!!

  273. Holly W says:

    I like the checklist

  274. They have the steps for changing oil!!

  275. rachel travis says:

    You can d/l the list 🙂

  276. brandy g. says:

    I learn that they recycle

  277. Paige Chandler says:

    I learned you must get the right velocity.

  278. Misha Lynn Estrada says:

    MOM helps you know where to get high quality motor oil.

  279. Adrienne Gordon says:

    i learned to keep an exact date of each change

  280. They recycle.

  281. Danielle D says:

    That they recycle.

  282. Serena Powell says:

    I learned that the MOM mark will identify distributors and oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting the performance standard recommended by most vehicle and engine manufacturers.

  283. I like the oil change checklist.

  284. I like the checklist – I’ll keep it in my car so i dont forget the valuable info

  285. Starr Greenwell says:

    I didn’t even know this group existed, I love the check list.

  286. Chrystal D says:

    I like the Oil Change Checklist!

  287. I learned that it’s important to get the right oil viscosity! I had never even heard of this term before!

  288. I learned to check your receipt to make sure you got the right oil.

  289. Ken Haggerty says:

    Motor Oil 101; the best for those unaware of the importance of one’s engine oil. A must read.

  290. Angela Kinder says:

    I learned that you must check to make sure that the oil’s viscosity is right for your car.

  291. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that the “W” stands for “Winter” in motor oil names.

  292. g. penrod says:

    have a check list for you to use

  293. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that it’s important to get the correct oil for your vehicle and that the MOM mark is the sign you’re receiving a high-quality product that meets API performance requirements.

  294. Wild Orchid says:

    I learned that To find a MOM-certified oil change location near you, you can do a search on their website.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

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

  295. Brandon Dithrich says:

    Check your receipt to make sure you got the oil you requested is what i learned!

  296. I learned that MOM Helps Ensure Your Engine and Emissions Systems Function at Their Best

  297. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    always write things down when it is done
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  298. keep an eye on your cars oil

  299. sandra davis says:

    i liked the checklist that you can download

  300. Love you BLOG!!

  301. I learned that you should keep track of when you have your oil changed and check mfg speciifications on best time to have it changed.

  302. laura ari says:

    I learned this program is for everyone, not just end consumers.

  303. Katie Morris Crider says:

    Motor oil circulates through your engine and collects many kinds of contaminants that cause engine wear and damage.

  304. Austin Baroudi says:

    I learned that Motor Oil Matters (MOM) is a program from the American Petroleum Institute (API) that will help you identify motor oil distributors and oil change locations that provide API-quality motor oil.

  305. I liked how it taught me about something that i didnt know anything about

  306. i learned that SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most common viscosity grades for gasoline engine cars and trucks

  307. brenda blaine says:

    Thank You!

  308. Candice says:

    I learned to make sure they always replace the filter.

  309. Lisa B. says:

    I learned the 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!

  310. i didnt’ know that there are resources to make sure the place i go to uses responsible practices. thanks!

  311. I like the oil change checklist that you can print out.

  312. Melissa says:

    i like the checklist!

  313. They have a checklist that you can bring with you.

  314. Christina says:

    The checklist is an awesome idea!

  315. Jessica says:

    To make sure you check your receipt after an oil change!

  316. Amy Myers says:

    American Petroleum Institute certification is important to look for; you can tell by the starburst logo.

  317. Cindy Merrill says:

    Always make sure a fresh filter is included with each oil change.

  318. I learned that MOM Helps Encourage Quality Throughout the Motor Oil Distribution Process

  319. jamie braun says:

    im lovin the printable oil change checklist

  320. Tammy S says:

    I learned it is very important to double check the receipt to make sure they used the oil you requested and performed all the services requested.

  321. Michelle S says:

    I liked the checklist that you could print – something to take with you to the appointment.

  322. Julie Wood says:

    I learned that it is very important to make sure you use the right viscosity of oil for your car. Using the correct oil that the manufacturer recommends is so important because my engine can be damaged if I do not do this. Also, always make sure to change the oil filter with every oil change!

  323. Holly Wert says:

    Manufacturers often recommend oils licensed by API as these oils have been rigorously tested to ensure they meet API’s engine oil standards

  324. Zan Caperton says:

    Yea! They recycle and provide you with lists to take with you when getting an oil change.

  325. jennifer horn says:

    I like the checklist they give you and learned that you should always check your receipt to make sure they used the right weight of oil.

  326. i elarned MOM Will Help Identify motor oil meeting manufacturer recommendations

  327. Debra Hall says:

    make sure you put in the proper oil for your car

  328. I liked that it had the checklist and was so informative about why oil makes a difference.

  329. Debra F says:

    You can recycle your oil at MOM licensed oil change locations.

  330. Carrie Phelps says:

    I learned that they provide a Mom’s downloadable checklist.

  331. debra b says:

    I found out that your driving habits can affect the timing on when you need an oil change on your car.
    Thanks for offering another great giveaway

  332. Tracy Robertson says:

    I learned that it’s an easy way to look for motor oil that is good for my car and better for the environment than the non-certified brands.

  333. Tara Liebing says:

    I learner that you can search fora MOM licensed location on their site by state or zip

  334. Ashley Nolan says:

    I learned that modern motor oil is a highly specialized product carefully developed by engineers and chemists.

  335. I learned that The MOM mark is the sign you’re receiving a high-quality product that meets API performance requirements.

  336. I learned that they have a great checklist that can help!

  337. I learned that MOM has one main goal: to make sure that consumers receive high-quality oil.

  338. Hubby & I check our oil in our cars often. We do our own oil changes here at home.

  339. June Lisle says:

    You can print out a check list to help out which is kind of cool.

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

  341. BILL HOFF says:

    THEY RECYCLE

  342. You can download MOM’s oil checklist and take it with you to an oil change.

  343. Kelly D says:

    I learned that you should check your receipt after an oil change to make sure you got the type of oil you requested as well as the type recommended by the manufacturer of your car.

  344. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I learned that MOM Helps Ensure Your Engine and Emissions Systems Function at Their Best

  345. tracy p. says:

    That they have a downloadable checklist for you to print and take with you.

    • Margot C says:

      I read that you are supposed to check your owner’s manual to see which viscosity grade and performance level is right for your vehicle’s engine.

  346. Teresa Young says:

    I learned to look for the API Service Symbol Donut & Certification Mark STarburst

  347. Charlene S says:

    The API “Donut” identifies oils that meet current API engine oil standards.

  348. Olivia Rubin says:

    To write down and track when oil changes are done

  349. Marcia Goss says:

    You should check your owner’s manual for the viscosity that is right for your car.

  350. Jennifer B says:

    learned that Motor oil circulates through your engine and collects many kinds of contaminants that cause engine wear and damage

  351. Karen R says:

    i learned t’s important to check the oil periodically to make sure the oil level is within the range recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

  352. Wanda McHenry says:

    I learned that using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

  353. Stephanie Ann says:

    I learned The program is designed for everyone that has an interest in oil quality— motor oil marketers, distributors, oil change locations and consumers. API already licenses oil marketers and manufacturers that meet API performance requirements and is now accepting licensing applications from distributors and installers

  354. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I like that it tries to keep track and inform everybody – motor oil marketers, distributors, oil change locations and consumers – about MOM

  355. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I learned they have a checklist I can download and take with me!

  356. Jennifer T. says:

    I learned that driving habits can affect the timing on when you need an oil change on your car.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  357. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love how you can locate stations on their site

  358. Courtnie says:

    Motor Oil Matters (MOM) is the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new program for licensing motor oil distributors and oil change locations.

  359. The MOM mark will help identify oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting these standards.

  360. Gina H. says:

    I learned that API (American Petroleum Institute) licenses oil marketers and manufacturers that meet API performance requirements,

  361. I like that they are educating us so we can trust those who change our oil.

  362. SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 are the most common viscosity grades for gasoline engine cars and trucks. 15W-40 is the typical grade for diesel trucks.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  363. Kim Henrichs says:

    I learned how to avoid substandard motor oils!

  364. steve weber says:

    MOM has introduced licensing programs for motor oil distributors and oil change locations, which locations have to demonstrate to API that they meet an API chain-of-custody standard.

  365. latanya says:

    The API “Donut” identifies oils that meet current API engine oil standards. It includes the SAE viscosity grade of the oil, API standards met by the oil, and other important performance parameters.

  366. Kristin says:

    I learned that: 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. Low oil levels (below the MIN line) can result in excessively high oil temperatures, since engine heat is more concentrated.

    I really didn’t know it was that big of a deal!

  367. vickie couturier 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.

  368. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the oil change checklist.

  369. Jennifer says:

    I love that you can find a participating location by your zip code!

  370. I learned that to avoid substandard oils, look for motor oil that displays the API quality marks —the API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst.” Both symbols can be found on the labels of API-licensed motor oils.

  371. Janet W. says:

    I learned he MOM mark will help identify distributors and oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting the performance standard recommended by most vehicle and engine manufacturers.

  372. Nannypanpan says:

    I llearned to check my manual for viscosity grade and performance level is right for my car

  373. Ellen B says:

    The API “Starburst” signifies oils meeting the latest International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) standard

  374. I like the oil change checklist.

  375. tabetha says:

    I like that whole website. It makes me feel a little more empowered as a woman to know what I am getting into when I get the oil changed and they start spouting all sorts of things that I really don’t need.

  376. Michele Behlen says:

    You should make sure to use the oil that is recommended in your owners manual.

  377. Janet F says:

    I learned: for an oil change location by your state or zip code..

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  378. Sandrea Igess says:

    They have a program where they help you identify motor oil distributors and oil change locations that provide API-quality motor oil.

  379. I didn’t know that there were any standards by which motor oil is governed-in fact I never really thought much about motor oil until this.

  380. Angela Yeremenko says:

    I learned that Using motor oil that’s not up to API’s standards could compromise a vehicle’s performance over time.

  381. Jessica Cox says:

    I learned that The MOM mark will identify distributors and oil change locations committed to providing motor oil meeting the performance standard recommended by most vehicle and engine manufacturers.

  382. 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.

  383. I learned what the following symbols for API Service Symbol “Donut” and the Certification Mark “Starburst” look lilke.

  384. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like the report abuse form you can fill out.

  385. I like it that you can search for oil change centers that uses high-quality products. 🙂

  386. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love that you can report abuse on their site!

  387. Mary Happymommy says:

    I learned about looking for the API starburst and API donut.

  388. I learned that when choosing oil for your vehicle, you should always look or ask for API-licensed oil.

  389. Lisa Brown says:

    I learned: 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.

  390. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Learned That Motor Oil Matters is a program from the American Petroleum Institute that will help you identify motor oil distributors and oil change locations that provide API-quality motor oil .

  391. Claudia says:

    I learned about the importance of oil level.

  392. Cynthia R says:

    i learned valuable information about viscosity.

  393. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Ilearned the program is designed for everyone that has an interest in oil quality— motor oil marketers, distributors, oil change locations and consumers

  394. Oil level is important in an engine. 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. Low oil levels (below the MIN line) can result in excessively high oil temperatures, since engine heat is more concentrated. An oil level that is too high or too low can also increase oil consumption.

  395. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    I like the printable checklist. It helps so you know what all is going on! I sound like such a girl. Ha