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If you are like me, you know absolutely nothing about servicing your vehicle except it is time to do it. Making decisions on products and knowing if it is done correctly can be confusing. That is why Motor Oil Matters, or MOM, a new consumer education and industry watchdog program by the American Petroleum Institute, has been established. They stress the benefits of quality licensed motor oils and call on to the carpet those who engage in deceptive practices!

With the summer driving season ramping up, MOM wants to remind you to be in the know when it comes to motor oil changes. To make sure you’re aware of what questions to ask at your next oil change, MOM has provided this checklist.

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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 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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What Others Have Said:

  1. shirley says:

    Our car is overdue for a change!

  2. brittney mason says:

    i hope not!

  3. Tammy Shelton says:

    No, it’s not time for a oil change yet.

  4. stacey h says:

    my car was due for an oil change 2 weeks ago

  5. No, hubby just did our oil changes last week.:)

  6. Georgia Beckman says:

    Not at the moment. It was just done about a month ago & it was WAYYYYYYY over due then.

  7. Georgia Beckman says:

    I entered at J-Man & MillerBug too! Thanks!

  8. i keep up with it. just cant always afford it..

  9. Giovana Vz says:

    I don´t know :( my dad does it!

  10. Ann Fantom says:

    I’m due an oil change in about 1000 miles.

  11. Amie Olson says:

    Yes, my car is due for an oil change.

  12. Heather Adams says:

    No, my husband keeps up with it.

  13. Gale McCarron says:

    Indeed it is,,

  14. yeah im like 2000 miles over due

  15. Rhonda Best says:

    Pretty soon, I think I need to take it in sometime this month.

  16. Wendy Diamond says:

    Our car is over due :(

  17. Heather H says:

    My husband promises me that our oil change is current. :)

  18. Amanda J says:

    I think it is overdue!

  19. Nope, it’s got a while to go!

  20. Jim Kottke says:

    yes it is

  21. Angie J says:

    Due for a change In 3 weeks

  22. Jody Sisson says:

    No, my husband just changed the oil and filter last weekend.

  23. Heather H says:

    I’ve entered at the other giveaway, too!

  24. Chelsea O says:

    not quite thankfully! We still have a few thousand miles before we have to change it.

  25. sandra travis says:

    My car is not ready for an oil change, however, when the last guy changed the oil he put 25K miles (I wish!) and it should have been 75K miles…just keepin’ track!

  26. Mary Happymommy says:

    I just got an oil change this weekend.

  27. Heather Reid says:

    Nope, my dad just changed the oil a few weeks ago :) Thanks

  28. jennifer wexler says:

    in a little less than 1000 miles it will be

  29. rachel p says:

    just about, I think I still have a couple hundred miles

  30. Angela C says:

    No, I just bought a new car.

  31. Karen Wildman says:


  32. daisy sosa says:

    Its been ready… we will need one as soon as we get it running 😉

  33. pinky sade says:

    I don’t know, but my husband would know.

  34. Gail Ballard says:

    Idon’t think so. I believe my husband just changed it.

  35. essijay says:

    no car… :-)
    my bike is needing new tires, though :-/

  36. Lynne Z says:

    it will be in about 3 weeks

  37. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Not for another 1000 miles.

  38. Karen M. says:

    No. It was changed a few weeks ago.

  39. amanda skeens says:

    oh yea lol

  40. Anastasia Alexander says:

    I don’t own a car. I can’t afford it.

  41. Heather Adkins says:

    My car is ready for an oil change.

  42. Karen B says:

    It’s almost time.

  43. Geoff K says:

    Nope, I just got the oil changed two weeks ago, so I’m good to go for awhile!

  44. My car is almost ready for an oil change.

  45. Yes, it is almost time for another change.

  46. In a couple of months.

  47. katie k says:

    i’ll need one in about 2 weeks

  48. Darlene O'Brien says:

    No not at this time..getting close though!

  49. It needs its oil changed next month

  50. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    I need one in about a month.

  51. Emma Dean Smith says:

    In a few more weeks it will be time I think.

  52. Stacey B says:

    Nope. I just had it changed a month ago!

  53. Julia Nold says:

    Um, I’ll have to ask hubby…………..LOL

  54. Rachel G says:

    I have about 800 more miles :o)

  55. Christine g says:

    Not sure. We usually go over.

  56. No, it’s not due for an oil change.

  57. In a few months.

  58. DB Johnson says:

    I wish I knew more (anything!) about the car that I drive…

  59. DB Johnson says:

    I can’t remember the last time I had an oil change in my car

  60. Christine Waddell says:

    Not for another 2000 miles.

  61. beth weston says:

    it sure is!

  62. kathy artis says:

    Yes it is ready for an oil change

  63. wendy morrill says:

    No, not yet had one about a month ago.

  64. rebeccabasset says:

    Yes it is, it’s a bit overdue.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. We actually just had one done!

  66. Yes, my car will be needing one soon before my hubby and I leave on vacation.

  67. Thank you for the multiple chances to win!

  68. Yes, next month.

  69. Bekah Campbell says:

    My car is almost due for an oil change.

  70. Sharon Smithson says:

    I’m a couple weeks away from an oil change.

  71. Misty Simpson says:

    Way overdue for one actually. We just moved to a new state a couple of months ago and money has been extremely tight so that has had to be put on the back burner for right now.

  72. Jessica Lodge says:

    Not yet, not until fall.

  73. sherrri k says:

    I just had it changed.

  74. Yes, actually it is overdue for an oil change.

  75. Gayle J says:

    It is getting close, need a oil change in a couple of weeks

  76. judy sizemore says:

    yes it needs one

  77. It will be in a month and a half

  78. My car had an oil change last month, so it’s not ready yet!

  79. teresa scarborough says:

    yes it is

  80. nikki robak says:

    in about 1000 kms

  81. Julie Wood says:

    My car is not due for an oil change until October, right before winter starts!

  82. Tina Eiser says:

    Yes, it is due.

  83. need to win

  84. Its good to go! I entered both thanks a bunch

  85. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Not yet. We had it done recently and haven’t made any trips. We will likely change it before we travel again next month.

  86. Julie Gurley says:

    No we just got a new car two weeks ago

  87. Jennfer Behler says:

    No not yet still has 2 months

  88. Sweettoothtoo says:

    No my car won’t be ready for another month.

  89. It is on my ‘To Get Done” list.

  90. Kerrie Mayans says:

    No, I have another 1200 miles.

  91. Yes it is and a brake check too

  92. yes my oil needs changed soon.

  93. Christine Smith says:

    I was ready for a change about 4000 miles ago.

  94. elven johnson says:

    I don’t know my bf takes care of all that.

  95. jennifer dunkelmann-hon says:

    it just got done.

  96. Wild Orchid says:

    My car will be due in about 2 months.
    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

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

  97. Angela Tyler says:

    Yes! It is due.

  98. Trish Hope says:

    Next change probably end of August

  99. no-just changed it

  100. June Lisle says:

    I have a few months before I need an oil change but I will get it then.

  101. No my car does not need an old change yet

  102. Suzanne Duvall says:

    I do need an oil change soon.

  103. It’s due for an oil change pretty soon.

  104. Shawndra Befort says:

    My oil change is due in 3 weeks

  105. Emilie C says:

    I just got oneee

  106. Chelsea E. says:

    It might be!

  107. April Yedinak says:

    Not for another 1,000 miles or so.

  108. April Yedinak says:

    entered other giveaway

  109. Chelsea d says:

    Almost my hubby changes the oil.

  110. karen pikkaraine says:

    Yes I do need a oil change

  111. Carmen R says:

    Nope. It was changed about two weeks ago.

  112. Sean Cuthill says:

    My car’s next oil change will be in about three months or so.

  113. Chriss Pooler says:

    No not yet, I just bought it a couple months ago.

  114. Starr Greenwell says:

    No quite, but within the month it is.

  115. Gina H. says:

    Yes it’s almost time.

  116. Irene Cypher says:

    No, not for another month or so.

  117. Emily Wells says:

    My husband just did it a few weeks ago!

  118. My car is about due for an oil change!

  119. yes I’m due!

  120. No not yet…we just did it last month

  121. Emily Fultz says:

    It will be soon!

  122. Jennifer Appleton says:

    Yup! It sure is

  123. I do need one!

  124. Linda Lansford says:

    not yet but soon

  125. Not yet. Just had it changed last month.

  126. I entered the other contest.

  127. Not yet, many miles to go before next oil change.

  128. Dana Rodriguez says:

    No it was just changed last month

  129. mary ellen ashenfelder says:

    Just had an oil change 2 weeks ago.

  130. Not at this time.

  131. Debra Hall says:

    no 500 more miles to go

  132. Thomas Bellamy says:

    Not for another 1,000 miles.

  133. Maegan Morin says:

    My husband just changed the oil in the car two weeks ago so im ok for a while.

  134. Joseph Stowell says:

    My car is due for an oil change and I have made the appointment.

  135. Julie H says:

    Not quite yet.

  136. Julie H says:

    I entered at Thrify Mama Ramblings too.

  137. one is, one isn’t

  138. judy watts says:

    nope hubby just changed it last weekend

  139. sandra davis says:

    my car isnt due yet

  140. sandra davis says:

    i entered at thrifty momma ramblings also

  141. Sandrea Igess says:

    Not yet, in August

  142. christine porter says:

    my car is OVERDUE for an oil change…thank you

  143. Nope, we still have awhile :)

  144. rachel travis says:

    Not quite yet! Mine only needs to be changed every 10k!

  145. Pam Goodpaster says:

    I keep track of it every 3 thousand

  146. Cathy Truman says:

    No I had my oil changed 3 weeks ago

  147. Cynthia R says:

    I just got it changed last month so probably will change it again in 4 to 5 months depending on how many miles i drive.

  148. Stephanie Grant says:

    My car is due for a oil change and a tune up.

  149. Jen Haile says:

    Not yet, I had it changed a month ago.

  150. Leann Lindeman says:

    As a matter of fact it is due!

  151. Laura Smith says:

    We drive a lot now that we only have one vehicle so I would guess that yes it is but Hubby keeps track

  152. tls simms says:

    not yet..we have 3 more months..thanks

  153. Jennifer says:

    I do not need an oil change for another month.

  154. The oil was changed at the beginning of spring.

  155. Jamie Brigham says:

    Yes my car is about 500 over right now, we have to wait until my husband gets paid again on Monday.

  156. Jamie Brigham says:

    I am over by around 500 miles and will be getting it done this coming Monday. We just have to always wait until we have enough money to do it so this week I’l be staying home as much as possible.

  157. Helene Tienda says:

    My car tells me when I need an oil change.

  158. Sherrie C. says:

    My car is due for an oil change really soon only a few more hundred miles to go.


  159. It is time to get an oil change actually. Thanks for the reminder. And I entered the other web site giveaway also. Thanks

  160. Valencia says:

    I actually just got an oil change this past Thursday.

  161. Michelle Small says:

    We just did ours 3 weeks ago. Have a little while to go b4 needs another.

  162. Nicole Waters says:

    Yes, I’m due for an oil change! (-:

  163. Sue Morris says:

    My car is a small truck, and it is almost time for it’s next oil change. It is not driven often, so I rely on the date instead of the mileage.

  164. Debra Guillen says:

    not for another 500 miles

  165. Debra Guillen says:

    Entered at Thrifty Mama Ramblings

  166. Karey Smith says:

    My son’s car is way overdue!

  167. Jennifer R. says:

    No, my car just had the oil changed in April.

  168. Just had one 2 months ago.

  169. lisa leonard says:

    about a week a way

  170. not yet! Hubby keeps track for me.

  171. yes…it sure does

  172. yes and no- the time is ready, but not the mileage.

  173. yes my car is due for oil change!

  174. Susan Munger says:

    Mine is due fro an oil change anyday now. My Hubby takes care od that!!!

  175. misty farmer says:

    My husband was jus t telling me my van was ready for a whole tune up!

  176. jenn mayfield says:

    nope! just got one yesterday! :)

  177. Just changed oil

  178. our car is not ready yet

  179. Cynthia Brooks says:

    We just got one done before our cross country trip. Now we are ready for another pretty soon.

  180. Cynthia Brooks says:

    We just took a cross country trip so yes were due for another soon.

  181. Saver Sara says:

    Almost – maybe a few hundred more miles…

  182. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    One van is due in 2000 miles an the other has 1200 till it is time.

  183. Joanna F says:

    Got about 700 more miles to go before I need one.

  184. My car is not ready for an oil change yet.

  185. Nadene Adams says:

    My husband just changed our oil on Thursday so we have a while to go before we need another one.

  186. Kylie C says:

    We just got an oil change last week!

  187. Hollie Jahnke says:

    Yep, it’s time.

  188. I’m a month or so away (based on my current mileage)

  189. yes it is thanks for reminding me lol

  190. richelle bowers says:

    yes it is

  191. Lori Williams says:

    Sure is……just can’t afford it.

  192. Angel Shearl says:

    more like Over due…lol

  193. Claudia says:

    yes , it is over due for an oil chance.

  194. honestly, i don’t know. but it wouldn’t hurt to get it changed early right?

  195. Bri Eugene says:

    Not yet, my parents would know better than me though

  196. actually just had one last month!

  197. Katie Avalos says:

    Not yet, I just gave my truck an oil change a month and half ago.

  198. Sarah Cool says:

    Yes! mine was due about 3 weeks ago but havent had the money to get it done yet

  199. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I don’t have a car right now. My neighbors do and they let me use it sometimes

  200. Peter G says:

    No, not yet.

  201. Kim Reid says:

    Yes, it is almost time for an oil change!

  202. Kim Reid says:

    Entered other giveaway at BB Product Reviews!

  203. missy sellars gray says:

    yes it is

  204. my car probably has another month or two left before it needs an oil change

  205. Not just yet.

  206. Kristin Troska says:

    No, but almost. Dreading it because we need a new oil pan too. $$$$$

  207. Tara Martin says:

    My husband just got an oil change in our van a week or two ago.

  208. Karla Sceviour says:

    yes,my car is due for a oil change.

  209. Karla Sceviour says:

    yes,my car is due for an oil change.

  210. brandi hawn says:

    i need an oil change in about 2 weeks so if i won this it would be perfect timing :)

  211. Natalie Schilla says:

    Oh yes, it is overdue.

  212. bill digiglio says:

    yes badly very long and overdue

  213. Annemarie Z. says:

    Not right now. I had an oil change about 3 months ago.

  214. The car will be ready for its next oil change in about another 700 miles.

  215. Thanks for the link to Thrifty Momma Ranblings giveaway! I entered there, too.

  216. wendy c g says:

    not yet my husband gets it changed

  217. allyson becker says:

    Yes, it is. Actually past due for one.

  218. It’s definitely ready for an oil change.

  219. Also entered other giveaway with same email.

  220. I just got my oil changed last month

  221. Christina N says:

    No, it was just done two weeks ago.

  222. Heidi Hile says:

    My husband keeps track of our mileage, and takes care of all of our vehicle maintenance. I’m pretty sure the car is coming up on an oil change, though!

  223. maybe… hubs deals with things like that…

  224. heather chilcote says:

    nope….just git it done.

  225. It prob is due.

  226. My car should be due soon, the dealership didn’t give me a new sticker so I need to do some research lol

  227. I entered for the other one.

  228. No not yet

  229. Debbie Moon says:

    No just got it done on at the beginning of the month

  230. Nope, it’s not time for my car yet.

  231. niki white-hill says:

    Yes we are ready for an oil change!

  232. I would say so we just can not afford to have it done.

  233. Crystal W says:

    Yep It’s been about 4 months since my husband last changed it for me.

  234. Danielle Lindquist says:

    Currently don’t own a car but my mom’s is

  235. Lisa Jones says:

    It is due for an oil change the first wee of August!

  236. ellen beck says:

    No not quite yet but soon.

  237. Not yet! I just got one!

  238. Karen Hedden says:

    No, just changed it last week

  239. Richard Hicks says:

    our car is due for one in about a month
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  240. my car needs an oil change, stat!

  241. tina reynolds says:

    Yes its due now

  242. Wee Yi Xin says:

    I don’t think so, well I hope not. I don’t really keep track of this stuff.

  243. Jennifer says:

    Not yet, but real close!

  244. Our car is pretty close to being due for an oil change.

  245. I dont think so!

  246. Lisa Wright says:

    Not yet, I have about 1800 more miles to go.

  247. ruby reis wade says:

    dont’ think so? would have to ask my hubby.

  248. Candy McDonald says:

    yes it is in need of an oil change.

  249. debbie campbell says:

    I just had an oil change last month

  250. Lily Kwan says:

    Yes I’m ready for an oil change.

  251. Not quite yet

  252. yes it is

  253. Krystal Waters says:

    Yes it is

  254. No – How many words do you need?

  255. No, it’s not time for a oil change yet.

  256. Brooke G says:

    I would love to win!

  257. BreeAnna McManus says:

    Nope. hubby changed it last month

  258. no not yet got a 1,000 miles to go I think

  259. Chris DeHart says:

    Yes mine is almost due again

  260. Claire McKeon says:

    Yes, I am about 500 miles past due lol

  261. Crystal F says:

    It is time for an oil change. We are getting ready to drive it a long ways so it needs have a few things done to it. Thank you!

  262. I think so!

  263. My car is very overdue, I cannot seem to stop long enough to change it!

  264. teresa koedyker says:

    yes it is

  265. angelia medlin says:

    My car is due for an oil change in about a week, or about 150 miles (which ever comes first).

  266. Jessica Fortner says:

    Not quite yet.

  267. Natalie says:

    I am due in 1000 miles!

  268. Vikki Billings says:

    No my car is not ready for an oil change, it has about 1000 more miles to go.

  269. Tammy Biggs says:

    Not for another month and I just had truck done last week.

  270. Barbara says:

    Beyond ready for an oil change!!

  271. Cattz Zarraga says:

    i do not know

  272. Dorothy Walters says:

    It definitely is in need of an oil change.

  273. Stephanie F. says:

    Yes, my car is ready for an oil change!

  274. Kimberly says:

    Yes, my car is past due for an oil change.

  275. Kathleen Jones says:

    Yes, the change oil just came on…

  276. Dorothy Walters says:

    I entered it.

  277. Kathleen Jones says:

    The change oil just came on our display.. Time to change it… :)

  278. Anna Memphis says:

    just had one on Saturday!

  279. Rachel DeHart says:

    yeah it needs one before we go on vacation at the end of the month

  280. Christina Kalpakoff says:

    Yes, my car has needs an oil change in about 2 more weeks.

  281. Elizabeth JoAnn Parker says:

    We just had our oil changed in both of our vehicles recently. :)

  282. Lori Leatherman says:

    More than likely so

  283. cheryl bargo says:

    I think so….

  284. LeaAnna Gray says:

    Yes! I was JUST discussing this with mister man today, how funny..

  285. Christy George says:

    I own 4 cars, so I always have one that needs it!

  286. Jen5253 Range says:

    No, it was recently done, so I won’t have to get it done for at least another three or four months.

  287. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says:

    No, just had done about a month ago! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  288. Andrea Darst says:

    It will be ready for a change in about 2,000 miles

  289. cheryl bargo says:

    I think so….but I don’t really keep up with it. My hubby does.

  290. cheryl bargo says:

    Entered both… Thanks for the chance.

  291. angelica says:

    Ty need it

  292. Katrina Angele says:

    We have a few thousand more miles before an oil change is due.


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