Summer is road trip time, but before you pack the trunk, it’s probably a good idea to check your owner’s manual for maintenance recommendations. It might be time for an oil change.
If it’s time, remember that motor oil matters. You want to be sure that you or your oil change location pours the American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed oil recommended for your car or truck.
This recommendation is coming from Motor Oil Matters, or MOM for short, a new program offered by the API.
When the time comes to get your oil changed, be sure to bring MOM’s oil change checklist found on the MotorOilMatters.org website. This simple checklist will help ensure that you get the oil recommended for your car or truck.
And now through July 10th, MOM is providing a chance to help you on your way with the “Rev Up Your Road Trip Sweepstakes” on Facebook!
Don’t forget: When the oil life monitor or the mileage on your car says it’s time for an oil change, it’s time. Also remember that car and truck manufacturers recommend specific oil viscosities and performance levels. Check your owner’s manual for this information before you have the oil changed.
Check out the MOM website to see if your favorite oil change location’s MOM-licensed! If it isn’t, show them your copy of the checklist and ask them to sign up.
Be sure to also check out the @motoroilmatters Twitter page for the most recent updates and news while you prep for your summer road trip! And Happy Cruising!