Although DH usually changes the oil and replaces the filter in my car himself, I admit we don’t change it regularly enough. Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I found out about the website Motor Oil Matters, which made me realize just how important it is to get my car’s oil changed regularly.
On this site you’ll find advice and information from multiple sources and at various levels of detail — all designed to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision when it comes to motor oil and your vehicle…Having quality motor oil in your vehicle can help protect your investment in your vehicle, help prevent expensive engine and emissions system repairs and can even help maximize fuel economy.
The first thing I did when I got to the Motor Oil Matters website was take the M.O.M. Knows Best quiz. I was asked such questions as why phosphorus is added to motor oil. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, I failed!
Then I read some great tips and advice, such as why it’s important to change your oil on a regular basis, why synthetic motor oil is better than conventional motor oil, and so much more (I should’ve read all of this before I took the quiz)!
It was very interesting to read all about motor oil, and I really learned a lot.
Since I didn’t change my oil in a while, I knew I had to get it changed (especially after all that I read), so I headed down to Jiffy Lube to use a gift card that I received thanks to MyBlogSpark, Shell Lubricants, and MotorOilMatters.org.
We went to the Jiffy Lube in Aiea for their Signature Service Oil Change (ARV $38.99 in Hawaii). It was quite busy—there were 3 rows of 3 cars each, but it only took a few minutes before one of the employees came to work with us. While my car was getting serviced, we went to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant, and when we were done with lunch, our car was waiting for us.
They not only changed the oil, but they vacuumed the floors, wiped the windows, and so much more! I did have to get the air filter replaced for an additional cost, but the total price before using the gift card was very reasonable (in fact, a lot less than a place that I went to years ago to do just an oil change and air filter replacement!), and the service was quick and friendly.
Now that I’m armed with more knowledge of motor oil, I will make sure that I regularly change my car’s oil, and that DH regularly changes his car’s oil too.
To locate a Jiffy Lube near you, click here.
Win: One lucky winner will receive a $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card!
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Congratulations to Jennifer!
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Thank you to MyBlogSpark, Shell Lubricants, and MotorOilMatters.org for providing the products for review and giveaway free of charge. I received no monetary compensation for this post.
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.