Motor Oil Matters (Review & Giveaway - 12/10)

In the United States, the average age of cars and light trucks on the roads today has reached a record high of 9.4 years, making it more important than ever for consumers to take proper care of their vehicles. 

With the new web site - (created by industry-leading brands Pennzoil, Quaker State and Shell Rotella), you can easily locate key information that will help prolong your engine’s life and improve overall efficiency, as well as help answer any questions you may have about motor oil. In addition, the site offers a fun, educational game for you to play called “M.O.M. Knows Best” where you can put your motor mind to the test with an interactive quiz.

Did you know?

  • According to a study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, nearly 9 out of 10 female motorists are involved in their household's vehicle maintenance and repair
  • According to a national survey that polled 522 women, 46 percent incorrectly assumed simply switching from conventional engine oil to synthetic oil enables the number of miles between oil changes to be safely extended*
  • Using a quality motor oil in the right grade can help maximize fuel economy, and help save money by preventing costly engine damage
  • Off-brand, no-name or discount oils that do not meet industry standards or the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements could cost consumers in the long run by potentially damaging the vehicle’s engine or possibly voiding the manufacturer’s warrant
* Jiffy Lube Survey Conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, 2006

My Review of Motor Oil Matters & Jiffy Lube
MyBlogspark recently sent me a $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card and told me about the Motor Oil Matters website. I spent some time on the website, and I made sure I took the M.O.M. Knows Best Game. My score on the game was a 100%! The only reason I scored so high is because my husband is constantly griping about how I drive. I knew the answers to the questions simply because I've heard my husband say them over and over. (Except for one or two, those were just very lucky guesses!)

The Motor Oil Matters website is full of information that everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car should know. While my husband typically takes care of the vehicles we have, he still makes sure I understand the importance of getting my oil changed regularly, and why we shouldn't skimp on the motor oil. When I told him about the Motor Oil Matters website, he was quite impressed with how easy it was to get information from the site, and how easy it was to follow. 

When I was a single mom, I had no idea how to take care of my car or why motor oil mattered. I was absolutely clueless. I was always careful, though, to make sure I had my oil changed every 3 - 5,000 miles, only because my Daddy told me never to drive any farther than that between oil changes. Now I understand why!

I had our oil changed right before our vacation to Ohio, but after so many miles and so much severe driving, hubby and I both agreed that it definitely wouldn't hurt to get the oil changed again. I found our nearest Jiffy Lube by searching on their website, and headed there for an oil change.

The oil change was quick and easy, and the guys at Jiffy Lube were great to explain everything they did during the oil change. They asked if I had any questions, and they sent me on my way with a printout of everything that they'd done. It couldn't have been easier!

I also wanted to let you know that to make a trip to get your oil changed even more rewarding, Pennzoil® has partnered with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation through its "Play The Music. Save The Music" Campaign, and now through December 6, 2009 anyone can receive up to 46 FREE music downloads and up to a $15 service certificate back by mail, when they get their oil changed at Jiffy Lube and other Pennzoil® participating installers. See for details and to find your local participating installer locations.

Want to Try Motor Oil Matters & Jiffy Lube for Yourself?
You can check out the Motor Oil Matters website anytime. There's tons of information, and I promise you'll learn something new while you're there. PLUS, I've got a $35 Jiffy Lube Gift card, courtesy of MyBlogSpark to give away to one of my readers.

To Enter:
Check out the Motor Oil Matters website, and tell me one fact that you learned during your visit to the site.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win.

Want Extra Entries?
  • Play the M.O.M. Knows Best Game then come back here and tell me what your score was.
  • Did you have a motor oil misconception that was put to rest through the site’s info? Tell me about it here!
  • Blog About this Giveaway by copying and pasting the following (5 extra entries) :

    Time for an oil change? Good thing Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is giving away a  $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card. You won't want to miss this giveaway! Stop by before 11:59pm ET on December 10th and enter to win!

  • Subscribe to us via email or reader. (Leave a comment for each that you do.)
  • Follow us on twitter. (Leave your twitter handle here, please!)
  • Tweet about this contest. (Unlimited - just leave a comment for each tweet!)
  • Grab our button and put it in your sidebar. (Leave us a link to your blog, please!)
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Fine Print:
Contest is open to residents of the US. If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above. Giveaway will end on Thursday, December 10th at 11:59pm (EST), and the winner will be selected via Winners will be announced by Friday, December 11th and will have 48 hours to claim their prize, or it will be forfeited and a new winner will be pulled.

Disclaimer: Shell Lubricants and provided me with a $35 gift card to Jiffy Lube and also provided other information used in this blog post through MyBlogSpark.
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39 Monkeys Commented - Leave your Comment!:

  1. slehan said...

    choose oil based on your car's owner's manual.

  2. slehan said...

    I got a score of 85.3 on the M.O.M test

  3. slehan said...

    follow on twitter: slehan

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  5. Angela said...

    I didn't know that the "W" on oil meant for Winter, not weight!

  6. Angela said...

    My M.O.M score was 100%! I'm smarter about cars than I thought!


  7. sweetiesteph23 said...

    I didn't know that synthetic oil was so superior to regular oil, I didn't think it made much difference. Great giveaway!

  8. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

    I had no idea a severe driving condition includes stop-and-go starts. Whoa!

  9. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

    email subscriber

  10. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

    I follow you on google friend connect as Frugal Tumbleweed Acres.

  11. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

    Posted your button on my blog:


  12. Rebecca Graham said...

    I learned that the W stands for winter and not weight.

  13. Rebecca Graham said...

    Twitter follower: rhoneygee

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  15. sphinx63 said...

    I learned that every car is different and to check your car's owner's manual to see how often you change the oil.

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

  16. hale2005 said...

    Always check your owner manual!

  17. buzzd said...

    the W stands for winter not weight

  18. Melinda said...

    W stands for winter :)

  19. Melinda said...

    my score was 90%

  20. Melinda said...

    following on twitter

  21. tanya904 said...

    I learned that the W in motor oil names stands for winter, not weight as many people believe

  22. tanya904 said...

    My Score was 57.14% and i scored 40 points

  23. tanya904 said...

    Following via Google

  24. tanya904 said...

    Following via Networked Blogs(Tanya Riley)

  25. tanya904 said...

    Twitter Follower (starryeyed24)

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    Google Reader Subscriber

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  28. marthajane said...

    I learned they have a nifty tool where you can input your car's make and model and it will tell you what kind of oil you need! Very cool. I always just say "whatever it had last"... Now I can sound smart.

  29. Anonymous said...

    I learned that synthetic oil is superior to regular oil.

  30. Ellen C. said...

    I learned that speed driving and short trips are rough on your car. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  31. said...

    Synthetic oil is better than regular oil.

  32. llinda29 said...

    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.

  33. Anonymous said...

    I learned that the lower quality of oil that you use will only hurt your engine in the long run.
    gemitan at aol dot com

  34. Anonymous said...

    I learned that adding oil is not a good idea.
    reberd at yahoo dot com

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