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Motor Oil Matters! Win a Free Oil Change

Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 4, 2010 @ 1:42 pm In Promotions | Comments Disabled

[4]Years ago when I was young, thin, and naive, the engine in our car blew out due to lack of oil and a 100+ ° day. Expensive mistake. One we try not to make any more.

Instead, FishPapa performs some regular maintenance on each of our vehicles and covers the basics to keep our cars in good, working order. And it’s paid off. In fact, my current set of wheels is now 14 years old, older than my eldest child. I did not know this but it is also five years older than the national average.

According to Shell Lubricants and Motor Oil Matters [5]

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? That means it’s more important than ever to take proper care of your vehicle.

Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. If your one of those moms who didn’t take autoshop in high school {raises hand}, you may be at a loss as to what to do to take care of that car.

Thanks to Motor Oil Matters [5], created by the maker of industry-leading brands Pennzoil and Quaker State, you can easily obtain important information about how quality motor oils can help lengthen the life of your engine and improve overall efficiency, as well as help answer other 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.

Speaking from experience, motor oil does matter. And the last thing you want is to be stranded on the 101 on the Questa Grade with a toddler in 115 ° heat and rattlesnakes in the nearby grass. Trust me on that one. As summer approaches, make sure your car’s condition is up to speed.

To help you in that, Shell Lubricants and Motor Oil Matters [5] have provided a $35 gift card to Jiffy Lube for one LifeasMOM reader. The gift card should cover most, if not all, the cost of an oil change at your local Jiffy Lube [6].

We’ve taken our vehicles there many times because it’s so much easier and quicker than doing it ourselves. Ahem, yes, well, I’ve never changed oil in my life, but even the Grease Monkey in the family prefers letting those guys do it.

Simply leave a comment telling us your favorite stranded on the side of the road memory OR conversely what you have done to avoid being stranded on the side of the road. Giveaway will be open until Sunday, May 9th at 8 pm PST. Winner to be chosen at random.

Disclosure: I also received a $35 Jiffy Lube gift card from Shell Lubricants and Motor Oil Matters [5] through My Blog Spark. The information here (aside from my own personal experiences and opinions) is provided by Shell Lubricants and Motor Oil Matters [5]. My opinions have not been influenced in any way. In fact, I agreed to offer this giveaway because we’ve had good experiences at Jiffy Lube. Your mileage may vary.

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