You make sure you only install quality motor oils from reputable manufacturers and distributors. So why would you need MOM?
Did you know that bulk oil is 10 times more likely to be deficient than packaged motor oil? Did you know that consumers are becoming aware that 1 in 5 oil changes done from bulk tanks are bad? The news is bad enough for our industry’s reputation, but it’s worse for you. Why? Because you are the face of our industry on the front lines and if something goes wrong anywhere along the chain of custody upstream of you, you are the one left holding the bag. Consumer distrust created by other installers who do the wrong thing also impacts you and our industry as a whole.
How Does MOM Benefit You?
How does it work and how much does it cost?
Before becoming licensed, distributors and oil change locations will need to demonstrate that they meet a new API chain-of-custody standard. This will include an auditing process to ensure you qualify for MOM and help set you apart from the competition. API will review your application to make sure it meets program requirements. Approved locations will receive a Welcome Packet that includes a window sticker license, select marketing materials and information for your customers. Plus, your location(s) will be included in the MotorOilMatters.org installer locator to help drive knowledgeable consumers to your locations.
Along with your application, you only need to provide PDF copies of three invoices from distributors that have delivered product to the location within the last six months and a minimum of three customer receipts generated within the last week. As licenses are awarded by location, if you have more than one location, you will need to provide details about each. The application fee for the first location is $400.00 and $100.00 for each additional location – a small price to pay to help drive knowledgeable consumers who want quality oil changes to your locations.
If you have your documentation and are ready to sign up now, click here.
If you should have any issues, please contact the API Help Desk.