WASHINGTON (Oct. 26, 2013) — When it comes to trust, it's hard to beat the approval of MOM.
At least that's the aim of a recently launched American Petroleum Institute (API) motor oil installer licensing program.
MOM stands for "Motor Oil Matters," an API campaign to create a chain of custody for quality motor oil from manufacturer to installer and to educate consumers to ask what type and quality of oil is put into their vehicles.
The API, a trade association of more than 500 member companies in the oil and natural gas industries, licenses motor oils meeting its performance standards. Under the new program, it now wants to also license installers of certified motor oil to maintain consumer trust in the auto repair shops.