TTAC Giveaway: Quaker State Oil (and Swag)

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hey there! We know a lot of you are car enthusiasts who keep up to date on your oil changes. Well, for those of you like to maintain your rides, we’re going to help you out with a giveaway of some Quaker State products.

And some swag, too.

One lucky winner will take home two 5-quart jugs of Quaker State Full Synthetic, with the type and viscosity matched to your vehicle’s OEM specs.

You’ll also get a Quaker State T-shirt and hat.

Quaker State’s Full Synthetic provides superior lubrication and pumpability at both high and low temperatures and protects against the formation of sludge while improving fuel economy.

It also protects your engine during cold starts and helps to prevent overall wear.

Click here to enter. The legalese is here. You have until the end of day, Eastern time, on February 23rd to enter.

Good luck!

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Spookiness Spookiness on Feb 09, 2024

    I'll take anything free, even just to give it to somebody else. Shouldn't there have been a Blizzak drawing recently?

  • VoGhost VoGhost on Feb 09, 2024

    Jump, monkeys, jump! Do as your oil masters demand, and there's a chance you'll get... some oil.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Feb 09, 2024

    Does the fine print say that Quaker State and VerticalScope will own your soul for infinity?

    • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Feb 10, 2024

      I think they own the sanity of a few frequent commenters on this site. Comments section has turned into a multi-ID schizophrenic troll-fest. Oil is a nice contest giveaway. Summer tires giveaway contest soon?

  • THX1136 THX1136 on Feb 10, 2024

    @ Paul: Back with the '72 I was changing every 2000 for no other reason than my dad did. I did the same with the '85 I mentioned. When I took it in to get work done to correct the previous owners error (changed oil once in 16000 mi.) the shop manager said they had never seen the interior of any engine as clean as mine was which told me I was doing something right for my car.

    After reading many articles on oil life I've found a common thought/thread. Regular oil wears out around 3000 mi., synthetic blends last about 5000, and full synthetic can go about 10k. I currently use a blend for no particular reason and change every 5k (I do my own changes). Personally I go the smaller interval if the above is less than OEM recommendations. For the relatively small cost to change (and based on my experience in the past, especially the '85) it's worth doing. Side note: back when synthetics first came out, my brother was using Mobil 1 and changing every 2k. I think that's a bit excessive, but it was his car, not mine.

    It's really up to you, Paul. I'm a firm believer in the owner needing to be totally comfortable with the approach they are taking whether it agrees with the 'experts' or not. I am happy with my choice and all my vehicles have gone well over 200k without issue due to engine failure.

    • Jeff Jeff on Feb 10, 2024

      THX1136--Agree with your overall approach to oil changes and intervals of oil change. Changed the oil and filter on my 99 S-10 at 3k miles with regular Castrol 5w30 and at over 120k miles it still didn't burn or leak oil and the oil was still clean at 3k miles. My one brother would do oil and filter changes with Mobil 1 full synthetic oil at 20k when he was driving mostly interstate and on long trips which puts less wear on an engine. That particular car was an 82 Buick Skylark Iron Duke with fuel injection and 4 speed manual that went well over 300k miles and the engine was still going strong. The engine was still good but the electrical and other stuff went bad and it was not worth fixing. Also that car went thru a teenage daughter and an employee he had but once he stopped driving mainly interstate driving he went to a 5k oil and filter change. I have had a number of vehicles go over 100k and a few that went 200k. I now have a 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid and stick to the 5k oil and filter oil changes with full synthetic 0w20.