Be Smart With Your Used Motor Oil Change
Changing your vehicle’s motor oil is a relatively easy and safe process, but it can get muddled and lead to contamination of you oil and/or your environment if you’re not taking some simple, but important steps.
Courtesy of Edmunds.com: How to Change Your Oil:
Remember, There are Three R’s
When we think about recycling, considerable thought should also be given to how we can reduce our use of a material in the first place. Edmunds.com, the well-known automotive resource, recommends referencing your owner’s manual to see how often you really need to change your motor oil.
“Driven by an outdated 3,000-mile oil change commandment, [American car owners] are unnecessarily spending millions of dollars and spilling an ocean of contaminated waste oil.”
The article is a thorough and interesting read, recommending us car owners to judge for ourselves what our cars really need in terms of oil changes. Luckily, many later models of vehicles come with their own oil monitoring system, so we don’t have to become car experts to do the right thing. “If your car has an oil life monitoring system, don’t try to second-guess it. Understand how it works and follow its guidelines.” For further insight, head over to Edmunds’ related article “When You Should Change Your Oil”.
Knowledge is Power!
Put in the effort, and you will reap the rewards, including the conservation of your natural and financial resources. The whales (and the many other living organisms on this planet, including your fellow neighbor) will thank you for it.