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Motor Oil

How often should I change my motor oil? 

You don’t need to change your oil as often as you think.
Find out how often you should change your oil.  Enter your car make, model, and year.

Which type of motor oil should I use? 

Motor oil doesn’t wear out, it just gets dirty. Re-refined motor oil is good for your car, and equal in quality to virgin oil. Ask about the environmental and mechanical benefits of re-refined oil. 

How do I safely dispose of motor oil? 

Dispose of Motor Oil Responsibly.


 

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recycle your used motor oil properly

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