Docstoc

Changing Your Oil in an Eco Friendly Manner

Document Sample
Changing Your Oil in an Eco Friendly Manner Powered By Docstoc
					Changing Your Oil In an Eco-Friendly Manner
If you own a car, chances are you’ve had to change your oil before. Either that, or you’ve paid someone
else to do it for you.

You have probably heard the old adage that you should get your oil changed every 3 months, or every
3,000 miles, whichever one comes first. But this may not always be a golden rule that you must live by.

Tips for Changing Your Oil
Here are a few tips on how to change your oil in a manner that will be safe, clean, and environmentally
friendly. One of the most important things you can do is to read the owner’s manual for the car you
own.

Many newer models of cars are more fuel-efficient, so you should not have to change your oil as often
                                                                   as you would an older car. Another
                                                                   thing you’ll want to keep in mind is
                                                                   what type of oil you’re putting in
                                                                   your car.

                                                                     Generic conventional motor oil will
                                                                     be cheaper, but it is not as good as
                                                                     your car. There is also the option of
                                                                     synthetic oil, which will be more
                                                                     expensive, but better for your car.

                                                                     These synthetic oils help your
                                                                     engine to run more efficiently,
                                                                     increasing your miles per gallon and
your horsepower. You can also look into purchasing motor oil that is made of recycled oil.

When trying to be environmentally conscious, there are several things you must keep in mind. If you are
changing your oil yourself, make sure to use recycled oil and to recycle all the old oil that drips out of
your car.

Changing Your Oil: DIY or Shop?
If you are taking your car into a shop to get the oil changed, make sure that you check to make sure that
they’re recycling all the old materials. Some shops do, and some shops don’t.

This is why it is important for you to check to make sure when you take your car into any particular
shop. If you are changing your oil yourself, make sure to remember that you never pour the extra oil
down a street drain.
Pouring oil down a street drain will contaminate your city’s water supply, which is very expensive to
reverse. Save yourself and your city trouble and money by disposing of your motor oil properly and
responsibly.

Remember to always clean up after yourself when you’re changing the oil in your car. If your car is
leaking oil, then oil will be strewn all over the city.

This is not safe. Make sure to always check for oil spots on the floor of your garage or on your driveway.

If you have oil spots in these places, it is probably because your car as an oil leak. Taking care of any
leaks is your responsibility as a citizen of planet Earth.

If you are currently worried about the state of your car, investing in good car insurance in Beckley is
going to be a wise option for you. Getting car insurance in Beckley is easy and affordable.

Just call up Wickline Insurance and they will get you set up with the insurance plan that is the best fit for
your needs.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:1
posted:7/11/2013
language:
pages:2