Cars mean responsibility. Sometimes maintenance is a full-time job, as some of you might know. Motor oil, transmission fluids, brake fluids, proper tire inflation, coolant, etc. And anyone who's every run out of gas knows how valuable it is to make sure you have enough. But what about the responsibility we have to our planet?
Now, don't mistake me, I know most of us have cars to get to work, visit friends and just go out to have fun. I'm not talking about selling it to buy a bicycle when you have a 14 mile commute, that's entirely up to you. I'm talking about recycling what we are done with. For example, can you recycle used motor oil? Yes, it actually can be re-refined into base stock for lubricating oil. Personally I knew it could be recycled, but never new what it became in it's next life.
Did you know that for every gallon of used motor oil you dispose of inproperly, you are contaminating one million gallons of drinking water? I bet you didn't think about that, I certainly didn't. Granted I'm not a do it yourself in this arena, but my husband is. And thankfully Branndon's always given the used motor oil to the different gas stations who'll collect it.
If you recycle just two gallons of used oil it can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours. By dropping off your used motor oil today you help prevent pollution and conserve energy for a safer and healthier tomorrow.