What Happens To My Old Oil After an Oil Change?

September 29th, 2014
oil changes west palm beach flUsed motor oil is some nasty stuff. It’s smelly and dirty, and so hazardous to the environment that a single gallon of motor oil that makes its way to the water supply can pollute a million gallons of water. 
 
At St. Lucie Battery & Tire in Fort Pierce, FL, we’re committed to doing the right thing with waste motor oil, and we thought you might like to know what happens with the stuff after it’s drained from your car’s crankcase. Used oil is contaminated with particles of carbon and metal, as well as chemical by-products from the combustion process. Much of waste motor oil is actually re-refined so that it can be used as a lubricating oil again. 
 
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  Tags: auto repair, oil change
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101