You May Want to Consider Using Recycled Engine Oil for Your Vehicle

Author // NPR Car Talk
Posted in // Best motor oil, Best motor oils, Where to get oil changes

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About half of all the engine oil used in Europe has been “re-refined,” or recycled. Only as much as 15% of the engine oil in America has gone through such a process. With this in mind, you may want to think about the various motor oil types available and how your selection of the best motor oil for your car may meet American Petroleum Institute standards.

This is particularly important when you consider Americans who drive use over one billion gallons of engine oil annually. Recycled motor oil can actually be very efficient. Just one gallon of recycled motor oil can yield the same amount oil for lubrication that 42 gallons’ worth of crude oil yields.

Part of knowing which kind of engine oil to purchase involves figuring out what viscosity rating is best for your car. The ratings can range from zero to 25 and beyond, and if the letter “W” is included in the grading, the oil is conducive for colder temperatures.

Initially, engine oil was contained in metal cans, cans made of cardboard, or glass bottles. During the 1980′s, plastic bottles were introduced, which are still used today. If you have questions, comments, or recommendations with regard to anything from American Petroleum Institute standards to how often one should get engine oil changed, be sure to share your thoughts in the section below.

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