Motor oil is one of the most wasted natural resources on the planet. Both personal and commercial vehicle owners often dispose of old oil by throwing it away, pouring it into the ground, or using for a purpose for which it was not intended.
Ace Auto Parts promotes the proper use and disposal of motor oil from all types of vehicles. We believe that recycling oil is both responsible and beneficial to the environment, as well as a sustainable solution for the consumption of natural resources.
Below is a short guide on how you should dispose of and recycle used motor oil. If you have any questions or are looking for an auto part, call us at 651-717-4299.
The Importance of Changing Automotive Oil
There are several reasons why you should change the oil in your car.
Changing the oil in your vehicle is good for the environment. As oil ages, it loses its viscosity and becomes toxic. When the oil burns or evaporates, it releases polluted toxins into the air. While an oil change will improve your car's performance, it will also keep your vehicle environmentally safer, while providing a more sustainable solution for your car’s performance over time.
Otherwise, the metal components will wear out faster than the oil. The oil in your car should be changed frequently to keep the parts operating at peak performance.
What Oil and Parts Can You Recycle?
Oil impacts various auto parts that make up your engine’s entire system. Therefore, when you recycle your oil, you may want to bring in any of your old parts so that we can determine what else we can recover.
Common recyclable parts include:
We can typically recycle any metal or plastic auto part associated with the engine oil system. You can bring any part of your oil engine system to Ace Auto Parts, and we will recycle it for you. We can reuse all components according to EPA and industry standards.
How to Properly Contain and Transport the Oil
When you bring your motor oil to Ace Auto Parts, it is essential to keep a few things in mind.
Properly Sealed Container
Deliver the oil in a properly sealed container. The container should be free of leaks, and no allow any oil to spill out. Make sure to tighten the lid on the container before transporting the oil to avoid spills.
Clean the Container
Clean the container before you put the oil in it. For instance, if you use a milk jug, then thoroughly rinse it out and let it dry before pouring the oil inside it. We cannot recycle the motor oil if you mix it with other liquids. Also, clean off filters and other oil-related parts and bring them in as is.
Drain the Filter
You’ll need to drain the filter before recycling it. You can use a screwdriver to puncture the surface and let the oil run out into a container.
Ace Auto Parts Offers New and Used Auto Parts
When you bring your recycled oil to Ace Auto Parts, we can provide you with new replacement oil. Just tell us the make and model of your vehicle, and we'll make sure that you get the proper oil in the engine.
You can also use our part search app to find the kind of oil you are seeking. To find out more about our salvage yard or to ask about an auto part, call us at 651-717-4299. You can also message us on our contact page.