Oki-doki, folks, this is it – the final article in the “How To Change The Oil In Your Car” series. This time we’re gonna talk about disposing of your old oil and filters.
Refill the old oil into a sealable container. You’re gonna need a more permanent container, than your old pan, guys. A great solution to this situation would be to just fill it into the new oil’s container that you’ve just emptied into your car’s engine – that’s like the safest way to go. Use a plastic funnel, and pour the oil very slowly, without sudden moves; this way you can make sure that you won’t spill any of the oil.
And, also, mark the bottle, filled with the old oil, with something like “used oil”, so that you don’t ever mistake it with a new one. If you don’t want to pour the old oil into the new one’s bottle, or you don’t have that lying around at the moment, you can go with other options, including milk jugs (really useful in this situation), washing powder bottles, or just any plastic thing, resembling a bottle.
If you decide to go with food bottles, be very careful and mark them with big letters so that you don’t mistake it for something else. Furthermore, don’t put the used oil in containers that were previously filled with chemicals – paint, bleach, antifreeze, and such. That will interfere with the recycling process.
Next, you should also drain the oil from your old filter – just add it to the old oil. Remember, filters are recyclable, so, you might wanna keep them.
I bet you didn’t know, but you can sell your old oil and used filters at a designated collection site; that means any place that sells motor oil. Also, the majority of service stations, that provide an oil change, will also take the old oil from your hands, but the fee will be a lot smaller.
Next time, try going with recycled oil. It’s when the old oil is refined to a certain extent until it meets the specifications of the brand-new oil. This procedure requires less energy and resources, and, therefore, in some cases, recycled oil’s price is a lot lower, than the price of the “virgin” oil.
Alright, ladies and gentlemen, that’s it! That’s the end of my big series “How To Make An Oil Change”. I had a great time writing these articles, sharing my knowledge with you guys, so, I hope you all enjoyed it! Take care of your steel horses, and they will take care of you. Don’t put off the things that you can do for your car for tomorrow – tend to them now. Your car is your best friend on the road, so, keeping it fresh and happy will give you more reliability and safety. Don’t forget that.
My other usefull articles for you:
– How to change the oil in your car
– Changing the oil filter
– Replacing the old oil with the new one
– Article about the cost of fixing an oil leak
– How to keep your old car healthy
– about vacuum leak repair cost
– Coolant leak repair cost – the full material