Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes provides competent automotive repair and maintenance, such as oil changes, brake service, and much more, but also allows you to "GO GREEN" by now also offering RE-REFINED OIL CHANGES. We've been a service provider of choice for a long time and we're also looking to the future of responsible car care. You've counted on us for tune ups, emissions testing and more. Now, learn all you can about re-refined oil changes right here and consider this another GREEN option offered
Re-Refined oil is used oil collected from service stations and taken to a re-refinery and is rerefined to produce quality group II based oil. The base oil is blended with superior additives to manufacture re-refined "green" oil.
Yes. Lubricants made from re-refined base stocks must undergo the same testing and meet the same standards as virgin lubricants in order to receive the certification of the American Petroleum Institute (API). Test after test has shown that an API certified rerefined oil is of equal or better quality than oil made from a virgin base stock.
Many government and private fleets have used re-refined lubricants in their vehicles for years and report no difference in performance from virgin lubricants. In Executive Order 13149, signed in 2000, President Clinton mandated, and current administration has re-emphasized: "No federal agency shall purchase, sell or arrange for the purchase of virgin petroleum motor vehicle lubrication oils when re-refined motor vehicle lubricating oils are reasonable, available and meet the vehiclemanufacturer's recommended performance standards."
Thousands of Federal, State and Municipal fleets, as well as Transit Authorities follow that mandate. Currently military vehicles across all branches, including in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are using re-refined oil in their vehicles.
NO AND NO. Vehicle and engine manufacturers such as Ford, GM, Chrysler and Mercedes Benz have all gone on record to state that using API-certified re-refined oil does not affect warranty coverage. In fact, three major U.S. automobile manufacturers now recognize that re-refined oil meets the performance criteria in their warranties.
Buying re-refined oil REDUCES OUR DEPENDENCE ON IMPORTED OIL, reduces the depletion of natural resources, eliminates waste material and helps create jobs. By using and promoting the use of rerefined lubricants, you accomplish the following:
Used oil can be re-refined over and over with no compromise in the quality of the lubricant. Remember: oil never wears out, it just gets dirty.
It takes 1 gallon of used oil to produce 2.5 quarts of re-refined oil, while it takes 42 gallons of crude oil to produce the same 2.5 quarts of oil.
Recognized as one of the largest California State fleets, the Department of General Services maintains approximately 7,000 vehicles with re-refined oil. In total, State agencies annually purchase approximately 189,890 gallons of re-refined oil.
If all used motor oil generated by the public was collected and re-refined, it would provide enough oil for more than 8 million cars each year.