Used engine oil from home car maintenance is an environmental hazard. Make sure you recycle yours responsibly.
If you change your own engine oil the used oil must be disposed of responsibly.
Here at Castrol, we understand the importance of looking after the environment by recycling used engine oil. In fact, Castrol group companies are already working on ways to make sure that every ounce of used engine oil is recycled and re-refined, as you can see at www.nexcel.co.uk
You can play your part by making sure that you dispose of your old engine oil responsibly. The simplest way to do this is to put it inside the container your new oil came in, and take it to your local council recycling centre to be disposed of.
For information on your local recycling centre click here.
Your engine doesn't simply need the right specification of engine oil, it also needs to have the right amount at all times. So don't wait for a dashboard warning light before you pop the hood; it's a good idea to check your engine oil at the dipstick at least once a week, and always before a road trip.
Running with a low oil level is incredibly bad for your engine, so it's important to check your engine oil regularly. Don't rely on dashboard warning lights alone; checking engine oil at the dipstick is a simple but important car maintenance task that absolutely everyone can do at home.
Most cars use a little engine oil over time so it is essential to maintain the right level of engine oil by topping up with the right oil whenever your dipstick check says your oil level is low.
Why choose full synthetic engine oil? Even if your warranty doesn't depend on you choosing synthetic engine oil, it's still the strongest and best choice for every engine. As long as you choose the right grade and specification of synthetic oil, it is guaranteed to exceed the manufacturer's requirements and give your engine the best possible protection.