Used motorcycle oil poses a significant environmental threat unless it is recycled. Here's how to make sure that your motorcycle engine oil is disposed of safely.
If you change your own motorcycle 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 motorcycle 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.
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How often should you check you motorcycle engine oil? Our answer will always be to check it as often as possible. That’s because, even the best motorcycle engine oil won’t protect your engine if the levels become too low. Even if your bike doesn’t burn lots of oil, a few hot days and some long rides on your motorcycle can burn off more oil than you might anticipate.
It's very important to check the level and condition of motorcycle engine oil on a regular basis. The good news is that this is an easy task, whether your motorcycle has an oil inspection window or a dipstick. There are just a few easy rules that you need to follow.
Most modern bikes have a glass inspection window to let you see the level and the condition of your motorcycle engine oil without getting your hands dirty. You may have to get close to the ground to use this properly, but oil checks like these are easy to get right by following a few simple rules.
It's important to check motorcycle oil at regular intervals in order to maintain your bike's performance and safety. Fortunately, this is an easy task even if your bike has a dipstick rather than an inspection window. Just follow our simple guidelines to assess your motorcycle oil level and condition in minutes.
Most bikes burn off a little engine oil, and it's important to check the level and condition of motorcycle engine oil regularly. It's also essential to maintain the right level of engine oil by topping up with the correct grade of motorcycle oil whenever your inspection window or dipstick check says your oil level is low.
Motorcycle brake fluid or motorcycle brake oil as it’s sometimes known, is a highly engineered fluid that is able withstand extreme temperatures and protect the entire brake system. It’s vital to check the level of your brake fluid regularly. Follow our simple guide on how to do this properly.