Used engine oil from home car maintenance is an environmental hazard. Make sure you recycle yours 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 motor oil is recycled and re-refined, as you can see at www.rosefoundation.org.za.
You can play your part by making sure that you dispose of your old motor oil responsibly. The simplest way to do this is to put it inside the container your new oil came in, and either return it to the retailer you bought it from, or take it to your nearest auto workshop.
If neither of these options is available, you can take your used engine oil and filter to your nearest recycling location, which you can find via the Rose Foundation website.
Regular oil changes are essential for every car. So it makes sense to check your car's recommended drain intervals to make sure your oil is always strong enough to protect your engine. Performing an engine oil change is also a simple piece of car maintenance that just about everyone can do at home.
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.
Your engine doesn't simply need the right specification of motor 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.
Why choose full synthetic motor 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.