To address this misperception that there is no way recycled motor oil can be as good for your car as crude oil, we asked John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants to share his expertise.
Some people suspect that if recycled motor oil helps the environment, it must be to the detriment of their car engines. However, re-refined motor oils, such as ECO ULTRA, meet and exceed the toughest standards for performance and engine protection. The American Petroleum Institute holds recycled motor oil to the same standards as the major motor oil brands that are made from virgin crude oil. That’s not just talk, that’s proven performance. ECO UTLRA is an API-certified motor oil. It also has one of the highest percentages of recycled oil content and meets Society of Automotive Engineers requirements and current vehicle manufacturers’ specifications. Look for the API certification and the SAE specifications on every label.
What’s more, the U.S. Department of Defense and many other federal agencies have trusted re-refined motor oil for more than 20 years. If U.S. military vehicles operating in the most adverse conditions rely on recycled motor oil to ensure optimal performance, I think it’s safe to say this myth is officially, debunked.
The truth, plain and simple, is that recycled motor oil such as ECO ULTRA epitomizes choice without compromise. It’s a prime example of what’s possible when human ingenuity fuses with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Turning a petroleum-based product into a veritable renewable resource is no easy feat, but it’s been done. Now it’s up to all of us, each and every driver in America, to take the technology and build the green motor oil revolution.