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Consumers drink and eat from post-consumer plastic, glass, paper, and aluminum every day without giving it a thought. Today’s technology allows us to recycle, restore, and re-refine products as never before. Ask about ECO ULTRA® oils at your supplier today.

Q:  What is re-refined oil?
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Re-refined oil uses a post-consumer feedstock instead of a crude oil feedstock. Post-consumer oil goes through a hydro-treating process to create a re-refined base oil. This process is very similar to the refining process used for crude oil. The re-refined base oil is then blended with new additives to create ECO ULTRA oils.

Q:  Are ECO ULTRA oils as high-quality as major brand oils?
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Yes. ECO ULTRA oils must meet the same standards as virgin oils. The American Petroleum Institute (API) only licenses products that meet these standards and are identified with the API starburst and donut symbol on the bottle or package. ECO ULTRA oils meet the latest API SN and ILSAC GF-5 specifications.

Q:  Is ECO ULTRA oil okay to use in my automobile?
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Yes. You can achieve the same level of performance from re-refined oil as you can from virgin oil.

Q:  How many times can oil be re-refined?
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Post-consumer oil can be re-refined over and over with no reduction in the quality of the finished lubricant. Base oil does not wear out. It becomes contaminated with the byproducts of combustion and the additive package becomes depleted. The contaminants and additives are removed during the re-refining process.

Q:  Will ECO ULTRA oil affect my vehicle's warranty?
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No. ECO ULTRA oils meet and exceed OEM service requirements specified by automobile manufacturers. The OEM warranty will be supported by using oils that comply with these service requirements.

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