Since the Industrial Revolution humans have increased their carbon footprint every year through factories, refineries and various other ways. However, in the last century, crude oil has been one of the major contributors. It has created a dependency on foreign countries and increased our carbon footprint. Refining raw crude oil into a usable product takes tremendous energy, resources and causes large amounts of pollution.
The good news…
Super-Lube is making great efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and our dependency on foreign oil. We are proud to introduce our new Green Oil products…
Facts And Benefits:
- Reduces our dependence on foreign crude oil
- Domestic collection, transportation and production supports local economies; not the global infrastructure of Big Oil. 
- Up to 85% less energy is consumed in the re-refining of used oil when compared to the traditional refining of crude oil
- When used motor oil is recycled instead of burned as fuel oil, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by over 80%
- Used motor oil is a waste product:
As a product, motor oil is approximately 85% oil and 15% additives (detergent, anti-foaming stabilizers, etc.) and it is the latter 15% which breaks down, necessitating oil changes. Since the oil molecules retain their chemical composition, spent motor oil simply needs to be cleaned (removing contaminants and the worn out additives) and re-refined into API approved base oil then infused with a totally new state of the art additive package, to transform what was once thought of as a waste discharge into a top-grade product. This cycle is infinitely repeatable and as such, is the most sustainable car care practice in existence today.
- Recycled motor oil sacrifices engine performance to benefit the environment:
Like leading motor oils, re-refined motor oils meet and exceed the toughest standards for performance and engine protection. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Defense and many other federal agencies have been using re-refined motor oil for over 20 years. This includes U.S. military vehicles which often operate in the most adverse conditions, relying on recycled motor oil to ensure optimal performance.
- Re-refined oil will void the warranty on new cars:
New-car and new-engine manufacturers require that API-certified oil to be used to keep a warranty intact. Since re-refined oils earn API certification, the warranty will not be voided or affected.
- 4. Major oil companies are opposed to re-refining because of their enormous capital investment in virgin oil:
Major oil companies, including Unocal, Chevron, and ARCO have all become involved in the re-refining market, often by purchasing independently re-refined base stock and manufacturing their own brand name of re-refined oil.
Why To Change Your Oil
- The primary objectives of motor oil are to lubricate and clean. However, when your engine is running, whether you’re driving or idling, your motor oil is breaking down and losing its ability to perform those tasks. Oil breakdown occurs when the major properties of the oil have changed due to oxidation, deposits, thermal degradation, corrosion, shearing and contamination. As your oil breaks down it starts to create varnish and engine sludge[i]. This causes the oil to gel, resulting in excess wear as friction increases. In other words, your engine oil needs to be replaced with fresh oil and fresh oil filter every three months or three thousand miles.
- Through a state-of-the-art process, water, fuel and impurities are removed from used oil, restoring its original qualities and performance characteristics. In fact, most of the re-refined base stocks are considered to be a premium to conventionally refined oils due to the growing percentage of synthetic oils collected in today’s service facilities.
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[i] Engine sludge: Oil sludge or black sludge is a solid or gel in motor oil caused by the oil gelling or solidifying, usually at temperatures lower than 100 degrees Celsius