Firestone Locations Offer First ‘Green’ Oil Change Service
Portland has become the first market in the US where motorists can receive the nation’s only environmentally friendly oil change service, now offered at all 17 Firestone Complete Auto Care store locations in the greater Portland area. Owned and operated by BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, (BFRC), Firestone Complete Auto Care is the first of the major chains in the automotive repair industry to offer customers a “greener” oil change service, the company said.
The environmentally friendly oil change service uses a recycled, twice refined, high-quality motor oil product called EcoPower. The re-refined motor oil, which meets or exceeds the highest North American standards for motor oil performance in gasoline engines, requires up to 85 per cent less energy to produce than regular motor oil. In addition, oil removed from vehicles during oil changes is sent to a re-refiner so it can be reused, BFRC said.
Firestone Complete Auto Care stores were the first in the US automotive repair industry to commit to using steel wheel weights instead of traditional lead wheel weights. Throughout the country, BFRC store locations recycle tyres, car batteries, oil and oil filters, antifreeze, freon, and many other automotive products, the company said. (Tire Review/Akron)