Dispose of used motor oil at local auto service facilities or at some retail car part stores. Never pour it down a drain, put it in the garbage, or put it in your home’s heating oil tank. One quart of oil can contaminate 2 million gallons of water. It’s your responsibility not to poison the water supply.
It’s often difficult to pour oil into the engine without spills. You can use an unwaxed paper cup as a funnel by poking a hole at the bottom and pouring the oil into the large opening of the cup.
If the oil light comes on, stop the car immediately. The loss of oil pressure can be caused by lack of oil or the failure of the oil pump. Running a car without oil pressure can destroy the engine within minutes.
Brake fluid is the most often overlooked safety item in a car. It can accumulate moisture which contaminates the fluid and deteriorates the components. Have a MechanicNet shop flush your brake fluid every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Have your Playa West Automotive mechanic check your engine if you find that you are having problems that you just aren’t able to take care of yourself.