July 14, 2011
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Local automotive service shop, Rizzoli’s Automotive, is one of the first in the area to offer EcoLube, a “green” oil change and also recently received a “Green Station” certificate from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), in their effort to help environmentally conscious customers be as eco-friendly as possible.
The EcoLube oil change is the same as a regular oil change only it uses “greener,” re-refined oil. The re-refined oil is made from existing motor oil by industry leader Valvoline; the petroleum molecules never break down so they can be refined over and over again. Using re-refined oil conserves non-renewable resources, results in 99.5% fewer heavy metal emissions, takes 85% less energy to produce and saves over 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equal to taking 20,000 cars off the road each year. EcoLube oil meets or exceeds most manufacturer specifications and is certified by the American Petroleum Institute.
“As part of our commitment to the community, we acknowledge that vehicles are a contributing factor to our growing carbon footprint,” said General Manager Kyle Rizzoli. “Most drivers want to be environmentally conscious but need their cars to get around. Our EcoLube oil change and Go Green service helps their vehicles become as eco-friendly as possible.” In addition to the new the EcoLube oil change service, Rizzoli’s continues to offer the Go Green service package and provide advice for eco-friendly drivers, available at their San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria locations.
The Department of Toxic Substances and Bureau of Auto Repair “Green Station” certification recognizes Rizzoli’s for their leadership in protecting the environment by reducing their waste and toxic emissions. Some of the efforts they were recognized for include the following: replacing solvent cleaners with aqueous for parts and brakes, preventing spills of vehicle fluids with routine practices, technician training, and use of equipment, and reducing waste water and disposable absorbent by using dry shop floor clean-up methods.