WICHITA, Kan., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conserving our natural resources by producing top-quality recycled motor oils—Universal Lubricants added all four Leif Johnson Ford locations (Austin, TX) to its growing list of ECO ULTRA® users. Made in the U.S. at the company's advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an environment-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified recycled motor oil that meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.
"My customers are always pleasantly surprised to discover that ECO ULTRA® is actually produced from a better feedstock than engine oils made from crude. They're only further impressed to learn that the actual re-refining process uses 89% less energy and produces 65% less environmentally dangerous emissions than the crude refining process," said Scott Webb, parts director of Leif Johnson Ford. "I'm never taken aback, but always pleased to hear how much my customers appreciate ECO ULTRA®; I take pride in knowing that with each customer's traditional 5 quart motor oil change using re-refined products, Leif Johnson Ford plays a role in reducing America's need to import two barrels of petroleum—a number that adds up, quick."
The U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil each year, and only 10% of it is re-refined. The rest of the used oil is either improperly disposed of (damaging the environment) or burned as an industrial fuel and is gone forever. Universal Lubricants is dedicated to reversing this trend.
Utilizing a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil from across the country, processes it through the company's technologically advanced refinery, and then blends the re-refined oil into high quality American Petroleum Institute (API) certified motor oils and lubricants that meet SAE requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications. To guarantee performance and reliability, the company's ECO ULTRA® products undergo rigorous lab testing and are real world proven for the most demanding driving environments.
"With ECO ULTRA®, what's right for the environment is also what's right for America," said John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants. "Seizing the opportunity to green its carbon footprint and simultaneously boost America's oil independence and economic competitiveness, Leif Johnson Ford's decision to better its own environmental practices by using ECO ULTRA® allows everyone in the greater Austin area to do the same."
For more information about Universal Lubricant's ECO ULTRA® products, visit www.ecoultraoil.com.
About Universal Lubricants
Universal Lubricants is one of America's oldest, most trusted used oil collection, new oil refining and distribution leaders. The company operates 28 facilities in 14 states and operates one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. Utilizing a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil from across the country, processes it through their advanced refinery, and then blends the re-refined oil into high quality API certified motor oils and lubricants that meet SAE requirements and current OEM specifications. To ensure performance and reliability, the company's finished products go through rigorous lab testing and are real world proven for the most demanding driving environments. Universal Lubricants employs 380 American workers and is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. For more information, please visit www.universallubes.com.