Environmentally Friendly Oil
What is E.F.O. ?
Our EFO comes in two ways, a 100% biodegradable full synthetic motor oil made totally from plant and animal fats or a semi-synthetic motor oil that is made from recycled base motor oil stock. Either way, NO NEW CRUDE OIL GOES INTO THE PRODUCTION of these two motor oils. Both oils are guaranteed to meet or exceed manufacturers' warranty requirements. No conventional motor oil provides better engine wear protection for longer engine life than E.F.O.
What Are the Benefits of E.F.O.?
- E.F.O. is guaranteed and exceeds manufacturers' warranty requirements
- E.F.O. is a synthetic blend to provide extra protection and performance
- E.F.O. uses up to 85% less energy to produce than oil refined from crude
- E.F.O. conserves resource and reduces dependence on foreign crude
- E.F.O. benefits the environment because we donate $2 of each purchase to NCGreenPower to purchase carbon offsets.
Yes. Both types of oils must meet the same exacting standards. E.F.O. exceeds the highest North American manufacturer's standards for motor oil performance in gasoline engines. E.F.O.'s unique refining process produces recycled oils with exceptional purity and lubricating properties. No conventional motor oil provides better engine wear protection for longer engine life than E.F.O.
To date we have Purchased C02 offsets worth the equivalent of 2,711,738 miles not driven - 65,960 days not driven- 108,395 trees planted.
1,401,250 lbs. of CO2 offsets to mitigate greenhouse gases
The cumulative environmental benefits are:
2,711,738 miles not driven - 65,960 days not driven - 108,395 trees planted
SPECIAL OFFERSpecial Introductory Offer?
Our introductory offer is an Environmentally Friendly Oil change for $45.79, which includes taxes plus a 21-point inspection of your vehicle. For each and every E.F.O. change performed, we at Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center will purchase, on your behalf, a $2 donation for carbon offsets from NC GreenPower, a green energy program that supports renewable energy in North Carolina. Carbon offsetting is the act of mitigating ("offsetting") greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the atmosphere and is caused by transportation (including your car), electricity use and other sources. By partnering with NC GreenPower for this program, you can be assured that your donation will stay local, supporting a project such as a landfill methane capture facility in North or South Carolina.
A Cleaner, Greener North Carolina begins with you! How's this for environmental impact? Each time you choose to purchase an E.F.O. change, the $2 donation we make is equivalent to planting 19 trees or not driving 354 miles and helps mitigate 250 lbs. of greenhouse gases right here in North Carolina. So not only are you doing what is best for your car, you are also helping "green" our great state. (Source: NC Green Power)
Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center is proud to be the first in the area to bring E.F.O. changes and carbon offset purchases to our customers. We hope that you will take advantage of this eco-friendly offer.
To make an appointment for an E.F.O. change, please click on the link below.
NC GreenPower is an independent, nonprofit organization providing an easy and affordable opportunity for you to balance your impact on the environment right now. Established in 2003, this landmark program offers you complementary ways to make a difference - Renewable Energy that supports cleaner energy sources and Carbon Offsets that mitigate greenhouse gases. Combined with your personal energy conservation, NC GreenPower helps you create a cleaner and greener environment. http://www.ncgreenpower.org/
President Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
*Note: This offer may not be combined with other discounts
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat vehicles can use E.F.O. Enviromentally Friendly Oil?
E.F.O. can be used wherever API SM oils are specified. Most OEMs specify the use of API SM motor oils for gasoline engines. But a few models specify a synthetic oil. Check your vehicle owner's manual for the specific recommendation for your vehicle.
Which manufacturers approve using recycled motor oil?
We are not aware of any manufacturers who specifically disapprove of recycled oil. Manufacturer's approval is based on products meeting desired specifications, i.e. API SM and ILSAC GF-4. E.F.O. exceeds these specifications.
Are virgin oil standards different than re-refined/recycled oil standards?
No. In fact, there is only one set of standards for lubricating base oil. Both virgin and re-refined products must meet the same standards. E.F.O. exceeds these standards.
How long will recycled oil last?
Recycled oil lasts as long as regular oil. Petroleum base stocks never lose their lubricity. They become dirty from engine deposits and additives are depleted over time which causes the need for oil changes.
What is the re-refining process? Is the oil just cleaned? Is it chemically reformulated?
The process of refining used oil is the same as refining virgin crude oil. Both go through the basic processes, such as dehydration, vacuum distillation and hydro treating. At the conclusion of the re-refining process, the product is chemically altered in the same manner as a virgin product. The end product is identical and must meet the same specifications.
Which is better Castrol, Pennzoil, Mobil, Valvoline or E.F.O.?
They all meet the same objective specifications: API SM and ILSAC GF-4. E.F.O. takes 85% less energy to produce than products from crude oil. This manufacturing process reduces heavy metal emissions and greenhouse gases so it has less impact on the environment.
What about vegetable oils?
Vegetable and tallow-based oils have not met API specifications and typically cannot pass Sequence III A and G engine tests.
Can E.F.O. be used in hybrid vehicles?
Most hybrids can use E.F.O. The gasoline internal combustion engine in a hybrid vehicle is the same as a regular vehicle's. E.F.O. exceeds the highest North American standards for motor oil performance in gasoline engines. It can be used wherever API SM oils are specified. Follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations when selecting the grade of oil.
What if my vehicle requires synthetic oil?
Can I use E.F.O.? E.F.O. is not a synthetic it is a synthetic blend. Follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations when selecting motor oil.