Firestone Complete Auto Care stores in Portland offer 'green' oil changes

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Bridgestone Firestone Retail & Commercial Operations LLC (BFRC) is offering environmentally friendly oil change service at its 17 Firestone Complete Auto Care store locations in the greater Portland area.

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% less energy to produce than regular motor oil, according to the company.

Also, since EcoPower is made from existing used oil stocks, it helps conserve the earth's limited natural resources and supports environmental sustainability.

The Firestone stores send the oil removed from vehicles during oil changes to a re-refiner so it can be reused.

"This new option in oil changes will help customers in one of the nation's greenest cities lead even cleaner, greener and more environmentally conscious lifestyles," says John Sheerin, environmental director for BFRC.

"By offering new services like the environmentally friendly oil change, and continuing to make our traditional services as eco-conscious as possible, BFRC can continue to meet the needs of the customers and communities we serve."

"Green" services performed by Firestone Complete Auto Care stores across the country include the following:

* using steel wheel weights instead of traditional lead wheel weights;

* recycling tires, car batteries, oil and oil filters, antifreeze, Freon, and many other automotive products.

BFRC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc.

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