It was my understanding that some percentage of recycled oil is already in use today. What is different is the percentage in this NextGen product of 50%, with the ability to go to 85%. The remaining 15% would be additives that are not recycled.
Re-refining motor oil reduces the need to tap limited virgin crude resources. Modern re-refining processes turn used motor oil to a like-new condition by removing dirt and contaminants before blending sophisticated lubricating additives to protect engines. All major car manufacturers have approved the use of American Petroleum Institute (API) certified re-refined oil in their vehicles.
Technically true....but a lot of crap gets into the oil on the way to the refiners. Like clorox???
They have been re/refining motor oil for so many years. It was the main staple for oil burner cars that I can remember. It was usually done by second tier companies and quality was always suspect.
In Russia in the 60's they used re/refined oil for new cars. It was cheaper and they considered that it would help break-in the engine better than new oil. It was thought that hopefully it wouldnt be in for too long.
NOW the demands are so high I dont know how well they refine it.
For the most part used oil was bought by ships, and burned at sea!! They dont even refine the stuff since it's better than the stuff they use normally.
BTW how much will you save??? -----Other than saving the planet.
It was way to hard for me to adapt to oil changes every 5,000 miles let alone putting re-cycled oil in my vehicles.
Old Rare stills gets a transfusion every 3,000 miles Abby and the Montero every 4,500 to 5,000 or at least once a year if not by mileage requirements... Usually Abby in the Spring and the Montero in the Spring and Fall :dance
Old school here, used Lucky Strike (re-claimed ) Oil back in the 60's in an old 1946 Oil Burning Second Gear Jamming Wheel squeaking Chevy