Universal Lubricants is asking automotive service centers and fleet owners to  help the environment this St. Patrick’s Day by taking the 30-Day Eco Ultra Oil Change Pledge to replace every standard oil change with a “green” Eco Ultra oil change between St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2013 and Earth Day, April 20.

Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is made from high-quality re-refined base stock and blended with premium performance additives. It is produced at Universal Lubricants’ technologically advanced re-refinery in Wichita, Kansas using a proprietary Closed Loop Process.

The company collects used oil and then re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own motor and engine oils in an infinitely repeatable, sustainable cycle never losing guardianship within the chain.

“Re-refining technology turns a previously nonrenewable resource into a renewable one. What can be greener than that?” says John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants.

“Hypothetically, if every one of the 34.7 million Irish-Americans got an Eco Ultra oil change during the 30 days between St. Patrick’s Day and Earth Day, they would save our country 69.4 million barrels of crude oil from being extracted or imported for motor oil production.”

Wesley adds that if all 308 million Americans did the same, we could prevent 616 million barrels of crude oil from being extracted from the Earth. Service professionals who take the Eco Ultra Oil Change Pledge will help the environment in three ways:

1. Save energy: Re-refining used oil requires up to 89% less energy than refining from virgin crude.

2. Reduce harmful emissions: Re-refining used oil releases up to 65% fewer harmful emissions than refining from virgin crude.

3. Prevent ground water pollution: Putting used motor oil into the re-refining cycle eliminates the danger that comes from improper disposal; one gallon of improperly disposed motor oil can contaminate one million gallons of ground water.

For more information visit ecoultraoil.com.