Frequently Asked Questions

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Whether you have questions about maintenance, Valvoline products or engine oil, you’ll find easy-to-understand answers. You can find out how to maintain your vehicle and help extend its life and increase performance. Plus, you can find the products that are compatible with your vehicle so you can keep it running its best.

General Motor Oil

Motor Oil Disposal

Oil Changes


Types, Weights, and Viscocities

Oil Better for the Environment

    • Is recycled motor oil better for the environment?

    Yes. Recycling motor oil prevents used oil from contaminating the soil and water. Recycled motor oil also uses 56 percent fewer resources compared to oil made without recycled content.

    • Will using recycled motor oil void my manufacturer’s warranty?

    No. All major car manufacturers have approved the use of recycled motor oil that is properly certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Valvoline® NextGen™ recycled motor oil carries and exceeds all API certifications.

    • Is Valvoline NextGen™ recycled motor oil just dirty oil that has been cleaned?

    No. NextGen uses a newer refining process just like crude oil refining. A multi-stage refining process removes contaminants and additives to create fresh oil that performs as good as new. Then special additives are blended to create a recycled motor oil with superior performance and protection characteristics compared to specifications. Valvoline has a rigorous quality control process to assure that NextGen is of the highest quality.