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Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.
Free Auto Leaks workshops
Participate in our free Auto Leaks Workshop and learn from a Certified Automotive Instructor. Have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them, and get a free Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit.
The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- August 19
- August 26 (Drop-In Leak Check @ West Seattle Car Show)
- September 23
For questions contact the Seattle Public Utilities EPT Resource line at (206) 615-1222 or by email at SPU_EPTResources@seattle.gov.
West Seattle Car Show Drop-In Leak Check Event
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on August 26, Seattle Public Utilities and South Seattle College will be teaming up at the West Seattle Car Show. During event hours, we’ll be offering a free, 30-minute leak check from a certified auto instructor on a first come, first served basis. This unique program allows you to bring a vehicle to South Seattle’s Auto Tech garage facilities, get your vehicle up on a car lift, and receive a free leak and safety check. You’ll have the knowledge and confidence to visit your mechanic afterward, aware of what problems your individual vehicle may or may not have. Get a free Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit for participating, along with coupons for car washing, car repair, and more. Donuts and coffee available while you wait! The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will be also hosting a "Lights on for Safety" event and performing exterior bulb checks and free replacement at the same time (in the auto program at the school). Email SPU_EPTResources@seattle.gov for further information or visit www.westseattlecarshow.com.
Properly dispose of oil
Free oil pickup
Did you know that Seattle Public Utilities will pick up your oil for free? Place it in a one-gallon jug next to your recycling cart on collection day. Limit: two jugs per collection. See more ways to dispose of used motor oil.
More ways to recycle oil
The Department of Ecology has a Recycle Database, or call 1(800) RECYCLE line to find out more about where you can take used oil for recycling.