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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.

Properly Maintain Your Automobile: Fix leaks and dispose of oil properly.

Free! Auto Leaks Class

Help keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife.

Join the experts at South Seattle Community College, Shoreline Community College, Renton Technical College and West Seattle High School for a free auto leaks class. Have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them and get an oil spill cleanup kit.

Classes are offered usually from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates include the list below (call to confirm).

  • April 19, 2014: South Seattle Community College, Renton Technical College
  • April 24, 2014: Shoreline Community College
  • May 17, 2014: South Seattle Community College

Register online or call (206) 684-7643.

Car Tips Brochures

English (pdf)
Chinese (pdf)
Spanish (pdf)
Vietnamese (pdf)

Other Resources

Seattle Public Utilities Look It Up Tool – How to dispose of used motor oil.

The Department of Ecology has a Recycle Hotline Database, or call 1(800) RECYCLE line to find out more about where you can take used oil for recycling.