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Car Tips

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 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.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle Community College from 9am – 1pm:

  • September 27, 2014
  • October 18, 2014
  • November 15, 2014

Sign-up for a class by completing a registration form (docx) and email it to maythia.airhart@seattle.gov.

For questions contact Maythia Airhart at (206) 684-7643 or maythia.airhart@seattle.gov.

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.