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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 Workshops

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 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2014 Dates

  • December 13, 2014

2015 Dates

  • January 17, 2015
  • February 21, 2015
  • March 21, 2015
  • April 18, 2015

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

For questions contact the Seattle Public Utilities EPT Resource line at (206) 615-1222 or by email at SPU_EPTResources@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.