Boston Gets Greener as Mike’s Automotive Services Unveils Green Oil Change

Boston gets a GREEN oil change courtesy of Boston sustainable auto repair specialist, Mike's Automotive Services of Somerville, Mass.

Online PR News – 20-October-2010 – – Somerville, Mass, October 18, 2010 – Mike’s Automotive Services, Boston’s green auto repair shop, today announced that it will begin offering a one of a kind service - Boston’s green oil change. Mike’s green oil change uses EcoPower, a premium API-certified re-refined motor oil. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Mike’s is offering the green oil change for only $4.00 more than its conventional oil change.

A green oil change using re-refined motor oil offers tremendous benefits to the environment, including saving more than one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road every year. Mike’s green oil change is the centerpiece of the company’s effort to provide Boston sustainable auto repair.

“This is bigger than us, this is about our community,” said Michael Pedersen Sr., president, Mike’s Automotive Services. “This was tried once before by a national conglomerate and they pulled the plug. It’s going to take a locally owned, independent business that is committed to sustainability. We’re making that commitment.”

The green oil change is very popular on the West Coast. Mike’s intends on making it just as popular in Boston. Along with its other green initiatives, the company has made a commitment to sustainability, through efforts ranging from recycling to purchasing sustainable products.

“We’ve always been an environmentally friendly shop,” said Michael Pedersen Jr., vice president, Mike’s Automotive Services. “But this is going to change everything. Now we’ll not only be known for quality and transparency, but also for sustainability.”

During the week of October 18-22, for every green oil change it provides, Mike’s Automotive Services will donate five dollars to Groundwork Somerville, a local non-profit which focuses on building sustainable communities.

About Mike’s Automotive Services
Mike’s Automotive Services, founded in 1980, is a family-owned automotive repair facility located in Somerville, Mass. Mike’s provides quality, transparent, and technologically advanced automotive repair to those who live in Greater Boston. Mike’s is a green automotive repair facility which is committed to sustainability. For more information please visit our website and schedule a Somerville auto repair appointment.

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