Exxon or (Esso) oils, how do they rate?

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A store in NY has Super-Flo on sale for .79/Qt.

After rebate it's .49/Qt.

Now that is cheaper than parking in the Big Apple.
At .49 X 5 plus a filter, say a Fram for a $1.29, plus tax, you can change the oil for a five dollar bill.
Your used oil goes to the recycle place, cleaned up in an enviromentally safe plant then sold for industrial applications.
Your old filter is crushed and incinerated at an extreme high temperature.
You change your oil every three months for a total of twenty bucks a year.
The next person wants to save the whales.
He purchases the most expensive engine oil he can find, thinking that price is the determining factor when judging a lubricant.
This person changes the filter only every 5000 miles and throws the old one into the trash along with one quart of used oil that is in it.
After 20,000 miles of saving the whales, he changes the oil and throws the used stuff into a dumpster behind the 7-11.
My question is:
Which of the two above examples are hurting the enviroment the most?
The person spending five bucks, changing the oil every 3 months and re-cycling?. ($20.00)
The person spending $50.00 for the supposed best of everything plus another $50.00 for filters and make-up oil ($100.00) and not re-cycling?
Which engine is going to be cleaner and likely last longer?
The engine that uses the cheap, but still an API approved engine oil that meets the new car warranty requirements, and has the dirty oil drained out four times a year, taking with it any contaminants real or imagined?
The engine that uses the "best of everything", but only has that dirty oil drained once a year?
The third question is which one are you?
The person who will spend $20.00 on 4 oil and filter changes?
The person who will spend $100.00 for one oil change, four filters and three quarts of make-up oil.
The wheels are off the ground to access the filter.
The hood is up to add the make-up oil after the filter change.
The only difference in time to perform a complete oil change instead of a filter change is the extra 5 minutes it takes to drain the oil.
Five minutes each for three extra oil changes per year is 15 minutes total.
That 15 minutes has saved you $80.00.
My nest question is:
Where can YOU earn eighty tax free dollars in 15 minutes without the cops involved?
You keep your car for 20 years and have saved $1,600.00.
That money would have otherwise been costing you interest on a credit card or some other form of debt.
That $1,600.00 is now more like $4,000.00 after 20 years at credit card interest rates.
AND we are talkin' US dollars here, not Cannuck bucks, Aussie, or NZ ones.
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