Informative Speech Outline: Changing Engine Oil

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Michael Marrell
Informative Speech Outline

Topic: Changing engine oil
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the three steps to changing their engine oil.
Central Idea: The three steps in changing engine oil are gathering the necessary supplies, draining and filling the oil, and safely disposing of the oil.

Introduction
I. Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road? It’s never a good thing. Keeping up with your vehicle maintenance is a very important element. According to the car research website Edmunds.com states the majority of automakers call for oil changes at either 7,500 or 10,000 miles.
II. Vehicle repairs are getting more expensive by the year. Preventative maintenance will definitely cut back on those costs
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In the U.S., the California recycling website states less than 60 percent of used oil is recycled. Now it is time to dispose of your used oil.
A. You should avoid prolonged contact with the used oil. Used oil can contain toxic substances such as benzene, lead, zinc, and cadmium.
B. Always be aware of the temperature of the oil you’re handling.
C. Most local auto shops have an oil-recycling center. It is also important to recycle the filter. Recycle-steel.org states that if all the filters sold across the U.S. annually were recycled we would recover roughly 160,000 tons of steel. That’s enough steel to build sixteen new stadiums the size of Atlanta’s Turner Field.

Conclusion
I. In conclusion today I have told you the three steps to changing your oil, which are gathering the necessary supplies, draining and filling the oil, and safely disposing of the oil.
II. I hope this has inspired you to start saving a little time and money by changing your own oil.
III. Thank you.

Bibliography
I. Reed, P., & Montoya, R. (2014, April 23).
Stop Changing Your Oil. Retrieved from www.edmunds.com/car-care/stop-changing-your-oil.html
II. (2014, August 17). Used Oil And Filter Facts.
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