How to Change Your Oil

Changing your car’s oil can be intimidating, but it’s really quite easy to do at home. Our video will go over the materials needed, the steps to take, and some handy tips to make this an easy car maintenance job.It’s necessary to change your car’s oil at regular times. Your car’s manual will tell you how often you should change the oil for the best engine performance. The oil in your engine acts as a lubricant for moving parts. Over time, the oil will pick up dirt and debris. To keep your engine running well, it’s a good idea to change the oil on the manufacturer’s scheduled interval.

How to Change Your Oil

Check your owner’s manual to find the type of oil your vehicle needs. Then gather your materials:

  • Oil
  • Appropriate wrenches
  • Funnel
  • Gloves
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Filter
  • Jack & Jack Stands

The temperature of your engine should not be too hot. Jack up your car using the jack and jack stands you have gathered. Locate the oil filter and drain plug, and put the pan underneath. Take out the drain plug and let the old oil drain, then replace the plug. Unscrew the dirty filter, wipe away old oil, add the new oil, and insert the clean filter. Run the car for 30 seconds and keep an eye out for leaks, and bring your car down from the jacks. Check the oil level with the dipstick. You are finished with your first oil change! Remember to dispose of your oil responsibly. This video clip will help you change your correctly. If you simply follow the steps we’ve outlined and you’ll be able to save money and do this job at home.

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