Changing oil on your personal viechle is generaly an easy thing to do. It is also one of the key elements to making your car last long. DO NOT attempt to change your oil if your car is hot or has just been ran, give it enough time to cool down. It may seem hard to do but in reality, its not. the tools and proper gear are essential for a clean, easy oil change.
The list of inggridents are as follows: Car ramps, Cardboard for any leaking oil, 5 quarts of motor oil (which ever your car takes), an oil filter (again, which ever your car takes), a drain pan, multiple rags, a funnle, dirty clothes, oil filter remove tool, and a ratchet for which ever size your oil pan nut takes. This process should take no longer then a half hour if done correctly and in order. First off you want to drive your car up on ramps so you have enough space to work under your car, pull your parking brake up and a brick behind your back tires for extra safety. The last thing you want it a thousand plus pound car falling on you.
Then you want to put enough card board under the car so when you go to drain your old oil out, it doesnt get all over the ground and stair or damage it. Next, you go under your car directly below the hood, and there should be a big box. That’s your oil pan where all your oil is filtered. Find the drain valve and start to unscrew the nut with a ratchet. Be careful because the oil shoots out extremly fast when the nut is on the last thread. That’s where the drain pan and card board come in hand. After you have drained all the oil, place the old oil into a container and properly despose it at you’r local recycling facility.
Next, clean off the nut and around the seat where the nut screws into. Any dirt or foreign objects can get around the motor and mess things up. Screw the nut back in. not too tight, just snugged enough to unscrew with ease, because unscrewing a nut laying down isnt the easiest task to do. Next, you have to locate your oil filter. It looks almost like a can of tomatoes. Use an oil filter remove tool to unscrew it. When and if the tool doesnt work, there is a way around it. Take a long flat head screwdriver, and a hammer and tap the screw driver through the oil filter and use the screw driver to unscrew the filter.
Once your old oil filter is off, clean around the seat where is screws into it so no dirt or anythin ggets in there and screw the new one on. Make sure that it screws in straight, you dont want to mess the threads up. That’ll be an expensive fix. Finnaly, the easiest part, get a funnle and your 5 quarts of oil and pour into the oil resivoiur located on top of the motor. After thats all done start up your car for a few minutes and let the new oil run through the motor. Clean up and your all set. You should do an oil change every three thousand miles.