(1) Getting Ready When
getting ready, it is important to have the right tools and materials on
such as jack stands, a socket set and an oil drain pan. Let your Car
run for 10 minutes before you drain the oil since warm oil is easier to
cold. Make sure you park on a level surface or, if your car has a low
jack it up or drive it onto a ramp. If youre jacking up the car, use two
jack stands instead of one. check the type of filter you need against
the make and model of your vehicle
(2) Draining the Oil and Changing the Oil Filter To drain the oil, crawl under the car and look for
the oil drain plug under the engine
near the front of the car. Position your pan beneath the plug then use a
socket or spanner to loosen the plug, turning counterclockwise. Once
can use your hand to remove the plug and the hot oil starts pouring out.
all the old oil is drained into the pan. Once its completely drained,
the drain plug
and the plug opening.
Now replace the drain plug gasket and use
a wrench to reinstall the plug but dont make it too tight.
for the oil filter. They are usually at the side of the engine. Place
pan beneath the filter in case any oil remains. Unscrew the oil filter
if it is too hot) and wipe the filter area clean, especially where it
to the engine. Dab a bit of your new oil on the rubber seal of the new
then screw it in by hand. You dont have to use a filter wrench to
(3) Installing New Oil Remove the oil filler cap thats located at the top
of the engine. Position the funnel
at the opening and slowly start pouring in the new oil You might want to
check your manual for the proper oil capacity but, typically, you will
need three or four litres of oil. Once youre done, put back the oil
engine, let it run for a minute and then check the dipstick. If you need
add more oil. Now check for any leaks near the oil drain plug and the
you do find leaks, simply tighten the plug or oil filter.