Want to know how to change the oil in a car? Add some automotive knowledge to your arsenal, and start changing that oil & saving your money!
How to Change The Oil In A Car
My hubby normally takes care of our cars but as a homesteader, I feel like it's something that I also have to know. One important skill that a car owner has to know is how to change oil. In case you don't know, it's a fairly simple task that professionals can charge you hundred of dollars. So to help you save money and be more self-sufficient, find out how you can change oil on your own!
Tools you will need to change oil:
- oil filter wrench
- oil drain pan
- funnel (a water bottle can be used just cut the bottom to have your funnel hack)
- latex gloves
- jack and jack stands (ramps can be used as well but it is optional)
- Oil Filter
- Replacement drain Plug Washer
Step 1: Lift The Car with a Jump
Raise your car to have a full access below it.
Step 2: Find the oil filter and drain plug
Look for the oil filter and drain plug.
Step 3: Drain It (Use Drain Pan)
Place your drain pan and drain the oil once ready. You can also remove the oil filter while doing this.
Step 4: Change the oil filter.
Once oil has been taken out, tighten back the drain plug and change your oil filter.
Reminder: Keep in mind that you have to clean the oil filter area before putting the replacement and check the drain plug if it needs a drain plug washer replacement. Also, dab some oil on the o-ring of the new oil filter.
Step 5: Change The Car's Oil.
Add the new oil. Check your car manual for the exact amount of oil and the type you need.
Start your car's engine for about 30 seconds until the new oil has circulated. Lower the car from the jack stand and check the oil level.
We are all done!
Watch the full video tutorial from EricTheCarGuy:
How did it go? Have any additional tips for your fellow homesteaders? Let us know in the comments.