You can do it yourself, there’s nothing to it, no matter what kind of car it is because there all the same when it comes to adding and changing the motor oil. Your grandmother could do it. Or you can pay some loser that doesn’t car about his job because he gets paid $5-bucks an hour down at the local jiffy lube. But doing it yourself seems more logical. And even if you don’t have the time eventually you will, Changing you motor oil can be fun. Lets look at how you can get-r-done in three easy steps.
The first thing you want to do is find a nice flat level surface and get yourself a sturdy jack, after you’ve got your car off the ground with enough room to climb under it make sure you have some kind of block behind the rear wheels to make sure it doesn’t roll on you.
The next thing you need to do is change the oil filter, this is the worst part about the job. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes its not. Grab your self a rag and a screw driver, if you got a strong muscle grip it’s gonna come in handy.Squeeze you hand around the oil filter turning it with all you got intill its loose, if that doesn’t work pop a whole in the side of it with your screwdriver and get it that way.
The next thing you want to do is get an oil pan or something you can drain the motor oil into, oil pans are pretty cheap at the car part store maybe $2-5 bucks. After you’ve got that all taken care of, you gotta find the bolt (Plug) that keeps the oil from draining out, you can locate it by finding your cars oil pan usually around the edges of it or in the center. Then get your self a wrench, some cars are the same when it comes to the size of the bolt and some are not, so it’s best to have a selection of wrenches with you, The next thing you want to do is put on a pair of gloves your hands are going to get oily. (Make Sure You Give Your Car Plenty Of Time To Cool Down Before Changing Oil)
After you got all that nasty oil out it’s time to put the bolt back in and filler up with some new stuff, Give that baby something new to drink “em em em” your car will love you for this. Now it varies depending on what kind of car you have when it comes to how much oil to ad, you will have to ask some one at the auto parts store, they would be more then happy to help you out.
And that’s it your car will be running like a new again. Typically an oil change is recommended every 3,000 miles while sometimes its hard to matian that set schedule and the fact that some people do forget, a regular oil change can significantly increase your gas mileage and engine performance. #8 screw diameter