How to change your oil And save money!!! By Richard Ben Placencio
Supplies you will need New oil as per your owners manual New filter also as per your owners manual A pan to collect the old oil
A jack. Either type is fine. Jack stands A filter wrench
Something to put behind the rear tire to keep the vehicle from rolling. Wrenches, either 9/16”, ½”, or 14mm
Put your rock, brick, or chock behind the rear tire.
Jack the vehicle up and place the jack stands
Locate the filter and remove with filter wrench Typical mounting Come in different colors & styles Have drain pan or container to drain oil from filter placed under filter before removing
Now take a rag and clean where the filter was, make sure the gasket came off with the old filter. Put a light coating of new oil on the gasket of the new filter and tighten by hand, if possible, to avoid damaging the new filter. DO NOT overtighten.
Locate drain plug in oil pan
Place drain pan under the drain plug so that the plug lines up with the edge of the pan. When the oil comes out it will not drain straight down until it is almost empty, so plan for it to arc out. Loosen the plug with your wrench and remove with your hand, don’t lose the gasket. Wait for the oil to drain and replace the plug.
Now come out from under the vehicle. Find the oil cap on top of the engine. Remove the cap and clean it with a rag. Pour in the new oil to the amount recommended in the owners manual. Start the engine and make sure the oil light goes out or the gauge comes up to pressure. Run for a minute or two and shut off.
And finally… Check under the vehicle for leaks. If any, try to tighten just a bit more. Lower the vehicle back onto it’s tires and remove the chock, brick, or rock from the tire. Carefully put oil into a container that will prevent it from spilling and take it to an auto parts store. They will take it from you or tell you where their tank is for you to pour it into. Dispose of the filter and enjoy the $70 you just saved.