Changing Your Oil By Yourself

It is time to change the oil in your car. Instead of taking it to the garage to have it done, you can do it yourself. Here are a few steps to show you how.

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Gather Your Supplies

Before you get started with your car, you will need to go to the auto parts apopka store to get the items you need. You will want to purchase the oil that is ideal for the make and model of your car, an oil filter, and a pan to drain it into.

Drain the Oil

Fire up your engine for a minute or two to stir the sedentary grime that has accumulated. When it is cool enough work, slip the drain pan under the drain plug. Twist off the cap and let the old oil empty into the pan. While it does so, take the old filter out. If there is any excess oil in it, let it drip into the pan with the rest of the drainage.

Fill It Up

When the old oil is gone, pull the pan out and set it aside to recycle. Coat the top of the new filter with new oil and install it. Clean up the drain plug area and screw the cap back on until it seals tight. Return back to where the dipstick is and being pouring the new oil in. When you are almost out, stop to turn the car back on. Let it run for awhile, turn it off then check the oil level. Once you know everything is alright, dump the rest in. Test drive your vehicle then retest the oil level. If there seems to be any leaks, check the seals and plugs to be certain they are tight. Take the remnant of the old oil either to a recycling center or the auto parts store to be recycled.