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How to Change Oil in a Car

How to Change Oil in a Car
Update Time:2018-10-23

Learn how to change oil by yourself. Full picture guide with step by step instructions written by a real mechanic who has done it hundreds of times.

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to changing engine oil. there are many misconceptions floating around.  If you ask five people on the street how to perform an oil change, chances are you are going to end up with five different answers.

I've done hundreds of oil changes on all types of vehicles and I'll show you all the tips and tricks I have picked up over the years. This guide will show you the correct steps to changing oil in a car safely and effectively. If you have a bit of technical experience and are willing to learn, you will be able to follow this guide and master how to change oil in a car by yourself.

Tools Needed to Change Oil in a Car

Pouring Oil Into Funnel

The first step to changing oil in a car is to gather supplies. You don't want to end up with your car sitting out in the driveway with the oil drained out and not have the correct amount or weight of oil.

If you don't know how much oil your engine takes or what weight it accepts ("weight" basically means thickness), you need to figure that out before you begin. The easiest way to do that is consult your owner's manual or go to Amazon and use the "Filter by vehicle" search. I highly recommend that you buy one extra quart for further top ups.

Since you're shopping for parts, take the chance to buy an 4pc Funnel Setas well

Just tell me what you want, a customized product is welcome!