Changing oil on a regular basis is essential for a car to run well. Without changing oil, the filter would become clogged with dirt and the parts of engine may start to rub against each other. Therefore, the longer a vehicle could not receive oil or oil filter changing, the shorter the life span of an engine has. In order to have a long life span for an engine, it is necessary for drivers to change oil on a regular basis. This instruction will illustrate how to change oil on a car step by step.
Step 1: Tools required
Basically 6 tools are required to finish the changing oil/ oil filter. (attach the image)
Correct oil and oil filter
Step 2: Start the car & Block the tires
After collecting all the tools, starting the car about 1-2 minutes is the next step. This step will help warm the oil and engine to drain oil easily. Before starting changing oil, it is necessary to block the tires and put the car in park.
Step 3: Jack the car
Checking manual and finding the best place to put the jack. Usually, people jack the car on the sides under the vehicle’s body. Jacking the car correctly is important to protect you when you changing oil under vehicle’s body.
Step 4: Loosen drain plug
Finding the correct location of oil filter and drain plug is the next step. By checking manual or looking at the image below, it is easy to locate the place. Put the oil pan under that location about 4-6 inches from the hole, since oil may shoot out. Before removing the drain plug, protective gloves are essential to wear to protect hands. Also, don’t not drop drain plug into oil pan, otherwise it is tough to find it in the messy, sticky, dirty, black liquid. Loosen drain plug by using right sized wrench (counter-clockwise). Don’t forget to put and tight the drain plug back.