It is recommended that you change your oil every 3,000 miles or every 3 months, whichever comes first.
Estimated time: 30 minutes to an hour
Car Jack or ramp to raise car
Crescent Wrench to remove bolts
A container to drain used oil
Towels, or rags of some sort (it can get messy...)
A funnel is useful, but not essential
Step 1: Identify Oil and Filter Required
Type of Oil
Identify in your owners manual the viscosity (i.e the thickness or type e.g. 10W-30) and the amount of oil your car requires. The average price for one quart of oil is $2.50.
The type of oil filter you need can be found in either your owner's manual or your local auto parts store can direct you to the right type.