Introduction: How to Change Oil
Hello, my name is Bradly Bunde, I have been changing
the oil on my personal vehicles and equipment for years now. I am going to personally show you how to save not only money but also time. Today I am going to show you how to change your oil in the most cost-effective and time-efficient way possible. Research shows that changing your own oil every year saves you up to two hundred dollars.
Step 1: Purchase Parts
When it comes to changing oil, it is very important to
know what make and model the vehicle is to ensure that the right parts and oil are purchased for the car. It is essential to get the right filter for the vehicle along with the correct oil to go along with it.
Once the correct oil and filter have been purchased for the selected vehicle it’s time to start the process. The first step is to lay down some cardboard under the vehicle to ensure that any spilled oil doesn't get on the floor, this makes for easier cleanup. Once the cardboard is in place it's time to locate the oil pan.
Step 2: Locate Oil Pan & Begin Draining Oil
The oil pan is located under the vehicle. When looking
for the oil pan look for a small bolt that is at the bottom portion of the motor. Once the oil pan is located, find the drain plug and remove it. It’s important to put a drain pan under the drain plug to collect the oil that is draining. It is also very important when removing the plug, to have the right socket to fit the plug. Once the plug is removed and the oil is draining into the oil collecting pan move to the next part of the oil changing process.
Step 3: Locate and Change Oil Filter
The next portion of this process is to locate the oil filter. The oil filter is normally on the driver's side and is around looking object. Once the oil filter is found grab a filter wrench and start loosening the filter and take it off. It is important when using a filter wrench that it is tight to ensure a good firm grip on the filter. Once the old filter is off, grab the new filter and put a little bit of oil around the seal to prime it. Once the seal is primed start to thread the filter on. Once threaded on make the filter hand tight. By the time the get new filter is installed put the plug back in and make sure the plug is snug.
Step 4: Pour Oil in & Clean Up
Once the filter is on and the plug is snug start to pour the new oil into the vehicle. While putting the new oil in the car it is important to let the oil settle before starting the car up. While the oil settles begin to clean up. Once the cleanup process is complete start the car up and ensures there is no oil is leaking from the plug or the filter. If there are no leaks the oil changing process is complete. If there are leaks shut off the vehicle and tighten what is leaking.