Oil change

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Do you get tired of paying expenses that don't really need to be paid? I know when I bought my car I didn't want to pay for the upkeep of it. I learned how to do many things with a car in just a short matter of time and I am going to share one of them with you, changing your oil. Changing your oil is simple and doesn't require as much time as you might think it does.

The first step is jacking the car up. Open the hood of the car so you can put the new oil in the oil pan. Find the frame of the vehicle, which is the sturdiest part of the vehicle, and place the jack under it. Move the handle on the jack up and down until you jack the car up and have enough room to get under the car.

Find the oil pan; it will have a screw in it. Now look at the screw and find out what size wrench you may need or you may just use a monkey wrench to make things quicker. Place a container that will hold 4 or 5 quarts of oil, pending on what size engine you may have, under the oil pan and unscrew the plug. Let the oil drain.

While the oil is draining, get your new oil ready to fill up the oil pan. It is also good to change the filter as often as you change the oil as well. When the oil is done draining, pull the pan of old oil out and screw the plug back into place and let your car down from the jack.

Locate the oil filter, which is usually in the front part of the engine. In most cars it is very easy to get to. Unscrew it and let the oil drain in it drain into your old oil pan. There are certain types of filters for certain cars so be sure to ask someone at the auto parts store which kind you need. Now take some of the old oil and lube the new oil filters edges with it. This is to prevent the filter from falling out. Screw the new filter into place.

Begin filling your car with the new oil. After you have put all the new oil in, start your car and let it run for a while to the let the new oil circulate. It i

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