Ideally, the oil is changed every three months or at 3,000 miles (4,800 km). If you drive in dusty or hot areas, you should even change the oil more frequently. It is a simple process, like counting from one to three.
Step 1. Prepare yourself
Get replacement oil and filter.
Step 2. Gather all the supplies
Get a connector, a set of plugs, and oil.
Park on a flat surface. If your car is low, use a jack to accommodate it. If you decide to support the vehicle, use two jacks instead of placing it on a hillside. (An additional jack costs $ 20. It is very inexpensive and guarantees that you will not risk the car rocking and hitting you in the face.)
Step 3. Leave the vehicle running for 10 minutes
This will lubricate the drain plug more easily. It is advisable to check the weight of the oil and filters manually.
Step 4. Drain and replace the oil filter
Lie down on the ground and find the engine oil screw near the front. Where you plug into the socket, use a wrench to loosen the plug counterclockwise. Once it loosens, you can use your hand to remove the plug. Hot oil will drip off. Make sure the old oil falls into the container. When you're done draining, clean the screw and plug opening.
Step 5. Now replace the drain plug gasket and reinstall the plug with an English screw loosely
Step 6. Next, find the oil filter
It is usually on the side of the engine. Filters the entire oil pan.
- Remove the oil filter (wear gloves as it will be hot) and clean the filtered area, especially where the engine is.
- Gently touch the rubber gasket of the new oil filter and turn it with your hands. You don't have to use the wrench to adjust the filter.
Step 7. Add the new oil
Remove the plug on the top of the vehicle's engine. Place the funnel at the entrance. Check the correct oil capacity in the owner's manual. Generally, you will need to put four to five quarts of the oil bottle. When it's full, replace the cap.
Step 8. Run the engine for one minute
Check the strip. If necessary, add more oil. Now check to see if there are any leaks near the drain or plug. If you find leaks, screw in the oil cap or filter. You have finished.
Step 9. Clean
Carefully clean up the excess oil and place it in a plastic container and take care of it. Don't throw it anywhere. It is advisable to take it to a recycling center or an authorized place.