Looking to save some time and money? Want to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment?
Consider changing your own oil!
If you’re the adventurous DIY-er type, you may be wondering how easy and cost-effective it actually is to change your own oil.
Generally speaking, once you get the required steps down, putting new oil in your car can be a fairly swift and painless process. Changing your own oil can also save money each time.
However, you want to make sure you’re doing it correctly so that you don’t end up with a costly mistake.
Our two most important tips to keep in mind are:
- Get the right oil and oil filter for your car (see your owner’s manual)
- Gather all the necessary tools and supplies before you start
Okay, think you’re ready to learn more about changing your own oil? Watch this video.
Maybe so, maybe not. If you’d rather stick to the full-service oil change at your car dealership or other auto service places, that’s okay too. Either way, just make sure you do it regularly.