Every 3 months i visit automotive clinic just to changed the oil (change oil). Any body knows how to do it? basic change oil?
Because i pay a lot for the automotive company and it takes only 30 minutes for that task.
Can someone share?
A basic oil change is of course draining the oil from car and replacing the oil filter. It is easy to do but you do need some equipment - A good jack and jack stands (or ramps), Oil filter wrench and wrench to remove drain plug plus a container to catch oil.
Here is the US, there are many places to purchase oil and filter plus they will accept your used oil for recycling.
However, the cost of oil and filter is often almost as much as I can have it done at one of the quick change places locally. Auto dealers do charge alot more.
I change my own oil except during colder weather. While doing it, I check the air filter, various fluid levels and tire pressure just like they do at the quick change place.
I always change my oil in my own cars - I would say 90% of the cars I have owned I could change the oil and filter without jacking the car up. My 1999 Grand Am - I have to put it up so I can drain the oil out of the motor into the catch pan.
I have never owned a oil filter wrench - I have a large pair of channel locks I use to remove oil filters - only 1 car I owned I needed an oil filter wrench.
Also some people tell you to warm the engine up before changing the oil - I say NO, change it cold in the morning because all the oil has drained out of the top of the engine into the pan. Additionally when you remove the drain plug let it drain until no more oil is dripping out of the drain hole - typically I walk out first thing in the morning - put the car up and slide the pan under it and pop the drain plug and then go back inside and get a cup of coffee and let it drain for a good 15 to 20 minutes.
Unscrew the filter and replace it. Put the drain plug back in and tighten it, drop the car down and fill the engine with oil. Check the other filters - and when I take the oil up the the auto parts store to drop if off for recycling I pick up an air filter and any other parts I need.
standready is right almost every parts store out there has a bin where you can drop off your old oil for recycling - so disposing of the oil is not a big problem!!
In the UAE most of the petrol stations have a "kit" you can buy to do the oil change yourself. You can also pay an attendant at the petrol station to do it with the "kit" for a very low fee. Most people do it that way. Drive in for petrol, car wash and oil change all in one go.
I think the ease of changing your own oil depends on the type of car. Some cars are noticeably easier to change the oil for than others. I believe the Japanese cars are much easier to learn how to change your oil than others. But the greatness of the world we live in today is that everything can be learned on the Internet. There are lots of YouTube videos that can tell you how to do the oil changing.
Don't forget the Torque wrench, those bolts aren't meant to be tightened by a beginner, and yeah i realize that there's only one drainage bolt.
I wouldn't even let someone else tighten ma ride bolts, not even change my spark plugs, due them noobish work they'll probably mess one.
As for the oil change, it's somehow an easy task for an experienced user, after all it's not that much of steps, you may search on Youtube, there are like millions of videos on the same subjects, and the steps are mainly common and similar for most of the vehicles.