The first step in changing your oil is to place the car jack under the frame of the car and lift it up high enough for you to lie underneath. This allows you to have easy access to the oil pan. After the car is lifted to a comfortable height, turn the car on and idle it for two to three minutes in order to warm up the oil.
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. How to change the oil in a used car?
Once the car is safely on the jack stands, you are ready to change the oil. First, you need to remove the oil fill cap under the hood so the oil will flow out freely. Be sure that you have a container for the used oil later; take it to recycle centers which are usually located around town.
2. Should you learn to change your own oil?
Learning to change your own oil is an excellent way to save money and increase your mechanical know how. Changing your own oil can save you several hundred dollars a year. It also prevents premature wear of parts, which can cost even more money to repair. Before you begin, make sure to understand the risks involved.
3. How to change the oil in a car with Jack stands?
Once you have the car in the air you will want to put some jack stands under each side and lower the car down on these, this will prevent the car from falling on you if the jack where to collapse, since jacks are only designed to pick the car up, not support it all day. Once the car is safely on the jack stands, you are ready to change the oil.
4. How long does an oil change take at quick lube?
When the average person’s car needs an oil change we drive to a Quick Lube and have it done in 20 minutes. Another alternative would be to change the oil your self, this is a fairly simple process, most people with some common sense and some basic hand tools can do it at home on a weekend.