Presentation on theme: "Step 1 Park vehicle on a level surface then engage the parking brake and turn off engine. If you cannot comfortably get under the car, raise the front."— Presentation transcript:
Step 1 Park vehicle on a level surface then engage the parking brake and turn off engine. If you cannot comfortably get under the car, raise the front of vehicle by driving it onto a ramp or by jacking it up and supporting it with a jack stands. Note that when using a jack there is a specific piece under the vehicle that can be supported, using the jack at the wrong area of the vehicle may cause damages to the vehicle and possibly to you. CAUTION: NEVER GET UNDER A VEHICLE SUPPORTED ONLY BY A JACK! IT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE WHEEL CHOCKS AND PUTTING A BRICK BEHIND REAR WHEELS TO HELP PREVENT WHEELS FROM ROLLING
Step 2 Open the hood and locate the engine oil dipstick and remove it. This will helps oil flow when draining.
Step 3 Once the vehicle has been safely and securely supported, go under the vehicle and locate the engine’s oil pan with safety glasses on. Not all vehicle engines’ oil pan is located at the same place, so please see owner’s manual for reference.
Step 4 Locate the oil drain plug; this is a long bolt head at the bottom of the pan. This drain plug allows the oil to drain out of the pan. Because all vehicles are not made the same, some vehicles may have two drain plugs.
Step 5 Position an approved oil catch pan large enough to hold the volume of oil expected to drain out of the engine under the drain plug. Again, check your owner’s manual for the volume of oil that your car requires.
Step 6 Loosen but do not remove the drain plug using a box- end wrench or a 6-pt. socket. After loosening the plug, carefully remove the plug using your hand and making sure the catch pan is underneath plug hole. The oil will flow rapidly out from the hole onto the catch pan. Allow several minutes for all old oil to drain out. CAUTION: OIL MAY BE HOT!
Step 7 Wipe the oil pan threads and oil drain plug with a clean rag and inspect the condition of the oil pan, oil drain plug threads and gasket visually for any damages or problems. Make the necessary purchases to resolve damaged parts to avoid any vehicle problem in the future. Once the oil is finished draining, reinstall the oil drain plug and tighten with the correct box-end wrench or 6-pt. socket to the manufacturer-specified torque. (See owner’s manual.)
Step 8 Locate the oil filter and check the application to be sure you have the correct filter replacement by following your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Step 9 Carefully, not to spill any oil, position the oil catch pan under the oil filter to catch any residual oil possibly remaining inside of the filter. Then loosen oil filter with an oil filter wrench and allow oil to drain.
Step 10 Lightly coat the gasket of the new oil filter, with the new oil so it will install smoothly onto engine. (Note: Do not use grease!) Using your hand, install the new oil filter onto the engine by turning in a clockwise direction. (NOTE: Cartridge oil filter replacement procedures may differ. See owner's or service manual for instructions.)
Step 11 Once the new oil filter has been installed, get up from under the vehicle and remove the oil fill cap, which is located under the hood, and pour in the correct amount of motor oil of the correct viscosity with a funnel. (See vehicle’s owner's manual for recommended grade, specification and amount as different vehicle has different necessities.)
Step 12 Replace the oil fill cap if necessary then start the engine and leave it running idle for a minimum of 30 seconds. During this time period inspect under the vehicle for oil leaks. If there are any signs visually of leaks, shut the engine off immediately and make the necessary repairs.
Step 13 Safely lower vehicle to level surface. Then reinstall and remove oil dipstick to check for proper oil level. If needed, add more oil and always see vehicle’s owner’s manual first for oil capacity and recommended oil level on dipstick. DONE!