There is nothing more frustrating than an oil change gone wrong. The problem with this scenario is that the average person doesn’t know what to do when it does happen. Dave’s Oil Change specializes in oil review for all types of vehicles. We review all the leading oil brands, synthetics and even raising fluids to make sure your engine has what it needs.
- Engine Oils Review
- Oil Filters Review
By properly maintaining your vehicle, you will extend the life of it’s systems. At Dave’s Quick Lube, our trained technicians will help explain to you what services are most important, why they are needed. A few of the most important systems to maintain and monitor include:
- Four Wheel Drive
- Air Conditioning
You can avoid these problems and successfully complete your next oil change by following these 10 steps from Daves Oil Change.
Step one: Buy a new engine filter, as well as a new gasket for the top of the engine.
Step two: Remove the old oil filter.
Step three: Put a small amount of oil on your new gasket, before you thread it onto the top of the engine.
Make sure that this seal is tight and secure to avoid any leaks during use.
Step four: Remove the drain plug located at the bottom side of your car’s engine with an adjustable wrench. The oil will begin to pour out of the engine, so make sure that you have a bucket underneath your car before proceeding with this step.
Step five: Replace the drain plug when all of the old oil is removed from your engine and install a new washer in order to avoid leaks during use.
Step six: Loosen up the oil filter with a wrench, but do not remove it.
Step seven: Pour in the amount of new oil that is recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer into the engine through the top fill hole located directly on top of your car’s engine.
Step eight: Install a new oil filter onto the bottom side of your car’s engine after adding just enough oil to lubricate the new gasket.
Step nine: Screw on the oil filter with an adjustable wrench until it is tight, but make sure that you do not over tighten this part of your car’s engine in order to avoid any leaks during use.
Step ten: Clean up around your vehicle and underneath its hood using a water hose or rags.
Bonus Tip: Once you have finished all of the steps above, it is a good idea to start your car’s engine and let it idle for about five minutes. This will allow any excess oil that might be left in the engine after completing this guide some time to settle at the bottom side of your vehicle’s engine before shutting off its ignition switch.