Monday, January 18, 2010

How To Change Your Own Oil!

Whether you have a new car or an old car, you have to maintain your vehicle on a semi-regular basis to keep it running smooth. For most people changing a car's oil and filter can be terrifying as you've got oils and car parts and nuts and bolts and the potential of spills and actually getting real dirt on your hands. However if you take it to "Mr. Oilhe is going to rip you off! Not only will he try to sell you the most expensive oil he has, but he will check out your whole car for "free" and then try to up-sell you everything from filters to seals to other fluids. He will try to sell you stuff that you didn't know your car had. How do you know that the ex-con under your car even looked at your "double-pump transaxle fluid regulator panand could he really tell it was loose just by looking at it? Cause I know I didn't tell him to touch it! You went there for an oil change that should have cost $30 but you drove out with a $78 bill and a "free" newspaper... what a rip! If I wanted to get ripped off I would have taken my car in for the "scheduled yearly maintenance" at the dealership! Just a thought, If you change your oil ever 6 months, and start to save $25 on every oil change for the next 50 years that's a total savings of $2500.

What if I told you that you could buy your own oil and filter at Walmart for about $20-25 and it would take you about 30 minutes of your own time. That's 30 minutes and 10 minutes of that is just waiting for the oil to drain out. I won't even bother typing out instructions as I've made two Youtube videos that walk you through the process step by step. You need the oil, the filter, a basin, vehicle owners manual and one wrench. I warn you that these were two of my original instructional videos, so I am a little shaky. Although I was able to do almost the entire oil change with only one handwhile holding the camera, no special jacks, ramps, tools or funnels. This might not be for everyone, but it could be one more thing you do yourselfto save $.

Warning: I'm not responsible for your actions. Every car is different, review the owners manual. 


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