Change Cars Research Paper

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How to Change Vehicles Oil In today’s world it seems like everything is expensive especially when it comes to maintaining a working car. If you were able to do some of the maintenance yourself, you could save some money. An oil change is one of the things that you can do maintenance yourself. Before you get started it’s a good idea to gather up everything that you will need to get the job done. What you'll need is a ratchet or open end wrench, oil filter wrench, oil recycle container, funnel, new oil filter, new oil clean rag, and two jack stands. The first step in an oil change is to consult your owner's manual or an automotive parts specialist to find out the weight of oil and type of oil filter your car needs. You will need the year, make, model, and mileage of your car if you go to an auto parts store. First roll the car…show more content…
Check your owner's manual to find out what kind of oil you will need and how much the engine will hold. It is a good idea to only put about ¾ of the recommended amount of oil into the engine. For example, if your car only holds 4 quarts of oil, add 3 ½. There should be something on the side of the container of oil that will help determine how much you have poured into the engine. The reason why you shouldn’t add all of the oil from the container is because there may still be oil in the engine even after you drained it. When finished, check the oil level in the engine to make sure you are at the right level. Don’t forget to put the oil cap back on! An oil spray can cause a fire! Now start the engine. Watch to be sure the oil pressure light goes off after start-up. Put your car in park or neutral with the parking brake on to check for any drips and look carefully under the car to check for any leaks or drips. If the filter and drain plug aren't tight, they may leak slowly. Run the engine for a minute or so to get the pressure up and ensure you've installed everything

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