How To Change Oil

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I am no mechanic, but when it comes to changing the oil in my vehicle, I follow a few simple precautions, gather some tools, and buy the supplies. I have never been a person who likes to pay someone to do anything that I am capable of doing myself. Safety is paramount in anything I am doing with a vehicle. Before I begin to change the oil, there are some precautions to ensure my safety. I begin by placing wheel blocks behind the rear tires on my vehicle. Next, I will find my mechanics gloves and place them on my hands. Now, I want to make sure I have the proper socket to remove the drain plug, a socket wrench, oil drain pan, and oil filter wrench. Once I have my safety equipment and proper tools. I begin by first using either a car jack or a floor jack to raise the vehicle off the ground. Once I have reached the proper height with the jack, I slide the jack stands under the vehicle and find a firm, stable place to locate them on the frame. I then lower the jack slowly after I have the jack stands positioned. I do not get under the vehicle if I do not have jack stands. In order for me to change the oil after the car is on the jack stands, I run my vehicle for roughly five minutes until it has reached operating temperature. I then place the oil drain pan under the oil pan of the vehicle. After running the engine and getting my tools within arms reach, I climb under the vehicle, being careful not to touch hot surfaces such as exhaust pipes and the oil pan with my bare hands or arms. I place the socket onto the oil drain plug that is located at the back of the oil pan. I remove the drain plug slowly because the oil that comes out will be hot and I may not know from which direction it may flow. After I remove the drain plug completely I let the oil drain for thirty minutes. Then I replace the drain plug and remove the oil filter making sure the drain

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