How to change your oil and oil filter

One of the most important things you can do to keep your car in the best condition possible is to change your engine oil and filter. Oil in a car is like blood in our bodies – it flows throughout the car’s engine and help keeps everything running smoothly. Frequent oil and filter changes are essential in helping your car and its performance.

Car maintenance equipment

Before you open the bonnet and tackle this task, make sure you have all the necessary supplies and equipment.

Here’s the equipment you’ll need:

  • The proper amount and grade of engine oil – find out which oil is suitable for your car
  • A high-quality oil filter – see your owner’s manual for requirements.
  • A socket wrench
  • An oil filter wrench
  • A funnel
  • Something to catch the old engine oil, such as an oil pan or bucket
  • Rags

Step-by-step guide to change your oil

1. Drain the old engine oil

2. Replace the oil filter

3. Add the new engine oil*

4. Clean up and recycle your engine oil

*Please note – The information on how to change your oil and oil filter is provided for informational purposes only. ExxonMobil accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by changing the oil and oil filter on your vehicle. It is the user’s sole responsibility to ensure that the oil and oil filter change is carried out correctly.

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