How to Change Your Oil in 4 Easy StepsBelieve it or not, changing your oil is an amazingly easy task. When you take your car someplace to have the oil changed, you’re mostly paying for the convenience of someone else doing it. If you have the basic supplies at home, the cost of an oil change is minimal. In fact, it is just the oil filter and the oil. You will have to initially purchase an oil pan and basic hand tools to remove stubborn parts, but if you have the drive to repeatedly change your own oil – you can save a bundle!

Though changing your own motor oil may sound intimidating, you can follow our simple steps to change your oil with confidence.

Step 1: Remove the drain plug and allow oil to drain into the oil pan.

Step 2: Clean the drain plug and replace it.

Step 3: Replace the old oil filter with a new one.

Step 4: Fill with fresh clean oil.

Now you’ve changed your oil and you’re good to go for another 3,000-7,000 miles depending on your manufacturer’s recommendations. You’ll be surprised how much you can save by changing your oil yourself and following the manufacturer’s guidelines.