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Changing the oil in your vehicle and the oil filter, will help you have a top performing engine for longer. To learn how to go through this crucial maintenance task, read the tips mentioned here.

How to Change the Oil and Oil Filter in Your Vehicle

Read the Manual

The first step is a simple, but crucial one: read your vehicle's owner's manual thoroughly before you begin. Keep in mind that this post is only a general guide, so if you want more specific information about how often you need to change the oil and where everything is, you need to refer to the manual.

Acquire the Best Products

This is a crucial maintenance task, so do some research to ensure you're protecting your vehicle with the best oil in the market. As you know, the oil has the important job of coating the components in the engine, preventing their wear and smoothing out their processes. A top product will be able to do this for you so you can have a well maintained engine for longer. If you're searching for the best synthetic oil for your vehicle, turn to Bronson Distributors in Nicholsonauthorized AMSOIL dealers. Call (570) 309-2102 for more information on how their products can save you time and money on your vehicle's maintenance, or if you need the top performing synthetic oil in Nicholson.

Warm Up the Oil

If you want to drain the oil easily, you will need to turn on your vehicle for a couple of minutes to warm it up and make it more fluid. This will ensure it comes out without much hassle. Be careful not to heat it up for more than 5 minutes, though, because you may run the risk of getting seriously burned by it. If you heat it for too long, it's best to wait for it to cool again.

Elevate your Vehicle

To drain the oil of your vehicle, you need to elevate it a little bit, as the drain plug is underneath it. You should take some precautions when you jack it up, since being careless may mean that the vehicle falls on you. To elevate it safely, turn your vehicle off, jack it up on the designated jacking points, and use a jack stand to support it. Before you crawl under it, try to push the vehicle to see if it's secure.

Get Ready to Drain

We're getting closer to the main event. For this next step, you will need to remove the vehicle's oil fill cap. You should also find the drain pan, which is also underneath the vehicle (refer to your owner's manual to know where). Then, locate the drain plug. After you've done that, place the pan under the plug so it can contain of the old oil that will be pouring out.

Drain the Old Oil

Now for the fun part. Use a wrench to unscrew the drain plug, but be wary, since the oil will come rushing out. Make sure that the pan is positioned correctly so you don't make a mess on the floor. Wait for awhile until all the oil comes out before replacing and tightening the new oil plug. Once you've collected the old oil, it's important that you get rid of it correctly: take it to a recycling center or to a drop-off center.

Replace the Old Oil Filter

The oil filter keeps all of the filthy oil in your engine from circulating through it and damaging it. However, with time, it can get so dirty that it won't perform correctly anymore. To replace it, locate the old filter (use the owner's manual to do so). Again, place the pan underneath it so it can catch the filthy oil. Then, unscrew the oil filter and let it drain. Afterwards, use fresh oil to coat the new filter's rubber seal. Read your owner's manual to tighten the new filter correctly.

Replenish Your Vehicle's Oil

Now all you have to do is replenish your vehicle's oil. It's a good idea to take note of the date and amount of bottles you used for future reference. Use a clean funnel to pour all of the oil into the fill. Once you're done, do the dipstick test to see if you've poured enough of it. If not, pour some more oil in until it hits the right mark. Lastly, run your vehicle's engine for awhile and ensure that there aren't any leaks happening.

For the Top Performing Synthetic Oil in Nicholson

Remember that Bronson Distributors in Nicholson carries the AMSOIL products you require for your vehicle's maintenance. Call them at (570) 309-2102 to learn more about AMSOIL and the benefits it can provide. You can also visit the online store to get your hands on the best synthetic oil in Nicholson.


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Nicholson, PA 18446
United States
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