3 IMPORTANT TIPS TO
CHANGING YOUR CAR OIL

Regular change of your car filter and oil is the most
important service you can give you to your car to ensure that it is always in a
great running state. This is because with time the oil and the filter get jammed
by contaminants.

How long the oil lasts after it is changed depends
completely on the type of car you drive and your driving habits. Newly changed
oil may take up to 3 months or approximately 4800 kilometers for it to be
changed again. The car owner’s service manual has a section on service
information and it is important to consult it before engaging in the car oil
changing process for your bmw 700 series review.

The interesting part is that changing the oil in your car
requires very little knowledge on cars, and luckily it’s inexpensive and you do
not even need a mechanic or a professional to do so. So do not wait any longer
to change your car oil if it needs a replacement. The following part is going
to cover how you can easily change your car oil.

Step 1

Drive the car and pull over on a level ground. Ensure that you have enough working space
where you pull over. Engage the breaks and leave the car for about 5 minutes.
This is to ensure that the oil is not too warm to burn you as you drain it from
the car. If necessary raise the vehicles’ front part by using a jack. It is
very dangerous to get under a car that is supported by a jack only. You can
make use of wheel chocks to ensure that the wheels remain firm on the same
position.

Step 2

Lay a pan or a small bucket under the engine for collecting
the oil. Locate and remove the cap on the engine. Under your car locate the
drain plug on the engine. If you are not sure which one it is, look for the
exhaust as it is always hooked on the engine. Remove the drain plug by rotating
it clockwise using a wrench or a socket that is properly sized. The oil will
obviously start coming out and you can wait as it takes time. Clean and inspect
the gasket, plug, and the drain. They may be worn out and need a replacement.

Step 3

Locate the oil filter and unscrew it. Replace it with a new
one which must be the same size as the old one and ensure the threads are not
crossed. Then take the oil you intend to replace with and add it to the fill
hole. The capacity your car can handle is listed on the car’s service manual.

Always ensure the oil added is the correct type. If you’re not sure always consult with the oil
dealer where you purchase it. You can then check on the dipstick to ensure that
you put the right capacity. Finally, replace the fill cap. You are all set and
you can start the engine to confirm you did it right. The oil pressure light
immediately goes off.