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How to Change Your Car's Oil: Part 2

Watch more How to Take Care of Your Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Change your car's oil and never pay for a quick-change again! Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Changing your oil can be dangerous, so be careful. If the car is jacked up incorrectly, you can hurt yourself and damage the car. Step 1: Remove the oil filter Under the hood or under the car, locate the oil filter, which is usually in the lower half of the engine block. Put the oil pan on the ground underneath the filter. With the oil-filter wrench, turn the filter counterclockwise to loosen it. Slowly and carefully remove it with your hands. The filter is full of oil: Have the oil pan handy. Seal the filter in the plastic bag and set it aside. Tip Once you remove the filter, make sure the rubber seal has come off with it and is not still attached to your car. Step 2: Open the new filter Open the new filter. With your finger, rub a thin layer of fresh oil around the rubber seal to lubricate it. Step 3: Install the filter Install the filter securely by turning it clockwise. You don't need the oil-filter wrench. Tip If the filter is screwed in too tightly, it can be damaged. Step 4: Lower the car Jack the car up slightly higher. Remove the jack stand; then lower the car back to the ground. Remove the jack. Step 5: Add fresh oil Under the hood, insert the funnel into the oil filler you opened earlier. Pour the oil into the funnel. Most cars require 4 to 6 quarts. Don't top it off. Replace the oil cap. Step 6: Run the car Start the car, let the engine run for about 30 seconds, and then turn it off. Step 7: Check the oil level Under the hood, pull out the oil dipstick, and wipe it with a rag or paper towel. Slide the dipstick all the way back into its slot. Pull the dipstick out again. Notice where the line of oil falls on the stick -- it should be somewhere between the "add" and "full" markers. If you need to add more oil, do so. If not, replace the dipstick. Step 8: Go for a ride Close the hood and take your car for a spin. First stop: an automotive store, to drop off the used oil and filter for proper disposal. Did You Know? In 2007, an eco-friendly company produced the first widely available synthetic motor oil made entirely from animal fat.
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