Car Oil

Follow these easy steps for an effortless oil change on your vehicle

Four easy steps to change the oil in your car


1.  Collect all the tools you require to change your oil eg socket wrench and have them within easy reach. Place the car on a level surface to allow the oil to drain properly and to accurately check the oil level when you are finished. Employ the parking brake. You should not have to place the car on a ramp or on jacks, unless you are unable to easily access the oil pan.


2.  Remove the old oil. Find the drain plug on your oil pan and set a large container (to hold all of the used oil) under it. Loosen the drain plug (counter clockwise) with a socket wrench and then use your hand to remove it. Be ready for a rush of oil, once the plug has been removed. Let all of the oil drain from your car. After all of the oil is gone, replace the drain plug (and any gaskets if needed) on the drain pan.


3.  Get rid of the old oil filter. Remove the oil filter (and gasket/seal) with an oil filter wrench. Coat the new oil filter gasket with a little oil with your finger. Tighten the new filter into place on your car by hand.


4.  Add new oil to your car. Remove the oil filler cap on top of your engine and then use a funnel to place the new oil in. Put the oil filler cap back on when finished, warm up your engine and then check the oil level of your car.


If any of these steps are unclear please free-call CMM Automotive on 1800 888 990, the leading mobile mechanics in Perth.