Nissan

777 S. West Temple
Directions Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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How to Change Your Oil


Changing your car's oil can be scary, but it's actually really easy to do at home. Our service video will outline the things you'll need, the steps to take, and some handy pieces of advice to make this an easy maintenance task.


It's important to change your car's oil regularly. Your car's owner manual will let you how often you should change the oil for the best engine performance. The oil in your engine is a lubricant for the many moving pieces. Over time, the oil will pick up dirt and other debris. To keep your engine moving smoothly, it's a good idea to change the oil according to the manufacturer's suggested schedule.


How To Do An Oil Change

Check your owner's manual to learn the type of oil your car needs. Then gather supplies:

  • Oil
  • Appropriate wrenches
  • Funnel
  • Gloves
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Filter
  • Jack & Jack Stands


The best temperature of your engine should be warm but not too hot. Use the jack to raise up your car using the jack and jack stands you have gathered. Find the oil filter and drain plug, and put the pan underneath. Remove the drain plug and let the old oil drain, then put the plug back. Unscrew the old filter, wipe away old oil, add the new oil, and insert the new filter. Run the car for 30 seconds to watch for leaks, and bring your car down from the jacks. Check the oil level with the dipstick. You are finished with your first oil change! Always be sure to dispose of oil responsibly.


Our video will help you by guiding you to do this process correctly. Just follow the steps we've mentioned and you'll be able to save money and do this job at home.