Oil changes are one of the most important tasks of regular vehicle maintenance. Your oil needs to be changed routinely to make sure your vehicle is running at optimal performance levels, and that you are not damaging your engine.
You have two main options for changing your oil:
- DIY (Do It Yourself)
- Valvoline Express Care Automotive Professional
The problem with taking on this project by your self is the tools and labor required to make it happen efficiently and properly. DIY oil changes are A LOT of work to save A LITTLE money.
DIY Oil Change
Let’s take a look at some of the difficulties you may encounter when changing your own oil.
- Raise up your vehicle
- Drain the oil
- Change the filter
- Add new oil
- Get rid of old oil
Raising or Jacking-Up Your Vehicle
The first step is to get the car in a position so that the oil can be drained. You will need to jack-up the front of your vehicle to gain proper access. You will also need to make sure to have blocks behind the back tires to keep it from rolling.
Most people do not have access to hoist, so jacking your car up enough to get a good look underneath can be very labor-intensive.
Draining the Oil
Next, you will need to locate the oil drain under your vehicle.
Be careful! Do not confuse this with the transmission drain plug, or you will be draining the transmission fluid instead of the oil.
Change the Filter
You will need to buy a new filter to replace the old. Make sure it is compatible or it won’t fit properly. Make sure you still have your drain pan underneath to catch any oil that leaks out.
You will also need to pour an appropriate amount of oil into the filter to avoid disruption.
Add New Oil
You will need to be sure you are using the right oil for your car. You must clean up any leaks to prevent spilled oil from burning on the engine.
Get Rid of Old Oil
After you think you have finished, you must find a designated collection area to dispose of old, contaminated oil. You can’t just throw it out anywhere you want to. You will need to find out the nearest acceptable disposable site in your area and then make a trip over there.
Oil Change Services Brampton
If the DIY option sounds like a crazy amount of work just to save few dollars, then getting your oil changed by an automotive professional is the option you are looking for. Most people don’t even have the necessary tools or time to change their oil efficiently. The truth is, by the time it is all said and done the DIY route will probably not save any money at all, and you certainly won’t save any time.
Luckily, there is a simple, efficient, and affordable option as an alternative.
Valvoline Express Care Brampton has been providing exceptional oil change services in the Brampton area for over 20 years. The oil change specialists at Valvoline will have your oil changed quickly and efficiently while inspecting your vehicle for any other issues, to make sure it is operating at peak levels.
Professional and economical work, that will keep your entire vehicle running at maximum performance. How can you argue with that?