How Does an Oil Change Work?
West Chester drivers know it’s important to maintain your vehicle, which means ensuring it always gets a timely oil change. You can opt to do this yourself, or you can schedule a service appointment at a local dealership to have them do it for you. Changing your oil is easy if you’re the DIY type—it just requires you to know a little bit about your vehicle and how it works. The oil in your vehicle is meant to help keep the engine, belts, and bolts accurately lubricated so they can rub together without any issue. Explore below to see exactly how an oil change works and how you can do it yourself.
Drain the Old Oil
Before you can add new oil to your vehicle, you need to remove the old oil. This is done by finding the drain plug underneath your vehicle. This is typically a large nut located under the oil pan towards the bottom of your engine. In most cases, you’ll need to jack up your car in order to access the nut.
Once you’ve found the nut, you’ll need to place a container underneath to catch the oil. The old oil will come out of this nut once you open it, so be sure you have a large enough pan to catch the old oil.
As soon as you’re prepared, be sure to protect your hand with a towel or glove, and then unscrew the nut and move your hand out of the way. The old oil will start to come out and drain into your container.
Change the Filter
Once the oil has drained from the engine, you’ll need to remove the old oil filter. If you cannot do this by hand, you’ll need to use a wrench to get it out. These filters will still have oil in them, so be sure your face is not directly underneath the filter as you try to remove it. Place the old filter in the container with the old oil so you can keep it from dripping into unwanted areas.
After you’ve removed the old filter, be sure to put a new one to take its place. It’s a good idea to lubricate the gasket with a little bit of oil, so use old oil or new oil to do this. Once you’ve put the filter into place, put the nut back into place to secure the area.
Add New Oil
Pour the new oil into the top of the engine using a funnel. Your vehicle’s manual should let you know exactly how much oil to use, so be sure to follow the directions. Once finished, look under the vehicle to ensure there are no signs of leaking.
Get Service Advice at Jaguar West Chester
Changing your oil is easy, but sometimes you just don’t have the time or patience to do it yourself or you aren’t 100% confident you know how an oil change works. If this is the case, let the experts at Jaguar West Chester do it for you. We’ve been helping West Chester drivers with vehicle service for years using genuine parts, so contact us to schedule your service appointment or stop by our dealership today!
The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE boasts award-winning design and a unique silhouette that stands out against rivals like the Tesla Model 3. The design of this first-ever all-electric Jaguar allows for heightened performance and a spacious interior for all passengers on Chester Springs roads. Explore the Jaguar I-PACE dimensions with exterior and interior specs and features to learn more…
If you are searching for a unique luxury SUV with seating for five with plenty of amenities for every passenger, the 2020 Jaguar F-PACE is worth a look. Each row is spacious and well-appointed, so you can spread out and enjoy your drives around Chester Springs and Newtown Square. Interested in the latest high-end comfort features? Contact…
Called the “Most Extreme Performance Jaguar Vehicle Ever”, the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Edition is an achievement in engineering and design, having been hand-assembled at the Special Vehicle Operations Technical Center at the Jaguar headquarters in England. Learn more about the performance specs, features, and the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 price below….
With the 2020 Jaguar F-PACE offering a maximum towing capacity of 5,620 lbs., you’ll be able to tow a camping trailer out from Chester Springs, a boat to the lake from Newtown Square, or a laden trailer across Aston. Engine options provide the capability you need, and towing features help provide faultless peace of mind. Check them…
If you are considering a new sports car like the 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE starting at $61,600 MSRP, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right configuration for your needs in Chester Springs. Learn more below about the five Jaguar F-TYPE trim levels at Jaguar West Chester then check out the competition by comparing the Jaguar F-TYPE vs….
The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE offers eleven exterior paint colors and eight different interior seating color options. But the I-PACE color spectrum doesn’t stop there! From exterior accent packages to real wood trim inside and even mood lighting, there are endless possibilities for you to customize your all-electric I-PACE. Explore Jaguar I-PACE color options and costs…