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How to Change Your Own Oil

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Gather Your Oil Change Supplies
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Time Required:

20-30 minutes

What you will need:

  • Oil
  • An oil filter
  • A filter wrench (optional if you have a filter with a built-in grip coating)
  • A socket and ratchet
  • A funnel
  • An oil catch pan
  • Shop rags

Note: Consult your owner's manual for recommended oil type and capacity.

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