Do you change your own oil? (UserQ)
I dont BC my husband is ASE auto tech& he maintains my car. However, i can change oil, filter, tire, belts & hoses as can my 17yo daughter.
no that's for poor people
I've strongly considered it, but dealerships have made it cheap enough to where if I were to do it myself, I may save $2.00 every time and that could take in excess of 20 oil changes just to pay for the equipment I purchased to do said oil changes.
I hab a new car.
My oil are so hard to change.
I wissh i had a old car.
Them car had easy r change oil ways.
My oil change is once a year with my service package. So, they just do everything at once. Now back in the day when I had a Civic Si and a 350Z (Like 2003-2005) I did it on my own.
What are you smoking wetheslave? You're carrying on a conversation with yourself. This is about oil changes not brake fluids and boiling points
My father taught me.
On my Harley- yes, my truck- no.
I do all my own work when time permits. Clutch, spark plugs, brakes lines pads and rotors, fuel lines, o2 sensor, thermostat, radiators, oil changes, ball joint, u joints, control arms, muffler, ect... anything that dosnt require a winch or lift basically.
Of course if I'm in a hurry I will pay.
first time I asked mother in law when last she had oil changed, got a blank stare. she did not know the oil needed to be changed. the electric cars don't need oil changed. low maintenance...
if I don't need winch most things are doable. fuel injectors, Maf, o2, eic or tbr... all those things.
hamrdd, please be careful. brake fluid sucks up water like a magnet. water boils at much lower temp than brake fluid. steam acts like air bubble. suddenly brakes don't work... when cold they will think you lied about brakes not working.
*facepalm* humanity is hopeless. It's not that hard to change your oil and it's cheaper.
face palm? ohh go spell your state 100 times.
alot harder than the older ones holyscrabble
Haha! The oil in the new cars are so hard to change.
i had a straight six in my old 79 camaro under the hood their was nothing but space on one side
@holybabble your a moron the newer cars are harder to change they might know how but cant, go play some holy scrabble jack$&@#%
And for those who pay someone to do it to avoid an oil disposal fee, you can take your used oil to autozone and they take and recycle it! No charge and you are getting rid of it properly.
Technically my husband does but I count that as doing my own. I don't pay someone for it and I technically could do it on my own, I just let the hubby do it.
I should learn how to. Oil changes are getting expensive. Well at least down here in northwest Florida. But I'm cheap anyway:)
Do you mean my car, or my hair?
No but I can. I have no place to put the oil when I'm done. I do however do all my own brake work.
I used to change my own oil but it's only 5 bucks more to pay the station to do it than the oil disposal fee
They probably don't know that it's no longer required for you to change it every 3,000 miles. That number was for the old oils, the new stuff has detergents and breaks down slower. If you change your oil before 6,000 miles .... you're a moron.
82% say "no" probably because they don't know how to.
@Cobra4778: Amen to that.
I am a total girl. I let Oil Can Henry's take care of it for me. Otherwise, my car would not run.
I don't, but my 89 year old grandfather still changes his own oil.
Why pay for something when you can do it yourself?
I wonder why Montana has the most self-sufficient people?
Fact - men that change oil have daughters. :)
I don't mind changing my own oil, but I like how the guys downtown change the oil, check all fluids, check tire pressure, and even vacuum out the car for only about $30 to $35. Plus they do it fast. Can't beat that with a stick!
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6.5 qts every 3 months in my Impala SS. No one touches my car but me.
hope that clears the confusion. ps I like Mobil 1 full synthetic. however, it can carbonize spark plugs. especially lawn mower...
now that I am back to Toyota I don't have issues anymore as it does not break and if it does they are highly trained and usually get to the issue quickly
50 mpg out of a "suppose to be" 20? What'd you do? Pull it behind another vehicle while it was idling? Come on...hard to believe
the mechanics don't always understand the new systems and waste your time and money experimenting. however, if you get to the point and tell them what you need they can easily get offended
I'm a diesel engine tech and I don't even change my own oil. That's the last thing I feel like doing on my time off
I did a bit of reverse engineering when I got 50 mpg out of my 20 mpg vehicle. it was impressive how sophisticated and cross calibrating the systems are. I am comfortable with the new systems.
secondly I have equipment to talk with computer systems, including Obdii or can connectors etc. I am comfortable with and understand the computer programming, mechanical, control and sensor systems.
for those confused ... spouse needs car with text or audio alert when something is wrong. generally smart but no idea what blinking lights in vehicle indicate. it is usually minor vacuum leak. however, can be overheating or tire pressure etc.
No, but I chose yes..cause I'm evil >:)
I like going to the dealership if it is going to take longer than a hour, I get another car to continue my day if I'm extremely busy( I think they do this to try and interest me in a new car)
my dad taught me how to do it when I got my first car in the 1980s. but getting rid of the old oil got to be a hassle.