I Changed My Own Oil

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    Don't Trust Others

    to do the job.  I have heard several stories about places like Jiffy Lube or Walmart or even the local grease monkey place that put in motor oil in the brake system or didn't take off the oil filter and replace it with a new one, or even left the oil cap on the top of the...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    Oct 5, 2009

    Used to All the Time

    Except on my BMW I used to always go to the store, buy my oil and air filters and change my own oil.  It really wasn't that hard once you got the right size filter wrench.  Lately however I just let the jiffy lube guys do it because believe it or not it is cheaper for...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    17 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    Toyota Echo Year 2001

    i have changed my own oil .  i used to take it to a shop and get it done . but  spending 35 dollars max for it . when i can do it myself at 25 dollars . plus i enjoy it . i get to get dirty and manly for my girlfriend . but i truely enjoy working on my car .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 21, 2009

    It isn't that hard to do to change your own oil.

    I bought some wheel ramps, a pan and a filter wrench. You can do it fairly quickly, and unlike the auto shop that damaged my car, I do it properly!
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    Jan 16

    Everyone Should

    My dad taught me how to when I was just learning how to drive.  Everyone should just learn how so they don't have to take their car in because it isn't that hard to do.
    itsalltherage itsalltherage
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2009
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