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How to Change Your Oil (COMPLETE Guide)

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Oil Change. Learn everything there is to know about how to change your oil. Even if you know nothing about cars, after this video, you will be able to change the oil in your car, yourself. I go over every step in detail and teach you everything there is to know about changing your oil. Synthetic Oil I Recommend: http://amzn.to/1qt4Szo Tools I used: Copper Gasket: http://amzn.to/1EY27fK Oil Filter Pliers: http://amzn.to/1gFiBxy Oil Drain Pan: http://amzn.to/1MnqHqP Socket Set: http://amzn.to/1IMqPh2 Breaker Bar: http://amzn.to/1La303D Funnel: http://amzn.to/2zTfBsr Race Ramps: http://amzn.to/1TBOxzz Car Ramps: http://amzn.to/1IMqYB6 Jack: http://amzn.to/1MnqO5D Jack Stands: http://amzn.to/1gFjbvv 300k Mile Oil Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIG_BdsffcU 5min Oil Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYWcL76WMRg Oil Filter Comparison: COMING SOON! Transmission Fluid Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb_1wbiPz9g Become a ChrisFix Subscriber→ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit Facebook→ https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 Website → http://www.ChrisFixed.com My Channel Home Page → https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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Upahar Jung Shah (24 minutes ago)
Thank you, Chris, for this great video. My question is when you put a car on the ramp, would you be able to drain all the old oil? The inclination of the car wouldn't let some of the oil inside the engine?
Dr TJ Techie (12 hours ago)
Chris, Will it make any difference or damage if I end up using 5W30 synthetic oil instead of 0W20?
George Burkhardt (18 hours ago)
With respect to easily removing oil drain plugs remotely away from the hot draining oil, suggest you try the OTC 5911A Drain Plug Pro. Do a Google search for "Drain Plug Pro" and note the many video reviews and product information.
Christian L (21 hours ago)
If you put your oil filter on right you wouldn't need an oil filter wrench.
Sniper Kaka (23 hours ago)
We love u bro
Paul Hampton (1 day ago)
EXCUSE ME SIR! i respectfully liked your video" it saved me time money effort !. I'm a little odd for a guy on how i address things" just picture a Carle Wensloe from family matters / die hard movie saying excuse me loudly" in a very comical way !. that's how i meant it to share a little humor for the mass to see" thank you sincerely sir!. your awesome!.
It's your boy Theo (1 day ago)
Planning my first oil change lol
Pskylark (1 day ago)
My instructor is making my class do a twenty minute oil change for a lab objective. I literally had zero clue how to do an oil change until now. Thanks to this video I'll be handling this like a boss.
smoki vib (2 days ago)
Joseph L (2 days ago)
Is it bad that I didn’t change my oil filter. When doing this?
LovaticForLife (2 days ago)
Man It's so easy for girls... just get a boyfriend like this guy.... 😂😂😂
Ivan Yoguez (2 days ago)
Thank bro
HardShins (3 days ago)
Do you have to change the filter or is that optional
Fredrick Hood (3 days ago)
I bought a new car last month (my first car) and I've been researching a ton to learn as much as I possibly can. I happened to stumble upon your channel and literally all of your videos are amazingly helpful and educational. Thanks for all that you do!
Omaha419 (3 days ago)
Didn't comb through all of the comments, so I apologize if this has been said before. Buy a Fumoto valve. You can look up which valve will fit your car on their website, and Amazon will typically have the one you need. No more messing with drain bolts. You just open the valve to drain, and close it when it's done. Worth every penny.
iloveyou1434ever (4 days ago)
Haha that’s not how you use hand brake
Leonard Meyer (4 days ago)
I want to do my first oil change on a 2000 cavalier and a 2002 Altima. I usually use regular oil. Can I use synthetic and do I need to do anything different?
ChrisFix (4 days ago)
You can switch over to synthetic with nothing to worry about. If you have over 150k miles on the engine and you have always used regular, I would just stick to regular oil unless you are looking to extend oil change intervals.
tecnolover2642 (4 days ago)
Most owner manuals ive seen base change intervals on conventional oil only-not synthetic. Synthetic can usualy go 7k before a change.
Maximilian Raphael (4 days ago)
Dude you're awesome
BlueBerry (4 days ago)
Damn thanks 🙏🏻
Robin Tail (4 days ago)
Thank you Chris for this precise guide. You inspired me and I did oil change myself. It is not allowed in Germany to change oil on the street, but renting a place in a workshop with a lifting rack costs not so much.
Shavy The Pilot (4 days ago)
Or just pay the 50 dollar for the oil change 😂
whats up! (4 days ago)
chris fix! what happens when you pour a lil bit more oil that whats recommended?
ChrisFix (4 days ago)
a half a quart more you will be fine. If you fill it over a quart more then you could have catastrophic issues. The piston rods slap the oil and put bubbles in it and when the bubbles get sucked up to feed the engine instead of oil, you can cause damage.
Raymond Rodriguez (4 days ago)
Thank you for the explaination i messed up on my frist car and now i can do it on my own.
Mr. Doughnut (5 days ago)
thank youuuuuuuuuuu
Das TIER (5 days ago)
Bought a 1987 Golf MK2 1.6L back in january with 60.000 original km on it, never really looked after as the owner died age 91 last year and the car pretty much lived its entire life on the driveway. Back then I knew only very basic stuff about cars, I bought it partly to learn about cars. I've done a Weber carb (the 32/34 DMTL replacement for the much too complicated Pierburg 2E2) including learning about carburetors and Fuel supply in general. I've done a CV boot, Timing Belt, Rust repair, drum brakes, Heater matrix, all brakelines and hoses, ignition system, and recently I did front disk brakes and rotors. I've had fun with 30 year old screws shearing off, badly designed carb flange gaskets letting air in, getting my hands completely covered in grease and dirt, the list goes on. What I haven't done yet is change the oil*. Maybe It's time to take on this incredibly difficult task :D *Although most of it is pretty new, as I didn't change the carb because I wanted it. In fact I had to do the rocker cover gasket, because it was leaky. Got a rubber gasket as a replacement and didn't realize you have to change the studs aswell. One massive oil leak onto the exhaust manifold and the resulting directly under the carb later, I decided I'd buy a Weber to get the car running again. The 2E2 is still laying around in my shop, waiting to be fixed, but I' rather happy with the Weber. It tought me alot about how a engine works and all that. Anyway, It hat barely any oil left after the incident so I filled her up again. So technically the Oil is changed. Just not the way I expected to do it.
Dane Spear (6 days ago)
One question. Where do you get the drain plug washer and know that you have the right one? I’d probably drain my oil, realise I need this washer then need to drive to the store but oh crap my car has no oil.
WoodChipsCC (6 days ago)
A++ Knowledge and presentation perfection!
smroor ss (6 days ago)
Hey chris thank you for Arabic translation you make this very easy for arab people and after your video I save my money almost 67 dollars in one time ...before 93 -100 dollars ... now 26-30 dollars
Shreyas Ramachandran (6 days ago)
How do you properly dispose of the oil
Michael King (6 days ago)
I've reused the gasket more times than i can count and never leaked
Michael King (6 days ago)
I've done several oil changes and yet here i am watching this again for some reason
laronda gadlen (6 days ago)
Your videos are gold Chris
hello yous (7 days ago)
ive never changed the oil in my rangerover it still has the oil from new in its at 106k now probably looks like crude now
Sharlot E. (8 days ago)
Thank you for making this otherwise seemingly boring task [for a woman, cough] into something entertaining and fun to learn. And you have a nice voice so that's always a plus.
Rob (8 days ago)
Dude you the shit. Great vide
Thomas Pacheco (8 days ago)
i just change my oil something ive never done before you made it so eazy thanks
Nick IBlazeshotzI (8 days ago)
you earn a sub
Josue Cruz (8 days ago)
hey ChrisFix, the castrol oil is better that texaco oil ?
Jose Zaragoza (8 days ago)
First time in going to change the oil thanks a lot
farm machinery fan (9 days ago)
+ChrisFix This video is really helpful for a beginner. Thanks!
Sage Alfonso (9 days ago)
You can't switch the oil to full synthetic in older cars, it'll expand too much and cause a leak, thats a huge one you didn't mention
Cicero (9 days ago)
I feel sorry for the guys doing our changes on an Ecoboost Ford f150. Talk about a pain in the ass
Cicero (9 days ago)
Dorothy G (9 days ago)
Dude, thank you so much!!
Sam Fixes (10 days ago)
What are the name of the ramps you used and how much are they i perfer ramps then axle stands the safer
Revenant (10 days ago)
Hi Chris, Walmart is starting to do oil changes via vacuum. Do you recommend?
USAFCatholicGuy (10 days ago)
When changing your oil check out everything and do preventative maintenance (i.e. grease the bearings) while under the car. Check all the fluids while in the engine. Also invest yourself in a creeper. You can roll around easily and be a little bit comfortable. They don’t cost much. Harbor Freight Tools has a heavy duty one for $30 and Advance auto parts has some for $30-$50.
vince King (11 days ago)
Should you use the dipsyic as you add the oil?
Backyard Chevy (10 days ago)
Yea but it has to be like 2 quarts or more overfilled to damage it, and no problem always glad to help:) feel free to subscribe and if u have any further questions always willing to help.
vince King (10 days ago)
+Backyard Chevy OK thank you very much. I am sure one day I will change the oil on a car. I take if over fill the oil too much it can damage the engine?
Backyard Chevy (10 days ago)
no, u dont have to wait, it wont warm up that fast and the oil in the filter wont drain back down so it wont make too much of a difference if u wait that long
vince King (10 days ago)
+Backyard Chevy Er so when u check it after u need to let the engine cool down again(if appropriate) and allow time for the oil the drain back too the sump?
vizioneer11 (12 days ago)
Pennzoil bah!
Ricky A. (12 days ago)
Where do i get the long sleeve gloves ? im a large in gloves.
Changing your oil on time is very important. However, the key to keeping your engine from wearing out is by using the best quality lubricant possible. It's amazing that some synthetics have a third of the where compared to regular mineral oil.
Angelina Lang (12 days ago)
Thank you for this video this worked amazing I was able to change the oil by myself with out paying the extra when it’s cheaper to do it at home
Jose Rene Ticsay (13 days ago)
How do I know if I should change oil or refill it
Backyard Chevy (10 days ago)
how dirty the oil is, if it looks very dark u wanna replace it, if its light then u might get by with just adding it.
MUGHAL MUSTAFA (13 days ago)
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sagitariojahm (13 days ago)
I did expend 500 in new brakes dealer charge the same .... Due to watch Chris fix videos i did expend the same doing my self the difference is i did use better rotors and pads and I got extra tools ☺ with the same budget 😉
Jeremy Nyberg (13 days ago)
If you open the oil fill cap it will empty faster. Also, when you fill the filter with oil, keep in mind that that is part of the total oil you're putting in your engine so you don't over fill.
Jeremy Nyberg (13 days ago)
Hey everyone, I just want to reiterate; NEVER GET UNDER A VEHICLE THAT IS SUPPORTED BY A JACK! A friend of mine in high school did that and his jack had a leak in it that he didn't notice and it slowly lowered onto him. By the time he realized it was dropping he was stuck. It broke 4 ribs and his collar bone.
COPS .101 (13 days ago)
They should teach this in science class
John Doe (13 days ago)
Can you save the left over new oil for next oil change?
Backyard Chevy (10 days ago)
Twincam Lover 2016 (13 days ago)
well obviously u need to heat the car so the oil isnt so lumpy
Kenny D. (14 days ago)
When do you change your oil filter?
Backyard Chevy (10 days ago)
every oil change, it captures any particles or dirt or bearing material and u dont want that recirculating in ur new oil.
Jake Hwang (14 days ago)
Hey Chris, Mine has no dipstick at all and filter positioned on top of the engine. How much oil should I pour? (2010 Audi A4 2.0T wagon)
Carlo_ boy (14 days ago)
How will we know what oil filter should be use, especially old cars?🤔
Backyard Chevy (10 days ago)
just type in ur vehicle specs like in autozone website or oreillys and after entering ur info type in what part ur searching for, in this case oil filter and itll tell u all the part numbers and brands u can use.
Carlo_ boy (14 days ago)
What if you have an old car, and you dont have the owner's manual, how will you know what appropriate viscosity should be use?🤔
Luigi 1675 (14 days ago)
I can finally change my oil in my tesla
solo slayer (14 days ago)
you can see chris in the cars reflection at 4:35
tom johnson (15 days ago)
And a large $1 multi gallon water jug to store oil
Elijah Ryan (15 days ago)
ChrisFix (15 days ago)
semaj leinad (15 days ago)
Damn its been like 12 years since I did an oil change I live in New York shity forget about a car forget about school with all the tickets you get without having a car and mess up your credit. Its called f*ck Your Dreams negro.
FanofYouTube (15 days ago)
All your videos are great and very educational
jawojnicki (15 days ago)
Hey Chris. I heard so many recommendations about specific brands of motor oil in my life I can't even count them. I've run Mobil 1, conventional Mobil, Pennzoil, Valvoline, and Castrol in my Subaru Forester and I can't say I noticed any difference in how the car drives. Do you have any input on this? I'd appreciate an explanation rather than just a brand name. Thanks
Wyatt Steffens (15 days ago)
Do you have to change the oil filter every time?
Stephanie Pike (16 days ago)
hey i have a 97 honda. am i safe to switch from regular oil to synthetic? keep in mind im doing an oi and filter change.
TigerMotionPictures (16 days ago)
If you in Tennessee and you thought you was a diy and failed call me. Your mobile oil change hero is here
superwhosuper (16 days ago)
Yo man, thanks for this video. Yu made it simple for common folks.
ian6752 (17 days ago)
Why am I watching this? I don't even have a car.
Lam Thong (17 days ago)
Gosh. i was standing in the filter aisle for 30 mins, trying to find the correct one. wish i had watch your video sooner. you are a big help. thank so much
nicolas léveillé (17 days ago)
thank for that great video !
Steezy (17 days ago)
dis video helped me out 100%
deathmantkd (18 days ago)
Would those ramps give me enough clearance to change my 2006 Corvettes oil? I've been looking into getting some ramps but I don't want them to be useless to me.
bigotmaster (18 days ago)
"Race Ramps" are quite expensive: $140 - $345 and even more so in Europe: $370 -$570 (£290 - £445 ) Compare "RhinoRamps": $40, and in Europe: $84 - $103 (£65 - £80) "Race Ramps" Lift: 10" (25 cm). In comparison RhinoRamps 6.5" (16.5 cm) "Race Ramps" lowest angle around 10° compared to "RhinoRamps" 17° incline Recommend a cheaper , just as good alternative to "Race Ramps"?
Thanks !! I did my first oil change on my Nissan rogue successfully after watching this video.
Pyro Skillz (18 days ago)
Freshman in high school in automotive and you channel really helps thanks 👌
Robert Thomas (18 days ago)
A cleaning tip... Spray water on the ground in case you spill a little oil. Oil is less dense than water and will float. It will give you more time to clean it up before it soaks in the ground.
NGTMR (19 days ago)
6.52 for a face reveal
James grey wolf cole (19 days ago)
17:46 the lil drop of oil lol
Daniel Yanez (19 days ago)
after how many miles should i change the synthetic mobil oil in on a aveo 2014 with 150k miles? thank you much, love your videos. thank you.
CDeezy1269 (19 days ago)
What if you have a car where it needs special tools where only an auto place has to change the oil ?
Chao Lee (20 days ago)
Thank youuuuuu
rick ai (20 days ago)
I did my first oil change today and your video definitely helped especially for someone who doesn’t know anything about maintaining and fixing cars. It felt great doing it and I will be doing this task from now on. Thanks for the vids!
Tara and Tommy (21 days ago)
Hrmm what if you dont have the manyual beacue the car is too old
Anatoli_Play (21 days ago)
Blaumütze (21 days ago)
What car is that.
george newsome (22 days ago)
big fan of your youtube channel Here what I bought an use 2015 corolla from the us I want to do an oil change not sure which grade oil to get it says 0w20 but, I live in jamaica its very hot out here do you think I should use an thicker oil
miguel barragan (22 days ago)
Hey Cris what if my oil light isn’t going away? I got an Acura TSX ‘06
Backyard Chevy (22 days ago)
depends on what oil light ur talking about, if its a change oil light ...u gotta reset that manually.
Matthew king102 (23 days ago)
17:10 Why did you leave 1 quart of oil in the jug?
Matthew king102 (23 days ago)
+ChrisFix Oh okay well my Truck's oil pan is 5 quarts should I just pour the last quart? I don't want to put too much oil and have white smoke coming out of my exaust.
ChrisFix (23 days ago)
It only takes 4qts and the jug is 5
miguel hughes (23 days ago)
Seems like he spent way more time and money just to do an oil change.
miguel hughes (23 days ago)
Seems like a disadvantage to change it yourself.

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