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How to change engine oil at home

When you get into your car, switching on your engine and getting ready to be on the move can happen without a second thought. But it’s your engine oil that keeps your engine performing smoothly. Your engine oil’s main job is to keep all the parts of your engine properly lubricated. However, after a certain time or after driving a lot impurities can build up in the oil affecting its performance and efficiency. ​

You can have your oil changed by a professional, or by doing it yourself at home, you can save on any associated oil change cost.​

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When should you change your engine oil?

How often you change your oil will depend on your car’s make, manufacture date and the mileage you’ve driven since your last oil change. It’s always best to check your vehicle’s manual. Remember to follow the guidance given, as if you put off changing your engine oil, your engine could become clogged or even damaged.

What do you need to change your engine oil?

How to change your engine oil: step-by-step

Once you’ve removed the old engine oil, you should replace the engine oil filter before adding the new engine oil. To do this, you’ll need to:

With your old engine oil drained and your new filter in place, it’s time to add your new engine oil. For this part, you’ll need to:

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Which engine oil is right for you?

You need the right engine oil that will help your vehicle to perform at its best. When you feed your engine the oil it needs, you’ll help it to provide more power and better fuel efficiency. Find the right Mobil engine oil for your vehicle.

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