An oil change is one of the most important aspects of vehicle maintenance, since without it, the oil in your car can become dirty and cause serious damage to the engine.
Here are the steps that a good auto technician
should perform during a full oil change.
First, he or she will check the levels and condition of the oil.
Next, the technician either lifts the car up or goes into a pit underneath the car and removes the oil pan. This allows all of the old oil to drain out and leaves room for fresh oil.
An oil filter removes impurities, such as dirt and flecks of metal, from the oil before it goes into the engine, similar to the kidneys in the human body.
If the filter gets too coated in oil, it can no longer do its job.
Impurities in the engine can cause damage and destruction.
The technician will then remove the filter and replace it with one that has been lubricated.
Replace the Oil
He or she will then refill the engine with oil.
Here the technician will check all your fluids and refill them..
Make sure to keep your engine running smoothly by scheduling or performing oil changes frequently.