How Does an Oil Change Work?

November 29th, 2017 by

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Raynham drivers know it’s important to maintain your vehicle, which means ensuring it always gets a timely oil change. You can opt to do this yourself, or you can schedule a service appointment at a local dealership to have them do it for you. Changing your oil is easy if you’re the DIY type—it just requires you to know a little bit about your vehicle and how it works. The oil in your vehicle is meant to help keep the engine, belts, and bolts accurately lubricated so they can rub together without any issue. Explore below to see exactly how an oil change works and how you can do it yourself.

Drain the Old Oil

Before you can add new oil into your vehicle, you need to remove the old oil. This is done by finding the drain plug underneath your vehicle. This is typically a large nut located under the oil pan towards the bottom of your engine. In most cases, you’ll need to jack up your car in order to access the nut.

Once you’ve found the nut, you’ll need to place a container underneath to catch the oil. The old oil will come out of this nut once you open it, so be sure you have a large enough pan to catch the old oil.

As soon as you’re prepared, be sure to protect your hand with a towel or glove, and then unscrew the nut and move your hand out of the way. The old oil will start to come out and drain into your container.

Change the Filter

Once the oil has drained from the engine, you’ll need to remove the old oil filter. If you cannot do this by hand, you’ll need to use a wrench to get it out. These filters will still have oil in them, so be sure your face is not directly underneath the filter as you try to remove it. Place the old filter in the container with the old oil so you can keep it from dripping into unwanted areas.

After you’ve removed the old filter, be sure to put a new one to take its place. It’s a good idea to lubricate the gasket with a little bit of oil, so use old oil or new oil to do this. Once you’ve put the filter into place, put the nut back into place to secure the area.

Add New Oil

Pour the new oil into the top of the engine using a funnel. Your vehicle’s manual should let you know exactly how much oil to use, so be sure to follow the directions. Once finished, look under the vehicle to ensure there’s no signs of leaking.

Get Service Advice at Silko Honda

Changing your oil is easy, but sometimes you just don’t have the time or patience to do it yourself or you aren’t 100% confident you know how an oil change works. If this is the case, let the experts at Silko Honda do it for you. We’ve been helping Raynham drivers with vehicle service and answering questions for years. All while using genuine parts, so contact us to schedule your service appointment or stop by our dealership today.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Oil Change $59.95

Buy 1 Get 1 Express Oil Change with 0W-20 Full Synthetic Oil! It’s a quick oil and filter change with a FREE 19-point inspection. It’s fast, competitively priced, performed by Honda factory trained technicians and Honda Genuine Parts. Why take your car anywhere else?

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Additionally prices are subject to change without notice. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Valid through 10/31/19.
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Front Wiper Inserts Installed $19.99

We use our wipers more than we think and they take a beating. Seeing streaks and smears on your windshield is a good indicator that its time for new wiper blades.

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Does not include resurfacing of rotors.

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Timing Belt Replacement $100 OFF WITH THIS COUPON

Simply put, a broken timing belt can cause your engine to stop running. Our Honda-trained technicians will install a Honda Genuine timing belt and set the ignition and timing speed. We’ll also inspect the water pump, camshaft, crankshaft seals and other belts. And you will drive off with the peace of mind that you had when your Honda was brand new!

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Treat your Honda to a day at our Spa! We’ll professionally clean the exterior of your car, and by the time it’s done, we might just want to roll it into our showroom! Oh yes, you will feel so much better yourself in your newly cleaned surroundings.

(Interior additional. Just ask one of us for info. You’ll be glad that you did!)

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Don’t trust just anyone to perform major maintenance on your Honda. Our Honda-trained technicians know your Honda, and you can feel confident the job will be done right – the first time. A well-maintained vehicle can prolong the life of your investment and protect your resale value.

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