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For the drivers out there that may not feel comfortable conducting an oil change themselves no need to worry the well-trained Service Department at Randall Mitsubishi is here for you. Randall Mitsubishi is the best place for an oil change in San Angelo, TX. Also serving Abilene, Ballinger, Eldorado, Winters, and Mereta, Randall Mitsubishi loves to welcome new customers from all over.

For the ambitious drivers who love to a good DIY that saves time and money then we are here to provide you with step-by-step instructions along with videos for your next DIY project, an oil change. You will need to start with your own set of tools and materials to complete the task.

Tools and Materials
•    New oil filter
•    Oil
•    Oil Filter wrench
•    Socket wrench set
•    Oil drip pan or bucket to catch the oil
•    Funnel
•    Old rags (Because oil can get messy)
•    Car jack with jack stands

Step-By-Step Instructions
1.    Start by warming up your car to ensure that the oil is loose and will drain properly.
2.   Park the car on a flat surface (and turn off car).
3.   Engage the parking brake.
4.    Lift the car up using a car jack and sit the car on jack stands for security.
5.    Pop the hood of the car and remove the oil filler cap (to allow the oil to drain faster).
6.   Remove the oil plug; start to loosen the plug with the appropriate sized socket wrench then finish removing the plug with your fingers. Before you completely remove the plug be sure to position the drip pan underneath the hole.
7.   Let the oil drain completely; this will take about 5 minutes
8.    Remove the oil filter; use the oil filter wrench to loosen it then remove it by hand. Be sure to reposition the drip pan underneath the oil filter because a stream of oil will come out when you remove the filter. Also, check to make sure that the rubber gasket ring came off with the old oil filter so that the new filter will seal better to the engine.
9.    Install new oil filter; dip your finger in new oil and then smear it on the new filter’s gasket ring to help it seal better to the engine. Follow the instructions of the new filter for how many turns to give the new filter to ensure it is tightened to the engine.
10.   Replace the oil plug
11.   Refill the engine oil; make sure you are using the right weight and amount of oil for your vehicle (see owner’s manual) then use the funnel to help you pour the right amount of oil in the oil filler hole on the top of the engine. Pull out the dipstick to make sure that the oil is at the right level.
12.   Lower your car back to the ground; using the car jack and remove the stands.
13.    Close the hood properly.
14.   Let the car run; for about 5 minutes to allow the engine to regain proper oil pressure and lets you check for leaks in the oil plug and filter(if they were not screwed in place properly).
15.    Properly dispose of old oil; transfer the oil into old milk jugs and take them to the proper disposal locations which will most likely be a quick lube or gas station.

Completing a Do-It-Yourself project can be fun and a great confidence boost but be sure you are conducting these projects safely. Some safety precautions you can take, but not limited to, when changing oil are goggles, gloves, level ground, parking brake engaged and a helping hand from a friend or relative.
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