Join Date: Sep 2018
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Oil Change without jacking up the car
I've been spending about almost 100 bucks for full synthetic oil changes on my 2018 XT and 2012 3.6R OB. It is convenient to just drop the car off, sit there for an hour having a cup of coffee and reading something. However, I like to do things myself if they are not too complicated and potentially could save money (1 gallon synthetic oil is 25 bucks, oil filter is about 10 bucks at the most). Also an experience I can share together with my son.
I'm thinking to start changing oil myself, but I don't want to jack up the car for safety. One time my OB oil filter loose and leaked, and I was able to just slide under the car and tighten the filter and saw the oil drain plug is just there. The XT drain plug a bit farther in the middle, but the oil filter is accessible from the top.
I think oil change is not big deal on these two cars even without jacking up the car, what do you think guys? Anything I should watch out for?
I even thinking to change my OB spark plugs after watching some YouTube videos.