How Does an Oil Change Work?
Proper maintenance is so important to keeping your vehicle running smoothly for years to come on the Lynbrook roads. Ensuring you get a timely oil change can make a huge difference over time. While the experts at Sunrise Volkswagen can change it for you, if you want to do it yourself, there are a few steps you should follow.
Drain the Old Oil
Before putting in new oil, you first have to change out the old oil. Start by finding the drain plug beneath your vehicle. It will usually be a large nut located under the oil pan closer to the bottom of the engine. To do this properly, you will need to jack up your car.
After locating the nut, place a container underneath to collect the oil. Open the nut. Once this has happened, the old oil will come out so be sure you’re prepared!
Rockville Centre drivers know that safety is important, which is why it is crucial to protect your hand with a glove or towel.
Change the Filter
After you’ve drained the old oil, the next step is to remove the old filter. While sometimes this can be done by hand, you may need a wrench. Make sure to keep your face clear of of the filter as it will still have oil in 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
You’re finally ready to add the new oil. Simply pour it into the top of the engine using a funnel. Your car manual should tell you how much oil to use. Once you are finished, look under the vehicle to make sure you aren’t leaking oil!
Get Service Advice at Sunrise Volkswagen
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 Sunrise Volkswagen do it for you. We’ve been helping Lynbrook drivers with vehicle service for years using genuine parts, so contact us to schedule your service appointment or stop by our dealership near Lynbrook today to get maintenance for your road trip. Be sure that when you’re ready to buy you get the best loan that works for you. Be sure to check out what can happen if you don’t change your oil!
More News From Sunrise Volkswagen
When you invest in a high-quality car like the Volkswagen Arteon near Oceanside, you want to preserve that luxury for as long as possible. The best way to do that is by maintaining your vehicle with regular service, including oil changes. But how do you know when your Volkswagen Arteon needs its oil changed? Your…
Are you looking for the perfect Volkswagen to start the New Year? If you haven’t made up your mind yet, consider the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon at Sunrise Volkswagen in Lynbrook. This sporty hatchback sedan features four trims and tech to support both your safety and infotainment needs. Discover the features you can’t live without, then…
Whether you choose to purchase or lease your Volkswagen Jetta, you’re making an investment. While both new and certified pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles come with great manufacturer warranties, sometimes there’s added peace of mind in signing up for additional protection plans. Today, Sunrise Volkswagen of Lynbrook will share a few of the Volkswagen Drive Easy protection…
While routine maintenance and occasional repairs are inevitable aspects of owning a car, there’s no need for uncertainty over the best way to pay for these services. As your Long Island source for new and pre-owned Volkswagens, like the Volkswagen Passat, Sunrise Volkswagen wants our Lynbrook customers to know about the conveniences of the Volkswagen…
Are you thinking about bringing home a new SUV for the new year? Consider the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, a head-turning crossover SUV that balances power and versatility with style and comfort. Sunrise Volkswagen in Lynbrook already has several 2020 VW Tiguan models in our inventory, and we invite you to stop by our Lynbrook dealership…
Sunrise Volkswagen of Lynbrook, NY, wants to be sure you know about our Volkswagen Military and First Responders Program. While we value every customer who walks into our showroom, at Lynbrook Volkswagen dealer has an extra soft spot for the brave folks who serve our country and protect our community every day. The Volkswagen Military…