DIY Car Maintenance - How to Change Your Car Oil Yourself

A DIY oil change can be quick, tidy and you’ll save big.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Rags
  • Rubber mallet
  • Safety glasses
  • Wrench set

You'll also need an oil filter wrench, a funnel and oil pan.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Engine oil
  • Oil filter
  • Oil filter gasket
  • Container for used oil