For our sponsor, Advance Auto Parts, as part of a paid radio sponsorship on WIZS.
These days, our vehicles do a good job of telling us when it’s time to change the oil. Most vehicle experts agree that changing the oil in a timely manner is one of the best things a car or truck owner can do to extend the life of a vehicle’s engine.
If you’re the type of vehicle owner who likes to tackle this task yourself, trust the folks at Advance Auto Parts to help you choose the proper type of oil – there are so many options!
Manufacturers may recommend synthetic oil for newer models, but that sweet ’65 Mustang parked in the garage may need a conventional oil.
Remember, think safety first when changing the oil yourself. Even if you don’t need to jack the vehicle, it may be a good idea to put a jack in place, just in case.
And chock the wheels for good measure.
Use a drain pan to catch the oil once the plug is removed – and make sure that the old gasket comes off the block when you remove the oil filter!
Give the oil 15 minutes or so to drain and then you can install the new filter.
DIY’ers know to rub a little fresh oil around the seal, take care not to cross thread or overtighten.
Advance Auto Parts is a great place to bring that reclaimed oil for proper disposal.
Tune in to this week’s Pop the Hood segment for a step-by-step “how-to” for changing the oil in your car or truck.
The information contained in this post is not advice from Advance Auto Parts or WIZS. Safety First! Always seek proper help. This is presented for its informational value on and is part of a paid advertising sponsorship.