Twelve years ago I went away to college with a 1972 Buick Skylark as my companion. After a couple months that old car was tired. My parents surprised me with my first “new” car, a 2002 Toyota Corolla with only 12K miles on it…and a car payment of my very own. Responsibilities.
Had I known then that this responsibility would save my life in a car accident, drive us well over 200,000 miles and become a part of the family, I don’t think that car payment would have been so alarming. Regardless, that little car is family and is now my husbands commuter car. The car still gets well over 30 mpg, but is getting old and burning oil. So after consulting with my mechanic dad, we decided to switch to a full synthetic motor oil to hopefully extend the life of my beloved little car. So off we headed to Walmart to grab the best oil we could find.
|Funnel, Oil catching Basin, Filter removing wrench, old rag, new oil filter, Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Oil, car ramps, wrench for drain plug, safety gear.|
After gathering the supplies we positioned the car on the ramps, set the emergency brake and placed blocks behind the back tires to keep the vehicle in place.
|Please use standard safety procedures when changing your oil. You should always refer to your own car’s manual before changing your oil.|
|Make sure dispose of old oil appropriately.|