My First Oil Change Ever - Advice?
It's time for my G8's first oil change. Instead of paying an endless stream of cash to Jiffy Lube to do this, I think it's about time that I learn how to change a car's oil myself. Besides, it makes me feel more connected to my baby. :-)
So I'm looking for general advice. I know the basics - I need to jack up the car, remove the drain plug, let the oil drain out, replace the filter ... I'm guessing this is on top of the engine compartment, replace the drain plug, and refill with oil. But since this is my first oil change ever, I thought you could impart some friendly advice, namely...
- I'm thinking of using ramps instead of jacks. Do I need to buy four ramps - or just two for the front end? And does anybody recommend a particular brand?
- Do I need any special equipment to remove the oil filter and/or drain plug besides a wrench?
- Any other general advice? Thanks in advance!