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DIY tips: This adorable little girl changing a car's oil is inspiring

2017-05-10 09:43

EASY PEAZY: 'Let the oil drain. Eat a cookie,' are some of the easy steps published by YouTuber 'Little How To Girl' in this adorable video showing just how easy it is to change your car's oil. Image: YouTube

Cape Town - Many motorists may feel that maintaining a car is too difficult and would rather pay a dealership and/or mechanics to take care of their ride. There are however simple car-skills you can master in minutes to ensure your wheels continue rolling.

YouTube channel  Little How To Girl shows motorists just how easy it is to perform an oil change. Watch as an probable pre-schooler shares vehicle DIY tips.

From Little How To Girl: "The car being worked on in this video is a 2013 Nissan Juke. The steps are pretty much the same though regardless of your own car model."

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Steps: Info by  Little How To Girl
1) Either use a car ramp or a jack to lift the car up. If you use a jack, make sure you use some wheel chocks to prevent the car from rolling and always use a jack stand for extra protection. 
2) Put some newspaper down to protect the ground from splashing oil. Position your oil pan underneath and then unscrew the plug. 
3) Let the oil drain. Eat a cookie
4) Unscrew the oil filter. Check to make sure the rubber gasket comes off with it. 
5) Put in the new oil filter and screw the drain plug back it. 
6) Using a funnel to prevent spillage, pour the new oil into the engine. If you're not sure how much to put in, use the oil dipstick to check. 
7) You're done! Now just remember to bring your old oil back to be recycled. 

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