How Does an Oil Change Work?

May 29th, 2018 by

Male adding oil with a funnel

Regular oil changes are vital to keeping your South Plainfield vehicle running smoothly and efficiently for years to come. While the staff at VIP Honda is well-trained and ready to change your oil, we know some drivers prefer to handle it themselves. Luckily, are are here to guide you through changing your oil step-by-step!

Drain the Old Oil

Before putting in new oil, you first have to change out the old oil. South Plainfield drivers know that safety is important, which is why it is crucial to protect your hand with a glove or towel. Start by finding the drain plug beneath your vehicle. It will usually be a large nut located under the oil pan closer to the bottom of the engine. To do this properly, you will need to jack up your car.

After locating the nut, place a container underneath to collect the oil. Open the nut. Once this has happened, the old oil will begin to drain so be prepared!

Change the Filter

After you’ve drained the old oil, the next step is to remove the old filter. While sometimes this can be done by hand, you may need a wrench so have one handy. Place the old filter in the container with the old oil so you can keep it from dripping into unwanted areas.

After you’ve removed the old filter, be sure to put a new one to take its place. It’s a good idea to lubricate the gasket with a little bit of oil, so use old oil or new oil to do this. Once you’ve put the filter into place, put the nut back into place to secure the area.

Add New Oil

Not you’re ready for the last step! Simply pour it into the top of the engine using a funnel. Your car manual should tell you how much oil to use. Once you are finished, look under the vehicle to make sure you aren’t leaking oil!

Get Service Advice at VIP Honda

Changing your oil is easy, but sometimes you just don’t have the time or patience to do it yourself or you aren’t 100% confident you know how an oil change works. If this is the case, let the experts at VIP Honda do it for you. We’ve been helping North Plainfield drivers with vehicle service for years using genuine parts, so contact us to schedule your service appointment or stop by our dealership near Union today for tips on how to understand your Honda dashboard warning lights!

Service Specials at VIP Honda

$5.00 OFF OIL CHANGE

Expires: March 31, 2020
$5.00 OFF

Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection    $5.00 OFF

Our Honda Certified Technicians will:
– Replace Engine Oil per specifications (up to 5 quarts)
– Assess/adjust fluid levels
– Provide a COMPLIMENTARY multi-point inspection

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Please refer to your vehicle owner's manual for "0w-20" oil vehicles.

Maintenance Service A1 Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
10% OFF

A1 Service

10% OFF with Coupon

Includes a FREE Multipoint Inspection
– Change the engine oil and filter
– Includes Battery Test and Multipoint Inspection
– Tire Rotation

Maintenance requirements, schedules and prices may vary by model. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fees, if any, are extra. Print and Present coupon at time of write up. Synthetic is additional. This Service does not include Wiper Blades and/or Wiper Blade Inserts. Available at an extra cost.

Maintenance Service B1 Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
10% OFF

B1 Regulary Scheduled Maintenance

Includes a FREE Multipoint Inspection and Complimentary Battery Test
– Change the engine oil and filter
– Inspect front and rear brakes
– Check parking brake adjustment, steering gear box and boots,
suspension components & drive shafts
– Tire Rotation

Maintenance requirements, schedules and prices may vary by model. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Print and Present coupon at time of write up. Synthetic is additional. This Service does not include Wiper Blades and/or Wiper Blade Inserts. Available at an extra cost.

Pot Hole Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
$159.95

Pot Hole Special – $159.95 plus tax

Potholes become more common along our roadways. All it takes is a good jolt to affect your vehicle’s handling. Driving over them repeatedly can take a toll on your Honda’s suspension, alignment and tires.
Some forms of damage willl be immediately apparent, such as curb rash, cracks on the wheels. Other times you may not even know until you start to notice your Honda rides a little bumpier or handles sloppier.

Our Honda Certified Technicians will:
Rotate and Balance your Tires, Perform a 4 Wheel Alignment and Visual Brake Inspection
We’ll check for vibrations, poor steering, premature or irregular tread wear, ensure constant
tire contact with the road.

Schedule your Pot Hole Special today by calling VIP Service Dept 908-753-5020

Not to be combined wth any other disounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fees,
if any are extra. Must present coupon at time of write up. Limit one coupon per person.
Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply.
Offer valid on Hondas at VIP Honda only.

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