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Can I change the engine oil of my Maruti Suzuki Car on my own or does it always require professional help? How often must one change the car's engine oil for optimum performance?
 

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If you are fairly familiar with cars, you should be able to change the engine oil of your car. Your manual would tell you how much oil your car requires and how often you need to change it.
All you have to do is, warm up your car a bit. Locate the drain plug and drain the existing oil, change the oil filter and refill the oil through the oil filler hole. You need to check for leaks and then you are good to go.
In most cars, it is very easy to detect the drain plug which is under the car.
 

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If you are fairly familiar with cars, you should be able to change the engine oil of your car. Your manual would tell you how much oil your car requires and how often you need to change it.
All you have to do is, warm up your car a bit. Locate the drain plug and drain the existing oil, change the oil filter and refill the oil through the oil filler hole. You need to check for leaks and then you are good to go.
In most cars, it is very easy to detect the drain plug which is under the car.
Great advice.
That's actually the easy part. A harder one is deciding on which grade and brand of oil. Along with which filter type to go with. Why? Well. It can be heavily opinionated and not clear cut like actually changing the oil.

On that note, any oil and filter recommendations?
 

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Great advice.
That's actually the easy part. A harder one is deciding on which grade and brand of oil. Along with which filter type to go with. Why? Well. It can be heavily opinionated and not clear cut like actually changing the oil.

On that note, any oil and filter recommendations?
Exactly, choosing the right engine oil can be an extremely daunting task. Where your car's manual should tell you about the weight of the oil that would be best for your car, there are several other factors that need to be considered like the temperature of the environment you generally drive in as the oil tends to thicken or thin out in cooler or hotter temperatures respectively. Also, the viscosity needs to be considered as sufficient lubrication must be provided to the parts or the wear and tear may increase.
The choice of oil also depends on the number of miles your car has driven. If there has been a lot of wear and tear the parts may have worne down and reduced in size due to which a heavier oil might be needed. There's so much to consider!
Moreover, the oil you choose must also meet the standards mentioned by the local body of approval.
 
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