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When I was living in the city, I regularly used one of the speedy oil change services; now that I’m living out in the country, I no longer have that luxury. I would have to take my car to a local service station and drop it off. I don’t have the time or patience for that, and I certainly don’t like spending the extra money. So, after a little research, like reading this impact wrench write up and reading about car oils, I decided that oil changed can be done at home. But depending on the issue, sometimes it could be worth taking your car to a mechanic, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. My friend, who lives in Australia, has done that on a number of different occasions when her brakes have been faulty, and she wanted to get them done by a professional mechanic. She said that many customers had been raving about Browns Plains Car Service, the amazing car service centre located in the south of Brisbane, Australia and she just had to send her car there. It looked like they did a good job. But I think if you know how to make the necessary repairs to your car, you should just try and do it yourself. Each to their own though. It’s easier to just purchase the supplies and to change it ourselves here on the farm. I can purchase the Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil 5W-30 (which is appropriate for my car) and the correct replacement oil filter while I’m shopping for other things at our local Walmart. It takes less than 30 minutes to change it here, when it takes nearly 30 minutes just to drive into town and back. Today I’m sharing how to perform a DIY oil change.