1. Get your tools together
You’ll need a jack, wheel ramps, or another secure way to raise the front end of your car, a new oil filter, a funnel, a container or other pan to collect oil drainage, an oil filter wrench, and the correct oil for your car. Now that you’re armed and ready to go, you've just got to figure out how to pop the hood. There's a button, right?
2. Read your manual
Don’t worry, not whole thing. In addition to telling you how to pop the hood, you’re looking for a couple things: one, how many miles your carmaker recommends between oil changes, and two, what type of oil, from a conventional oil to a high-mileage synthetic, is recommended for your car, and in what amount.