When and how to do a drain for your car?

Today, CaptainDrive s' Attack at the emptying of the car! You have probably heard about it since you became a motorist because the drain is the central element of a good car overhaul. CaptainDrive gives you the main information you need to know about emptying.

Why emptying?

Car emptying is an essential action for maintaining your car in good health. Indeed, the emptying is to replace the engine oil to ensure optimal lubrication of the latter. Thanks to this action, the life of your car will be lengthened and you will drive your car safely.

When to do its self drain?

The frequency with which to do a self draining depends first of all on the oil used.

Indeed, if you use a mineral oil, the emptying is realized on shorter delays, ie every 10 000 km.

If you use a synthetic oil, the oil change should be done every 15,000 km.

For diesel-powered cars, it is advisable to replace the oil engine every 8,000 km.

What does it take to drain?

One oil change is dirty! You will need to have a minimum of accessories available so that everything goes well during your intervention.

It will be necessary to bring a tank to collect the used oil, a can of oil specific to the vehicle as well as a new oil seal, a filter gasket, a cleaner and especially a cloth and latex gloves.

You will also need have a suitable drain wrench, a funnel and an oil filter on hand to replace the old one.

Auto repair professionals recommend a systematic change of the oil filter every emptying.

Choosing the correct oil

First of all, it is important to look at what type of oil you should use for your oil change. The type of engine oil is usually indicated on your service book. If you have any hesitation, ask a professional advice.

How to do your self drain?

At CaptainDrive, we like to lend a hand to motorists. So we will tell you step by step how to perform a drain. If you have tips or practical tips yourself, do not hesitate to share them!

Step 1:
Drive a few kilometers with your vehicle.Then redo the level if necessary.

Step 20:
Do not throw the filter in the trash of the home but bring it with the used oil to the garage the most close. This type of establishment has specific containers for this kind of waste.

What are the telltale signs?

On the dashboard is a light indicator represent the engine oil. If it remains on then it is necessary as soon as possible to put oil.

A drain with CaptainDrive?

If you have little time, do not hesitate to have your garage emptied by our partner garages. Only one address: Captain-Drive.com.

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