Most Toyotas have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Successfully changing your own oil, very possible. Loosen and remove drain plug, drain oil into drain pan, replace drain plug. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Corolla for potential trouble spots. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip.
Ensure your parking brake is engaged. The easiest place to jack the car up is the wheel changing point, I have a trolley jack so I use the centre jack point on the front of the car, have a look in the manual and it will show you where to jack if you are unsure. I did not see it in my owners manual about jacking car up buy tow clip. I actually average about 18k a year, most of those are easy highway miles. Pull the old filter out of the cap and discard it.
Next, locate the drain plug and use your wrench to loosen it so you can drain the oil out completely. Add as needed to reach proper level. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Corolla. It's an incredibly huge business and if everyone started cutting their oil change frequency in half, many of these companies would go bankrupt straight up. The amount in the reservoir will fluctuate, with weather and short or long trips, temperatures etc. As for fluids types - you can use synthetic in place of conventional - as long as it meets the friction and lubrication needs.
We saved even more by calling several other shops. Better to fabricate a custom jack plate or place the jack immediately next to the seam. When your engine is warm it goes from the radiator through the engine, and when it does that it gets lower in the reservoir because it's coming down in the radiator. That said - there are multiple jacking points on the car. Simply ask the shop to look over the vehicle and let you know whether anything needs to be done. This step is vital as is generally thick when its cold. Did you buy a new 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 Toyota Corolla and then realize that it did not come equipped with the cruise control feature? Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Corolla for potential trouble spots.
Thanks Frank For oil change - be a lot easier to run the car up some ramps. Push the new rubber o-ring on to the oil filter cap until it rests at the bottom of the threads. You can purchase most of what you need at the auto parts store. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. Please do not lay under car while it is running. With my schedule, with a 20 minute window - I could blast out an oil change pretty easily. Get the front end up now and set the parking brake.
Now is a good time to get the new filter ready, get some from your new can and rub it onto the O ring that goes over the top of the filter, this will improve the seal. Insert an automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole and pour in about 4 quarts of the engine's 4. Most synthetic is rated for 6months. Please help support this website by shopping at. Make sure you have a oil pan underneath it.
As indicated in the manual, there is one behind each wheel, on the body seam, you'll notice two notches cut out of the seam. You should also be using your latex gloves here to prevent oil from getting all over your hands. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2014 Toyota Corolla. The bolt head faces towards the back of the car. Car has 84k on it. It is pretty easy to spot as its on the corner of what looks like a tank for the untechnical folk! Still, doesn't hurt to change the fluid sooner - as long as you are comfortable with the service interval - have the time to do the job and get the right materials. Pan bolts use threadlocking compound - have to reapply threadlock when you reassembly the transaxle.
Engine Flush optional - if your car is old don't use this 1. The engine oil capacity is 4. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Toyota Corolla oil filter wrench. Please see the guidelines link above. Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your fingers depending on how long you warmed up the engine in the first step.