How To Change Your Own Oil

Aside from changing a flat tire and checking the oil, there's no more basic automotive skill than changing your oil. Sure, it's easier — and sometimes almost as cheap — to swing by Jiffy Lube to have your car's black gold freshened up, but that's not the point. » 6/22/12 4:00pm 6/22/12 4:00pm

"The Lord Manos' Own Lube Shop"

Welcome back to Garage of Horror, where we share your worst-wheeled experiences. Today's installment: What happens when the oil-change guy isn't just evil, but an evil B-movie hypnotist? » 9/24/10 2:00pm 9/24/10 2:00pm

Why The Dipstick Is Dying

Technology, along with laziness and market research, is killing the oil dipstick. Is this important? Should you care? Will we miss it when it's gone? Yes, yes, and an emphatic yes. Here's why. » 4/26/10 11:00am 4/26/10 11:00am

Dallas Shop Offers Free Nobel Peace Prize With Oil Change

The Nobel Commission and President Obama received plenty of guff over this year's Nobel Peace Prize. One Dallas-area service shop decided to have some fun with it, offering one free Nobel Peace Prize with each oil change. » 12/21/09 3:15pm 12/21/09 3:15pm

What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil For 60,000 Miles

Know the recommended service intervals in your car handbook? This pulled pork BBQ-like sludge is what happens when you don't follow them. More mistreated BMW 328Ci schadenfreude below. » 11/30/09 3:00pm 11/30/09 3:00pm

How To Change Your Oil (the French Maid TV Way)

What better way to reintroduce the modern motorist to the joys of vehicular self-maintenance than with well-endowed women with fake French accents showing how to change the oil on a Citroën SM? NSFW » 11/03/09 12:30pm 11/03/09 12:30pm

Lamborghini Flown From Qatar To Britain For $45,000 Oil Change

A wealthy Arab, possibly a Sheik, sent his Lamborghini LP640 a whopping 6,500 miles from an airport in Qatar to Heathrow to have the car's oil changed. The total cost of the shipment was around $40,000, which doesn't even include the $7,000 for the oil change itself. » 7/31/08 11:20am 7/31/08 11:20am

Pontiac Grand Am Has a Major Pit Fall

Okay, the Pontiac Grand Am may not have been the greatest car in the world. It may not have even been of palatable quality when it came out, but that's no reason to drive it into your local oil jockey's pit. This video may be as old as the internet, but occasionally we like to replay the classics, you know, for the… » 2/13/08 1:45pm 2/13/08 1:45pm

Subaru Engine Destruction

From the always have a fire extinguisher around department comes this Subaru mill being sacrificed to the oil change gods. We're not sure if this is an educational video showing why not to run an engine with no oil in the crankcase, or was produced solely for entertainment purposes. Either way the Subaru engine… » 10/24/07 4:00pm 10/24/07 4:00pm