Proper vehicle maintenance includes regular oil changes. Manufacturers recommend the oil be changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. Failing to change the oil on a regular basis can result in unnecessary wear and tear on the engine. You can save yourself some money by changing the oil yourself. For the Volvo XC70, it only takes a few steps, a few tools and some basic supplies.
Tools Used: Tools, Vehicle Ramps, Oil Filter Wrench, Sockets, Socket Driver, Six Quarts of Oil, Oil Catch Pan, Funnel
Change the Oil
Place the ramps in front of the Volvo and start the engine. Let it run for a few minutes to warm the engine up, then drive it up on the ramps. Set the emergency brake before getting under the vehicle.