Try This Simple Hack and You’ll Never Miss Another Oil Change

Can't remember when your car had its last oil change? This hack can help!

Chalk marker for car maintenancePhoto: FamilyHandyman.com

Have you forgotten how long it was since your last oil change? This hack can help!

Car maintenance is important, but it’s often overlooked unless you write down when certain tasks need to get done. This hint will help!

If you have a vehicle with a large, exposed air filter cover that’s flat, like the one on my truck, you can use a chalk marker to write important information about when you last changed the oil, air filter, spark plug, etc.

The marker I used is the kind that requires ammonia-based cleaner (such as Windex) to clean it off, so any water that splashes into the engine compartment won’t erase it. If you’re like me and always forget to write this information in the car manual, this tip will remind you every time you pop the hood.

Don’t miss our step-by-step instructions for changing oil, replacing headlights and checking the fluids in your car.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman

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