DIY oil change…

Cars Energy & Sustainability
DIY oil change…

There are many Instructables about changing your oil, but only one starts like this:

I learned to do oil changes in high school speech class. One of the boys worked in a garage. He gave a really great how-to demonstration/speech about changing oil. He gave another about rotating tires, but there isn’t anything complicated about that. After each speech the teacher had the other students critique the performance. I didn’t understand one of the speeches given by a boy who had polio or cerebral palsey. He thought I was unkind to his speech when I asked what it had been about, so he beat me up after class. My karate was not effective against polio-based techniques.

Check out the rest of Tim Anderson’s oil-changing Instructable here. In addition to catching the rest of what happened with the “fight,” pay attention to how Tim turns a mundane topic into an engaging Instructable!

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (, stop killing your garden (, and live in an off-grid shipping container (

View more articles by Luke Iseman


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.