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Man Tries to Teach Himself How to Change Oil and It Goes Horribly Wrong

Instant regret.

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Many people have been taught how to change the oil in their car by their dad, uncle or grandpa. It's a simple procedure that just takes some basic tools, a little oil, and maybe a little help from YouTube. But what happens when you try to teach yourself?

The best way to change the oil in your car is to take it to a professional. But if you’re feeling handy and want to do it yourself, there are some simple steps that will help ensure that the job gets done right—and even if something does go wrong, you won’t have to deal with too much of a mess.

Also, there are so many variables when changing your car's oil—even if you're doing everything correctly, there's still room for error. If something goes wrong during the process of changing your car's oil (like over-tightening or stripping out an important bolt), then it could result in serious damage that requires further work from a professional mechanic.

And folks were quick to point out this man's mistakes.

"Those spiral things were the threads on your oil pan…" @alex Mel

"Did more damage than fixing it." @Mellymel

"Everyone starts somewhere. At least they tried." @Dang FB6

"Bro was tightening the drain plug until it got loose." @Andy

We hope this has taught you a lesson: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. And if you're going to try and do it yourself, make sure you have all the right tools and know what you're doing first!

If you still feel like DIYing this job yourself, then go ahead! But remember: not all tasks are worth doing yourself!

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