Thought it might help a few of you guys that want to fiddle around with your own car.
List of materials:
Oil - Read your owners manual for what oil to use and how much your sump can take.
Oil filter - Again, it's usually listed in the owners manual.
Sump plug washer - Preferably a genuine one, ask your local mechanic, he'll sort you out.
Oil drain pan - To collect old oil into.
Funnel - or even a bottle cut open will do the job.
17mm socket - to undo the sump plug
Warning: You're dealing with hot oil here, so I suggest you take the necessary precautionary measures.
Also when working under a car, never use a standard scissor jack.
The actual process is pretty simple really.
Step 1: Warm up your car, just do a quick drive around your neighbourhood to warm it up, or just let it idle. But not for too long, the temp gauge should be midway between cold and hot.
Step 2: Jack up the front of the car. Use a normal jack and rest the car on something solid like axle stands.
NEVER WORK UNDER A CAR THAT IS SUPPORTED JUST BY A SCISSOR JACK! I've seen it fail personally, and it's definitely not fun.
So I strongly recommend using axle stands or even stones under it as long as it's stable.
Step 3: Drain the old oil out. Use a 17mm socket/spanner and crack the sump plug bolt loose, and undo it by hand slowly. Take it off and let the oil drip into the drain pan, you can use any sort of container, just don't spill it on the floor.
Also unscrew the old oil filter, carefully as it's still full of old hot oil.
OIL COMING OUT OF THE SUMP IS VERY HOT. So take care as to not get any of that stuff on your hands/body.
Step 4: Replace the sump plug washer with a genuine new one. Tighten the bolt back up, don't be too easy on it, else you might have leaks from there.
Before screwing on the new oil filter, spread some oil on the rubber seal so that it sits tight when you tighten it, also fill up half of it with new oil before putting it on.
Hand tighten the oil filter, don't over tighten this. Screw it on till the rubber seal makes contact and from there make another 2/3 turn.
Step 5: Fill up with new oil as per manufacturers specifications. Constantly keep checking the dip stick, bring it close to the full level but DO NOT over fill it.
Step 6: Put the car back on ground and do a quick drive to make sure everything is fine, the engine oil light should go off within 2 secs of startup.
Clean the surroundings of the oil filter / sump plug before the drive and check later, if there are leaks, just tighten them up and you're good :)
And that's it, you've just done an oil change on your car :)
I aslo quickly changed the spark plugs too, made a lot of difference to the car.
And one photo of my car before it's wash..
Hope it helps, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.