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A couple of items are usually easy to do, including changing your own oil, tire rotation, and tire pressure maintenance.
How about changing your own oil. Even if you don't have a lot of fancy equipment, you can do an oil change. Be aware that working with oil and the oil filter can be a messy job. Also, make absolutely sure that if you jack up your Durango to get underneath access to the oil filter that you have secured the vehicle. Use a hydraulic jack, jack stands or ramps. Block the tires, put your transmission in Park, and apply the emergency brake.
After you have taken these safety precautions, go underneath your Durango with a drain pan. Access the drain plug on the oil pan and, using a socket, box- or open-end wrench, slowly remove the plug, allowing the oil to drain into the pan. While it is draining, remove the oil filter (you may need an oil filter wrench for this), being careful not to allow the oil to spill out of the filter. After all of the oil has drained out of the oil pan, remove the drain pan from underneath the vehicle. Turn the oil filter over and allow the excess oil to drain into the drain pan, too. To install new oil and a new filter, follow these instructions. Screw the drain plug back into the oil pan, being very careful to tighten in snuggly but not over-tightening it. Apply some new oil from one of the five quarter you are about to put into your engine on the gasket of the oil filter, then turn the new oil filter onto the oil filter shaft and tighten one-quarter turn beyond snug - do not over tighten. Uncap the oil fill and start adding oil to the engine. Add all five quarts. Remove tools, worklights, and other equipment from around your work area. Start your Durango's engine and check for leaks. If you see a leak, it is most likely from not tightening the drain plug and/or the oil filter properly. After you have assured yourself there are not leaks, lower the vehicle and begin your cleanup. Be sure to recycle oil properly, including the oil filter. Most cities and towns have used oil-recycling facilities. Check in your area.
You can purchase oil, oil filters, and oil-change equipment like an oil drain pan, and oil filter wrench, rags and oil cleanup materials from our reliable dealers. Use the internet to have them ship your items to you, or pick them up if the dealer is local.
Making sure you have the proper tire pressure in your tires can save you up to two miles per gallon. Yes - a simple thing like maintaining proper tire pressure can save you a lot of money over the year. Check your tires using an accurate gauge every thirty days.