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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2004 Buick Century. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Century and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Century for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Century. For most Buicks, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Buick Century oil filter wrench. If your Century is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Century.
Most Buicks have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Century. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6