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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2009 GMC Acadia. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Acadia and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Acadia 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 Acadia. For most GMCs, 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 GMC Acadia oil filter wrench. If your Acadia 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 Acadia.
Most GMCs 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 Acadia. 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.
Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw2012 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L V6
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2012 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2012 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L V6
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2012 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2012 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2012 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L V6