How To Change The Oil On Your UTV vehicle

When your Polaris or Can am vehicle needs an oil change, you might wonder how to properly change the oil and oil filter. This blog will guide you through the steps of changing the oil and oil filter on your UTV vehicle.

Tools Needed

Before starting the oil change, you will need the following tools:

  • Oil pan
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Drain pan
  • Clean cloth
  • New oil filter


  1. Prepare Tools

First, you need to prepare all the necessary tools. Make sure you have the correct oil pan and oil filter wrench so that you can easily install and remove the oil filter.

  1. Collect Old Oil

Collect the old oil from underneath the vehicle using the drain pan. This will ensure that the new oil you add does not mix with the old oil, which can decrease the performance of your vehicle.

  1. Remove Old Oil Filter

Use the oil filter wrench to unscrew the old oil filter from the vehicle. Carefully remove it and place it on the drain pan. If you find it difficult to remove the old oil filter, use some oil filter wrenches to provide extra leverage.

  1. Install New Oil Filter

After removing the old oil filter, coat the new oil filter with a small amount of new oil. This will help lubricate the oil filter and make it easier to screw on. Then, install the new oil filter onto the vehicle. Use the oil pan and oil filter wrench to tighten the new oil filter.

  1. Add New Oil

Open the oil tank cap and add the recommended amount of oil. Note that the oil requirements may differ among UTV vehicles. Therefore, check the vehicle manual to determine how much oil you need to add.

  1. Check Oil Level

After adding enough oil, check the oil level to ensure it is within the appropriate range. If the oil level is too low, add more oil until it reaches the proper level.


The frequency of changing the oil filter on UTV vehicles depends on the recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer. Generally, it is suggested to change the oil filter every 500 to 1000 miles or every quarter.

Common issues with UTV vehicles when refueling and changing the oil filter include:

  • Improper installation of the oil filter, either too tight or too loose.
  • The fuel tank opening and filler are not properly cleaned, resulting in oil contamination.
  • Using the incorrect type of oil or oil filter.
  • Failure to change the oil or oil filter in a timely manner, resulting in decreased machine performance.
  • Improperly connected oil filter, resulting in oil leakage.



Changing the oil and oil filter on a UTV vehicle may seem difficult, but by following the steps above, you can easily complete it. Remember to read the vehicle manual carefully before changing the oil and oil filter, so you can properly understand how to do it. Also, regularly changing the oil and oil filter can ensure that your vehicle always performs well.



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