So I've had to put off some important maintenance on my 2010 2.5i due to financial reasons but it's starting to make me nervous how long I've been letting it go. It also made me realize I don't like depending on the dealer or any garage for that matter to help keep my car in tip top shape. I understand major things would have to be brought in to the shop, but minor things - oil changes, or any fluid changes for that matter, belts, hoses, etc - I should be able to do on my own. Now keep in mind, I've had zero wrench time on my car and I want to change that. Any recommendations on where to start?
Also, with regards to something like an oil change, which i'd like to attempt on my own, how do I deal with the low ground clearance? Do I need a lift or find a place with one? Can i build myself a ramp and hopefully not kill myself in the process?