It’s not easy parenting on your own. We’d like to ease your load just a little by changing your oil for you, free of charge! We’ll also wash and vaccum your car, and check your tire pressure and fluid levels.

Our next Free Oil Change for Single Parents is Sunday, June 14, 2020.

More information will be provided in advance of the event.

  • What's involved?

    Bring your car in at your pre-arranged appointment time. We’ll take the keys and drive it up on ramps. Our experienced volunteers will change your oil for you. We’ll also have a team onsite washing and detailing cars (weather permitting). A waiver is required.

  • How long will it take?

    Your appointment should take approximately 45 minutes.

  • What can I do while I wait?

    We’ll have chairs set up for you to relax on, and drinks and goodies for you to enjoy. Space is available for your children to play, and washrooms are onsite.

  • How do I sign up?

    Once registration for the next event opens, pre-register for an available appointment online or by calling 905-679-6363 (M-Th: 9 am–5 pm, F: 9 am–3 pm). Note that your registration is not complete until we have given you a confirmed appointment time.

    We need to know a little about your car when you register so that we can order the proper oil filter for your car in advance of the event. When you register we will need to know your car’s year, make, model, colour, and vehicle identification number (VIN) so that we can pre-order the correct filter for you. (Please note that we can only service cars that use regular canister filters, not cartridge filters.)

    PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to reduce no-shows, we will require you to confirm your plans to attend approximately one-two weeks prior to the event. We will contact you by phone/email to confirm, but if we cannot reach you or you do not respond, your appointment will be forfeited to an individual on our waitlist.

  • How do I find my VIN?

    Every vehicle made has a unique 17-digit number known as a Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN. Unlike your Social Insurance Number (SIN) there is no harm in sharing your VIN, in fact, it can typically be accessed by anyone standing near your vehicle.

    To find your VIN, either check your insurance pink slip, or stand outside your vehicle on the driver’s side and look at the corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield. If the VIN cannot be found there, open the driver’s side door and look at the door post (where the door latches when it is closed).

  • Where do I go?


    Really Living Centre
    2060 Upper James Street, Hamilton ON

    Please drive around to the parking area on the south side of the building.