Free Oil Change for Single Parents

Really living remains closed for in-person gatherings. Online services continue. Get the Latest Covid-19 updates here.


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.

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.
  • They’ll also do a basic check of tire pressure and fluid levels and let you know if there are any concerns.
  • Weather permitting, a team will wash and detail your car.

Upcoming Event


—Appointments will be made between 10 am and 2 pm.—

Space is limited and pre-registration 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.


What Information is Needed to Register?

So that we can order the proper oil filter for your car in advance of the event, when you register you will need to provide your car’s year, make, model, and vehicle identification number (VIN).

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).

Step 1. Submit a Registration Form
Step 2. Receive an Appointment Time From Us

After you register, we will contact you by email/phone to let you know what appointment time you have been allocated. (Expect to hear from us within 1–2 business days.)

  • 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 and/or you do not respond, your appointment will be forfeited to an individual on our waitlist.
  • You will be required to sign a liability waiver when you arrive (contact us if you need a copy emailed in advance).

Venue Details

Really Living Centre

2060 Upper James Street

Hamilton, ON

Please proceed to the parking lot on the south side of the building.

Our registration crew will meet you there.

Related News

13 Jun: Motor Oil and Sidewalk Chalk: This is Really Living

It’s Sunday. Eager volunteers gather on an overcast June morning. Some carry hoses, buckets, and sponges; others lug cases of…

31 Oct: A Little TLC for Some Pretty Awesome Moms and Their Cars

Some gallant gents and a few like-minded ladies spent a rainy Sunday providing a free oil change to 13 single moms…

20 Jul: Free Oil Change Offers TLC for Hamilton Single Moms

Father’s Day, June 19, saw our first ever Free Oil Change for Single Moms take place at Grandview Adventist Academy….