Auto maintenance can seem scary to someone who has never opened the hood of their car. A simple oil change is a good introduction to working on vehicles and a good way to build up your mechanical skills.
Additionally, changing your own oil is a good way to save money. Paying a dealership to change the oil in your car can cost upwards of $100, whereas changing your own oil can be done for as little as $30! Manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3-5000 miles. If you keep your car for 10 years, that works out to 27 oil changes. At $100 each change that is quite a savings.