Q: What materials do you need to do an oil and oil filter change?

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Materials such as a funnel, wrench, etc.

My car has 27067 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

In order of importance, you need safety glasses, nitrile gloves (or like gloves that will effectively keep used oil off your skin), a low capacity torque wrench (to re-tighten the drain plug typically to 18 ft. lbs., but see your service manual), a drain plug socket and wrench handle, an appropriate filter removal tool and, depending on the location of the filter, a hydraulic jack, and steel jack stands, to raise the car enough to get the filter out. If you are interested in learning the process, you can request an oil/filter change and observe first hand how it’s done and then if it is to your liking you can perform the oil/filter changes on your own going forward. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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