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

asked by on

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.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What materials do you need to do an oil and oil filter change?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car shifts gears but doesn't move

The vehicle not moving in any gear for a manual transmission is going to most likely be a clutch is not engaging from a worn out clutch disc. You will need to have the transmission removed and new clutch kit...

Q: Which oil should I put in?

After checking the oil specifications for your engine you are correct about the 5w20 weight oil. Newer engines in a lot of vehicles now use and recommend the 5w20 or 0w20 oils. Your vehicles engine uses 5W20 only. The parts...

Q: What safety precautions should be followed when driving?

Your car is equipped with a quite a few different safety features, but in order to stay safe on the road and protect both yourself and your passengers, there are a few safety precautions you’ll need to follow. Here’s what...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.