How to Change a Car Oil Filter without Spilling Oil Everywhere


Most car owners normally change the oil of their vehicles on their own. It is probably a simple job to change your car oil but you will feel it quite difficult to change a car oil filter. All it needs you to have adequate knowledge about this process as well as about the tools that are required for this task. Here we will see how to change a car oil filter without spilling oil everywhere

Things you’ll need:

There are some tools that are particularly required for changing an oil filter. These take in the following:

  • Oil filter wrench
  • Large zip-lock bag
  • 2 long ties
  • Pen or awl
  • Work gloves

Car Oil Filter

Step 1:

Push two holes near on either side by the top on the zip lock bag. Verify that the zip-lock bag you have selected is large to cover up the oil filter.

Step 2:

Put the zip lock bag on the oil filter from the bottom.

Step 3:

Put one tie in the hole in the zip lock bag and keep on twisting that end to hold the bag. Next locate a place in your engine compartment where you can hang the other end of the tie.

Step 4:

Now put the second tie in the other hole in the same way that you adopted for the first hole.

Step 5:

Use oil filter wrench on your oil filter to release it. It can be twisted about a quarter turn earlier than twisting it again to keep the zip-lock bag on the filter.

Step 6:

Next twist off the oil filter over the zip lock bag with your hands. In this way, the oil filter will emerge and fall exactly in the bag together with any extra oil.

Step 7:

Detach the ties and then take the zip-lock bag and oil filter away.

Tips & Warnings:

  • While changing the oil filter of your vehicle verify that its engine is not extremely hot
  • Always remove the oil earlier than changing the oil filter.

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