What tools do you need to do an oil change on your own?
Well, there aren’t that many luckily and after you buy these few, they are good for all future oil changes. You’ll save a lot of money over time if you keep these items on hand so you can do oil changes yourself in the future.
- The Plastics Group W78 Drain Pan And Container – This is where the oil will collect under your car so it doesn’t splatter and leak all over your garage. You can also use it to store and drop off the oil for recycling.
- Great Neck PSO40 40 Piece 1/4-Inch and 3/8-Inch Drive Socket Set – Everyone should have a socket wrench set ready to work on whatever repairs come up at home. This is a low priced set, but you can get better ones by looking around.
- World’s Best Universal Oil Filter Wrench – 3-Jaws 2-Way – Not needed, but I recommend this in case your oil filter is slippery. It also helps you tighten it just enough to make it stay on, but not too tight that it can damage the filter.
- Hopkins FloTool 10701 Spill Saver Multi-Purpose Funnel – Any cheap funnel will do
- Powerzone 380033 2 Ton Steel Floor Jack – Don’t use the flimsy jack that comes with your car. That is only meant for changing a tire.
- Torin T43002 3 Ton Jack Stands (Sold in Pairs) – These will safely hold your car up while you work under it.
- Pair of Steel Truck and Car Service Ramps 6,500 lb. GVW – Cheaper and much easier to use than a jack and jack stands. I highly recommend using this. Just don’t drive over the edge.
Most people don’t really no that there is a different type of oil specification for every car. You can usually find that information on your car owner’s manual, but if that isn’t available you can check this Amazon product lookup below.
Just choose your vehicle and you’ll see oil on the next page. You can then either order it through Amazon, or you can write down the type of oil for your car and pick it up at your closes auto parts store.