What tools do you need to change oil?

In addition to oil, you’ll need an oil filter, an oil-filter removal wrench, a wrench to remove the drain plug, a funnel, a drain pan and some gloves. You may also need to raise the car to gain access, in which case you’ll need a floor jack and safety stands, or a pair of purpose-made steel ramps.

What size is a Toyota oil filter wrench?

Use a 27mm or 1-1/6″ drive socket with a ratchet to remove the filter.

Do you need a special tool to change oil?

You’ll need a ratchet and socket set to remove the oil drain plug, an oil filter wrench (or maybe just a strong grip) to remove and install the filter, a drain pan to catch the spent oil, and a funnel to refill it. If you are new to changing your oil though, use a torque wrench and the proper factory torque specs.

What happens if you change the oil but not the filter?

If the oil filter is not changed periodically, the filter can become severely clogged, reducing the volume of oil passing through the filter and into your engine. Without this oil, your engine can suffer severe damage. However, the oil would be dirty, unfiltered oil that has bypassed the oil filter.

Are all Toyota oil filters the same?

Genuine Toyota Oil Filters Remember, not all oil filters meet Toyota’s stringent specifications. To protect your engine (and your pocketbook), always specify a Genuine Toyota oil filter.

Does a Toyota RAV4 need synthetic oil?

Toyota recommends getting your Toyota RAV4 oil & filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles for conventional oil. Synthetic oil ordinarily should be changed every 7,500 – 10,000 miles. We are proud to serve each Toyota owners and are the best location to service your Toyota RAV4 in Atlanta and the greater metro area.

What is the best oil for Toyota RAV4?

Full synthetic motor oil
Full synthetic motor oil is designed to be the highest quality motor oil for your Toyota RAV4.

How long is too long without an oil change?

Cars can generally go 5,000 to 7,500 miles before needing an oil change. Furthermore, if your vehicle uses synthetic oil, you can drive 10,000 or even 15,000 miles between oil changes. Continue reading to learn more about oil changes or skip to scheduling your oil change right here on our website.

How do you change the oil in a Toyota RAV4?

Direct the end of the drain hose into your oil drain pan or container. Tighten the knurled portion of the tool which activates the spring loaded valve inside the oil filter housing. Once the housing is drained remove the tool and reinstall the metal drain valve plug. Using Motivx oil filter wrench to loosen tight filter.

What kind of wrench do I need for RAV4 oil filter?

Traditional Canister Style Spin-On Oil Filter The RAV4 oil filter housing retains the oil filter, is screwed onto the engine, and seals with an “O” ring to prevent leaks. These housings can become extremely tight and this is where it is very important to have a proper fitting, good quality oil filter wrench to prevent breaking the housing.

Do you have to change the filter on a RAV4?

The traditional spin-on style filter is self contained whereas the filter on your RAV4 is not. The RAV4 filter is retained and sealed within an aluminum or plastic housing which must be removed to replace the filter during your oil change.

How do you change the oil in a Toyota Sienna?

Place the drain pan beneath the oil filter. Using a 3/8″ ratchet with a 3″ or 6″ extension, remove the metal drain cap. A tiny bit of oil may leak out as you take it off. Thread the oil drain tool into the threaded port that was exposed by removing the plug. Direct the end of the drain hose into your oil drain pan or container.