The oil service is the life of the vehicle. The oil we install in our vehicle is similar to the vehicle as the blood we pump through the heart. The quality of the fluid and filtration is an issue to consider. Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you, and last a lifetime.
The oil drain plug is an issue I have seen as a problem over the years of service. Which is one reason I recommend doing it yourself. Many vehicles that I have serviced have had the drain plug extremely over tightened. This can cause many problems. When you reinstall the drain plug just tighten by hand and then about 1/2 a turn with wrench. Don’t OVER tighten!
When installing the drain plug go ahead and cover it with some PTFE Thread Sealant Tape. This will help it seal and prevent any leaks from the drain plug.
The oil filter is rather similar to the drain plug, it is usually over tightened. Many filters are over-tightened. I have had to remove many oil filters over the years with special tools due to the over-tightening. When you install the new filter go ahead and fill it with new oil and then install it by hand and tighten it by hand. Don’t over tighten this with a wrench or special tool, it will cause an issue when you get ready to remove it on the next oil change.
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