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Always wear protective gloves and eyewear when working with motor oil. Be careful if your car has been running recently as the engine and exhaust may be very hot. Keep rags or towels nearby to wipe up any spills.

Use a 17 mm box end wrench to loosen the drain plug 3/4 of a turn.

Loosen the drain plug by hand until it comes free and oil begins to drain out of the oil pan.

Watch the draining oil for shiny specks. Metal flakes in the oil could mean that there is a serious problem with the internals of your engine.