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Place the jack under the lifting point and raise the front of the car until you can fit underneath it.

Place a jack stand under the stand point.

Slowly lower the jack until the jack stand is supporting the car and the jack isn't. Remove the jack.

Many hydraulic jacks are lowered by placing the open end of the handle over a knob and turning it counter-clockwise. Consult your owners manual for your jack if you don't know how to lower it.

It is helpful, but not necessary, to jack up both sides of the car. Since the oil drain plug is on the driver's side of the car, lifting just the driver's side should be sufficient.

Never work underneath a car that is only supported by a jack. The jack may slip or fail, resulting in serious injury or death.

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