and I recycle the used oil at the local auto parts. I am careful and do a minimum of impact to the environment, other than driving a fossil fuel device etc, etc.
That said, I occasionally get a coupon that makes it a "wash" cost wise, so I let the good people at the local oil change place take care of the chore.
Then, I go to change my oil and I can't get the oil filter off because they have overtightened the damn thing to the point of me saying all kinds of things very loudly that are just not right. See the neighbors wince, kind of stuff.
I can always get it off (screwdriver and a hammer when all else fails) because I have dealt with this dumbass move too many times, which is why I don't overtighten the oil filter. One can hand tighten an oil filter and it will do just fine. Take it off with two hands and a rag, depending on the angle, works just fine. My oil filter is easily accessed so angle isn't an issue. These guys are pros they should know that, so why all the torque?
That said, I realized I may be isolated in my frustration so I turn here.
I know this is a rant, not a diary, but it's got a poll!
Over the orange cloven hoofprint to vote, please.