Oil Filter Wrenches
There are four common types of oil filter wrenches: strap. The simple strap
wrench is the most popular and can handle most filters. A more sophisticated
filter wrench combines a strap or band wrench with a ratchet drive. This type is
useful when the filter is located in an out of the way place. The filters on
some vehicles can only be removed with this type of wrench.
The other two types of filter wrenches are applied to the end of the oil
filter, and both use a ratchet drive.