The location of the oil filter varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle, but it generally found behind the engine, such as those on a Honda Civic. However, other vehicles may have it mounted directly beneath the engine.
The oil filter is generally placed near the oil pan of an engine. For those interested in changing their own oil, special tools are available, such as oil filter wrenches, which are designed to surround the exterior of the filter. Due to the amount of oil filters, there are several different sizes and variations of oil filter wrenches available.