- Leverage: If you have a standard wrench, try to increase leverage. You can do this by attaching a longer pipe to the wrench's handle. Even a small increase in length can significantly boost the force applied.
- Heat Application: Carefully apply heat around the plug area to expand the metal slightly. Be cautious not to overheat or cause damage. This method can sometimes loosen the grip on the plug.
- Penetrating Oil: Apply a penetrating oil around the plug and let it sit for a while. This can help in loosening up any corrosion or grime that's holding the plug in place.
- Tap Method: Gently tap the wrench with a hammer while it's positioned on the plug. The vibrations can help break the seal.
- Alternative Positions: If you're unable to raise the SUV, consider driving the front wheels up onto a curb to gain some extra height.
- Safety First: Regardless of the method, always ensure your vehicle is securely positioned and will not move or fall during your attempts.
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