About Oil Drain Pan
Every three months or 3,000 miles, you are stuck sitting at the mechanic's shop having your oil changed. With an oil drain pan, you can save time and money by changing your own oil. To change your own oil, you need to first lift and stabilize the car with jacks so you can easily access the drain plug. There are a few pan options to choose from so you will want to find a style that easily fits underneath your vehicle. A low-profile oil drain pan typically sits on wheels to easily slide under the vehicle, whereas other styles include a funnel-and-tube assembly that drains into a larger tank. You also need to consider how many gallons of oil the pan can hold, as some hold as little as 5 gallons, whereas larger tanks can hold 20 gallons or more. After you change your own oil, you will need to properly dispose of the old oil, which needs to be taken to an oil recycling facility. Changing your own oil can save you time and money, so stop lining the mechanic's pocket and invest in an oil drain pan from the large selection available on eBay.