My 2016 Honda Fit, because of a plastic shield underneath covering the oil pan and more, has a ground clearance in the front of only 4 inches. When I changed the oil for the first time I used a wood ramp that I’ve been using for my Toyota Tundra and the Yaris that I previously owned. I had 2 extra boards and added them to increase the height and it was okay but still a struggle I don’t want to go through again (and I don’t want to modify the wood ramp).
That plastic cover is worth a thread on its own, but anyway I was looking at ramps and found this one at Amazon.
I have three questions about these ramps…
- Do you trust ramps made of polymer?
- How will the incline affect oil drainage?
- How will the incline affect the dipstick reading after refill?
I probably won’t get a chance to respond tonight but will check back tomorrow morning (3/11). Thanks in advance for any thoughts you have on the subject.