I Do A LOT Of Oil Changes.
I Have Set Up A Small Rolling Oil Change Tool Box. It Makes It Easier For Me Than Gathering Various Tools From My Large Roller Cab/Chest. It Has It’s Own Filters Wrenches, Socket Set, Paper Shop Rags, Cleaning Supplies, Zip-Lock Bags For Used Filters, Etcetera.
I also made a set of flat “ramps” from 2x12. They’re stepped to raise the car enough to get under it for oil changes and I slide on a 5’ x 5’ piece of plastic tarp. The tarp wipes clean easily and folds.
Since I do oil changes on 7 vehicles I stock several of each OEM filter required and cases of motor oil, both 5 quart (for changes) and 1 quart (for topping). I buy oil when there’s a sale for that particular brand. The box even has a card showing the proper size filter and drain plug wrench as well as filter and oil capacity of each vehicle.
Each car is due for a change when the odometer ends in an even 5,000 mile reading (10,000, 25,000, 80,000, 105,000, etcetera). Each car driver in the family can help me easily monitor changes required. I keep a log in each glove compartment showing maintenance and repair work done.
I gave up lining the drain pan with a bag and went with one of the pans that contains oil beneath and has a spout. I put a twist type open/close valve and hose on it to make it easy and clean to put oil in the recycling bottles. I use a credit card (from the box) to quickly scrape the oil on top of the pan down the center drain, spray on some cleaner, give a wipe, and it’s clean.
I put the proper amount of oil in a 5 qt. oil bottle (and/or additional qt. bottles). If a car only holds 4.5 qts. then I pour off one-half quart from a new bottle before I use it. I also use those spiggots on the 5 qt. oil bottles. You can tip the whole bottle up above the car’s filler, get it completely in the filler opening and open the valve.
I use aluminum foil to drape over and shape around items (A-arms, hoses, axle boots, etcetera)that drain oil could fall on when I remove the filter from the engine. One should be careful not to wrap foil around any exposed electrically charge wiring. When finished I remove the foil and dispose of it.