Hi all: sorry for a dumb question, but has anybody changed their oil without jacking the front end. In other words, is it possible to reach and undo the oil plug as the car sits on the driveway? I wouldn't be bugging u with this question, except that it's still lots of snow and freezing here in Canada and i'm 72 years old, so i cannot try it myself for another couple of weeks, for sure. Thanks a lot for your help.
lol we dont have a creeper so I love doing it in the winter with some snow on the driveway...
just get the car up the ramps, lay on a dish thing (a sled for the snow) and slide under the car on disc on the snow :D if any oil gets on the snow thats fine jsut scoop it up and none gets on the driveway, nice and clean
just wanted to thank you all sooo much for helping me You are really a wonderful group of (i assume) mostly young people. As my oil change "challenge" is concerned, i don't have ramps, so, when it warms up a bit here, i'll try to undo the oil plug without jacking the car. If it's too tight or no room to put any force on it, i'll have to take it in to an oil change place of some kind.
lol no problem, if u go to a lubeshop/stealership make sure the monkeys put the filter cap back on, put a new gasket on the filter,lube the nut on the oil pain,tighten the nut back up.... check ur dipstick before you leave as well lol.