Car Mechanics (UK)
SAFETY ADVICE – GROUND CLEARANCE
If you are struggling to squeeze a drain tray underneath the vehicle to drain the engine oil, then it may be possible to raise it a little at the front, especially if the drain plug is at the back of the sump (ie, the oil will still drain out, even if the vehicle is not level). A pair of shallow drive-on ramps is one solution. Alternatively, raising and supporting the front of the vehicle on two axle stands positioned under the front subframe or sills (jacking points) can also help. After refilling with fresh oil to just below the recommended fill capacity, check the oil level via the dipstick (if fitted), when the vehicle is back on level ground. Add more oil as appropriate.