Automotive repair shops in today’s environment service a variety of makes and models of vehicles. Oil change service on vehicles has evolved over time where a simple removal of a drain plug and turn of the filter isn’t the standard procedure anymore. Today’s vehicles are a bit more completed where a technician will have to remove a protective cover, an oil filter is now a replaceable cartridge inside of a permanent housing, and even some vehicles on the market today require special tools to reset an oil light. Bottom line, shops who have solely relied on a traditional oil drain may be losing a valuable opportunity to attract more customers simply because they don’t have the right drain for the job in today’s market.
When choosing the next oil drain or fluid evacuator for your shop there are a few things to consider. The type of vehicles that you will be servicing and procedures you can implement to reduce shop liability. When choosing any piece of shop equipment, it is always important to know what the right tool for the job is. For most of the vehicles on the road a conventional drain for using under a lift is suitable for most oil, transmission, and coolant changes. However, some vehicles are a bit more specialized such as European models possibly requiring a fluid evacuator with a measuring chamber as some of those vehicles no longer have a dipstick tube to check the fluid level before servicing the vehicle. This could potentially increase liability for a shop by servicing a vehicle with a leak or since measuring the contents of the fluid removed is a required OE procedure for a proper repair.
Zeeline by Milton™ has a wide range of waste oil drains to cover various applications in the automotive and light truck markets. To learn more about our offering and now Zeeline by Milton™ can help you make an educated decision about which oil drain is right for your shop, please Contact Us.