Vehicle: Car: Fluid: Oil
Oil plug extension   (+2)  [vote for, against]
Make the oil plug come to you

Instead of the oil plug being way under the car, have an extension to it, with the valve on the end, coming to a small flap at the side of the car.

No need to get under the car to change the oil. It also means any leaks from the plug are obvious and can be repaired quickly.
-- miasere, Apr 15 2004

my riding lawn-mower has this.
-- SystemAdmin, Apr 15 2004

<Wedges croissant in valve> +
-- Cunninglinguist, Apr 16 2004

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