Depends on the car. With my lexus I've got to remove a bunch of aero panels to get to the drain plug. I run 20K filters so Im only underneath the car once every year or so now with the Lexus and Ridgeline. My view on maintenance is that the fewer tools and fasteners you need to do the job the better. UD
Originally Posted by tbm5690
I see the convenience factor but don't see how this would be any quicker than pulling the drain bolt. With most vehicles you have to go under for the filter anyways, and at least for me I just drive up on the ramps and it's easy access. It also gives me a chance to do a look-over on the underside for leaks or other surprises that I might otherwise not be able to see.