Originally Posted by jmckinley
Changed mine once in an AutoZone parking lot. Bought the oil and filter there then gave them the old oil back. Total cost ~$25.
Probably could do the same thing at Walmart.
That's my plan B, buying a cheap oil drip pan and giving them the old oil and donating the pan. Plan A is to find a nearby military base (I'm retired military) with a Auto shop and do the change in their lot using their oil drip pan. Some bigger bases have large bays I hear.
I plan on making a long trip next year of about 6K miles. As I do my oil changes at 7.5K I should be back at home for the next change. I will continue to do my own oil changes as long as I physically can.
I always wondered how full timers do their own oil changes.