Generally Mobile lube service is operated from a van or trailer using special equipment often referred to as a "Mobile Oil Change system" or "Mobile Lube package". These systems consist of tanks for fresh oil and waste oil and some also for windshield wash fluid and antifreeze. They will have stub pumps or diaphragm pumps, hose reels and dispensing guns (sometimes called handles or nozzles). They will also have an air compressor to run the equipment.
Some systems will have oil evacuation kits to suck the oil out through the dipstick while others are the "pull the plug" to drain the oil. Both can be effective and it is really a matter of personal choice of which to use.
Some Mobile Lube equipment builders will provide jacks or ramps for lifting the vehicles, some prefer quick lift jacks, others (like us) prefer air bag jacks.
While we no longer build Mobile Oil Change systems ourselves, in our "How to Start" manual we do provide you with money saving coupons from some of the top mobile lube equipment system builders! Picture above is our last system we built and gives you an idea of what a "typical" Mobile Lube equipment package looks like.
Of course you will need other tools and supplies, oil filter wrenches, emergency spill kit, mats and so on, some builders provide some of this, others do not. In our "How to Start a Mobile Oil Change Business" manual we provide a complete list of "the tools of the trade" to help you make sure that you have everything you will need.
We also discuss the pros and cons of vans vs trailers, there are factors to consider to help make your decision as to which is the better choice for you.
And don't forget the manual will also provide you with excellent money saving coupons from some of the top Mobile Oil Change equipment system builders saving you much more than the cost of the manual!
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