Oil Drains

Greg Smith Equipment Sales stocks several different models of oil drains including Steel and Plastic Oil Drains, in their eight brick and mortar showroom / warehouses located throughout the USA . All oil drains we sell are portable so they can be moved from bay to bay in your automotive shop. Shop and compare the best Auto Equipment at the best prices for your auto service business.

Telescoping Oil Drains

Telescoping oil drains are used to drain oil from elevated vehicles on a 2-post car lift or a 4-post car lift. Low profile oil drains are used for vehicles that are not elevated. This style of oil drain is used by customers who own an automotive lift and want to drain the oil from a vehicle that has been lifted several feet. Customers want to be able stand up under the car or light truck while they are draining their oil. This model is easy to roll and position under the elevated vehicle. Many customers use a transmission drain funnel to increase the size of the top drain bowl. The telescoping oil drain bowl support is adjustable so that the customer can raise or lower the position of the drain bowl as close to the oil drain plug as possible when draining oil and lowering the bowl when transporting the equipment through the shop area.

Oil Drain Models

There are two methods for transferring the used oil from the storage tank to the bulk used storage tank.


The most basic method (on the lower capacity oil drains) is to simply roll the portable oil drain close to the designated used receptacle, remove the telescoping drain assembly and pipe, lift the bucket and pour the used oil into the used storage container. This method is OK if there are just a few gallons in the oil drain. Larger capacity drains have a spigot at the bottom to which a hose may be attached. You can drain the oil by simply moving it to a higher elevation than the used receptacle, connect a hose to the spigot and allow the used oil to drain into the collection receptacle.

Pressurized Oil Drain

The pressurized oil drain is much easier to evacuate than the basic model that uses the gravity method. Pressurized telescoping oil drains are available in both plastic and metal receptacles. When the used oil is ready to be evacuated from the pressurized oil drain, the customer closes a valve on the telescoping shaft and attaches an external air hose. A small amount of compressed air moves into the container to create pressure. The customer places the evacuation hose into the bulk used oil receptacle and opens the valve for the evacuation hose valve. The air pressure in the tank forces the used oil out of the portable tank through the evacuation hose into the used bulk storage tank.

This is a much easier way to empty an oil drain and normally creates less chance spills. Most pressurized oil drains have a sight glass that allows customers to easily see how much is in the container.

Low Profile Oil Drains

17 Gallon Low Profile Oil Drain with 12V Pump

Most portable low profile oil drains are used to drain oil from vehicles that cannot be easily lifted by the customer. These types of vehicles are normally larger trucks, buses or construction vehicles that have plugs under the vehicle. Low profile oil drains have a very large open surface area so that the used oil ends up in the container and not on the floor. Some models have compartment baffles to prevent the large quantity of oil from “sloshing” over the sides when it is rolled throughout the automotive shop. The used oil may be evacuated from these low profile models by either gravity, manual hand crank pump or a 12V electric pump.

Used Oil Extractors

Oil extractors are a very popular alternatives to oil drains as an efficient process to remove used oil or other fluids from a vehicle. There are several models of passenger cars, trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and other 4-cycle engine powered machines that recommend used oil be evacuated from the top end of the engine. Transmission fluid or other vehicle fluid may also be evacuated with extractors. The pressurized oil extractor can be used as either a telescoping oil drain or as an efficient oil extractor. The flexible evacuation probes are inserted into the fill nozzle or dipstick tube and the vacuum created in the extractor’s tank “sucks” the fluid into the tank. The used oil is evacuated from the oil extractor’s storage tank in the same evacuation method as used with the pressurized oil drain.