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Watch the draining oil for shiny specks. Metal flakes in the oil could mean that there is a serious problem with the internals of your engine.

Allow oil to drain out of the oil pan until it slows to small drops.

Once the draining has slowed significantly, wipe off the area around the oil drain with a rag or towel.

Replace the drain plug and hand-tighten it.

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