Mike Jones, Schaumburg, Illinois, 1966 PA-28-180 Cherokee
I’ve been changing Cherokee oil for many years, and some of you may also do your own oil changes. Here is one tip that works even if you are simply adding oil. I do not use a traditional funnel or special threaded tube to add oil. Instead, I cut an old oil jug. The threads are an exact match to the Lycoming oil filler neck. I also discovered that the older AeroShell container is a bit larger than the newer style container, so the new ones slide right in. You can walk away and do something else without spilling a drop.
Todd Cavins, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1974 PA-28-180 Archer
Park your plane right every time. I use these self-adhesive chocks on the hangar floor. (Degrease well before applying.) This ensures I get the plane in nice and straight. No repositioning needed.
David McQuade, Columbia, Tennessee, 1968 PA-28-180 Cherokee
My electric towbar was slipping a lot on smooth concrete until I bought strips of self-adhesive, non-slip material, which also serves as the perfect centerline guide.