: Oil Change

09-12-11, 07:26 AM
Ok, I have a really dumb question.

My warranty recently expired, so thought I would start saving some $$ by doing my own oil changes. I do my own changes on my other vehicles (5 of them total), but have never done the Cadillac before as I wanted all the records to be in the dealer system just in case there was ever a warranty issue.

Yesterday I got all ready to go, started pulling up on the ramps and my car would get right at the top of the ramp (just before they level off) and then just started pushing the ramps. I put 2x6's down in front of the ramps thinking that might ease the transition somehow, and then my car didn't even try to get up on the boards, just pushed them forward. I tried various things for about 45 minutes then gave up, got in my wife's civic (which was also due) and pulled right up on the ramps with no problems.

Has anyone else had this kind of problem? I'm guessing this has something to do with being RWD vs FWD as to why the Honda pulled right up (my other vehicles don't require ramps).