^^ Good advise, and is a large reason why I do my own oil changes.
Let's face it, no bored grease monkey who is measured against getting a job done quickly cares as much about doing a good job on your car as you do. I use quality products, and I'm willing (even eager) to take the time required to cross my T's and dot my I's. I wipe oil drips clean. I inspect other rubber components like CV/ball joints while I'm under the car, and look for drips and other issues. And then I run through a mental check list before lowering the car off the jack/stands and starting it:
- Is the drain plug installed and tightened (or now, is the Fumoto valve's lever in the Closed position)?
- Is the new oil filter installed and tightened?
- Is the new oil in the engine?
- Is the fill cap installed and tightened?
Knock on wood, I've never effed up an oil change on my own car.