Shops who do oil changes or other fluid management work should have a fluid evacuator on site. If your shop works on import vehicles regularly, chances are at some point a vehicle will come in without a drain plug, where you’ll need to perform a fluid evacuation through the dip stick. Many import vehicles do not utilize drain plugs anymore. If you come across damaged or cross threaded drain plugs from a previous shops work, evacuating the oil will save you costly additional expenses like paying for an oil pan that was damaged by another shop.
Additionally, some vehicles have skid plates blocking the oil pan. Taking this skid plate off can take up significant time. Using a fluid evacuator from the dipstick virtually eliminates this method.