How to Check Car Oil
Motor oil is a vital component to your car which needs to be checked and changed in regular intervals to ensure the longevity of your engine. One thing all car owners should know is how to check the oil level in your car, so you know that you have just the right amount. If you are interested in learning how to do so, let the experts at Tanner Motors show you the ropes.
How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car
If you have a newer model, you may not have a traditional dipstick, so be sure to consult your owner’s manual for recommendations.
If your car does have a dipstick for a manual check, follow these steps:
- Park your vehicle on level ground, and make sure the engine is cold before you check.
- Open the hood of the vehicle and find the dipstick.
- Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it with a paper towel or rag.
- Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into the oil slot, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.
Dipsticks always have some sort of marking to indicate proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is within a cross-hatched or notched area, the oil level is good. If it isn’t, you’ll need to add more oil.
When purchasing more motor oil, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. To add more oil, first, remove the oil filter cap, then begin to add a little at a time until the oil level has reached the recommended capacity (as indicated by the dipstick).
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