How to Check Oil Level in a Car

Checking oil level on dipstick
Motor oil is the lifeblood of any car on Middletown streets, and every driver should know how to check oil levels in a car. Ensuring your oil level is correct will help protect all of your engine’s internal moving parts wherever you go around Monroe. Read on to learn more about car oil checks from the service team at Middletown Honda!

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in a Car

Many newer vehicles in Warwick have electronic oil monitors that don’t have traditional dipsticks, so begin by reviewing your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations for your make and model. If you’re checking oil levels manually, follow these steps:

  1. Park your car on level ground and turn off your engine and let it cool down completely.
  2. Open your hood and locate the oil dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out and wipe away the oil using an old rag.
  4. Re-insert the dipstick back into where it was and then pull it out again. Look at both sides of the dipstick to see where the level is. Dipsticks always have a mark that indicates the proper oil level. The level is good if the oil level is within a cross-hatched area. If it’s not, it’s time to add more motor oil.
  5. Be sure to buy the grade of motor oil recommended in your owner’s manual.
  6. Remove the oil filler cap, set a funnel on top, then add a little oil at a time until the dipstick shows that you’ve reached the proper level.

Why Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

Car oil checks are essential to your vehicle’s performance and longevity. Oil changes are recommended at least twice a year, and you should do car oil checks at least once a month. This way, you’ll know you have enough car oil for all your drives around Goshen. Schedule a service appointment with the service center at Middletown Honda if it’s time for an oil change and learn more about how much an oil change may cost near Middletown.

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