How to Check Car Oil Levels

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Motor oil is absolutely essential for your new car to run, and you should always make sure your oil is in proper working order and at the right level. Whether you’re sticking to the streets of Bastrop or heading far beyond Del Valle and Giddings city limits, you must check your car oil to ensure your car stays running well.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

While many newer vehicles have electronic oil monitors that don’t require you to use a traditional dipstick, you can always check your owner’s manual for specific recommendations. However, if you’re checking the oil manually, simply follow these steps:

  • Make sure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open your hood and locate the dipstick.
  • Remove your dipstick and wipe any oil from the end.
  • Reinsert the dipstick all the way back into its reservoir, then remove again.
  • You can now properly observe your oil level

Dipsticks always have an indicator level for your oil. If the top of your oil streak is between two designated marks or within the cross-hatched oil level area, your oil level is up to spec. If it isn’t, you’ll need to add more oil.

Make sure you’re buying the same oil that’s recommended in the owner’s manual. To top off your oil, remove the oil filler cap, then add oil a little at a time until the dipstick indicates you’ve reached the proper level.

Let the Sames Bastrop Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service Team Keep Your Car in Prime Condition

Our service team is always ready to help with anything from oil changes to serious repair work. Schedule service with us today or contact us online for further assistance or with additional questions, such as how long an oil change takes.

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