How To Check Car Oil

Checking oil level on dipstick


Checking your car’s oil is a good idea no matter what your timetable is in between oil changes. It’s a great choice because problems with your oil might lead to greater problems down the line when it comes to your vehicle maintenance schedule. Thankfully, if you don’t know how to check car oil, it’s a rather easy process, one that we can explain simply and concisely right here. Sit tight, grab a beverage, and let us tell you how to check the oil level in your car. And don’t forget, we can service your Hyundai vehicle no matter what’s wrong with it.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

In many newer vehicles that Montgomery drivers might drive, you’ll have an electronic oil monitor rather than your normal dipstick. Start out by checking your owner’s manual for the auto manufacturer’s recommendations. If you’re using the dipstick, just follow these steps:

  1. Ensure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that your engine is turned off and cold.
  2. Open the hood and find the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out and wipe any oil off the end of it.
  4. Put it back into the tube, then pull it out, then check both sides to see where the level is at.

You’ll have a way of finding out what the level is by looking at the dipstick. If your Mason car shows that the oil is between two markers or within the cross hatches (depending on your dipstick), the level is good. If it’s not in that zone, you’ll need to add oil or schedule service with us to get it done for you.

Why Check the Oil Level?

Many Fairfield drivers overlook their oil level, but they do this at their peril. The right oil level is a small thing, but it makes a big difference in your vehicle’s performance. Generally, you’ll want to get an oil change at least twice a year, depending on the model and how you drive. Oil checks should be done about once a month. This is to ensure that there are no leaks and that you’ve got enough oil to get along on the road with no fuss. If you have a hood that’s hot to the touch or you see steam coming from under the hood, that means your oil level might be low. Our service experts can clear that right up for you, though!

Columbia Hyundai: Your Service Partners

No one likes thinking about fixing up their car, but it’ll happen. When it’s time, you need to be ready with a team like Columbia Hyundai. With us, you’ll have people ready and waiting to take care of your car. If it’s time, contact us today.

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