How to Check Your Car’s Oil Guide


Don’t you think you should check your car’s oil? Just like fuel, oil is also important for your car. It has to be checked on a regular basis; otherwise it’s going to seriously affect the performance of your car on the road. There is no need to seek the help of a car mechanic in order to check the condition of the oil in your car. You can do it yourself without any help. This article will guide you with the guidelines of how you can check your car’s oil. If you follow the tips the right way, there won’t be any trouble for you to check the oil in your car.

Why should we check oil?

Oil is important for the overall performance of a car. If the engine is perfect, the car will also run perfectly. Ultimately the credit goes to engine oil – that’s the reason why engine oil is important for your car and hence it has to be checked on a regular basis. Let’s learn how it functions along with the engine. When the engine is on, the oil goes through the engine and if there are any corroded materials, it will remove them and will ensure smooth performance of the engine.

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You might have seen people checking only in the gas stations. You should not be among those people. Oil should be checked regularly. Now that you have understood the importance of oil in a car, it is hoped that you’ll be checking the oil in your car on a regular basis from now on.

Things you’ll need:

  • Clean rags
  • Flashlight
  • Paper Towels

Steps to check oil in your car:

Step 1- First of all, you should be having a good idea regarding the importance of the quality of the oil and also about the oil levels. Once you make sure you know these things, you can get into the second step.

Step 2- You should be parking your car in a safe place before you start the oil checking process. The place where you are thinking of parking your car should be having a level ground.

Step 3- Now, just turn off the engine of your car. Wait for some time so that the engine bay gets cooled down. By this time the oil will also get settled. The recommended time to wait in this process is 30 minutes. And that’s the case, if you have parked your car in a shaded place.

Step 4- Now find out the dipstick. Lift it and clean it using a rag. Place the dipstick where it was earlier – in the right position. Now pull the dipstick away from the receptacle and now you should be able to read the pointed end. It should read “full”. If not then fill it with the oil.

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