Check Your Oil the Right Way

Check Your Oil the Right Way

( – Have you been noticing that the oil sign on your dashboard is lighting up? This almost always means there’s a problem with your engine, and more than likely, it’s your oil. This video explains the right way to check it.

Here’s what to do.:

  • Identify the oil cap in the center of your vehicle’s engine. Most will say “oil” or have a picture of an oil can on top, but this reservoir cap is located near the oil dipstick.
  • Locate the yellow dipstick and pull it all the way out. Take a cloth and wipe clean. Insert the dipstick and quickly remove.
  • Read the measurements. The reservoir is full when the oil reaches the fourth drill hole from the end.
  • Add or not? If the dipstick should show low oil levels, add a quart of oil. Most late-model automobiles use premium conventional oil. The most common used viscosities are either 5W-20 or 5W-30. Always check your car’s manual or oil cap because some may require 10W-30 or 10W-40.

Once added, repeat checking again until there is a full oil read.

Oil plays a vital role in the life of your vehicle. If you see the oil warning light appear, it won’t hurt to check it. Letting it go could lead to permanent engine failure. Keeping your car on the road is essential. Now it’s time for that road trip!

~Here’s to Your Success!

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