How to Check Car Oil

Auto Mechanic Checking Oil

To keep your vehicle performing at its best on the roads of Broomfield and beyond, you need to ensure it has enough motor oil at all times to protect the engine’s internal moving parts. Fortunately, keeping tabs on your vehicle’s oil level is quite simple. Learn how to check car oil right at home with this guide from Land Rover Denver.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic oil monitor in place of a traditional dipstick. If it does not have an electronic oil monitor, you will need to check the oil level manually.

  1. Once you have parked on level ground, turn the engine off. It should be cold before you check the oil level.
  2. Open the hood of the car to locate the dipstick.
  3. Take the dipstick out of the engine and wipe away any oil on the end of it.
  4. Put the dipstick back in place, then take it out once more to look at both sides.

The dipstick will have markings indicating the proper oil level. If the level falls short of those marks, you will need to add more oil. Consult your owner’s manual to see what type of oil your vehicle requires. Remove the oil filler cap and carefully add oil a little at a time until you have the proper amount.

Why is Checking Your Oil So Important?

To keep your vehicle performing as the manufacturer intended, it needs to have enough oil to adequately lubricate the moving parts of your engine. An oil change is required at least twice a year, but it could be necessary more often based on your driving habits. It is a good idea to check your oil level at least once a month to catch any oil leaks before they turn into a major problem.

If, when you are driving on the roads of Aurora, you notice your car’s hood is hot to the touch or there is steam billowing out from under the hood, you will want to bring it in for service as soon as possible. An oil leak could be causing your engine to overheat.

Keep Your Car in Pristine Condition with Land Rover Denver

Now that you know how to check car oil, you may have additional questions about automotive maintenance. The service department at Land Rover Denver would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today, and if your vehicle is in need of service, be sure to peruse our current service specials before setting up an appointment.

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