Your motor oil keeps your vehicle going on the Daphne roads, so you need to check the level consistently if you want to keep driving to places. Beyond keeping you going, the right amount of oil is needed to protect all of your engine’s internal moving parts. Find out how to check car oil below from the service experts at Southern Chevrolet, Inc.!
If you have a newer model, you might have an electronic oil monitor instead of a traditional dipstick. Be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what the make of your vehicle suggests if you don’t already know. To check the oil level manually, you will need to:
Dipsticks will have a way to show you the proper oil level. If you see that the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the level is good. If it isn’t, then you’ll need to add more oil.
You should also check your owner’s manual for the recommended grade of oil to buy. When you have it and your oil needs to be filled up, remove the oil filler cap and then slowly and carefully add the oil in small amounts at once until you’ve reached the right level.
When you check the oil level at least once a month, you can be sure that you have enough oil to keep going on the Pensacola roads and that there is no leak. However, if you ever notice the hood of your car is hot or there’s steam coming from under the hood, you will need to schedule a service visit immediately as this could be signs of an oil leak as well as an overheated engine.
If you’ve changed your oil at home, you’d want to reset your oil change light. Despite there is a specific process for each make and model, this is the general process:
Make sure to not reset the light if you didn’t perform an oil change as this could cause damage.
Now that you know how to check your car oil, feel free to learn more service tips that you should be aware of as a driver in the Mobile area, such as how to check your transmission fluid. If you ever need auto service, come by Foley and count on our professionals at Southern Chevrolet, Inc. while saving with our service specials!
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