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How to Check Car Oil

Motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, and you should always make sure there’s just the right amount if you want to protect all the engine’s internal moving parts. Knowing how to check car oil is essential, whether you’re sticking to the streets of Del Rio or heading far from Eagle Pass and Crystal City.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Many new vehicles have electronic oil monitors that don’t use traditional dipsticks, so start by checking your owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations.

If you’re checking the oil manually, simply follow these steps:

  • Make sure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  • Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it.
  • Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

Dipsticks always have some way of indicating the proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the level is good. If it isn’t, you’ll need to add more oil.

Be sure to buy the grade recommended in the owner’s manual, remove the oil filler cap, then add oil a little at a time until the dipstick indicates you’ve reached the proper level.

Let the Cecil Atkission Motors Uvalde Service Team Keep Your Car in Prime Condition

Offering service specials and expert advice, our service team is always ready to help. You can even learn more about how to check tire tread. Schedule service with us today or contact us online for further assistance.

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