How to Check Car Oil

Engine Oil Cap Removed

Every vehicle needs oil and you should always make sure there’s just enough to keep all of the engine’s internal moving parts working right. Protect your vehicle’s engine and more by learning how to check your car’s oil. Let the technicians at the Sam Leman Chevrolet Bloomington service center help you keep your vehicle running right on Normal and Decatur roads.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Some newer vehicles have electronic oil monitors that don’t use traditional dipsticks, so start by checking your owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations. Checking your vehicle’s oil is easier than it sounds. If you’re at home and 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 help indicate where the proper oil level is. If the oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the level is at a good place. If it’s not, you will need to add more oil. It’s important to make sure you’re using the correct type of oil when adding more or changing the oil out completely. Be sure to buy the grade recommended in your vehicle’s 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.

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Let the Sam Leman Chevrolet Bloomington Service Team Help!

Keep your new vehicle running smoothly around Springfield and beyond by keeping up with the recommended maintenance schedule. Not sure where to start? Contact our service department to get an idea of what your vehicle needs and when, including how to check oil level in car. Have more questions about our services, to learn how to rotate tiresgood mileage on a used car, the difference between a coupe and sedan, when to use low gear, or our service specials offered, get in touch before making your way to our dealership in Bloomington.

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