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How To Check The Oil In Your Car

How To Check The Oil In Your Car

Oil keeps the engine of your vehicle running smoothly. That is why it is important to make a habit of checking your oil every month, in addition to scheduling regular oil changes. Here is a step-by-step guide to checking the oil in your car: First, locate your oil dipstick. If you are unsure of its location, you can reference the manual of your vehicle. Make sure that your car has been turned off for at least fifteen minutes before checking the oil, so your check is accurate. Next, pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean on a freshly-washed, rag that is free of lint. After the dipstick has been cleaned of all oil, stick it back into the pipe. It may get stuck on the way back in. In that case, turn the dipstick around and insert again. Pull the dipstick out for a second time and see where the film of oil falls on the oil indicator. There should be two lines, which indicate “full” and “add,” or similar language. If your oil falls ... read more

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