How To Check Your Oil Level Correctly

Jul 11, 2016 | All About Cars | 0 comments

Do you check your oil? You should! Here is how to correctly check your oil level. 

Step 1 – Switch Off Engine
Your car should be parked on level ground. Turn the engine off and wait five minutes before you start.

Step 2 – Locate Dipstick
Open your bonnet and look for the dipstick – this should be brightly coloured and easy to find! When you find it, slowly remove it from its housing.

Step 3 – Clean Dipstick
Use your cloth or tissue to wipe the oil off the dipstick. Make sure you keep an eye out for the oil level marks of the end.

Step 4 – Check Oil Level
Check your engine oil level by slowly pushing the dipstick into its tube, then pulling it out again. It should be between the upper and lower marks – if it is closer to the lower one, it’s time to top up.