How To Check Your Oil Level

The fluids in your car are essential for the running of your engine - but one of the most important types of fluid to monitor is your oil level. Checking your oil level is something anyone can do - and by doing so, you can improve your car’s performance greatly, while protecting you against unexpected breakdowns.

Checking Your Oil Level

Your oil level being either too high or too low can spell trouble for your car. To check your oil levels, do the following:

  1. Park your car on a level surface and wait for the engine to cool down.
  2. Locate your dipstick, which should be on top of your oil tank. Typically, your dipstick is a bright yellow ring.
  3. Pull your dipstick all the way out, and wipe it off with a rag or cloth.
  4. Insert the dipstick all the way in, and pull it out.

Wiping the dipstick is important because during the operation of the car, oil can splash onto the car, making your reading inaccurate. Your dipstick reading should range from L to F. L being low, and F being full. It’s best to fill your engine close or at to the F mark, but be careful not to overfill.

Check Oil Level

When it’s time to get your oil changed, you can skip the hassle of the mechanic's garage with Fiix. To get an oil change at your home or work, call 647-361-4449, or book online with Fiix today!

Related articles

Signs Of Your Engine Running Lean
Signs Of A Failing Mass Air Flow Sensor
5 Ways to Become a Better Nighttime Driver
Can You Get Ticketed For Driving Slow
When and Why to Put On Winter Tires
The History Of Lamborghini And Ferrari

Extend your car's life. Get car advice straight to your inbox.

Join 5000+ car owners and keep your car in its healthiest form.

More Related Articles

3 Signs Of A Failing Oxygen Sensor

3 Signs Of A Failing Oxygen Sensor

The oxygen sensor in your car resides in your exhaust manifold and is used to detect components of your exhaust that helps your car monitor its performance.

Read more

What To Do If Your Engine Is Overheating

What To Do If Your Engine Is Overheating

In most situations, overheating occurs on hot days, when you are in “stop and start traffic” or on steep, hilly terrain. This guide helps explain what to do if your car begins to overheat.

Read more

5 Reasons Why Your Car Won't Start

5 Reasons Why Your Car Won't Start

You never really realize how important something is until it's gone. This is especially true for your car! You may use it for driving your kids to school, driving to work, getting groceries, and more. So when it stops working all of a sudden, it's a huge pain.

Read more