Learn How To Check Your Car’s Oil

Checking oil level on dipstick

Your vehicle’s engine oil is a critical part of its inner workings. It prevents your engine from overheating because it keeps the moving parts inside lubricated and running smoothly. Do you know how to check a car’s oil? If you don’t, you’re in the right place. Sayer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has the service team that’ll keep your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Wagoneer in tip-top condition for as long as possible. Contact us today to get in touch with our team near Blackfoot.

How To Check the Oil Level in a Car

Blackfoot and Pocatello drivers can easily figure out how to check their car oil. It’s as easy as looking at your owner’s manual to see the specifics for your particular model. If you can check your motor oil manually, this is how to check your car’s oil:

  • Park your vehicle on level ground, turn the engine off and give it time to cool.
  • Set your parking brake.
  • Open your hood and look for the dipstick.
  • Pull the dipstick out of its tube and wipe it clean.
  • Slide the dipstick back into its tube, then take it out again and look at both sides of the dipstick to check the level.
  • If your oil falls within the crosshatched area or between the two lines, you’ve got the right amount of oil. If it’s not in this range, you’ll want to get your oil level looked at before you cause significant engine damage.

You should always use the right grade of motor oil when you’re topping off your oil in Rexburg. Thankfully, our parts center will help you find the right motor oil for your vehicle because we’re Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Wagoneer experts.

Get Your Oil Changed with Our Team

You should now know how to adjust the oil level in your car. Ready to learn more about automotive maintenance? The team at Sayer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is ready to help you make the right choice when you’re fixing your car. Schedule service with our team and get an appointment without leaving your home or check out our service specials. Either way, we’re ready to help you right here in Idaho Falls.


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