How Do I Check My Engine Oil Level?
- In order to get the most accurate reading, make sure that your vehicle is parked on a level surface.
·Prop the hood open safely and locate the brightly colored dipstick handle (usually orange) that has the word OIL on it.
- Remove the dipstick and wipe it off with a rag and then replace it back into the engine, being sure to push it all the way in.
- Remove the dipstick again. Do NOT turn it upside down when reading since this will cause the oil to run, and the reading will not be accurate. There will be two holes or lines on the bottom of the oil dipstick. Look to see where the dry section and the oily section meet. If the mark is in between the two holes or lines, then there is plenty of oil in your car.
- If the reading shows that the oil is below the lowest line or hole, you will need to add oil. Do this by adding in a liter of oil at a time, and checking after each addition until the mark falls in between the two lines or holes.