How To Check Car Oil

Checking oil level on dipstick

If you’ve just purchased a new Chevrolet vehicle and you do not know how to check car oil, you’re not alone! A lot of Birmingham drivers do not know this valuable maintenance hack. Your car oil is incredibly important to the health of your car. It maintains the temperature of your engine, assists in cleaning your engine, and helps slow the aging of your engine as well.

This is why knowing how to check your car oil level yourself is important. Does this seem like a complicated process? The service team here at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover of Hoover is here to help! View the step-by-step instructions below to make your Vestavia Hills to Bessemer commute as smooth as possible.

How To Check Oil Level In Car: A Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these steps below to get the most miles out of your car:

  1. Park your car. Then turn your engine off for 20 minutes so that it is cool.
  2. Open your car’s hood and locate the dipstick. If a dipstick is not in your engine, your car may only have electronic oil level monitoring.
  3. Remove the dipstick and wipe it off with a rag.
  4. Insert the dipstick back and then remove it.
  5. Check the indicators towards the bottom of your dipstick to see if the oil level is optimal or not.
  6. Inspect the color of the oil to see if it is starting to turn black.
  7. If your oil color is black and the oil level is low, it is time to schedule an oil change.

Repeating this process every week is vital to making sure you are getting your oil changes at exactly the right time, so you can feel safe and secure on Helena roads.

Get Additional Oil Assistance at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover of Hoover

The steps provided above should provide a simple process on how to check car oil. If you find that you need additional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help guide you through the process or get you scheduled for an oil change. Our certified technicians will be more than happy to assist you!

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Main 205-383-1619 Sales 205-383-1619
1620 Montgomery Hwy
Hoover, AL 35216
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