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How to Check Car Oil


Whether you’re driving a new or used  INFINITI vehicle, your car’s engine running smoothly on Port Saint Lucie roads is dependent on having clean oil, which is why it’s crucial that you know how to check your oil. Luckily, you don’t have to be a master mechanic to keep your oil levels in check. Learn how to check the car oil level in this guide from the experts in the Service Center at INFINITI Stuart.

Why Is It Important to Check Your Car Oil Level

Before we talk about how to check car oil in your vehicle, it’s important to know why you should check your oil regularly. Most vehicles have a recommended oil change of at least twice a year, but this can vary depending on your driving habits and the vehicle you own. You should check your oil at least once a month so that you can confirm that there are no leaks and that the car has an appropriate level of oil. If you notice that the hood of your car is hot to touch or see steam coming from under the hood, then schedule a visit at INFINITI Stuart in Stuart right away and let our expert technicians take a look, as this could be caused by overheating or an oil leak.

How to Check Car Oil Level in 4 Easy Steps!

Learn how to check your car’s oil level in four simple steps:

  1. Turn off Vehicle: Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine off, letting it cool down.
  2. Open Hood: Pop open the hood and locate the dipstick. Keep in mind that some vehicles with electric motors won’t have a dipstick, so consult your owner’s manual.
  3. Clean Dipstick: Once you find the dipstick, pull it out and wipe away the oil on the end of it.
  4. Check Oil Level On Dipstick: Put the dipstick back into the tube, pull it back out, and look at both sides to see where the oil level is.

Some dipsticks are different, but you’re basically wanting to make sure that the oil level is between the “low” and “full” markings. If it’s below the “low” marking, then you’ll need an oil change. Make sure you use the right oil, remove the oil filler cap, and add enough oil until the dipstick indicates the oil is at a proper level. This will hold you off until you can get an oil change at our Service Center near Hobe Sound.

Check Your Car Oil Levels at INFINITI Stuart Today!

Contact us if you’re unsure of how to check car oil or don’t want to do it yourself. We’re ready, willing, and able to take a look and let you know if you need an oil change or any replacement parts for your INFINITI vehicle.

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