As a daily driver, one thing consumers should know how to do is check their oil. It’s a quick, efficient way to avoid risk damage to your engine and ensuing repair costs.
- Make sure the engine is hot, this way the oil is less viscous and the maximum amount of oil is in the sump. This allows for a more accurate check.
- Open the car hood and locate the oil dipstick and pull it out.
- Dry off the dipstick and dip it once more into the hole.
- Make sure the oil level is between minimum and maximum. If under minimum, add oil.
Also, here are some common myths when it comes to motor oil: