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How to Check Your Engine Oil in 8 Simple Steps

 How to Check Your Engine Oil in 8 Simple Steps

If there's no oil in your vehicle, it won't run for long. You need always to make sure you have the right amount, the right type, at the right time. Every driver should know how to examine their oil to achieve peak engine performance and longevity. Don't know how? Kwik Kar Auto Repair has your back. Here is a step-by-step overview of how to inspect your engine oil. Step 1 - Park your car on a flat surface to ensure you get an accurate reading. Then turn off the engine and wait 10 to 15 minutes for your vehicle to cool down. Step 2 - Next, you can proceed to pop the hood open and locate the oil dipstick. It usually has a red, orange, or yellow plastic tab on it. However, you can always refer to your owner's manual for additional help.  Step 3 - Remove the dipstick. It's not always necessary to wear gloves, but you have the option to do so to keep your hands clean.  Step 4 - Wipe the dipstick (from the handle to the tip) with a clean rag or paper towel ... read more

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