How To Check Oil in Your Car

Checking car oil levels

Your new or pre-owned car’s oil keeps your engine lubricated and prevents it from overheating. If you want to keep your engine in tip-top shape, you’ll want to check the oil in your Merced car regularly. For further instructions on how to check oil in your car, Mercedes-Benz of Modesto’s service center put together this quick step-by-step guide.

How To Check Your Oil Dipstick

Checking your oil dipstick is how you check the oil level in your car in most cars, although some newer vehicles have an electronic oil system that doesn’t use a normal dipstick. This means you should consult your owner’s manual for what the manufacturer of your car recommends. If you have a dipstick in your car and want to check your oil manually, it’s as easy as following these steps:

  1. Ensure that your vehicle is parked on level ground. You might think that you can check your oil hot or cold but you’re going to want to ensure your engine is turned off and cold by the time you’re ready to check your oil.
  2. Open up the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  3. Remove the dipstick from the engine and wipe away any oil at the end of it.
  4. Place the dipstick back into the tube, then pull it out and check both sides to see what the oil level is.
  5. You’ll find that your dipstick has two marks or a crosshatched area that indicates the proper level for your oil. If your oil is in this area, your oil is at the level it needs to be! If it isn’t, it’s time to come into our service center and get your oil level topped off.

If you’re replacing your car oil yourself, be sure to consult your owner’s manual to ensure that you’re replacing it with a grade of oil recommended for your car.

Get Mercedes-Benz Oil Service at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto

If it’s time for Mercedes-Benz oil service in Stockton or Stanislaus, the best place to come to is Mercedes-Benz of Modesto. We’re your neighborhood source for everything auto maintenance such as how to clean leather seats and more. We’ve got a great selection of always genuine OEM parts to ensure that your car is getting exactly what it needs. If it’s time for maintenance on your car, get in touch with us.

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