How do you check the oil level?

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It is important to check your oil level every now and then. Engine oil is a lubricant that lubricates all rotating parts in an engine. Without engine oil, an internal combustion engine cannot run and the moving parts will get stuck, this is also called a “seize up”. Oil is therefore definitely a must and it is therefore important to check the oil level every now and then. It can happen that your car uses or leaks oil. In this case, we recommend that you check and top up more often when the oil is not up to standard.

But how do you check the oil level? It is important that the car is as straight as possible. If you have just driven, it is recommended to wait at least 5 minutes before checking the oil level. The motor can then cool down. Then you can open the hood and remove the oil dipstick. Make sure to clean the dipstick with an old cloth first. Then put the dipstick back in the engine block and take it out again. You should now be able to check the oil level. There are stripes on the level plug, make sure the oil level is always at the correct level. If it is below the minimum level, you will have to add extra engine oil. Is it above the maximum level? Then we advise you to possibly get something out of it. Too much oil creates a higher pressure in the engine block and can cause serious damage.

Do you often have to top up oil? This can often indicate oil consumption or oil leakage. In both cases it is advisable to top up with oil. In case of excessive oil consumption or leakage, it is advisable to consult a garage.

For minimal oil consumption or oil leakage you can add an oil additive. This is an additive that reduces oil consumption and oil leakage. The Lindemann Engine Performance Treatment, Worn Engine Treatment and the Oil Stop are ideal for this.