Motor oil is essential for a vehicle and has a number of important functions. The oil is a lubricant for all rotating parts within an engine block. It is therefore important to check the oil level regularly. By regularly we mean at least once a month. You can combine this by checking the coolant level at the same time.
How do I check the oil level?
Checking the oil level is a simple and time-consuming task. The oil level is best measured when the engine is cold. After driving a car, we recommend letting the engine cool down for 10 to 15 minutes. Then you can check the oil.
Tips on the oil level:
- Make sure your car is always on a level surface
- Use an old cloth to clean the dipstick before checking the oil level. Then you put the oil level screw back into the engine block and take it out again or measure the oil level.
- You have 2 indicators on the level stop, namely a minimum and a maximum level. The difference is often 1 liter of oil. If the oil level is below the minimum, oil must be topped up. If the oil level is above the maximum, you need to remove some oil. Too much oil can cause problems and damage.
- If the car uses more oil than normal, it is advisable to check the oil level more frequently. So you know how much you always need to top up.