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How to Check Car Oil


Motor oil is the lifeblood of your GMC vehicles, and keeping track of it is essential maintenance around Peoria. As a result, knowing how to check oil levels in your car is vital in ensuring your engine’s internal moving parts are working. For those who want to know how to check car oil, Liberty GMC, Inc. has a guide on handling this task as effectively and efficiently as possible.



Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Many newer vehicles have electronic oil monitors in place of traditional dipsticks. So, be sure to check your existing owner’s manual for what the manufacturer recommends. Wondering how to check your car oil manually? Make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Be sure to park your vehicle on level ground and check that the engine is turned off and cold.
  2. Open your vehicle’s hold and find the dipstick.
  3. Pull your dipstick out of the engine and wipe away any oil from the end of it.
  4. Reinsert the dipstick back into its tube, then pull it out to look at both sides to see where the oil level is.

Vehicle dipstocks have a way of indicating your proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the oil level is good. If it’s not, you will need to add more oil. Make sure to purchase the oil recommended in your owner’s manual, remove the oil filler cap, and add a little oil bit by bit until your dipstick indicates you’ve reached the proper level.

Why Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

It’s surprising to know that oil maintenance gets overlooked when it comes to your vehicle’s performance. In contrast to brakes and tires, some Peoria drivers ignore this until it becomes a problem.

On average, oil changes are recommended at least twice per year, depending on your GMC vehicle. Oil checks should be performed at least once a month. At the same time, you should always be sure your vehicle has enough oil for all your adventures around Surprise. However, if you notice that your car’s hood is hot to the touch or steam is bowling out, it’s time to schedule a service as soon as possible. Your vehicle may have an oil leak and an overheating engine.

Keep Your Car At Peak Performance With Liberty GMC, Inc.!

Now that you know how to check your car oil, turn to the Liberty GMC, Inc. for all your service needs. Be sure to check your service specials to make sure you will save money on your next visit. If you need more extensive repairs on your vehicle, you can turn to our collision and body shop. Keep your car running well around Tempe and beyond with Liberty GMC, Inc.. See you shortly!


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