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How to Check Engine Oil Level?

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Safety Tip: Wear safety glasses at all times when working on your car. Wear other private protective equipment (PPE) when required, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1.Start your car and warm up the engine. Park the car on a flat surface and turn the engine off. Pause 2 or 3 minutes to allow the oil to drain to the bottom of the oil pan.

2. Open the hood and find the oil dipstick handle. Bring up to your car owner’s manual for the exact location.

3.Twitch the oil dipstick out of the tube and wipe off the engine oil with a clean shop rag.

4. Insert the dipstick again into the dipstick tube all the way.

5. Pull the oil dipstick out and keep a check on the oil level. The oil level should be amid the Min and Max marks on the dipstick.

6. Add oil if below the Min mark. It takes one quart to increase the oil level from Min to Max. 

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