Checking your engine oil level is very important. Ideally, you will check the level once a week to ensure you do not have a leak, or that the car engine is not burning the fuel away.
It is easy to identify your oil level meter as in most car engines now, the dip stick will be labeled in yellow.
It is important to note that before you check the oil, the car engine must be off and the car needs to be on level ground.
To ensure the oil level is correct, you must first pull the dip stick out and wipe it. Once you have cleaned the dip stick, dip the clean dip stick back in a second time. Push the dip stick in all the way down and then pull it back out.
When you look at the bottom of the dip stick, you are looking for where the oil sits in relation to the two points at the bottom of the stick. The manufacturers declare that optimum oil level is between the two points on the dip stick. If your oil level is between those two points, then it is okay to operate the vehicle.
If the oil level is above the top point, then you have too much oil. If it is below, you have too little oil.
The dip stick typically only measures the top half litre of the capacity of the car’s sump. If your oil level check is indicating that your oil level is low, it is a good idea to add only small amount of oil and check the level again a few minutes later.
Pouring a full four litres of oil into the engine is not a good idea as will then mean that the sump will be overfull, which can be just as harmful as not having enough oil.
Still if you are not sure and you think there is some problem with your car then call us at (07) 3353 6939 or book a service online by filling up this form here https://northsideauto.net.au/auto-repair-book-a-service/