How to Check Car Oil

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Motor oil is essential to ensure that your Honda car, truck, or SUV is always running smooth and safe on Mesa roads. Checking your car oil level is really very simple, and is something that all drivers should know how to do. In this guide from the professionals in the Right Honda Service Center, you can learn the proper way to check your oil, and if it’s time for your next oil change, schedule an appointment with us today!

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

While there are some newer cars that are equipped with electronic oil monitors, most vehicles have a traditional dipstick. To find where the dipstick is located in your Honda, check the owner’s manual, then simply follow these steps:

  • Make sure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  • Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it.
  • Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

There will be marks on the dipstick that indicate the proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, you’re good to go. If it isn’t, you’ll have to add more oil.

It is important to use the oil grade recommended in the owner’s manual. To add oil, remove the oil filler cap, then carefully pour in the oil a little at a time. Reinsert the dipstick and pull it back out again to confirm that you’ve reached the proper level.

Why Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

It is recommended that you check your car oil level at least once a month. It’s a good way to ensure that you are not losing oil due to a leak. Running the engine without the correct amount of oil can result in a hefty repair bill. Depending on how and where you drive your Honda in the Glendale area, an oil change should be performed every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Again, your owner’s manual will list the recommended oil change schedule for your specific Honda model. If you have any questions about how often to change your car oil, feel free to contact our Service Center. We will be happy to help you determine the correct oil change schedule for you vehicle.

Get Expert Honda Service at Right Honda

Here at Right Honda we offer a wide range of service specials on oil changes, tire rotations, brake replacement, and more. We use only genuine Honda OEM parts, and our service team has the training and expertise to handle all of your auto maintenance and repair needs. Just stop by our Service Center near Phoenix, or give us a call at 480-210-9217.

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