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How To Check Your Car’s Oil

Oil Replacement

Your car’s oil is essential in preventing your engine from overheating, and it also keeps everything lubricated and running smoothly. You have to check your car’s oil on a regular basis to make sure that everything is fine. Los Gatos Acura has a great primer on how to check your car’s oil that’ll keep you on the road longer in San Jose. And while we’re here together, you should take a look at some of the great national offers we’ve got on what could be your next Acura.

Learn How To Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Vehicles with newer model years have electronic oil monitors that do away with the dipstick that you might be used to. Be sure to look at your owner’s manual to see what the automaker recommends. If you’re going to be checking your oil manually, follow these steps for an easy and efficient time:

  • Ensure your car is parked, on level ground. Turn the engine off and let it cool.
  • Open up the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  • Pull the dipstick out of the engine and clear it of any oil that may be on it.
  • Place the dipstick back in the tube, then take it out and look at it on both sides to check the level.
  • If your oil is within the crosshatched area or between two lines, your oil is at the proper level. If it’s not in that area, it’s time to top up your oil.

One thing we have to recommend when changing your oil yourself is to buy the grade of oil that your owner’s manual recommends. You can pick up products approved for Acura vehicles at our parts department. As you’re adding oil, go slow and consistently check the dipstick so you don’t overfill.

Why Get Your Oil Changed With Los Gatos Acura?

We’re not just a great resource on teaching you how to check your car’s oil. We also have expert service technicians who know everything there is to know about keeping an Acura running at its best. We serve the fine people of Santa Clara and Monterey with pride because we want their cars running in tip top shape. We also have knowledgeable financing experts who can help you through the money side of getting in that car. Contact us to find out more.

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