7 Easy Steps to Checking your OIL!
-Park your car on a level surface.
-Warm up your engine by turning it on for 1-2 mins
-Open the hood and locate the dipstick in your car.
-Pull out the dipstick and wipe it down with a paper towel or a rag.
-Stick the dipstick in and pull it out again
-Look at the end of the dipstick. You are looking for two things
1)Oil quality- Oil should be clear almost like cooking oil or olive oil. If the oil on the dipstick is dark then it is dirty and should be changed.
2)Oil level- On all dipsticks there is usually two holes or two lines on the bottom of the oil stick. Oil level should be between those two lines. If the oil is above the top line then you have too much oil and you need to drain some as too much oil can damage your engine. If the oil is below the bottom line then you dont have enough oil and you need to add oil because not having enough oil will damage your car.
-After you are done checking the oil if everything checks out put the dipstick back in the car close the hood and you are DONE!