How To Check Your Oil Level Correctly
Do you check your oil? You should! Here is how to correctly check your oil level.
Step 1 - Switch Off Engine
Your car should be parked on level ground. Turn the engine off and wait five minutes before you start.
Step 2 - Locate Dipstick
Open your bonnet and look for the dipstick - this should be brightly coloured and easy to find! When you find it, slowly remove it from its housing.
Step 3 - Clean Dipstick
Use your cloth or tissue to wipe the oil off the dipstick. Make sure you keep an eye out for the oil level marks of the end.
Step 4 - Check Oil Level
Check your engine oil level by slowly pushing the dipstick into its tube, then pulling it out again. It should be between the upper and lower marks - if it is closer to the lower one, it's time to top up.