How to Check Car Oil

Checking oil level on dipstick

Your car depends on its motor oil to function, so you should regularly check the level to make sure it is just right if you want to keep all of the internal moving parts safe. No matter how you drive, keeping your car’s oil topped up is crucial.


Whether you intend to stay on the streets of Eagan or go on weekend excursions, keep reading to learn more about how to check your car oil from the knowledgeable service team at Mauer Chevrolet!

How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

First, some more recent vehicles check the oil level using electronic monitors rather than traditional dipsticks. To manually check the oil, just adhere to the steps listed below.

How To Check Oil Level In Car:

  • Ensure the car is levelly parked and the engine is cold and off.
  • Open the car’s hood and look for the dipstick.
  • The dipstick for the engine should be removed, and any leftover oil should be wiped off the end.
  • Pull out the dipstick after fully inserting it into its tube to check the level on both sides.

Using dipsticks to display the proper oil level is always an option. Your oil streak’s peak should fall between two marks or inside a cross hatched region to denote a reasonable level. If not, additional oil will be required. Make sure to purchase the grade advised in the owner’s manual, remove the cap on the oil filler, and gradually pour in oil until the dipstick indicates the appropriate level. You can always contact the Chevrolet service team with questions anytime!

Why You Need to Check Your Car’s Oil Level Regularly

Your car’s oil level and filter condition have a big impact on how well it runs. Oil checks ought to be performed at least once per month. You can make sure your car has no leaks and enough oil to last throughout all of your trips through Woodbury by doing this. As you notice that the hood of your car feels warm to the touch or that steam is emanating from beneath it, schedule an oil change right away. Your car’s engine could overheat and start to leak oil. Check our selection of service specials for great deals at Mauer Chevrolet!

Reset Oil Change Light

Although the process varies depending on the vehicle, it is necessary for all cars to reset the oil change light. But only after your oil has been changed should you turn the oil change light back on. If you unintentionally forget to have your oil changed, your car may suffer long-term damage.

How to Reset Oil Change Light:

  • Turn all systems in your car off, but leave the engine running.
  • Find the “reset” button or stick on the dashboard (typically found near the speedometer and fuel gauge).
  • Hold the button down until the oil change light flashes (signs of resetting may differ per vehicle).
  • Turn the ignition off, wait a few seconds, then turn your car back on.

Wondering how often you should change your oil? About every 10,000 miles. Some vehicles may benefit from an oil change a little sooner so don’t hesitate to make an appointment early if an oil change is in your future.

Get Your Oil Checked and Changed in Inver Grove Heights With Mauer Chevrolet

Now that you know how to check your car oil in Inver Grove Heights, Mauer Chevrolet is there to assist with all your needs.The team of certified Chevrolet expert technicians in our service center is standing by to answer your questions and offer you outstanding service. We can also help answer questions related to changing brake pads and how to program a Chevy Key Fob in Inver Grove Heights. Reach out to us to set up an appointment and enjoy the Mauer Chevrolet difference today!


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