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There comes a time when driving along on vacation or out of state; there may come a time where you need to inspect your oil for signs of wear. In addition, you also may not have time to bring it into a repair shop. In either case, the job of checking your oil falls to you.

Here at Snethkemp Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Gaylord, we like to share with you how you can properly inspect your oil. Feel free to reach out to our service team if you have any questions.

Inspecting your Oil

First thing Petoskey drivers need to do when inspecting your oil is preparation for the check. You will need to make sure the vehicle is in park, on level ground, and the engine is off. Next, you will need to open up the hood to get to the oil dipstick. If you don't know where your hood release is located, please consult the owner's manual of your vehicle.

After opening up the hood, Boyne City drivers will need to locate the oil dipstick. The dipstick usually comes with and handle marked with a symbol resembling an oil can. The next thing to do is pull the dipstick fully out and wipe off the end of the dipstick with a rag or paper towel.

Once you wipe it off, there are usually two lines; the higher one indicates the oil tank is full, and the lower one indicates the low oil level. Slowly dip the dipstick back into the tank down to the bottom to check the current oil level. Once done, pull it back out and check the level. If it falls under the lower line, you will need to add oil.

Gaylord, MI drivers can add a quart of oil back into the tank, then wait a few minutes for the oil to go into the crankcase recheck the oil level to make sure it's above the second line. Keep in mind that the oil does not have to be above the higher line for the engine to lubricate. All that's left to do is start up the engine and be on your way.

Southkemp Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM proudly serves shoppers in the Grayling area.

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