How to check your car's engine oil?

Learn more about the means to check your engine oil


A one-minute investment can keep your car healthy and running smoothly!

Think of motor oil as the life’s blood of your car’s engine. Checking it on a regular basis is a key part of keeping your engine running well and getting the most miles out of it. The oil lubricates the engine’s internal moving parts, keeping them from wearing too quickly. It also helps keep the engine clean, by preventing dirt buildup, and helps keep it from overheating.

Checking the oil level is a quick, easy job that we recommend you do at every other gas fill-up. All you’ll need is a rag or paper towel, and your car’s owner’s manual if you have questions.
Steps to check engine oil

Your engine needs to be warmed up and the car should be parked on a level spot.

1.Shut the engine off and set the handbrake. Wait for a couple minutes to allow the engine to cool down. Open the hood and locate the engine oil dipstick; in most newer cars it has a yellow handle that says ‘Engine Oil’. Your owner’s manual has a map of the engine compartment within the ‘Do-It-Yourself Maintenance’ section. The oil dipstick and the oil filler cap are marked on this map.

2.Pull the dipstick out. Be careful, some parts of the engine could still be hot. Hold the rag or towel under the lower end of the dipstick so the oil won’t drip onto the engine.

3.Wipe the dipstick out with a clean lint-free rag or paper towel.

4.Insert the dipstick back into the tube until it’s fully seated.

5.Pull the dipstick out again and check the oil level. The dipstick has two marks that stand for “Low” and “Full.” The oil level should be between those marks.  In some cars, a dipstick has a cross section instead of marks; in this case, the level should be within the cross section. Once again, if in doubt, check your owner’s manual. After you’re done, make sure to put the dipstick back in its place.

Your engine is clogged?


Decarbonization allows to clean effectively your engine.

Preventive engine cleaning enables you to restore engine parts rather than replacing them, thereby saving vehicle owners on costly parts, such as a new turbocharger (1.350€ - 3.100€), catalytic converter (600€ - 2.000€), DPF (600€ - 2.000€) or EGR valve (370€ - 500€).

These problems result mainly from poor combustion, which stifles the engine.

So before replacing your engine parts, try Carbon Cleaning. A dirty engine as the result of carbon deposits is the new threat to vehicle performance.

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Benefits of maintaining an optimal oil level
  • Increase your engine's efficiency and cut fuel consumption.
  • Reduce premature wear of engine components.
  • Prevent the formation of deposits and limit the development of corrosion.
  • Reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Your car's oil consumption depends on many factors
  • The type of vehicle you own.
  • Your driving style and where you usually drive (city, roads, highways).
  • The mechanical condition of your engine.
  • Weather conditions.
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