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How-to » Engine » Mechanical, Lubrication & Cooling » How to Check Engine Oil Level
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Check Engine Oil Level

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Safety Tip: Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.
Start your vehicle and warm up the engine. Park the vehicle on a level surface and turn the engine off. Wait 2 or 3 minutes to allow the oil to drain to the bottom of the oil pan.
Open the hood and locate the oil dipstick handle. Refer to your vehicle owner's manual for the exact location.
Pull the oil dipstick out of the tube and wipe off the engine oil with a clean shop rag.
Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube all the way.
Pull the oil dipstick out and check the oil level. The oil level should be between the Min and Max marks on the dipstick. 7112
Add oil if below the Min mark. It takes one quart to raise the oil level from Min to Max. 7092
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