Engine oil is arguably the most important out of all the fluids you have to put in your car. This is true because it keeps your engine cool and prevents damage and friction. Ensuring you have the right amount of oil is a significant car ownership responsibility. Regularly monitoring your oil will ensure your engine performs well and lasts a long time. Fortunately, checking your oil levels is an easy task that any driver can do!   Follow These Steps to Check the Oil Level in Your Vehicle Before you get into the nitty-gritty of it, you should have your owner's manual nearby just in case you have problems locating the dipstick or other general questions. Some modern vehicles use electronic oil monitors instead of dipsticks. If your car, truck, or SUV has an oil dipstick, follow these steps to inspect your motor oil: Ensure the vehicle is parked on flat ground and that the car engine is off and cooled down. Locate the dipstick under your hood. Pull the dipstick out and wipe away the residue as it is guaranteed to be accurate for the reading. Put the dipstick back in, then pull it out to inspect where the oil sits. If it is in between the two indented lines, you are good. Furthermore, you should examine its consistency and color. If it is grimy or looks contaminated in any way, you should get an oil change. If you notice that your oil levels are low, we invite you to our Maple Valley auto repair shop. We can help replenish your oil and change your oil filter if necessary. Please call or visit Rainer Automotive for all your auto needs!