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Checking Oil

How to Check Car Oil

Most drivers know that regular oil changes are essential to maintaining your Honda, but how can you keep tabs on your oil’s condition in between visits? Learning how to check car oil can alert you to any problems that may develop, so you can keep your car in the best shape possible for the long road ahead! So whether you’re a high-mileage commuter in Cody or an off-road adventurer in Laurel, find out how to check oil level in cars with Underriner Honda and take care of your car from the comfort of your own garage.

How to Check Oil Level in Car

Before you pop the hood, we recommend finding your owner’s manual. Your owner’s manual will have recommendations suited specifically for your model and year, along with diagrams showing where each component is located. If you have a new Honda model, you might have an electronic oil monitor that takes care of the process automatically! But if you don’t, these general tips will teach you how to check car oil quickly and accurately:

  • Make sure your car is parked on a level surface for the best reading and let the engine cool off completely.
  • Pop the hood and look for the dipstick.
  • Pull the dipstick out and wipe away the oil at the end with a clean cloth.
  • Replace the dipstick all the way.
  • Pull the dipstick back out and check the oil level indicator line.
  • If the oil level is too low, use a funnel to fill the reservoir to the appropriate level.

Not sure which type of oil to use? Consult your owner’s manual or consult our service team for advice.

Rely on Professional Service at Underriner Honda

We know that life can get hectic around Red Lodge and Lewistown, and sometimes basic maintenance gets pushed to the bottom of your schedule. Whether you’re due for an oil change or you need your transmission fluid checked, the service department at Underriner Honda can take care of everything for you with a smile. From oil changes to tire rotations to multi-point inspections, we’ll be happy to examine your car thoroughly in Billings and give it the TLC that it needs! You can even schedule your service online.

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