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How Do You Check The Oil Level In Your Car?

how do you check the oil level in your car?

Why Is Changing Your Car Motor Oil Important?

A key element of a vehicle is motor oil. If it’s working to keep the engine cooled or lubricating parts to not grind against each other, the engine oil is the lifeline of your car. The engine oil aids the engine in numerous ways. It helps defend the engine by keeping it clean from dirt, which defends the operation of the engine. Oil lowers friction and wear, which can also enhance the fuel performance of your car. Lastly, it lowers the heat within the engine and redistributes it to other parts of the engine. If you are concerned about the status of your engine oil, contact our service department for a vehicle inspection.





How to Check Oil Level?

How to Check Oil Level With a Dipstick?

Consistently checking the oil level can help keep the driver ensure oil health and upkeep proper oil levels. To not touch hot engine parts, it’s better to test the oil when the engine is cool. When checking the oil, many dipsticks have guidelines to display if the oil levels are low and should be topped off. Also when using the dipstick, you can check the oil texture. If the oil is smooth and a lighter color, it shouldn’t be changed. However, if the oil appears sludgy and dark, then it should be replaced.

How to Check for an Oil Leak?

Detecting an Engine Oil Leak

If your dipstick constantly shows low engine oil levels then you may have a leak. There are a number of methods to test for an oil leak, which is integral because a leak could bring harm to the car’s engine. If there are dark puddles under your car, this is possibly a result of the oil pan slowly leaking oil. Smoke from the engine or the smell of burning oil could be an important sign of an engine oil leak. Also, the engine overheating could possibly be a product of an oil leak.

How Many Miles Can You Go Over an Oil Change?

How Many Miles Over Oil Change?

Learning when to change your car’s engine oil is also critical to prevent damage to the engine in your vehicle. While some may suggest a short oil change interval from 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it’s recommended to have your oil changed every six months or 5,000-7,000 miles, whichever one comes first. If you are worried about when to have an oil change you should reach out to our service department for more accurate information about your vehicle.



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Where to Get a MINI Oil Change In Santa Fe NM?

Santa Fe MINI invites you to schedule your next oil change at our Santa Fe area service center. Our factory trained MINI technicians are certified to service all manufacturers’ vehicles. Schedule your next visit online or in-person.


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