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How to check your oil level 💦

Date Published: 07-11-2017

BCC Cars are dedicated to keeping you safe on the roads as the weather gets colder! ❄️ That's why, every week, we'll be giving you a how-to guide on keeping your car in tip-top condition. This week, Matthew, our Technician at BCC Suzuki & Hyundai Aftersles, shows use how to check engine oil levels at home . . .

 
BCC Cars are dedicated to keeping you safe on the roads as the weather gets colder! ❄️ That's why, every week, we'll be giving you a how-to guide on keeping your car in tip-top condition. 
This week, Matthew, our Technician at BCC Suzuki & Hyundai Aftersales, will be showing us how to check our oil levels at home. Oil helps to lubricate the engine, preventing friction and heat which both lead to wear. Without oil, a car's engine would seize in seconds. That's why it's important to regularly check engine oil levels, especially as the weather gets colder. 
See our guide below:
1) Make sure your engine has cooled prior to opening the bonnet (at least 10 minutes)
2) Locate the oil dipstick (usually yellow/orange in colour with 'engine' or 'oil' written atop it)
3) Using a spare rag or cloth, wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert back into the pipe.
4) Pulling the dipstick out again, look at its end and, depending on the condition of the oil, add or change as needed.

TOP TIP: Always dip the dipstick twice for better results. If you want to check the quality of the oil, rub a little between your fingers and if it leaves a black smudge - it's most likely time to change your oil, which can be bought at petrol stations, supply shops, supermarkets, etc. 
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