How to Check Car Oil



Whether you’re driving a new or used INFINITI vehicle, your vehicles’s engine running smoothly on the Atlanta roads is dependent on having clean oil, which is why it’s crucial that you know how to check your oil. Luckily, you don’t have to be a master mechanic to keep your oil levels in check. Learn how to check the car oil level in this guide from the experts in the Service Center at INFINITI of Gwinnett.

Why Is It Important to Check Your Car Oil Level

Before we talk about how to check car oil in your vehicle, it is important to understand why you should check your oil regularly. Most vehicles have a recommended oil change of at least twice a year, but this can vary depending on your driving habits and the vehicle you own. You should check your oil at least once a month so that you can confirm that there are no leaks and that the car has an appropriate level of oil. If you notice that the hood of your car is hot to touch or see steam coming from under the hood, then schedule a visit at INFINITI of Gwinnett in Duluth right away and let our expert technicians take a look, as this could be caused by overheating or an oil leak.

How to Check Car Oil Level in 4 Easy Steps!

Learn how to check your car’s oil level in four simple steps:

  1. Turn off Vehicle: Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine off, letting it cool down.
  2. Open Hood: Pop open the hood and locate the dipstick. Keep in mind that some vehicles with electric motors won’t have a dipstick, so consult your owner’s manual.
  3. Clean Dipstick: Once you find the dipstick, pull it out and wipe away the oil on the end of it.
  4. Check Oil Level On Dipstick: Put the dipstick back into the tube, pull it back out, and look at both sides to see where the oil level is.

Some dipsticks are different, but you’re basically wanting to make sure that the oil level is between the “low” and “full” markings. If it’s below the “low” marking, then you’ll need an oil change. Make sure you use the right oil, remove the oil filler cap, and add enough oil until the dipstick indicates the oil is at a proper level. This will hold you off until you can get an oil change at our Service Center near Atlanta, GA.

Get Your Oil Levels Checked at INFINITI of Gwinnett

Contact us if you are unsure of how to check car oil or don’t want to do it yourself. We’re ready, willing, and able to take a look and let you know if you need an oil change or any replacement parts for your INFINITI vehicle.



INFINITI of Gwinnett

Here at INFINITI of Gwinnett you can expect the same level of modern luxury from the moment you arrive and well-beyond when you drive off the lot. Our award winning INFINITI dealership is centered around you –  the customer. We are here to simply help you find the perfect vehicle at the right price to fit your needs. We are family and we take care of our family.

Find a New INFINITI Vehicle in the Atlanta Area at Our Gwinnett INFINITI Dealership

If you’re shopping near the Gwinnett, Atlanta, Duluth or Cumming areas, take a second to check out our INFINITI dealership in Gwinnett. Our inventory is extensive including the newest INFINITI models (Q50Q60QX50QX55QX60QX80) to purchase or lease. Whether it’s a new coupe, crossover, or SUV we’ve got you covered.

Used INFINITI Cars & SUVs for Sale in Gwinnett / Atlanta

From sedans, SUVs, minivans, to pickup trucks, INFINITI of Gwinnett carries a wide selection Certified Pre-Owned and Pre-Owned Vehicles at great prices, so you have many options to chose from.

INFINITI Service Department Serving the Alpharetta, Gwinnett, and Johns Creek Area

Commitment to customer care at INFINITI of Gwinnett doesn’t stop with your vehicle purchase. Our Duluth INFINITI Service Department is staffed with factory-trained technicians, ready to perform everything from regular maintenance to expert repairs. Work done quickly and correctly with excellent service is our goal with every vehicle, every time. Whether your car is the latest model or a few years old, an INFINITI or other brand, we can take care of it with service at competitive prices. We run special offers all the time and recommend you frequently visit our website to learn about them. Schedule your next appointment now.

Build Your Deal Online 24/7 of INFINITI of Gwinnett

Shopping for a vehicle with a specific budget doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. At INFINITI of Gwinnett, in an effort to expedite the process without diminishing customer service we’ve added the online Build My Deal option. With the Build My Deal customer experience you have the ability to calculate your payment, value your trade, apply for financing, and schedule an appointment for in-store or remote paper signing & vehicle delivery remotely. To get started, click the Build My Deal button on the vehicle details page.

Auto Financing For our Metro Area and Gwinnett INFINITI Customers

If you’re unsure about whether to buy or lease your next vehicle, get in touch with our financing staff here at INFINITI of Gwinnett and they will help discover the best plan for your specific situation. Between our easy-to-use online tools and finance team, we’ve got you covered. To get started online simply select our user-friendly online payment calculator for an instant car loan rate or simple fill out the finance application online.

Visit us Today from Atlanta, Duluth, Gwinnett, and Cumming, GA

Treating you with courtesy and ensuring your satisfaction are important to us at INFINITI of Gwinnett. With a large inventory and competitive prices we’re confident that we can meet your automotive needs and desires. We welcome the opportunity to add you to the long list of satisfied customers who’ve shopped at our Duluth, GA INFINITI dealer.

If you would like to learn more about our selection or schedule a test drive, stop by our location, give us a call or send us a chat on the website or Facebook to speak with someone from our sales team.


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