Check And Top-up Your Oil Level
Step 1 - Switch Off Engine
Before you start, park the car on level ground. Make sure the engine has been switched off for at least five minutes.
Step 2 - Locate Dipstick
Open your bonnet and locate the dipstick. It is usually brightly coloured to make it easy to find. Pull the dipstick out of its tube.
Step 3 - Clean Dipstick
Wipe the oil off the dipstick using a clean cloth. Look for the oil level marks on the end of the dipstick.
Step 4 - Check Oil Level
Step 5 - Top Up Oil
If you need to top-up your motor oil, place your dipstick back into its tube and remove the oil filler cap, which is usually on top of the engine. Check your car’s handbook or your Haynes Manual if you’re not sure. Pour in some oil, using a funnel if necessary. Wait a few seconds for the oil to drain down to the bottom of the engine, and then re-check the level. Don’t overfill - this can cause leaks.