How to Check Car Oil

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Many drivers know the importance of motor oil and how it’s the lifeblood of their Land Rover vehicle. It’s important to make sure there’s enough oil to keep the engine’s internal moving parts protected. This ensures your vehicle is safe to drive around the Dallas-Fort Worth areas. Learn more about how to check car oil from the service team at Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth.


Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Some of the Land Rover vehicles will have electronic oil monitors that don’t use the traditional dipsticks. To get things started, check your owner’s manual for the automotive brand’s recommendations. Follow the steps below for checking the car oil manually:

  1. Have the vehicle parked on level ground and turn off the engine – make sure the engine is cold.
  2. Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it.
  4. Re-insert the dipstick back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

Dipsticks have a way of showing the right oil level. Check the levels, and if the streak is between the two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the levels are good! If not, more engine oil is needed.

It’s essential to purchase the grade recommended in the owner’s manual, remove the oil filler cap, and add oil a little at a time until the oil dipstick shows that you have reached the proper level.

Why Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

In most cases, oil changes should happen at least twice a year, depending on the vehicle you drive and how it’s driven. Oil checks are needed at least once a month, so you know there are no leaks and that your vehicle has the engine oil needed for your next big road trip or family vacation. With that said, if the hood is hot to the touch or you see steam billowing out from under the hood, schedule a service appointment today! There’s a chance that your vehicle has an oil leak, or the engine is overheating.

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Have Your Oil Checked at Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth!

After learning how to check car oil, you can still have the Land Rover experts at Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth near DFW handle the oil change for you. We offer limited-time service specials for additional savings and expert advice to keep your vehicle performing at its best. Contact our service center today if you have any questions about how to check the oil level in a car.


Auto Service Coupons in DFW

Oil & Filter Change

$10.00 Off

Use engine oil and factory-authorized filters made specifically by the manufacturer for your Land Rover. Call us today and we’ll review your records and odometer reading to let you know if it’s time to schedule an appointment.

Wheel Repair

$25.00 Off

Accidentally brush one of your wheels against a curb a little too hard? If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. It happens all the time – in fact, so much that Autobahn has our own in-house wheel and rim repair facility.

We’ll provide the best options to repair your wheel in the most cost effective way. AND you’ll know everything was done 100% to Land Rover’s specifications since we’re a factory-authorized Land Rover repair facility and have been working with Land Rover wheels, rims and tires since 1994!

Full Detail (Interior & Exterior)

$199.95 $149.95 Special!

Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth has our own in-house exterior and interior car detailing department, and as a multi-car auto group with several high-line stores we know exactly how to treat and detail your Land Rover in the best way. You’ll have the same team that gets our new and pre-owned Land Rovers ready to put on the showroom floor doing everything by the book.

Just so you know, the head of our detail department has been here since 2002, so your car will be in good hands with someone who knows how to treat it right!

Paintless Dent Repair

$15.00 Off

We know how frustrating it can be to get a dent or ding in your Land Rover, and we’ve got the right team of professionals to take care of it for you. Don’t trust your car to a “here today, gone tomorrow” pop-up shop, bring it to us and we’ll make sure those dents and/or dings get fixed the right way the first time. We’re here today, here tomorrow to make sure you’re happy with the work long-term too! We can say from experience you will be amazed at the dents and dings that can be removed and corrected.

Brake Inspection

$10.00 Off

Next time you’re in let us take a look at your brakes and we’ll let you know if there’s anything you need to be aware of and/or if it’s time to consider a brake service of any kind.

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