How to Check Engine Oil Level

Below guide will teach you How to Check Engine Oil Level. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Funnel
  • Shop Towel

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $63.24 parts and labor


  • Secure the vehicle on the flat surface to get an accurate reading of oil level.
  • Switch the engine on and let it remain idle for few minutes.
  • Switch off the engine and wait for a while so that the oil settles down in the reservoir.
  • Prop the hood up and look for the engine oil dipstick. Take help from owner’s manual to spot the location of the dipstick.
  • Remove the engine oil dipstick from the tube and wipe it clean with a clean cloth.
  • Insert the dipstick again into the tube and pull out again to check the oil level.
  • Make sure that the oil level is in between MIN and MAX marks.
  • If the oil level is low, add more oil so that it reaches to the MAX mark.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while doing repair work on your vehicle. This protective clothing such as safety goggles, latex gloves, and closed toe shoes keep your safe from injuries.

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