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How to Check Car Oil

Oil Change

Learning how to check the oil in your new or pre-owned car can help protect all the engine’s internal moving parts of your vehicle. Motor oil is the lifeblood of your Mercedes-Benz vehicle, and the proper levels are required to prevent engine damage and maintain optimal performance. In between visits to our Rallye Motors service center, Long Island drivers can easily check their oil levels at home to maintain their vehicle.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

While many vehicles have traditional dipsticks, some newer vehicles have electronic oil monitors. You’ll want to start by checking your owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations for your specific model. To manually check your oil using a dipstick, follow these simple steps:

  • Check that your vehicle is parked on level ground. Then make sure the engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open the vehicle’s hood and locate the dipstick.
  • Remove the dipstick out of the engine and clean off any oil from the end of the dipstick.
  • Replace the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then remove it again and check both sides to see where the oil level is.

All dipsticks will have some method of indicating the proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the level is good. If you find the oil level is below these markings, you’ll need to add more oil.

Topping Off Your Oil

Before topping off your oil at home, you’ll want to check your owner’s manual to ensure you purchase the right grade for your make and model. Feel free to reach out to the Rallye Motors parts department if you need help locating the correct oil. Once you have the right oil for your model, you’ll want to remove the oil filler cap. Then add oil a little at a time, making sure to check the levels until the dipstick indicates you’ve reached the proper level.

We’ll Help Keep Your Mercedes-Benz in Great Condition

Need help getting the correct oil read? Contact the service center at Rallye Motors. We’re conveniently located next to Plainview and Syosset, and our certified technicians can walk you through the process, or perform the check for you!

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1600 Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY, 11576 United States
(516) 473-0794
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