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How to Check Car Oil

 

The oil of your Mitsubishi vehicle keeps the car running smoothly through Daytona Beach; therefore, it’s imperative that you make sure there’s the right amount of oil to protect your engine. Find out how to check your car oil levels or transmission fluid from the service team at Daytona Mitsubishi!

How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

For the vehicles that have electronic oil monitors, start by checking your owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations. Vehicles with manual monitors have a dipstick that looks like long, cylindrical objects. They typically have two marks that indicate where your oil level should be. If you’re checking the oil manually, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Ensure the vehicle is parked on even ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  2. Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of the engine and clean any oil on it.
  4. Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into the tube you pulled it from, then remove it and look at both sides to determine where the oil level is.

If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area of the dipstick, the level is good. If it is below the bottom mark, you’ll need to add more oil. Be careful not to add too much oil where the top streak shows above the top mark.

Be sure to buy the grade recommended in the owner’s manual, remove the oil filler cap, then add oil a little at a time until the dipstick indicates you’ve reached the proper level. You’ll be able to find it at a nearby store in Port Orange.

Why Should I Check My Car’s Oil Level?

Many times, a car’s motor oil is not given the appropriate attention. This can be dangerous because the oil is the blood of the car. If there is not enough oil, the vehicle won’t run properly and it could damage the engine over time. Depending on the mileage and model of the vehicle, it’s recommended that oil changes are done at least two times a year, while you should check your oil level at least once a month. This will help you develop a pattern to see how much oil you use on average and have confidence in knowing you don’t have any leaks. If you notice your oil levels are constantly low, schedule a service appointment with Daytona Mitsubishi as there could possibly be an oil leak.

How to Reset Oil Change Light

Although each vehicle has a unique resetting process for the oil change light, most use the same steps. Make sure to only reset the light after you’ve changed the oil and not before. For a healthy car, try your best not to miss an oil change as it can damage your car in the long run.

Instructions: How to Reset Oil Change Light

  • Leave the engine running and turn off all systems of your car.
  • Find the “reset” button or stick on the dashboard (typically found near the speedometer and fuel gauge).
  • Press the button until the oil change light begins to flash. The sign of resetting may differ per vehicle.
  • Turn the ignition off, wait a few seconds, then turn your car back on.

Now, the oil light should be reset. If you have any questions regarding how to reset your oil change light, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment!

Let the Daytona Mitsubishi Service Team Take Care of Your Car

Our service team consists of experts who are always ready to help you keep your car healthy. Contact us online to gain additional, quality assistance in between visits such as figuring out how long an oil change will take. When you schedule an appointment, our service team will be happy to assist you with an affordable oil change and more! We want your experience from Ormond Beach to Palm Coast to be enjoyable!

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