Simple Basics on How to Check the Motor Oil in Your Vehicle

Is your vehicle in need of fresh, new motor oil? Do you want to know how to change the oil in your vehicle on your own? Well, no need to worry. The team of skilled automotive techs here at Auto Clinic of Franklin is here to tell you how. First and foremost, we want our valued clients to understand the importance of changing their vehicle oil routinely. When you fail to do so, your car will ultimately burn a whole lot more fuel and it will not run as smoothly as it should. So don’t delay. Be sure to change your oil today!

Step by Step Guidelines

To help our customers be able to check their own vehicle oil levels, we want to share these simple guidelines and tips:

  • Simple and Basic – To check your oil be sure your vehicle is parked on ground that is level. Wait a bit of time for the engine to cool down. Once the engine is cooled, you can open the hood of your car. Locate the dipstick and pull it out. Wipe the stick off with a cloth and then insert it back in as far as it will go. Pull it out once again and view the stick taking note of the level of the oil as it is indicated on the dipstick. If the oil is at the appropriate level, then there is nothing more to do. However, if it is showing below the adequate oil level, then it’s time to add more motor oil to your vehicle.
  • How to Add Additional Oil – To add the needed oil, look at the top of the engine and locate the oil filler cap. Remove this cap and add a small amount of oil at a time to prevent overfilling the tub. Add the oil a little bit at a time continuously checking the dipstick to determine when the optimum level has been reached. You can either pour the oil directly in or elect to use a funnel if you are not confident that you have a steady enough hand to do the pouring. Either way, continue adding oil until you have reached an acceptable level. Typically, you will not need to add more than a quart of oil. Once you have added all the necessary oil you can simply screw the oil filler cap back on and close your vehicle’s hood. Simple, basic and easy enough for anyone to do.

We’re Right Here If You Need Us

If you either haven’t the time to check and change your oil, or do not feel confident or comfortable enough to do so, then don’t fret. The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin stands ready to serve you. Our team is steadfast in their commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. From oil changes, topping off your motor oil and brake replacements, to transmission repairs, cooling system repairs and muffler installs, to name a few, we are the team for you. We take tremendous pride in our reputation and in our marketplace presence. We also are proud of our high customer service and customer satisfaction ratings, which are a true testament to our facility, our services and our team.

Confidence and Trust

At Auto Clinic of Franklin, our skilled professionals provide only the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of Franklin. We strive to deliver products and services that will simply not be matched by any of our competitors. With affordable prices, high quality products and services and attractive turnaround times, we have come to be known as your go to facility in Franklin for all your automotive needs. If your vehicle is in need of fresh new motor oil or you are in need of any type of automotive services, be sure to look to the pros here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. You’ll be more than happy you did!

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