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Q: How do you check the oil?

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How do you check the oil?

Checking your oil is an essential part of maintaining your vehicle. Even if you have the engine oil changed by someone else, it’s important that you check it yourself. Honda recommends checking the oil level every time you fill up the gas tank. Not sure how to do it? Don’t worry; it’s simple. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Park the car on a level surface

  2. Turn off the engine and wait for a few minutes to let the oil drain back into the oil pan

  3. Pull the hood release under the dash on the driver side

  4. Open the hood by pressing in on the the latch

  5. Raise the hood and secure it with the prop rod

  6. Locate the oil dipstick. It’s found on the valve cover, and it has an orange handle

  7. Pull it out and wipe it off

  8. Slowly reinsert it into the dipstick tube

  9. Pull it back out and check the level on the stick

  10. Make sure that the oil level is between the minimum and maximum marks

  11. If the level is below the minimum mark, add a half quart of oil and recheck

  12. Replace the dipstick

  13. Close the hood

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