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How Do I Check The Engine Oil In My Car?

how do i check the engine oil in my car?

Why Is Car Motor Oil Change Important?

A crucial element of your vehicle is the oil in your engine. Oil is the driving force of your vehicle. It works to keep the engine cool and lubricates parts to prevent them from grinding. The engine oil aids the engine in a number of ways. It helps protect the engine by keeping it clean from dirt, which protects engine operation. Oil reduces wear and friction, which can also enrich the performance of the fuel. Lastly, it reduces the heat located in the engine and redistributes it to other parts of the engine.




How to Read Engine Oil Level?

How to Read a Dipstick?

Consistently testing the oil level can help the driver upkeep proper oil levels and help ensure oil health. To not touch the hot engine parts, it is a best practice to check the oil when the engine has cooled down. Most dipsticks have guidelines to show if the oil level is too low and needs to be topped off. Also when using the dipstick, you can inspect the engine oil color. If the oil is smooth and a lighter color, it’s okay. But, if the oil appears sludgy and dark, then it should be changed.

Engine Oil Leak Detection

Motor Oil Leak Detection

You may have a leak if your dipstick consistently displays low oil levels. There are numerous methods to test for oil leakage, which is integral because a leak could cause damage to your vehicle’s engine. If there are dark puddles under your car, this could be a result of the oil pan leaking oil. Smoke from the engine or the smell of burning oil may also be an essential sign of an engine oil leak. Also, the engine overheating could possibly be a product of an oil leak.

How Many Miles Until Oil Change?

How Long Can I Go Without an Oil Change?

Learning when to replace your vehicle’s oil is also critical to prevent damage to the engine in your vehicle. While some may suggest a short oil change interval from 3,000-5,000 miles, it is recommended to have your oil changed every six months or 5,000 to 7,000 mi., whichever one comes first. If you are worried about when to have an oil change you should contact our service department for more accurate info about your vehicle.


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Where to Get a Volkswagen Oil Change In San Diego CA?

Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa invites you to schedule your next oil change at our San Diego area service center. Our factory trained Volkswagen technicians are certified to service all manufacturers’ vehicles. Schedule your next visit online or in-person.


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Great service! I got a new Atlas My sales guy was super helpful really kind showed me everything I needed!! Walked me through the process to make everything seem so simple !!! Not complicated at all!! Very smooth !!! I would recommend this place !! If you need a car and good honest people !! Thank you Mike.S

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Cars Oct 9, 2021

From the time I pulled up to service center I was greeted with a smile and excellent customer service. Armando thoroughly explained the service that I was receiving as well as answering my questions. I highly recommend this dealership hands down.

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Cars Sep 28, 2021

They are always busy, but do a great job. Ask for Sal. He goes the extra mile and will always take great care of you.

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Cars Sep 10, 2021

Great environment the whole process was very easy thank you again Mike and everyone on the sales team. I would definitely recommend Volkswagen and this dealership Thank you

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Cars Aug 28, 2021

My car was done when they said it would be. My service advisor, William McAuliff really knew a lot about my vehicle, 2003 Eurovan Weekender. It's running great.

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