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The motor oil does the crucial job of protecting and lubricating the engine, but it needs to be at the right level to do it. Check the oil and its level with the tips in this post by Superior Synthetics LLC in Clintonville

What would your vehicle be without an engine? Just a pile of metal, wire, and rubber. The engine has one of the most crucial jobs in your vehicle: it transforms fuel into energy and uses that power to move you to your destinations. However, when it does this, the moving components inside it rub against each other and generate friction that can wear them down and damage them irreparably after some time and use. Fortunately, there's motor oil. Motor oil provides a protective layer on your engine's moving components and lessens the negative consequences of the aforementioned friction. Still, for the motor oil to protect and lubricate the engine effectively, it needs to meet specific requirements. One of these is that the motor oil needs to be at the right level. That's why, if you don't want to expose your engine and spend a lot of money repairing or replacing it, you need to test the engine's oil every so often. To check the oil, you have to follow a straightforward set of instructions. Learn more about these through the post below.

If you notice your engine is due to a new batch of motor oil, call Superior Synthetics LLC in Clintonville at (800) 409-2167 or browse AMSOIL's online shop to place an order on the top-performing products for its maintenance.

How to Check the Oil

Go Through the Owner's Manual

First of all, you have to realize that this post is just a general guide on how to check the oil. Every vehicle is different, so you should go through your vehicle's owner's manual to figure out your car's specific maintenance requirements to help it stay in top shape.

Find Even Terrain to Park the Car

As mentioned above, testing the dipstick is a way to learn the level of the motor oil. For this reason, you will need to find an even terrain to park your car and help you have a more accurate reading of the oil's level and condition.

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Let the Engine Cool Off for a Bit

The friction that occurs in the engine when it's running can generate a lot of heat. Lest you want to suffer a few severe burns, you have to let the engine cool off for a bit. Parking the vehicle and turning the engine off for about half an hour should do the trick.

Find and Wipe Down the Dipstick

The dipstick is a stick with marks on it (for MIN and MAX), usually located near the engine. You should find it (use your owner's manual for help locating it) and pull it out. Then you have to wipe it down with a clean rag to remove the oil film on it.

Put the Dipstick In and Pull It Out

The next step is to put the dipstick in its place once again and wait a few seconds before pulling it out again. Doing so will let the oil coat the dipstick with a film that can prove the oil level in the MIN to MAX scale.

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Take a Look at the Oil's Conditions

Of course, you have to look at the oil's conditions to figure out if you're protecting and lubricating the engine properly. Aside from its level, you also have to look at the oil's color and texture. Is it a yellowish-brown and smooth, or is it darker and coarse?

Follow the Proper Steps

Lastly, once you have more information on the oil, follow the proper steps to keep the engine in top shape. If the oil is under the MIN mark, top it off and check for leaks. If it's over the MAX, take some of it off. If the oil is dark, coarse, and dirty, replace it promptly.

Taking good care of your engine and using the best products helps you save time and money on its maintenance. Call Superior Synthetics LLC in Clintonville at (800) 409-2167 or browse AMSOIL's online shop to place an order on the top products for it.


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