How to top up your oil
Watch this video and discover our tips to help you top up your oil.
You’re wondering why you need to top-up your oil? The main reason is that it extends the life of your engine by protecting it from wear and tear which can’t be repaired. The above video explain you how to top up your oil, that needs to be done every 2,000 kilometers.
Step one: Check your engine’s oil level
To do it, you’ll need some gloves, kitchen paper and a funnel. Your vehicle should be on a flat surface and your engine be warm and switched off for a minute. In order to check the oil level, pull out the rod – it is normally yellow or orange and located near the engine.
Take it out as far as it will go, then put it back in its tube. You have to wait a few seconds before getting it out to check the oil level. The minimum and maximum levels are marked at the end of the rod. If the level is below the minimum mark, you have to top-up your oil immediately. Most vehicles have a warning light on the dashboard. If this light is yellow or red, you need to stop as soon as you can to check your oil level and top it up if necessary.
Step two: Top-up your oil
Start by checking that your lubricant matches the engine according to manufacturer’s recommendations. You can always check the owner’s manual for more details. Gently unscrew the cap of your tank to add some oil. Check the oil level again, and repeat some times until the oil has reached the maximum mark, without exceeding it, then put the cap back on your tank.
Now you may drive safely!
Please note that all these are mainly recommendations. You should follow the steps carefully and remember that you are responsible for these actions. So, be sure that you have both necessary equipment and skills. If not, we suggest that you should address to a qualified mechanic so as to implement these operations. We also recommend that you recycle your used oil by taking it to an oil change center or a waste recycling facility. Any type of oil can be reused: car oil, motorbike oil, truck oil, tractor oil, boat oil and others. In recycling, do not mix different products such as brake fluid, coolant and engine oil. Each fluid has to be recycled separately. Even small quantities of coolant or brake fluid in used engine oil could disrupt or halt the recycling process.