Motor oil is the lifeblood of your BMW vehicle, and you should always make sure there’s just the right amount if you want to protect all the engine’s internal moving parts, whether you’re sticking to the streets of Philadelphia. Read on to learn more about how to check car oil from the service team at BMW of Turnersville!
Some newer vehicles have electronic oil monitors that don’t use traditional dipsticks, so start by checking your owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations. If you’re checking the oil manually, simply follow these steps:
Dipsticks always have some way of indicating the proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, the level is good. If it isn’t, you’ll need to add more oil.
Be sure to buy the grade recommended in the owner’s manual, remove the oil filler cap, then add oil a little at a time until the dipstick indicates you’ve reached the proper level.
Although oil is often overlooked, the right oil level is absolutely essential to your vehicle’s performance. Generally, oil changes are recommended at least twice yearly, depending on the model and how it’s driven. Oil checks should be performed at least once a month. This way, you can always feel confident that there are no leaks, and your car has enough oil for all your journeys through Sewell. That being said, if you notice your car’s hood is hot to the touch or steam billowing out from under the hood, schedule a service appointment without delay. Your car could have an oil leak and the engine is overheating.
While each vehicle has a specific process for resetting the oil change light, the general process is the same. However, you’ll only want to reset the oil change light if you’ve actually changed your oil. If you accidentally miss an oil change, it can damage your car in the long run.
How to Reset Oil Change Light: Step-by-Step:
At this point, the oil light should be reset. If you have any questions regarding how to reset your oil change light, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!
Offering service specials and expert advice, our service team is always ready to help. Schedule service with us today or contact us online for further assistance. We hope to be your go-to car service resource near Williamstown!
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