Car oil, aka motor oil or engine oil, is critical to the health of your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle. Because of this, you should always be sure that there's plenty in your vehicle to properly lubricate the many moving parts of your engine. No matter if you stick more to Kaukauna streets or venture around Green Bay highways often, being able to check your engine oil is important! So learn how to do it with the service team at Kolosso CDJR below! 

Learn How to Check Car Oil

Many newer Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM vehicles in Manitowoc and Waupaca come equipped with digital oil level gauges in or near the speedometer/tachometer instrument panel that allow you to easily check your oil level from the comfort of your interior cabin. But other vehicles still come equipped with traditional dipsticks. In that case, you can complete the following steps to check your car's oil:

  1. Park on level ground and double-check that the engine is turned off and cold. If you've just used your vehicle, now's not a good time to check the oil.
  2. Pop your hood and locate the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe it off.
  4. Put the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then pull it out again.
  5. Look at both sides of the dipstick to see what the oil level is.

Dipsticks will always have a way of telling the proper oil level, as that's their main function in a car. Usually, this comes in the form of two "dots" or "cross-hatches". If the top of your oil streak is between these two marks, your oil level is normal. If it isn't, that means you're low on oil and should add more.

When adding oil, make sure to buy the grade recommended in your vehicle's 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.

The Importance of Checking Your Car's Oil Level Regularly

Many people take car oil for granted. But making sure you're using the right type of oil and maintaining the right oil level is essential. Learning how to check the oil level in a car is very important, since it's the only way that you can keep an eye on your oil between changes! After all, experts recommend that even if you don't drive your vehicle much, you should still get oil changes at least two times every year. Otherwise, the standard mileage between oil changes for a majority of Neenah and Oshkosh drivers will likely be between 3,000 to 7,500 miles (often 5,000 miles). 

If in doubt about how much oil you need to add to your car, when to get your oil changed, or how to check car oil, just contact us!

How to Reset the Oil Change Light

Wondering how to reset the oil change light in your car? First, you should make sure it's not on for a good reason, which involves diagnostics. We are happy to take a look at your oil change light or other dash light at Kolosso CDJR! If, however you know everything is ok, here's what to do.

How to Reset Oil Change Light: Step-by-Step:

  • Turn all systems of your car off, but leave the engine on.
  • Locate the "reset" button or stick on the dashboard (this is often found near the speedometer and fuel gauge).
  • Hold the button down until the oil change light begins to flash (check your owner's manual as some vehicles have other indicators other than flashing).
  • Turn the ignition off, wait a few seconds, then turn your car back on.

Your oil light should now be reset. But if it's not, don't fret. Just rely on the service experts at Kolosso CDJR! We're here to help you make the most of your automotive ownership experience.

Turn to Kolosso CDJR Service for Your Vehicle Today!

Providing you top quality service at fair prices is the name of the game for us here at Kolosso CDJR! So if you're in need of someone to quickly and expertly check your oil and top you off or even provide an oil change and filter replacement, rely on us. We're here to make taking care of your car quick, easy, and affordable.