Open the hood of the vehicle. Go to the driver's seat and pull the hood release under the dashboard. Then go in front of the vehicle and unlock the hood latch by sliding it to the left. Pull up the hood release and use the supporting rod to hold the hood up.
Locate the engine oil dipstick, located at the passenger side of the engine compartment.
Pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean. Then put the dipstick back in and pull it out again. Check for the oil level at the bottom tip of the dipstick. The two dots on the bottom tip of the dipstick indicates the high point and low point of the engine's oil level. If the oil level is below the low point you need to add engine oil.
If the oil level is low, locate the oil cap of the engine and remove it by twisting it counterclockwise.
Use an oil funnel when possible to add engine oil and avoid spills. Add one quart if needed, then check the oil level again. Do not fill over the MAX mark on the dipstick.
Use the engine oil recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer.
Check the oil level again. If you need to add more oil, make sure that you don't overfill the oil because that can cause engine damage.
Put back the oil cap when you are done checking and adding engine oil.
Published by YOUCANIC Staff, Published: 27 September, 2021 Updated: 18 October, 2021
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Open the hood of the vehicle. Go to the driver's seat and pull the hood release under the dashboard. Then go in front of the vehicle and unlock the hood latch by sliding it to the left.