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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Check Engine Oil Level

A step-by-step procedure on how to check the engine oil level of the Mercedes Benz GLA-Class.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Check Engine Oil Level

What you will need


  1. Park vehicle on level ground.Mercedes Benz GLA-Class.


  2. Turn off the engine, remove the key from ignition, place transmission in Park. Set the parking brakes.
  3. Wait 10 minutes for the engine oil to return to the oil pan. This will allow you to get an accurate measurement. 
  4. Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dashboard and unlocking the hood latch on the vehicle's front.Unlocking the hood latch.Opened hood of the Mercedes Benz GLA Class.


  5. Locate the oil dipstick on the passenger side behind the engine cover and pull it out.Engine oil dipstick of the Mercedes Benz GLA-Class.Pulling out the dipstick of the engine oil.


  6. Use a clean cloth to wipe the oil from the tip of the dipstick. Note the min and max marks on the indicator of the dipstick.Wiping the dipstick with a clean cloth.


  7. Fully reinsert the dipstick into the engine, then pull it out again.Reinserting the dipstick back to the engine.Pulling the oil dipstick out.


  8. Determine the current engine oil level.Checking the engine oil level of the Mercedes Benz GLA-Class.


  9. If the level is between the min and max marks, the oil level is correct. If the level is below the min mark, you will need to add engine oil to bring the level to the recommended range. If the level is above the MAX mark, you need to remove some oil. 
  10. If the oil level is low, remove the oil cap at the top of the engine by turning it counterclockwise.Removing the oil cap of the engine.


  11. Add one quart (or one litter) of the recommended engine oil, then recheck the oil level. Use a funnel to avoid oil spills. 
  12. Continue adding oil, no more than one quart at a time, until the oil level is in the recommended range. Do not overfill the engine with oil past the MAX oil mark level. 


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  • It is normal for new oil to turn black pretty quickly, but that doesn’t affect the quality. 
  • After you add oil, you should wait a couple of minutes for the oil to get to the oil pan before you make another measurement. 
  • Checking the oil level right after you turned off the engine can give you inaccurate measurements. That's why we recommend you should wait at least 10 minutes after you turn the engine off. 
  • Do not drive if the oil light stays on. If the oil light stays on, it means low oil pressure or no pressure which can lead to catastrophic engine damage. 
  • Make sure the hood is closed properly. Do not drive if the hood does not latch. 

Can I drive with low engine oil?

NO. This is not recommended. Driving with low engine oil will cause damage to the internal components of your engine over time. Also, proper engine cooling and performance will suffer as a result. 

What type of oil should I put in my car?

  • You should always add the OEM recommended oil viscosity to your vehicle's engine. (i.e 5w30, 10w30) you can consult your owner's manual for this information. If you do not have or cannot locate your owner's manual, use 0W-20 or 5W-30. 

Where can I get engine oil? 

  • You can purchase engine oil at many auto parts stores including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, including box stores like Walmart. 

How much engine oil should I add?

The engine oil level is indicated by two marks towards the end of the dipstick. The higher mark on the dipstick is the full indicator, and the one towards the end of the dipstick is the low level. 

However, always start with a half quart, check the reading again and add more if necessary to prevent overfilling. 

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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Check Engine Oil Level A step-by-step procedure on how to check the engine oil level of the Mercedes Benz GLA-Class.