Driver Education

Car Maintenance Tips from 2Cool Traffic School. Tip #1:

The most important thing you can do as a car owner or driver is make sure there is enough oil in the engine. It is pretty simple and should be done about once a week. Everyone that owns a car should know how to do this. You need to do this while the car has sat for a while. It is best to do this before you start it up in the morning. All you need is a paper towel.
Step 1. Open the hood
Step 2. Locate the dipstick and pull it out.
Step 3. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert it fully into the tube for about five seconds.
Step 4. Pull the dipstick back out and check the reading. The oil should be in the range suggested by the manufacturer. (If oil is needed you will need to get oil and put it in or have someone do it for you.)
Step 5. Put the dipstick back in.
Step 6. Close the engine compartment hood and make sure it locks closed.
That is it! That is all there is to checking your oil. Do not wait till the oil light comes on. This should be a regular thing you do. If the light comes on it means that you are in danger of harming your engine and it is almost too late at that point.