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How often should I top up my engine oil?

Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly with Regular Oil Top-Ups

Regularly topping up your engine oil is a crucial part of keeping your car running smoothly. However, it's important to know how often you should top up your engine oil. Generally, it's recommended that you check and top up your engine oil at least every three months or 3,000 miles. This will ensure that your engine is properly lubricated and running efficiently.

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How to Check and Top Up Your Oil

Checking and topping up your oil is simple, and you don't need a lot of tools or technical knowledge. First, locate the oil dipstick and pull it out.

Wipe it off with a cloth, then dip it back in and check the level. If it's low, simply top up with oil of the same grade and viscosity. Make sure to check your oil level after topping up, in case you overfilled it.

For many modern cars now, they don't have a dipstick. Oil level is assessed by a level sensor built into the engine oil pan. Engine oil measurement is often carried out with conductive sensors. The reading will then display on the dashboard.

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Benefits of Regular Oil Top-Ups

Regularly topping up your engine oil is essential for keeping your car running smoothly and efficiently.

It helps to keep all the parts of your engine properly lubricated, reducing the risk of wear and tear.

It also helps to reduce fuel consumption by ensuring that your engine runs more efficiently.

So don't forget to check and top up your engine oil regularly!

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