Watch this video to find out what
can happen if your car runs out
of engine oil.
Courtesy of Fifth Gear.
It's one thing trying to explain exactly what to do and another thing to show you how to do it. So we've decided to do both with our step-by-step guide and an advice video.How to check oil level
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Be careful not to overfill your car with oil - always fill a little at a time, using a jug or funnel. Allow the oil to gather in the sump and check the level again before checking and adding more if needed. Overfilling can cause these major headaches
How to change your oil
When changing your oil, always position your vehicle in a safe, level place where there is no possibility of any other vehicle coming into contact with it. NEVER undertake an oil change in the roadway. You will be working underneath your vehicle, so follow exactly the jacking-up instructions in the handbook. Better still, support the vehicle on axle stands or wheel ramps. If using ramps, make sure the vehicle is in gear with the handbrake fully applied and substantial chocks placed behind the non-ramped wheels.
Watch this short video to see just how easy it is to check your own engine oil level.Go!