How Do You Check The Oil Dipstick In Your Car?

how do you check the oil dipstick in your car?

Why Is a Motor Oil Change Important?

Engine oil is an important element of your car. Motor oil is the lifeline of your vehicle. It works to keep the engine cool and lubricates components to keep them from grinding. The engine oil assists the engine in numerous ways. It helps defend the engine by keeping it clean from dirt, which defends engine operation. Oil reduces friction and wear, which can also enrich the performance of the fuel. Lastly, it reduces the heat located in the engine and pushes it to other areas of the engine. If you are unsure about the health of your engine oil, contact our service department for an inspection.





How to Check Oil Level Using a Dipstick?

How to Check an Oil Dipstick?

Consistently testing the engine oil level can help keep the driver upkeep proper oil levels and help ensure oil health. To start testing, it’s best to test the oil when the engine has cooled down to avoid touching the hot engine parts. When checking the oil level, many dipsticks have lines to display if the oil level is too low and should be topped off. Also when using the dipstick, you can look at the oil color. If the oil is light in color and smooth, it shouldn’t be changed. But, if the oil appears sludgy and dark, then it should be replaced.

Detecting a Motor Oil Leak

Detecting an Oil Leak

If your dipstick consistently displays low engine oil levels then you may have a leak. There are multiple methods to test for an oil leak, which is essential because a leak could cause harm to your vehicle’s engine. If there are dark puddles under your car, it is possibly a result of its oil pan slowly leaking oil. Smoke from the engine or the smell of burning oil could be an essential sign of an oil leak. Also, the engine overheating could be another product of an oil leak.

How Long Does an Oil Change Last?

How Many Months Until Oil Change?

Learning when to replace your car’s engine oil is crucial to prevent damage to the engine in your car. While some may recommend a short engine oil change interval from 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it’s recommended to have your oil replaced every six months or 5,000-7,000 mi., whichever comes first. If you are uncertain about when you should change your oil you should contact our service department for more accurate information about your vehicle.



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Schedule Your Next Mazda Oil Change In Houston TX

Are you wondering where to get your next Mazda oil change in the Houston area? Team Gillman Mazda invites you to schedule your next appointment at our local service center. We handle all brands and types of vehicles. Schedule now or stop by at your convenience.


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I've been to several Mazda service centers in different states, and this is by far the best service center. They made communication easy via text or phone call, provided me a video (YouTube link via text) of the maintenance being done to my vehicle and their recommendations + the costs. Matt the representative at the front desk was great, he really took care of my vehicle and kept me informed of what was going on at all times!! Highly recommended this service center.

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Google Jan 11, 2021

If you aren’t buying your vehicle here, you are missing out. More importantly, if you are not having your Mazda serviced here, you are making a big mistake. Using the app to make your appointment is simple. The way you are greeted is outstanding (my other vehicle is a Mercedes and the way I am treated here is equal to that). I was AMAZED by the video they sent - my mechanic did a walk thru of what was done and a general overview of how my car is doing.Keep up the great work Team Gillman Mazda!! I ...

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Jimmy and the Mazda service team was excellent. They were honest, compassionate and eager to help our organization bless a family of 5 in need. We will definitely come back.

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