Oil for engine
The lubrication that your vehicle requires to keep moving. Pumped into all parts of your engine, it keeps parts from wearing or jarring, but must be properly maintained to avoid pressure drops, high temperatures or a total loss of lubrication.
Make sure you check the dipstick at least every fortnight, and before any long journeys you may be undertaking. You can find the location of the dipstick in the vehicle manual if you’re unsure.
Allow your engine to cool down before taking a dipstick reading, this will also allow the oil to drain back down to the lowest point to give an accurate reading.
There should be two notches on the bottom of your dipstick, one to denote the minimum level towards the bottom, and one higher up to show a preferred maximum level.
Oil should be a clear, golden colour. The darker your engine oil, the more likely it is that it needs to be changed. Foamy or milky engine oil indicates it could be contaminated with other fluids and requires attention from a mechanic.
Have your vehicle’s engine oil and filter changed at recommended service intervals, ensuring the use of oil of the correct specification.
High oil consumption can suggest a deeper issue with your engine, so keep an eye out for this.