Car Oil Maintenance

Checking oil level on dipstick

It’s a good idea to keep up with regular oil changes so that your vehicle continues to keep running smoothly on San Antonio roads. By scheduling a service appointment at a trusted service center like ours for oil changes, you can rest assured that we’ll keep an eye on your oil level and oil life so that your vehicle never leaves you stranded. But, did you know that it’s easy to stay on top of oil maintenance before it can become a major problem?



By knowing how to check the oil level in your car and the texture or color of the oil, you’ll be able to let our technicians know what the issue may be with your ride. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Today, the experts from Aston Martin Houston will help you learn how to check car oil and what to look out for so that your ride stays in top shape!

How To Check Car Oil

Before we go any further regarding how to check the oil level in your car, you should be aware that not all modern and high-performance vehicles will have a traditional oil dipstick. It’s best to reference your owner’s manual for specifics, or you can give our service team a visit. If your vehicle does have an oil dipstick, you can likely check your oil in your own Sugarland garage. With that being said, let’s take a look at how to check car oil:

  1. Park your vehicle and ensure that the engine has been turned off. Note that your vehicle will also need to be cold before beginning.
  2. Release your vehicle hood.
  3. Locate the oil dipstick.
  4. Remove the oil dipstick and wipe any oil off of it.
  5. Put the dipstick back into the tube and remove it again.
  6. Now check the oil level. There should be two indicators on the dipstick that let you know where the oil level sits. If it’s too low, you may need to add more oil. If there’s too much oil, we suggest you immediately reach out to our service team.
  7. Take note of the oil texture and color as well.
  8. If you notice anything unusual, we recommend you give our service technicians a visit.

Resetting Your Oil Change Light

Now that we know how to check the oil level in your car, are you curious about resetting your oil change light? We only recommend resetting your oil change light if you’ve actually changed your oil. Failure to change your oil and ignoring or resetting the illuminated light could result in damage to your The Woodlands daily driver. If you’ve just performed a DIY oil change, here’s how to reset your oil change light:

  1. With the vehicle running and accessories off, locate the “Reset” button or odometer stick near your speedometer.
  2. Press the button until the oil change light starts to flash.
  3. Turn the vehicle off while holding the button.
  4. Start your vehicle back on and the oil change light should have gone away!

These steps can change depending on your specific make or model so make sure to check your owner’s manual for specifics.

Get Top-Notch Service Today at Aston Martin Houston!

Whether you’re learning how to check vehicle oil or you’ve got other questions, we’re more than happy to help at Aston Martin Houston. Not only do we offer a fantastic selection of high-quality vehicles, but our Houston service center is also top-notch. Give us a visit today and you won’t be disappointed! Have any questions? Let us know how we can help and reach out to our team online.

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