You should check your engine oil on a regular basis to ensure there is enough in the engine to protect it and keep all the parts moving as well as possible. If it is low and you have not done it before, its as easy as counting to four.
Before you proceed it is recommended to ensure the car is on a level flat surface and the engine be left off for a while to allow the oil to settle.
1. Locate the oil filler cap
Open your bonnet as directed in your vehicle manual and locate the oil filler cap. Look for a cap with an engine oil symbol on it, unscrew the cap and place it to the side.
2. Pour oil in
Using a funnel is recommended to put in to the hole where the oil filler car was to prevent spilling the oil on to any parts of the engine. If you do spill oil on the engine clean it up with a cloth or paper towel, as it will burn when the engine is running and cause smoke to come from under the bonnet.
Add small amounts of oil at a time allowing time for it to settle in the base of the engine and check the oil level as you top it up with the dipstick.
3. Re-check the level
Check the oil level as your are topping it up to ensure the level is between the min and max levels.
Do this till you reach a suitable level between the minimum and maximum level. If you are happy and it is between the markers, put the fuel cap back on and close the bonnet.
If you put too much oil in to the engine (flooding) it is recommended to not start the engine as it can cause damage. In this instance you will need to drain the excess until it is the correct level. If you accidentally overfill please get in touch and we will advise you further.